16 February 2011

A Look Back at 2010: A Little Bit of Christmas

Now that we are past New Year's Day and Valentine's Day.
it must be time to post some Christmas photos:)
Our yummy smelling Christmas wreath--
I just took it down this week and it still looked good except for a few areas in the back;
yea for our humid winters!
(I know, you thought I would never say that)
My best friend always makes my wreaths-
we work together on the design I want each year;
this time I was into a semi-natural look.

Lefse--store bought this time but a necessary part of my smorgasbord!
This year I got my DH to take a teeny tiny bite of the lefse-
I was very happy he at least tried them!
We also had pickled herring (love, love),
pickled beets (yum)
and Swedish meatballs (big time yum)!

Mini Christmas stockings--
I bought several different kinds to use as napkin & eating utensil holders
(an idea I got from Bed, Bath & Beyond)...
but that didn't happen due to some circumstances,
so next year?

More food:
Christmas eggs: the 'tree' is a piece of dill--I think I saw that somewhere on the web;
the 'berry' is a piece of dried tomato rolled up. My DH & I liked them very much,
but next year I will use a pastry bag for the filling.

Pressgurka: peeled, scored, thinly sliced cucumber in a mixture of vinegar, sugar, salt. These are always good no matter the season and I have made them for a long, long time.

Pickled beets--store bought but oh so good!
I also bought an assortment of cheeses and goodies,
but we didn't eat them this night because it was so late in the day.
I love cheese from Scandinavia and have a weakness for Danish cookies:)


Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Your Christmas photos are really fun. Now "lefse"..I haven't had that since I lived in Norway. Where do you buy yours? Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

aimee said...

I found them at a Fred Meyer and I think I've seen them at a Safeway before too. I don't like them as much as the ones I get at Scandinavian Festivals, but maybe that is because they didn't have butter and cinnamon sugar on them:)

I bought the main items I need to make them at home -- but have not gotten around to it yet.


aimee said...

Thanks for the comment about the photos:) Aimee

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