Yulebaking – Julebakst
Can’t really believe it. It’s more than a week ago I picked up my Son and his son, my grandson, Sebastian at the Gym where the latter play ”football” or ”soccer” every Tuesday afternoon. Seb do that once a week, even though he is 5. They really play. Running after the Ball and try to hit as often as possible. No serious Match, but they feel social and have fun.
’cause of the traficjam, I arrived some minutes late; and guess: They allready have eaten their hot dogs.
It was 3 of them. For the first time, Niklas’ (37) new ”girl” friend, M, would join us to our Winterhome to do the ”julebakst” – making Christmas cakes.
In Norway, Christmas cakes is an old tradition: It makes seven different types to keep the tradtion living. All dry. We cheat these days. Can easely buy them, but that is not the same as making them together all family around the working bench and oven.
Ingelin building the Gingerhouse
We planned for 3 only. This particular Tuesday. Conclussion: We too cheat. But at the end of the Day: We allow us time to do some baking together. What a wonderful feeling.
Back to reality:
Anna, the teacher and my wife, called me on my cellphone and asked when we would arrive.
Why? I asked.
I’m so tired. Had a hard day at school. She said. Need a rest.
Well, I’m half an hour late, so just take your nap.
Thus, I drived without hurry back home. It’s 15 km (nearly 10 miles) out of Town. In rush-hour.
The other two ”bakers” were also late. My X ’cause she felt asleep after her work in the Kindergarden, and Ingelin, just arriving from Miami the very same late morning, didn’t push.
That was a perfect unplanned happening.
But Anna and I had planned the Evening before. Done the dough and peeled the amonds.
We started we Soup. Need some energy to hard work, you know.
And in a couple of hours we did ”Tablepiles” (bordstabels) and ”amondmacrones” (mandelmakroner) and a gingersnaphouse (very wired and moderen as you can see from the picture). – FYI: My brother loves to bake, and he’ll bring what’s missing.
All well done before 9:30 pm. I drove them all home. Solvi got her share of the evenings baking, as we will be at her place First Christmas Day. And Ingelin felt asleep in the Car; hadn’t slept for 34 hours.
Finally I brought our two Cats, Rosa and Felicia, back home after another week with Cousin Stompa. Oh, that charming creatures.
What a wonderful world – if you really want to.
B4P. (blog for peace)
PS. We were not able to use all the Amonds. But Anna did make Marzipanballs in all colours, when RennyBA and the others in our network group’s steering comittee (The Norwegian IT Federation – Mangement and Strategy Group) had our yearly Christmas Dinner. Revealed for the whole World.
Whatever God you might believe in: Bless You.
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