Four Foods On Friday 69

#1.  Olive oil. What kind do you prefer to use?

We nearly always use Bertolli Extra Virgin Olive Oil, bought at Sams.
#2.  Meatballs. Do you make them from scratch, buy premade cooked or buy premade frozen?

It’s been a long time, but I make them from scratch.
#3.  Do you use napkins at home? Paper or cloth?

Always paper.  I don’t want more laundry to do! (I know it’s better to use cloth because it saves paper, but using paper napkins saves water…LOL)
#4.  Share a recipe for a white sauce.

EASY RECIPE: Open a can of 98% fat free cream of chicken soup and dilute with milk.  Add pepper (and a little butter if you want a buttery taste).

Here’s a recipe from foodnetwork.com that I want to try because I like the flavoring of bay leaf:

CLASSIC BECHAMEL:  WHITE SAUCE RECIPE

  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • pinch of salt & pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed (I might try 1 garlic clove)

Barely heat the milk and 1 bay leaf.  Melt butter over medium-low heat and add flour, stirring constantly for 2-3 minutes.  Do not brown!  Add a little bit of the milk with a whisk, then add rest of milk a little at a time.  Cook for 5 minutes and then add rest of seasonings.

5 thoughts on “Four Foods On Friday 69

  1. Hi Charla, I also prefer making meatballs from scratch! Back at home we also prefer using paper napkins — save us water and time… I don’t fancy adding to my big pile of laundry!!

  2. That bechamel sauce is what I use as base for mac and cheese and it’s delicious! After you make the sauce, just add cheese and pour over macaroni pasta and bake. Yummy!

  3. I’m the same way with the napkins – which is worse for the environment – extra laundry or extra trash? I’m an avid recycler; I cut myself slack on using paper napkins.

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