“Christmas”, in my family, doesn’t refer to simply one day, but several days. Our family is scattered about the country, which leads to no less than four separate Christmas celebrations. Before the “real” celebration on December 25th, my side the family gathers for our annual tradition of a Swedish Christmas Smörgåsbord, usually at my house. This tradition, which literally drips with cream, cheese, and other artery-clogging delights, is probably my favorite food I eat all year. I thought I’d share our traditions in case anyone else has been tempted to celebrate the holidays with a Scandinavian flair this year. I present to you…Smörgåsbord 2014! Skol!
These are homemade…but you can buy them in the store and they’re (almost) as delicious!
*Please note that you can purchase almost everything you need at…you guessed it…Ikea I included some traditional recipes from our family’s files as well as a few links to good online recipe sources. Enjoy! Read more...