Yulebord and vacation.
They warned us that we would get over 8 inches of snow today and strong winds, so perhaps it would be best to stay at home from work. But I have to say that we weren´t even close to that in my area 🙂 The wind was fairly strong but we didn´t get more than perhaps one inch. But I´m not complaining, we have more than enough snow as it is.
We will have a Yulebord (much like smorgasbord but with only christmas food) at work tomorrow. The factory owner gives us that every Christmas, so we stop working already at lunch and after that we´ll have a small meeting and then eat a lot 🙂 Typical things on a Yulebord are swedish meatballs, prince sausages, salmon, baked brown beans (very typical for this region), pickled herring (something I just can´t stand), cheese of many different varieties and lots of other things. But the most important food of them all is the christmas ham!
Christmas ham is ham put in brine for a couple of days. After that it has to be boiled or put in the owen so most of the salt boils away. After that we cover the ham with a mix of eggs, mustard ( the only time I eat mustard), some sugar and sometimes other spices too. After that we put it in the owen again and let it stay there until the mix gets a nice dark golden(depending on how dark the mustard is) crispy surface. We usually buys a too big one and eats christmas ham forever after christmas 🙂 🙂 🙂
Next week will be short when it comes to working. Some only works three days and some four, Yet others will take the whole week of. I will work four days and after that I´ll be home for ten days taking a winter vacation 🙂 🙂 🙂
But I´ll make lots of pots with tea and eat lots of christmas food until my vacation arrives 🙂 Later on I´ll tell You about swedish Christmas traditions or I should really say Yule traditions because Yule is what we call christmas over here. I´ll try to find something new to write about for You that read my blog last year. Have a great day now!