I have been pinning so much Christmas stuff on Pinterest, but not much time to do it all. It is not crazy to do things over the whole year instead of planning on doing everything in December. I have a Christmas board here with lots of cool Christmas Ideas.
Pin There – Done That
I did this tree after pinning the Idea and It really works, the felt sticks to felt, so no glue needed. With more time I could make nicer Christmas Ornaments, some thing for me to do in like February or something, not December that I have learned. I think February is also nicer than June to be making Christmas stuff, when It is still cold out and even snow.
You can find the pin here.
It´s the final Countdown..
Tomorrow is what we call Þorláksmessa, the Mass of St. Thorlak. You can read all about it here on Wikipedia. It is a custom that day to eat fermented skate. It stinks so badly from ammonia. I don´t eat fermented skate but I really like to have salted cod instead. I usually just like my salted con plain with boiled potatoes and lots of butter.
Salted cod it is really good with zucchini and eggplant, Mediterranean style.
I don´t have a picture of this dish, but I will give you the recipe anyways. If you don´t have salted cod I am sure this goes well with any kind of white fish, plain cod or haddock, but salted cod is so goooooood.
This is one of my favorite dishes.
Salted cod with zucchini, eggplant and tomatoes(From a cookbook by Siggi Hall)
Cut the fish in nice pieces, roll it in the flour and fry it in the oil on a frying pan, about 2 minutes each side. Set a side.
On a frying pan, lightly cook the eggplant and zucchini with the garlic. Add tomatoes and herbs. Stir well together. Add the vinegar, syrup and finally the white wine. Boil it together. Salt and Pepper. Put the veggies on a plate and put the fish on top.
We went to a Christmas ball for kids at my husbands work. My little one really liked the santa. Here is a photo of her, she is the one in the middle of the photo 🙂
Window number 22, yay!
I made the ugliest cookies ever. They are probably the tastiest I´ve ever made …but I din´t have good quality time when making them…stressed about 100 other things I should be rather doing aaaand I am not a good cookie baking the first place.
THANKFULLY I have a 3 year old and I can tell everyone that she helped me make them… she really did for the first hour but when it came to decorating it was all me.. yes I have photos and yes I will post the recipe very soon…BECAUSE they are really good.
This was a winning recipe for an Icelandic Food Magazine for a Christmas baking recipe and I know the girl who won, that´s why I wanted to try them. They are really good cookies but all I can say, make sure you have time to make them because it takes at least 3 hours to do this recipe properly.
BUT, I like to bake muffins because it´s no fuzz when it comes to mixing the ingredients, you just put everything in a bowl and whisk it together with a fork or a wooden spoon for few strokes, the less you mix the better I´ve heard.
I´ve been doing the same recipe (with blueberries) for a while, but decided to try a new one, a chocolate one. I saw a tasty photo of a muffin with a recipe to try. I changed it a bit by using butter instead of oil and a little bit less sugar. It was a good one. Very fluffy and not too sweet.
Put dry ingredients in a bowl, mix. Add the rest and mix well with a wooden spoon or a fork or something.
Enjoy with a cup of tea or glass of milk…or red wine
If the evening of the 24th is Christmas Eve, what is the evening of the 25th called?
I went to get a Christmas tree. It was a gorgeous day, no snow this time. Like I told you, last time I was running a round for an hour trying to find the perfect tree. This year my husband said he wasn´t gonna run after me all day looking for a tree and he was in luck! the first tree we saw was really nice so 5 minutes later we had our tree.
We even ment one yule lad there, called Stekkjastaur. As you can see our yule lads are getting some fashionably advise from the American one.
Sunny and nice, but really cold though
Here is my tree from last year.
Now we have a week to go.
O my COD, we are down to one digit…9 days until the 24th of December. I went to a Christmas ball for kids at my husbands work with our kids. i took few photos. I´ll post some soon.
Don´t you love these trees? I am a sucker for nice looking Christmas presents. I found it here.
9 days kids!