I am currently resting while eating some marzipan after successfully (I hope) making my first nutroast. Which was time-consuming, yet easy. Another first today will be first fake christmas tree, as my mother is super allergic. I`ll let you know how that turns out later.
(My gorgeous nutter from another mother. I know, it looks like a breadloaf. That`s the vegan butterdough around it.)
But to this post. Norwegian Christmas Traditions.
Tomorrow is the 24, which is when all the Christmas activities will take place here in Norway, and although a lot of the traditions are the same as in America and the rest of the world, it does have a few differences, so i thought I`d take you through the day.
First, we of course wake up to check our stockings. For me personally, usually containing sweets, a soda and a movie.
We then watch the movies “Three Nuts to Cinderella” (a czech classic that they air on our national channel every year. Super fun twist on the classic fairytale involving magical nuts containing important outfits” and “The Journey to the Christmas Star” (basically: princess get`s lost looking for star, loses memory and joins travelling theater, travels to castle, finds star for king, is revealed as princess when lost queen returns, norwegian classic). After this we usually watch as many other christmas movies as we have time for. Most importantly Mickey and Jiminy Crickets respective films.
(Bow down to our new rulers. I`ll follow Cinderella into battle any day tbh).
Family comes to celebrate and we have some special christmas roast (or ribs idk) (none for me obvs) and pork patties (again, none for me). Then a desert called “riskrem”. Basically cold porridge whipped with cream and served with red sauce (strawberry sauce). In this dessert there is an almond. However finds (almost eats) the almond gets a present. If you find the almond you typically hide it in your mouth until people can`t physically eat more and have to give up their search. Pokerface is key.
Then we, unlike in america, open presents. The peak is obviously reached at this point. So we just drink coffee and eat christmas cookies. Very excited to have vegan ones this year!
So those are our traditions. What are yours?