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welcome to my recipe page! most of these were originally posted to tumblr, so excuse my colorful language :giggle: i hope you enjoy them!

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smiling rotating apple foolproof from-scratch apple cider

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norwegian flag my great-grandma's norwegian meatballs and gravy

coming soon: my grandmother's tuna casserole

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according to my boyfriend and girlfriend, this cider made them fall in love with me. :kiss under a blanket: use its power wisely~ :wink:

also this makes a metric fuckload of cider, which is very rich and can be watered down considerably (seriously). share with your friends and/or freeze some to last the season (or halve it, i guess, but that’s no fun :P). can be served hot or cold.

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  1. scrub apples gently under hot water to remove grocery store wax coating. core apples making sure all seeds & stems are removed. add apples, raisins, and mulling spices to pot with enough water to fully cover ingredients, and bring to boil. reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 1 hour.
  2. scrub orange to remove wax. zest and juice, avoiding the pith & seeds. use a potato masher or other utensil to lightly mash boiled apple mixture so every apple slice is at least partially broken up, then add the zest & juice to the pot. bring back to boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for another hour. then turn off the heat and allow mixture to cool.
  3. place two mesh strainers over two bowls or pots (and cover each with a cheesecloth or coffee filters, if you have them). with a slotted spoon or ladle, remove as much of the solids from the pot as you can and place them in one strainer (the larger one, if they are different sizes) to drain, then press out as much liquid into the cheesecloth as possible.
  4. pour the cider from the simmer pot into the second cheesecloth and press. combine the liquid from both bowls.
  5. add brown sugar to taste
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for generations, my family has eaten a traditional norwegian-based dinner on christmas eve. i asked my mom for the recipe, and she sent me this:

thankfully, i've transcribed and edited it for your convenience :wink:

makes 12 servings of 1-inch meatballs

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  1. premix sugar, salt, nutmeg, and allspice
  2. beat eggs
  3. brown onions in half the butter
  4. in a separate bowl from the sugar, mix the browned onions with beef, pork, bread crumbs, milk, and eggs. don't overmix, or the meat will become tough.
  5. add sugar mixture to meat mixture, still taking care not to over-mix
  6. shape meat mixture into 1 inch balls
  7. heat the rest of the butter at a low temperature
  8. add meatballs and brown over medium heat. shake the pan to keep meatballs round and ensure even cooking. serve alongside mashed potatoes, lefse, and søtsuppe!
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