Tuesday, December 30, 2008
A few Christmas pictures
Kinna asked me before christmas what I have to have on Christmas, food-wise. I really, really want:
Christmas Ham, sliced
-Christmas ham, especially the first slice, warm from the oven. (It's then eaten cold, generally with lots of grainy mustard.)
-My aunt's meatballs. She makes a big box for me every year.
-My mom's Jansson's Temptation.
-my dad's cured salmon
Estonian Blood Sausage
And that's really all I *have* to have. A beetroot salad is nice with the meatballs, but I can live without it. I don't eat much sill, but actually made two myself this year - I'll tell you about it in a few days time. We always have Estonian blood sausage too, but I don't eat more than a few spoonfuls, always with plenty of Lingonberry jam.
And something which isn't necessarily traditionally served at Christmas (but it seems most people include it nowadays) is some version of halved, hard-boiled eggs with a topping. I like shrimp tossed with a little mayo and dill.