Lifecruiser Christmas table 2008

So the Christmas table were all set, this year we did choose a red and silver theme. Even our kitchen curtains is red with silver hearts and stars on them.

We started out with some Swedish Glögg and Saffron buns, to get up the heat and appetite. Which we did.

It looks a bit cold in the top photo, but you know how it is, when the candle lights are lit up and the humans get together, it’s all warm and cozy, right?

Mrs Lifecruiser and Jane at Christmas table 2008

That’s Jane and me ready to throw ourselves over the food, hungry as wolves!

I’ve already told you about some of the things on our Christmas table in my earlier posts, so this will only be an excerpt of it.

I’ll start with the pickled herrings, which is a must on the Swedish Christmas table. This plate has 4 different pickled ones on it: Mustard, Archipelago, Herbs and the standard pickled.

Lifecruiser Pickled Herring Christmas table 2008

As you can see it’s a must to have beer to go with it, and some snaps, strong alcohol. It’s among the few occasions when I drink snaps. (Christmas and Midsummer).

After the herring comes the main course, Christmas Ham, Swedish meatballs with beetroot salad (the pink’ish) and sausages is a minimum on the Christmas table.

Lifecruiser Christmas main course 2008

When it comes to the sausages, it’s a smaller kind that we call Prinskorv (Prince sausages) in Sweden. The name of it comes from that it’s a smaller version of the Frankfurtern or Wiener sausage, which got popular in Sweden through Princess Sibylla.

Lifecruiser Christmas sausages 2008

We like to cut them up in the end to get them to look more fun.

Other people will also have salmon, ribs and much more. We’ve cut down on it since we’re only 3 persons.

Every year the newspaper is publishing tests of the different brands of Christmas ham out on the market.

This year we did buy the one that one of the evening press rewarded as “best in test”: Köttcentralen from Helsingborg in the south of Sweden.

Here you can see a close up of our ham, it was unusually delicious this year, not so much fat as it sometimes can be.

Lifecruiser Christmas Ham 2008

For me, it’s a must to make some Colman’s mustard to have on the ham. It’s so creamy and strong. Yum.

The bread should be dark wort bread or Swedish Crispbread. I like to put some ham on the bread, for hubby it’s important with some liver pate.

Lifecruiser Christmas liver pate 2008

After this we also had some Jansson’s temptation, Christmas porridge, Coffee and Gingerbreads plus chocolate, but with some pauses as you surely understand.

Even monster bellies have some limits!

Of course we had the most important too: Christmas gifts exhange, though since we’re celebrating with her one day in advance, we had to restrain ourselves from opening them until the right day. This year we allowed her to open the 2 smallest ones.

This was Jane’s Christmas gifts from us… oh no, I mean from Santa Claus… *giggles*

Lifecruiser Christmas gifts to Jane 2008

Some of those gifts may be consumed very quickly – at New Years Eve – like the Champagne she got (including Champagne glasses), others is for the spring, that’s the gift with the suitcase on.

Yes, that is a promise about a trip together a bit later when the weather has got a bit more nice. Destination unknown at this moment, but that’s just making it more exciting…

We got very nice xmas gifts from Jane, unfortunately I forgot to take a photo of them, nicely wrapped and all. We’re quite impressed over her ability to find gifts for us, it’s no easy task since we don’t wish for anything.

Well, except for that Corvette Stingray that always is on hubbys wish list…. *giggles*

I hope you all have had a wonderful Christmas, we certainly did!

Lifecruiser Christmas

Old Christmas post by Lifecruiser:

Lucia with Glögg and Lussekatter
Lifecruiser Christmas 2007
Swedish Christmas Traditions

11 Comments on “Christmas Dinner Delights 2008”

    Sanni said:

    God Jul!
    May your Christmas celebrations be filled with peace, hugs, good food, lovely prezzies, lots of warm fuzzy moments and all those marvellous things that make Christmas so special!

    P.S.: How I miss that “Jansson’s Versuchung” :-)

    Sannis last blog post..Merry Christmas

    Deborah said:

    I’m getting hungry just looking at all the food ;-)

    My husband had to work today for an emergency delivery, so I’m simply sending the food I was to bring on with someone to take on their way there. I’m perfectly fine with it, it means I get to spend a peaceful day at home ;-)

    Merry Christmas and all the best to you and yours :-)

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    Looks like you enjoy this year Christmas. Nice food there.

    Have a nice holiday and new year!

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    Ling said:

    Food looks heavely, cap’n, and you and Jane look like a Princess and Queen sitting in a palace for a meal, in that picture. I’m glad you had such a nice Christmas.

    claudie said:

    God Jul Mrs abd Mr Lifecruiser! this was a beautiful Christmas!
    I’ll do a post of mine in the evening I think! Now I must go to the market beause my fridge is empty! I have only sweeties now at home! Bravo for the decoration and nice food! I didn’t taste snap still for Christmas so tchin tchin ! :oops:

    claudies last blog post..Merry Christmas!


    such a festive dinner you have
    happy holidays!

    Debbie said:

    My Dear Friend,
    I wish you the best this Christmas season and into the new year! A quick get away sounds like fun.

    My what a pretty and yummy looking spread you put out! Makes me want to go eat breakfast again! Love the red and silver.

    Take care
    Debbie :lol:

    Debbies last blog post..The End Of 2008

    Maribeth said:

    What a lovely table and the food looks delicious! I am so happy that you had such a nice Christmas!

    Gattina said:

    I don’t have writer’s cramps anymore but belly cramps after reading this !

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    Your table is beautiful. The food looks so yummy. There’s an extra spot too so I’m coming over.

    Thanks for sharing and have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

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    Puss in Boots said:

    I have only one thing to say about your Christmas dinner…yummmmmmmm!

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