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.