Thursday, 25 June 2015

How to celebrate Swedish Midsummer*

*When you're in Australia!

Midsummer is one of the biggest events in the Swedish calender - Apart from Christmas of course. Last weekend marked Midsummer there (And Mid-Winter here!) and three of our
lovely Swedish buddies invited us to their home for an evening of food, shots and celebrating.

You can see on the table the blue and yellow ribbon, a flute of Rose wine mixed with Fanta and a menu with the three courses of food printed on in both English and Swedish, There is also the words to the song 'Helen Gar', a Swedish drinking song, which we were to sing every time the Elderflower vodka shots were handed round.

Our friends really put their all into showing us part of their culture (There was even a mini maypole) and it was really fun to hear about all the traditions. Food is one of my favourite things ever so when we found out we were  also getting a three course meal we were pretty excited!

The Menu....

Toast med Skagenrora -Toast with Skagen-mess.
Oh my god this was so nice. I didn't really know what to expect so when I found out that it was shrimp in a creamy dill caviar sauce on toast I was a bit worried I wouldn't like it. I'm not huge on seafood but it turned out to be delicious and I want to make it myself.

Kottbuller med Dill Potatis Svampas och Lingonsylt - Swedish Meatballs with Dill Potatoes, Mushroom Sauce and Lingonberry Jam.
Who doesn't like meatballs? They were juicy and tender with so much flavour and that mushroom sauce! Man our friend should start selling the stuff. Jody HATES mushrooms but could eat that sauce by the bowlful. I wish I had some right now.

Prinsesstarta & Neger Boller - Princess cake and Chocolate Balls
A creamy sponge cake as light as air and chocolate balls rolled in coconut. I don't need to say anymore do I?

Overall it was an ace night - Just a shame it rained all day and night here!

Did any of you guys celebrate the Midsummer?


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