Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Julemat (Norwegian Christmas Food)
We are so very happy to be home for Christmas this year. My Honey and I prepared Christmas Dinner last Friday for ourselves and two close friends. My Honey prepared traditional Norwegian Christmas meats and our daughter and I prepared the rest. In Norway this is prepared for Christmas Eve, but we had it a few days early since we will be leaving the day after Christmas and will be very involved in packing for our journey the day before Christmas. Our daughter will prepare prime rib for Christmas Eve this year.
The preparation for Julemat, Norwegian Christmas Food, and the rest of the meal was great fun as we did the "kitchen dance" while making all the goodies over two days.
On the plate above starting in the upper left with chef credit (K) for My Honey, (C) for our daughter, and (L) for me:
Skin on mashed red potatoes with sour cream, butter, milk, salt, pepper (L)
Caesar salad (C)
Juleribb (K) (Norwegian pork rib)
Medisterkaker (K) (Norwegian pork patties)
Gravy (K and L)
Cranberry sauce (L)
Red Cabbage (L)
Home made bread (L)
Pumpkin pie (C)
Liver Pate appetizer (L)
Until 1979 we lived in that part of town and our kids went to school with the meat store owner's kids, but I don't think anyone working in the store would remember that now. We had ordered a special cut of pork rib with the fat left on so My Honey could make Juleribb in the traditional Norwegian way.
My Liver Pate recipe is here. Like sausage, it looks much better when finished. ;)
I was busy making so many things that I didn't get pictures of everything, but my bread recipes are here. The recipe for the red cabbage is here.
Thank you for sharing all the wonderful food you are making on your blogs. I am enjoying all of the images of other holiday foods my blog friends are preparing. It is so much fun to see the different traditional foods and learn how they are prepared.
Merry Christmas, Everyone, from our home and kitchen to yours.