Books by Lorie Ann Grover

Books by Lorie Ann Grover
Kirkus Starred Review, Firstborn: "A fantasy that reads like a lost history tome and deftly examines issues of gender...An engrossing story with welcome depths."

Sunday, December 27, 2009

White Folk Feasting

This year Ellen requested our Christmas dinner be representative of our heritage. First there was the, "Well, what are we?" The generated list was followed by, "What do they eat there???" We are such white folk. Thankfully, there's the internet!

The highlight turned out to be Aebleskiver from Denmark. Here's the funky pan:

And the final product:

We ended up celebrating:

Denmark: Aebleskiver and later a red cabbage side dish
Germany: Beer bread and potato salad
England: Cider chicken and pea salad
Ireland: Irish stew and Irish whiskey

Later talking to Justina Chen, I realized how funny we were. To cook traditional to her is to cook food from Taiwan. What she has grown up with her entire life. And here we were saying for the first time, "Wow, this is good! Yay for being Danish!"

Next year Emily has requested an Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes. The year after will be a Harry Potter Feast. So much to look forward to! But for now, I can recommend Aebleskiver. Try it!


Janet McCormick said...

Bravo. Well said. Cheerio!

Anonymous said...

Loved the change from trying to keep it simple...turned out to be quit simple after all was said and thanks to Lorie for all the research and all the cooks participating..oh yes to the eaters too...Merry merry..till next year...... :)

Joan Holub said...

Very fun adventure in holiday fare. You and your girls have such a great time together--wonderful!