‘Tis the Season, lah dee dah
This is how we spent Christmas at my inlaws’, including my mother. Or rather, this is what we ate during the holidays. For here in Denmark it is customary to rank food right up there with the gifts, and the older you get, the more “foody” it turns. Judging from endless Thanksgiving specials on just about every tv show from the States we’re not the only ones to make holidays all about the food (who could forget those dinners at the Walsh residence, where Brandon would bring a homeless guy to the table and pass him the cornbread like he was Jesus or something?). Anyway, this is a peek into our traditions.
The first shot is from Christmas night which we all celebrate on the 24th with a pork roast or a roast duck as in this photo. In my family we used to have turkey because my mother’s Australian, but I do like a good duck too.
Here it’s dressed in the traditional cuff made out of cut, white paper and to top it: A fresh sprig of pine. Served with a Waldorf salad, caramelized potatoes and a sauce that was to die for (made on roquefort cheese, red currant gelly, cream and the tasty drippings from the duck-tray, [drool]). Yup, that’s my mother’s hand going for the juicy duck. Can you blame her?
Merry Christmas, or “Glædelig jul” as we say in this country of ours.