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 that I want to try because I like the flavoring of bay leaf:


  • 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.