I saw the old Irene Dunne movie on TCM tonight, and was looking at the IMDb boards and found this...
"Toward the end of the film, Mama gives Mrs. Moorehead her recipe for meatballs with cream sauce, of which we only hear three details: the meat is ground six times, the meatballs are cooked in boiling stock, and the sauce is one-half sour cream which is added at the end. I am a pretty decent cook, and would like to try to replicate this recipe, but I'm wondering about other details, like type of meat(veal, pork, lamb, etc.) and seasonings. Does this sound like a recipe any one else has heard of?"
No one was able to help this poster... just wondered if anyone on these boards has a similar family recipe. I'm partial to Swedish meatballs and have no idea what the difference might be.
Obviously the six-times grinding is from the past when home cooks ground their own meat.