Archive | December 2011

Swedish Christmas

Continuing my family’s 12-year tradition of having a different ethnic or regional or country’s cuisine for Christmas, this year we tried making a variety of Swedish food.
Let’s see if I can recall most of what we tried:

  • Crepes with whipped cream and lingonberries
  • Waffles with whipped cream and lingonberries
  • Beet salad
  • Herring salad
  • Perch baked with eggs
  • Salmon pudding
  • Fried herring
  • Saffron bread
  • Herring in a paprika sauce
  • Boiled potatoes in cream sauce
  • Rice pudding
  • Chocolate candy
  • Toffee flavored candy straws
  • Glogg
  • Ginger cookies

In addition, we listened to a good bit of Swedish music thanks to Spotify. Plus, Julie and I just saw “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” last week. And we noticed the baddie in “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol,” which we watch Monday, was Swedish.