Friday, December 14, 2007

Our Celebration

The morning started with Swedish pancakes filled with strawberry jam and topped with whipped cream. My silly little boys licked off the whipped cream but wouldn't eat the pancakes. I had to eat them all. And they were stuck with wheat toast. What am I going to do with them?

During the day we read, baked bread (there is nothing more relaxing than kneeding bread, by the way...well, maybe a full body massage...), cleaned house, and made star boy hats.

Look who showed up at our door for an evening celebration!

The cousins. (Do you know how hard it is to get a decent picture of 6 children in low light?)

This was my first attempt ever at making a marzipan pig:
Not bad, if I do say so myself. He is tiny and adorable!

My Swedish family (minus the brothers-in-law) sat around eating goodies and Orange Cardamom Bread (with orange cardamom butter), drinking hot spiced cider, watching Rick Steves' European Christmas, and making Krumkake cookies. It was another success!


Barb said...

Looks delicious and like a lot of fun!

Ruskin said...

This is beautiful. We enjoyed St. Lucia celebrations in Denmark last year. The children in Denmark are allowed candles on their desks at school during the Christmas period.

Naxi said...

We are also of Swedish origin and I am looking forward to St Lucia's Day on Monday!

Please, do you have a recipe for your orange cardomon bread and butter? That sounds (and looks) SO good!

(I am excited because this year my two little boys can be star boys!)