The time is running out for 2021 βŒ›πŸ˜Š

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧑

The time is running out for 2021, and I don’t think I’m the only one that’s a bit happy for that. And the energy did run out of me after Christmas eve, I think it has been a bit to much in my life for a longer while now. I have more and less just sleeping and eating the last days, except from a tiny train”trip” to my oldest son πŸ˜…. And obviously my body and mind needed this tiny rest for some days 😊.

We had a very nice and cozy Christmas- eve with a tasteful traditional Norwegian Christmas- dinner- pinnekjΓΈtt or lamb ribs as the name is in English πŸ‘.

The pinnekjΓΈtt was in water for 30 hours before I cooked it on low heat for 3 hours, and then had a tiny little crispy finish in the ovens before I served it. As accompaniment to the meat, I served Brussels sprouts, carrots, kohlrabi puree …. and creamy mashed potatoes this year.  Normally, dinner is served with regular potatoes, but we did not get it. It was sold out in the shops we checked.  And then I make a gravy adapted to the food.

Our Christmas dinner this year- pinnekjΓΈtt πŸ‘

Like for many other, our Christmas celebration and plans did also change this year. The plan was to celebrate together with my oldest son and his friend Andreas, and of course my daughter too. And in my sons home. The first change was to have the celebration in my home instead because it was a bit easier for me to finish the meal/ dinner that way 😊.

And because of the weather, a lots of lots of rain, Andreas was a bit “stuck” in the mountains and he also needed to work in the evening from 19.00 to 01.00. So he didn’t manage to come down to “the city” for the Christmas.

And my oldest son’s car, or more correctly the wheel broke and he didn’t manage to get any help to fix it because it was Christmas eve. The nuts are stuck, so he needs help to remove them. He could take the train to my home, but the train stopped early this evening as well. So he chose to stay home and work instead, or more correctly, he should start working at 22.00 this evening anyway.

So then it was my daughter and me together this Christmas evening as last year- but we still manage to have a very nice, cozy and relaxing time together with a very tasteful traditional Norwegian Christmas- dinner πŸŽ„πŸ‘.

My daughter enjoying her Christmas dinner 😊

And I did pack down leftovers to my oldest son and brought this to him the day after- not quite the same as eating together Christmas evening, but still better then nothing, and he was very happy for the dinner, dessert and cakes 😊. The train was “in function” a bit more hours the day after πŸš‚. Unfortunately I couldn’t do the same to Andreas- bring him some leftovers to the mountains, but I can make him a tasty dinner next time he is “in town” instead 😊.

Some leftovers ready to be delivered to my oldest son- and some put in the fridge for me and Mathilde to enjoy an other day 😊.

We also had dessert and some very few cakes. I didn’t manage to bake very much Christmas cakes and cookies this year, but I manage to make our traditional Christmas- dessert, Dronning Maud.

Dronning Maud dessert.

And I manage to bake Sara Bernard cakes and some carrot cake πŸ₯•. One traditional Christmas cake and one just traditional cake,- but it did “function” anyway 😊. And was very tasteful too 😊.

The “Christmas cakes” in our home this year 😊

I have been thinking about Christmas celebration and traditions during the last days, and my own Christmas- traditions are very few from what I had before, when I was living in Norway. Of course I feel a bit about sadness that my Christmas traditions and celebration I really did like in one way are “gone”, at the same time as they are there, but just in another way then before. And that’s the way it is with celebrations and traditions,- they are changing a bit during the years 😊.

I like the Christmas- time, I like to make the different Norwegian Christmas- food, cookies and cakes, and I actually like to decorate to Christmas as well. And I like to be able to give my children and my family something, a tiny Christmas gift for Christmas 🎁. But sometimes things just changes- and that’s just the way it is and a part of the life.

We still did have a tiny Christmas celebration this year, my daughter and me together, and enjoyed a tasty traditional Norwegian Christmas- dinner together- something I’m very happy and grateful for πŸ₯°. And this year I also managed to give something to my children and my family in Norway for Christmas and I’m very grateful for be able to do that- the first time for some years 🎁.

So our Christmas plans did change as they did for many other people this year- but that’s the way it is, that’s a part of the life- and it’s better to just try to do the best of it and be grateful for what’s “there” instead of whining for what should and could be 😊.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧑 Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧑

See you soon 😊

And me on Christmas eve- after a tasty dinner together with my daughter 😊.

Our Christmas plans did change a bit this year, but it still became Christmas with a traditional Norwegian Christmas- dinner πŸ‘. A tasty and cozy dinner together with my daughter πŸ₯°. That’s the way it is sometimes- thing changes, plans changes- it is what it is, and it’s a part of the life- this different changes,- and then it is to try to do the best of it 😊.

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