What do you get when you mix two expatriate families, gorgeous spring weather, a turkey and some herring? A unique Easter Eve smorgasbord a la fresca!
Admittedly... turkey and herring don't usually go together. But when you combine a Butterball Turkey with Swedish Meatballs, lingonberries, boiled potatoes and cream sauce, (oh yeah - and a couple bottles of pickled herring) the result makes for great Swedish-American eatin! Even here in the middle of Central Europe, good Scandinavian Cuisine is only as far away as the neighborhood IKEA (correctly pronounced "ee-Kay-ah", by the way).
Did I mention there was a trampoline in the backyard? And barbequed chocolate-stuffed banannas for desert?
The reviews from the junior gourmets were unanimously positive:
Jad: "I liked the meatballs and the gravy!"
Danna: "I liked jumping on the trampoline. And also I liked the meatballs!"
Kyler: "Babaaaa! Babaaa!" (Kyler-ese for "Spiderman" - one of the toys he found)
And the turkey? I think we have at least one new Swedish fan of this American bird!
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