Saturday, January 23, 2010

Supper Called on Account of Inclement Weather

The weather service warned us for days that this weekend, we would experience two one-after-the-other winter storms the likes of which have rarely been seen. Events throughout the region were peremptorily canceled or postponed, and meteorologists intoned, "Do NOT travel this weekend! Stay home!!" So we went to the grocery store to stock up on food, and we filled the vehicles with gas and got fuel for the snow blower, and I made sure there was wood for the fireplace, and we got ourselves home last night and hunkered down for the onslaught.

Um, I don't think the first expected storm ever happened. Sure, it snowed yesterday, and our driveway has snow on it, but it's been a pretty nice day so far, actually. Businesses have been open as usual, and people were out last night and today. The kids are outside playing right now, as a matter of fact. But the weather service still has us under a winter storm warning, so maybe the second of the two expected storms will happen after all.

All this is to explain why there will be no Scandinavian Saturday supper tonight. I usually plan the menu each Saturday morning, but Susan needed to get to the store Thursday night to prepare for the horrendous weather that we were expecting--so she just planned to make something herself for tonight's meal, and we just planned to stay inside this morning where we'd be safe and warm. Turns out I could probably have gotten up, planned the food, and gone shopping anyway, but c'est la vie.

To satisfy your weekly craving for writing about Scandinavian food, check these out:
  • Make your own solboller ["sun buns"] to celebrate the return of the sun to the sky after the darkest (sunless) nights of deep midwinter in Norway. Get the recipe--and the explanation--here.
  • Make your own lefse [a soft flatbread made from potatoes] by following the directions given in this video.
  • Defy the cold of the actual season by preparing a midsummer meal inspired by Norway--or just enjoy the photos of the food featured in that feast--by checking this out.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Moberg family- just wanted you to know I'm keeping track of you. Hopefully 2010 is going good and that you are all keeping warm! Send me an email if someone has a minute. Scott is remodeling my hall bathroom so I am playing supervisor today - I can't wait to see it all done! Girls give your Mom and Dad a big hug for me and also Grandpa Roger when you see him next! Love to all! Jake