December 24, 2012
Yesterday we had some friends over for traditional Norwegian JULEGRØT/RISENGRYNSGRØT. In my family we always eat this rice and milk porridge early on Christmas Eve, but E's family make it on the 23rd. Part of the tradition is that you hide an ALMOND in one of the bowls ..and the one who finds the almond gets a prize; traditionally a MARZIPAN PIG. In NORWAY you can always find different versions of this candy pig in the store, but here it was harder finding one. Sooo.. this year I made the marzipan pig AND I have to admit that I was pretty happy about the result. The pig's head was a little too heavy for the rest of his body but I think that kind of just gave him a cute look, like he's a bit SAD or something... maybe because somebody is going to eat him.. Ah, now I'm getting sentimental ..well, he's gone now, eaten and enjoyed so I guess I just have to appreciate this picture I have of him ..and maybe make it a tradition to make one each year from now.