Sunday, March 02, 2008
A good weekend
We've spent the weekend with Per's family in Motala. Today, we went to his nephew's christening - this little cute boy is now formally known as Theodor.
I've got to show you what was served. My mother in law is great with cakes and cookies, and she and Theodor's other grandmother had baked up an impressive array of goodies for all the guests.
These cookies were my favorite. Oatmeal lace cookies sandwiched with buttercream and dipped in chocolate - yum!
Checkerboard cookies and one that I don't really know the name of, but it was crispy and delicious.
Swiss roll with apple jam.
And Per's very favorite cake - three layers of yellow cake with mashed banana, vanilla custard and strawberry jam, covered in whipped cream, halved grapes and milk chocolate. It's what he wants for his birthday every year.
Yesterday, we had some lovely chicken on toast for dinner - it's a stuffed chicken breast with parma ham inside and topped with parmesan, on a toast with fried mushrooms and spring onions, all nesting on a bed of salad. It was drizzled with a warm balsamic vinegar glaze - delicious!
And of course, with coffee - some homemade cookies. It just wouldn't be Swedish "fika" without it.