Started by pyewacket, December 04, 2015, 12:33:34 AM
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Quote from: MaxGravy on December 24, 2015, 04:25:16 PM
Quote from: Evil Twin Of Zen on December 24, 2015, 06:21:21 PMaaaaarrrrrrggggghhhhh!bad news. the oven part of my brand new electric range has just gone tits-up. good news. except for three pounds of sugar cookie dough, all the baking was completed. a month ago i decided to go with several 3 lb. boneless turkeys and a 5 lb. ham. they will cook just fine in several slow cookers i own. the stove top still functions which will make all the other heating and cooking possible. normally i make gravy from the turkey drippings. for whatever reason on my trip home today, i picked up several packages of turkey gravy at the store. before the oven quit! figure the odds. Griswold family christmas avoided.
Quote from: pyewacket on December 24, 2015, 06:41:22 PMWhat a lousy break, Zen. Good thing you have alternative options and were ahead of the disaster.I have a Flavor Wave Oven and won't be without one if I can help it. Very handy to have around.http://www.as-seen-on-tv-compare.com/flavor-wave-oven-deluxe.phpI hope everything works out well and that you and your family have a Merry Christmas.
Quote from: Northern Nights on December 24, 2015, 07:56:56 AMThanks for posting this RGG, it jogged a few memories no doubt. Images and sounds from Divine's musical number on ice have haunted me for years and I couldn't recall where they came from.And now we're only one day away:
Quote from: chefist on December 24, 2015, 09:50:12 PMMerry Christmas everyone!
Quote from: albrecht on December 25, 2015, 08:36:35 AMMerry Christmas all!ps: K-dubb, hope your lefse turned out well. God Jul!
Quote from: K_Dubb on December 25, 2015, 01:26:40 PMRiktig god jul til deg og dine ogsÃ¥, albrecht! Fortunately my aunt had a stack left over from a party last weekend so I have another year to perfect them, thank God.I see the nisse has actually been at the julegrÃ¸t this year; may be time to put some traps out.In return I expect him to keep the trolls away as that's part of the bargain.Snowing lightly here, too! Time to get out the strÃ¸mper og lappesko.
Quote from: albrecht on December 25, 2015, 11:17:13 PMK_Dubb, there was a travesty here! I will say it here, but in keeping with tradition of Nordic-types, kept it internalized and boiling, not only no lutefisk (host this Christmas Eve said, even when I said I'd buy and prepare (not that anyone can maybe)- shockingly- too much smell and no one but you and some will eat it!!) but I also was shocked at a "children's service" we went too (no one wanted a traditional or late service) at another Lutheran church that bordered on "mega" and had..."big screens,' (at least no "rock music" service etc" ) when I complained later, my brother said "get with the program, kids need rock and big screens, be happy they went at all." Lefse, meatballs, etc were good. I drank a lot. Today all good, more meatballs, boiled potatoes, etc and more gifts, that I must say the kids like but overwhelming chaos. Lotsa Nisse gifts etc. And I got some good tools and fishing stuff stuff but, still, drinking some mismoas (!!- a newbie to our clan by marriage; not blood) wishing those happy kids, and me, and all, had traditional service, Communion....and should ate some lutefisk. At least a bite with lotsa melted butter and salt to let it get through the natural reflexive action... Merry Christmas, God Jul, to you and all. And to you all Good night!
Quote from: pyewacket on December 26, 2015, 12:56:07 AMHappy Boxing Day! December 26 is also St. Stephens Day. The Christmas Carol, Good King Wenceslas, is set on the day and the about a king who brings food to a poor family.An interesting holiday:http://www.whychristmas.com/customs/boxingday.shtml
Quote from: rbth.comBut in order to get a more accurate picture of the upcoming year, peasants â€"in defiance of a ban imposed by the church â€" resorted to fortunetelling. The longest night of the year seemed an appropriate time for that, since, according to Slavic beliefs, it is on that day that evil spirits were at their most active and willingly came into contact with people.And although answers to the posed questions were expected to come from pucks, hobgoblins and house elves, the incantations were often addressed to Christ, the Holy Virgin and various saints.
Quote from: K_Dubb on December 26, 2015, 08:50:48 PMOh I am so sorry! Well, thank God for the meatballs, then. We had kjÃ¸ttkaker pÃ¥ lillejulaften. Being the family traditionalist is a thankless and ultimately losing game -- like the song (which I did get to hear! always brings a tear) says, tider skal komme, tider skal henrulle, slekt skal fÃ¸lge slekters gang.I think for conservative you can't beat the Finnish Lutherans. Half their Christmas songs are still right out of Piae Cantiones.
Quote from: albrecht on December 27, 2015, 05:38:33 PMOh it was still a great Christmas. I don't know if you or other BG's caught this "viral" vid.1) I wonder why various vodkas and not akevitt?2) what his New Years will be like!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFu-VfRJrHU
Quote from: pyewacket on December 27, 2015, 08:44:27 PMA party must- Champagne, Sparking Wines, and Holiday Punchhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzcOvD6fmqYhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHgSDj9Fr-chttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CB4-7qSbdzY