This year I've celebrated a highly traditional Christmas together with Vidar and his family.
According to tradition, hidden inside the big pot of porridge is one single blanched almond, and the one who finds the almond inside the porridge on their plate receives a prize, usually marzipan in the shape of a pig.
What butter crisis?
It was so embarrassing
being approached by foreign friends
when still in China
who had heard about the
"big butter crisis in Norway"
Forget about world hunger
Norway has no butter!
The entire house had been painstakingly
decorated in years worth of
accumulated Christmas decoration,
made by Vidar and his brother
when they were kids
Thanks to my x-ray vision,
I found the almond
But since Vidar and I are living together now,
I have to share my marzipan-pig,
Cuddling with Linus
Decorating the traditional,
and picture perfect,
Old Christmas decoration
Lotte and her man Thomas stopped by
Jolin sniffing the finished tree
- maybe getting a whiff of the heart-shaped
Inger-Lise pouring the traditional
I had made "delfiakake"!
Delfiakake is a traditional Christmas confectionary cake
made of coconut fat and chocolate,
beaten egg and sugar, sweet biscuit, marzipan,
walnuts and, ehr, 'geletopper'
Very unhealthy and very tasty!
On the morning of December 24th, Vidar and I got up early and watched all of the traditional Christmas shows on TV. And I got to open a present!
Body butter from the Body Shop,
Then it was time to get ready and look presentable before meeting up with Vidar's mom at the cemetery to say 'hello' to some relatives.
Ready for Christmas dinner!
Traditional roasted Christmas pork ribs
and Christmas dinner..
.. roasted pork ribs, medister sausage, pork patties,
sauerkraut and lingonberry jam
Vidar's brother Lars
Cloudberries with whipped cream
"Coffee and cakes"
Then we opened a bunch of Christmas presents and went home.