Monday, September 21, 2009

Squirrel in the morning, Labskaus for lunch

This was our 3rd wedding anniversary. In the morning, I observed this squirrel, as he collected hazelnuts under a bush and hid them. Then he skipped away like a rocking horse, obviously proud of himself.






In the morning, J went to the employment office to hand in his application; this was done soon, and we met in town. We went to the harbour to enjoy the sunshine.





We were getting hungry and had a meal in a very traditional restaurant.
The meal I had is called Labskaus. It is a sailors' meal, made of potatoes, corned beef, an egg, a herring, red beet and sour cucumbers. Looks awful, tastes very nice. J had 3 kinds of fried fish and fried potato.





Then we strolled on to a portuguese café and had a nice cake with candied fruit inside and a very mild chai. Too mild, if you ask me.
This was a lovely day with my sweetheart J.


15 comments:

Ruth Anne Olson said...

My mother (Norwegian) made lapskaus using any beef, potatoes, and carrots. Like a stew, only then she mashed it. I liked it, as the flavors of the meat and vegetables blended into a tasty meal. I don't know what else she added, as she wasn't one to use many herbs or spices.

Ruth Anne Olson said...

Oh, and Happy Anniversary!

ArtSparker said...

That squirrel is prancing...we don't have prancing squirrels here - wonderful. sounds like a delicious anniversary.

Deb G said...

Congratulations! It looks like it was a lovely day. This morning I got to watch two fawns play for about ten minutes. They were bounding across the field just having a grand time.

jude said...

such a red squirrel!
congratulations! it seems you had a wonderful day.....

Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

Congratulations on your wedding anniversary.
I'm so glad you two found each other.
Your meal sounds like a great conbination of flavors that compliment each other.

mendofleur said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. It looks like your day was very special with good food and lots so sunshine.

Leslie Avon Miller said...

I just read your Mom's writing. Thank you for publishing it.

Deborah said...

Happy anniversary! It sounds like you had a wonderful and memorable day.

Eva said...

Thank you very much for your congrats! And my husband says hello to you and thanks!

gema said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! Notice you are having an Altweiber Sommer too. I was about to purchase an off white long-sleeved shirt today in H&M but hesitantly decided against it as I am not sure how much longer this wonderful weather will last...after such a wet summer.

artistsjournal said...

What a lovely day! Thank you for sharing some of it with your readers.

Cecilia Levy said...

Congratulations to your anniversary! In Sweden we have something similar to what you had: lapskojs, it's mashed potatoes with stringy beef inside. Haven't had it since school... Love the look of that cake, though.

Judy said...

Happy Anniversary Dear Eva! Sorry I'm late to the celebration, but I guess that that means that it just continues on! Sounds like you and J had a most marvelous day!

xo

p.s. love that picture of you!

Eva said...

Thank you so much! This is moving.