Dec 24

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Dec 24 is the big day that every one has been waiting for, of several reasons. The children obviously because of all the gifts which will be delivered by Santa Claus or just the giver after the Christmas dinner.

Let me show you some photos of other reasons to look forward to the evening, “Flæskesteg, brunede kartofler, rødkål and Ris a la manede” the traditional Christmas dinner.

 

 

flaeskesvaer-crackling

The “flæskesvær” pork rinds MUST be very crispy, otherwise the dinner is seen as half failed. I imagine that one of the top seach words at Google around dinnertime, at a level close to cause a server break down, could be “how to make crispy pork rinds”.

brunede-kartofler

Small boiled potatoes on a very warm pan, in a mix of sugar and butter. it is not exactly easy to make, but most of all, very very hot, and a “go away children” project, demanding concentration.

Red salad MUST be like mother used to make it.

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Ris a la mande MUST even more be like mother used to make it. This can be a matter of discussion, since there in most families will be two old mothers-recipe to refer to.

There is 1 almond in the bowl, and though that most guests have eaten enough before the dessert, everyone start the big search, in the hope to find the almond, and get the gift, “Mandelgaven”.

rice-pudding-ris-a-la-mande

Thank you for following my December Christmas calendar, which I made again this year because some of you other bloggerstold me that you enjoyed to see it.

Thank you also for the many likes and nice comments you wrote. It all made the dark December and Christmastime a bit more joyful,

I wish you a very Merry Christmas.

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4 comments so far

  1. montucky on

    Merry Christmas, Giiid!

    • Giiid on

      Merry Christmas!

  2. isathreadsoflife on

    Oh, this looks like a real good dinner ! I think I would like everything that was prepared according to your tradition. Hope you enjoyed it and had a wonderful time all together.

  3. Reggie on

    It was lovely to follow your count-down to Christmas eve, Giiid. I particularly enjoy reading about your traditions in Denmark, as most are quite different to what we experience down here in South Africa, probably because we have summer now. Wishing you all the best for the coming year – and happy blogging! 🙂


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