Last night I had the pleasure to attend a traditional Scandinavian dinner, and I simply must share the details...
The night began by reading 'The meaning of Uff Da' (which includes: trying to dance the polka to rock and roll music and many more) and a few Ole and Lena jokes
Akvavit (very strong traditional drink)
Glogg (delicious sweet mulled wine with almonds and raisins)
Smoked herring w/ hard-boiled eggs on wasa-like crackers
Tilsit (a traditional cheese)
Norwegian farmer's cheese
Chilled Fruit Soup (compote-like, with apricots, oranges, prunes, etc.)
potato pork sausage w/ lingon berries
(the amazing) baked lutefisk (cod preserved and dried with lye-yes, the poison- boiled to rinse out the lye and then served as any fish can be. It smells and tastes fine--but the texture is like slightly gelatinous rubber)
baked brown cabbage
cream cabbage with nutmeg
lefse (potato tortill-like bread) with butter and sugar
Cream mustard sauce and Horseradishy red mustard sauce to put on everything
Rice pudding with (wow!) nutmeg
Swedish tea ring
(Ole and Lena fortune cookies, too!)
The night came to a close with more Ole and Lena jokes and the singing of 'O Lutefisk' to the tune of 'O Christmas Tree'.
I would love to know if anyone else has had the privlage of enjoying lutefisk or any other Scandinavian delights!!