Meatball Monday (Ikea)

I stay out too late, got meatballs on the brain.
That’s what people say, mmhmm
That’s what people say, mmhmm.

Players gonna play play play play play,
Haters gonna hate hate hate hate hate
I’m just gonna shake shake shake shake shake.
Shake it off, shake it off.

In life, there will be those that judge and ridicule you for eating your meatballs at the closest Ikea late on a Monday night.  They will tear you down and look on you with disdain, and they may even turn their back on you.

But to those naysayers, I say – what of it.

When 1 can dine for $3.99, to those naysayers I scoff.

$3.99 for ten swedish meatballs, fries, and lingonberry sauce is nothing to be ashamed of.  Yes, I might have had the best laid plans to purchase home furnishings, and ultimately come home with nothing save for juicy, savoury meatballs, but I am loud and proud.


Just to clarify, if you didn’t catch it the first two times, from 4pm to close on a Monday evening, the beautiful people of BC are just a short ride away from $3.99 meatballs.  Say it with me people.  Three.  Ninety.  Nine.

Upscale?  No.  Gourmet?  Not a chance.

With its spacious bright interior, I like to think of it as a little slice of eurochic cafeteria dining.  Okay, yes, maybe the meatballs are on the processed side and the fries are nothing you can’t cook from frozen, but they are a tasty reminder of childhood happiness and comfort that you just can’t put a price on.

Well you can.  (It’s $3.99.)


Lingonberry sauce, a bright red jelly similar to cranberry sauce really elevates this dish from regular childhood comfort to upscale childhood comfort and when combined with gravy and an array of complimentary tartar sauce, ketchup, and mayo, things start to get a little out of control.

But since variety is the spice of life, Meatball Monday is nothing if not joined by the Roast Chicken Meal.


Opting for the Mashed Potatoes instead of the salad, because obviously, this simple $6.99 meal turned out to be exponentially better than anticipated.  Soft mashed potatoes and moist chicken swimming in warm pool of gravy are exactly what Monday nights are all about.

Round as a meatball, would I return?

Yes. In fact, you might just find me back there tomorrow.  Generous portions, refillable soft drinks and different specials on certain nights of the week, it’s 2 can dine for under $15 every night and don’t we all just deserve a little happiness now and again?

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3 thoughts on “Meatball Monday (Ikea)

  1. I will fit Ikea into my future plans if poverty ever hits hard enough. Although I would probably not be able to afford to travel there. I think Costco hotdogs might be the better option.

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