Lifecruiser Christmas ham 2008

Almost all our Christmas dinner preparations are done. This is our ham, which is the main thing on the Swedish Christmas table. No Christmas without the ham.

Nowadays we cheat a bit and buy ham that already is cooked, but we have to make the frying with eggs, mustard and bread crumbs on the top. We use strong and sweet mustard mixed with ordinary mustard.

We’ve tasted the ham, it’s sort of a tradition to do so the night before, on Swedish Crispbreads with mustard on the ham and I tell you, this years ham is delicious!

To go with the ham sandwich we have to drink Julmust, a special Christmas brew kinda like beer, it contains malt, but it’s sweet like a soft drink and with no alcohol.

Tonight we’ve done the meatballs too. Yes, home made meatballs, nothing else will do. It’s such a big difference in taste that you can’t really compare pre-made bought in the stores.

You can read Lifecruiser Christmas post 2007 to get all the details of our Swedish Christmas dinner, even though our dinner is just a small share of what others may have on their table.

There you can find the recipe to Swedish meatballs and also Jansson’s temptation, which also are a must on the Christmas table in Sweden.

This year I’ll try to remember to take photos of the Christmas table with some food on it – before we eat it…. *giggles*

So there will be more photos later, both of the food and of Janes Christmas gifts, because they aren’t many, but they took me about 6 hours to wrap!!! With pauses and creative thinking…

We’re celebrating Christmas Tuesday 23 December already, together with hubby’s daughter Jane as usual, since she celebrate with her Mom at the 24th. We’ll celebrate on our own (eating all day long!) at home the 24th.

The 26th we’ll celebrate Christmas together with my siblings and their families at my brothers place, something we call knytkalas in Sweden, which means that we share, every one is bringing something for the Christmas table.

Mr Lifecruiser and I bought ourselves another Christmas gift:

- We booked a new trip today! Hurray!

See I told you that you’ll never know with us. We’re leaving 30 December again and will be away for two weeks. Don’t you see my big smile from ear to ear???!!! *giggles*

I’ll tell you more about it later, not only to make you curious, but also because I want to finish my posts about Vienna (2 more to go) before taking off again.

If you’re not stopping by any more before Christmas:

A MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS from all of us to all of you!

Lifecruiser Christmas

15 Comments on “Swedish Christmas Dinner Preparations”


    The food sounds delicious! :) Have a great Christmas.


    It is the season to eat isn’t it? There are just so many goodies. I love your Swedish traditions. I know you will have fun.

    I’m happy about the upcoming trip. Yes, I can see the smile on your face from here. Good for you.

    You and yours have a very Merry Christmas. Big hug. :)

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    Maribeth said:

    Oh I would love a good real Swedish Meatball recipe!!!

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    Ling said:

    Merry Christmas to you too. :mrgreen: Another trip? And that too on Dec 30? Where you goin to be on New Year’s Eve? Hope its some place fun.

    Puss in Boots said:

    Merry Christmas to you, Lady Lifecruiser. Your ham sounds delicious, as do the meat balls. I have yet to wrap the remainder of my presents, so I’ll do that tomorrow.

    Another trip…wow. Hopefully, one day, you’ll make it to Australia and have a hot and humid Christmas…

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    Merry X’mas and enjoy your holiday

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    Cecil Lee said:

    First of all, MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
    Though I’m not celebrating christmas (well, if not considering the crazy night out in the eve :grin: ), I love the atmosphere of Christmas, foods of Christmas and songs of Christmas… jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle all the way…..
    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas day and great to know that you’re going holidays again on the 30th! Tell me more of your trip… Hurray! :grin:

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    Gattina said:

    This ham preparation sounds very yummy ! I think we will have a “Pirade” on Christmas eve in Amsterdam celebrating with son and “DIL” and her mother + for ever partner. We both have that awful cold and I am not feeling “Christmas” at all.
    BTW have a look on the Brussels Christmas market http://gattinatravels.blogspot.com/ it’s enormous ! That’s why I was disappointed when I saw the one in Cologne.
    I sent you an email card, but as I don’t know if you got it.
    Merry Christmas !

    PS I am curious where you are going I bed in a country where it is day with 24 h sunshine and warm !!

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    Charles Ravndal said:

    Ooohh that sounds like a delicious Christmas feast! Anyway, Merry Christmas to you and to your family!

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    Caledonia said:

    Merry Christmas! Hope you have room for all that food after the booze!

    Trotter said:

    Hi Lifecruiser! Sorry for the absence, but these last weeks were a nightmare. Just dropped by to wish you a great holiday season! Hope to be back before 2009… ;) Merry Christmas!
    Blogtrotter is starting its new adventure in India. Enjoy and have a great week!

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    Wishing you and your family a Merry Xmas!! *hugs*

    claudie said:

    All that food sounds delicious! I am very curious to know your destination! Like gattina i’m sure it’s a warm place without snow!
    Meeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrry Christmaaaaassssssss! :razz:

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    A. said:

    I’m sorry to have been absent a lot recently – preparations for Christmas and family have been my excuse – but I do want to wish you a wonderful time for Christmas!

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    Maribeth said:

    May you be blessed this Christmas and the year ahead with health, happiness and peace!
    Much love,

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