Ever have one of those spells where it feels like you just can’t prepare a meal that will make everyone happy? Lately, one of us in particular — not saying any names because I don’t want to throw my only son under the bus (but this phase better end soon!) — has been complaining a lot: “Just to tell you mom…this isn’t my favorite.” So, while the kid is polite, it would be nice to hear a positive comment once in awhile. Last night, I was successful. He tasted these meatballs and said, “These are amazing! Even better than IKEA meatballs!” Wait… what?! So apparently he had a sample meatball when the family went to IKEA this weekend while I was working. I’m not sure that is a compliment, but I’ll take it because everyone was happy last night, me included. These are definitely a new staple for us. Lots of flavor, but no crazy spices that might offend one of your more picky eaters. I have to admit, I’ve never had “Swedish meatballs” so the flavor might not be 100 percent authentic, but they were still really good! I mainly called them “Swedish meatballs” because of Tate’s IKEA point of reference.