Friday, December 25, 2015

Saturday Snapshot - December 26

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Well, Merry Christmas!  I will admit that I'm writing this post up on December 21st, so expect more Christmas stuff next week.

This past weekend, we went up to Poulsbo, Washington to have our "first" Christmas with my in-laws.  For those of you who don't know about Poulsbo, it is a small town founded by Norwegian immigrants across the sound from Seattle.  Since I'm of Norwegian decent (and Irish and German), I love checking out some of the Scandinavian things in town.  And, because Christmas is coming up, I had to pick up some Norwegian delicacies.

First, however, we stopped at Chief Sealth's grave, which is only minutes from my in-laws home.

I had been there before, but we hadn't yet taken the kids.  Admittedly, I would have preferred to go on a day when it wasn't raining buckets, but my husband was feeling nostalgic, so we made the stop.

Afterwards, we went into town to pick up the Norwegian yummies (at the Marina Market, of course!).

Growing up, we had Lefse every year and my mother and I would make it from hand.  I have to admit--it's a lot of work and mess and the stuff in the package is just as good.  So, I went the easy route this year!

I was tempted, but I didn't buy this.  I have actually had lutefish...once...and that was enough.  However, my husband has mentioned that he would be willing to try it.  I thought about testing him.....

And, of course, the cheese.  I've never had the top variety, but I'm looking forward to giving it a try.  The bottom cheese is the "brown" cheese....which my husband LOVES!  We can get it down here are New Seasons, but it is cheaper up and the Marina Market, so I made sure to pick up a block.

Perhaps I should have gotten two blocks of it because my husband has already opened it.  Yep, it really is brown!

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and I'm hoping to have some more festive pictures next week.

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