Grönt / Rött
Lussebullar / Pepparkakor
Last christmas / All i want for christmas is you
Barna Hedenhös uppfinner julen / Tjuvarnas jul
Julmusik / Julfilm
Uppklädd på jul / Nerklädd på jul
Varm choklad / Glögg
Russin / Mandel
Köttbullar / Prinskorv
Julgran / julpynt
Köpta / hembakade pepparkakor?
Russin / pärlsocker på lussekatterna?
Paradis / Alladin
Carola / Justin bieber
The best of Christmas
Knäck / Ice Chocolate
Oh knäck! In the past few years, I have tried several different recipes for just knäck. One year I made the batch in the microwave for a few minutes and it was so good that my friends called me the knäck expert :) Ice Chocolate has never occurred to my taste.
Green / Red
Red is perhaps not very stylish all times but it's surely the Christmas color, right? Rudolph's nose is red, both Apotekarnes and Nygårdas labels are red, classic poinsettia is red and, need I say more after this: Santa's suit is red.
Saffron buns / Gingerbread
Saffron, saffron in my heart. When I was pregnant with Lilleman I ate so much saffron buns that we used to joke that it why he was so yellow, when he was born. He was born prematurely and so it is very common with jaundice, so it was of course not the fault of saffron bun.
Last Christmas / All I want for Christmas is you
When I was in high school, I was in the choir at my school. It was one of the most enjoyable things I've done and every Christmas we sang "Last Christmas". The song has a special place in my heart and I actually think that I can sing the whole song if I give it a try ..
Barna Hedenhös invents Christmas / Tjuvarnas Jul
Now I don't think that they did invent Christmas in the Christmas calendar, huh? I think that the show ended with them throwing a light fest? I have something against Christmas calendars that are not about Christmas. However, I thought that "A thousand years until Christmas Eve" with Erik Haag and Lotta Lundgren was very instructive while it was fun, and how sweet weren't the children in the show?
Christmas music / Christmas movie
I absolutely love that Mix Megapol only play Christmas music during December. There is no better way to get into the holiday spirit than putting on a really Christmassy playlist at maximum volume and sing the best you can.
All dressed up in Christmas / Dressed down on Christmas
Christmas means nice dresses in tinsel and red (if you are a child. If you are an adult, it's actually okay to skip the glitter..) and shirts with bow tie. Sweatpants and t-shirt can be worn any other weekend, but not on Christmas.
Hot chocolate / Mulled wine
Hot chocolate, I start drinking as early as September. This year I had mini marshmallows in my hot choclate and drank at least one a day. Now I have started to think about a recipe with cream and orange which I think will be very good. Now, you might not drink hot chocolate with whipped cream every night, but now and then it's okay to overindulge.
Raisins / Almond
Though I don't put it in my mulled wine. I like to sit and eat them as they are. Nuts in general are super good!
Meatballs / Small sausage
When I was a teenager, I stopped eating sausages and did not start again until about 8 years later. Sausage does't really contain the yummiest things. But when Lilleman began to eat real food, it was sometimes easy to get a hot dog for lunch when we were on the go and then I had to bite off the ends of the sausage for him. After that, I can eat hot dogs all the time. It's so salty and delicious! As long as you do not think about what is in it..
Christmas tree / Christmas decorations
Such a difficult choice! How can you have one but not the other? It's like choosing between plague or cholera.. Fast I think it is incredibly beautiful to watch all the stars and candlesticks in the windows when driving the car in the dark. But if you don't have a tree, you won't get any gifts, right? For how should santa know where to put the presents then?
Purchased / homemade gingerbread?
It doesn't matter how many different recipes for gingerbread that I try. Purchased is always tastier for some reason. We only bake gingerbread because it's fun, and the dough is crazy good to eat!
Raisins / Nib sugar on saffron buns?
It feels like cheating every time I pours nib sugar on saffron buns but it is so much tastier. Though, I sometimes feel that it is related to Christmas to sit there with a yellow bun and pick out all the raisins and put in a little pile ..
Paradis / Alladin
There's a reason that the box is called Paradise. Though it has become much worse since trillingnöten disappeared. They say they took away the nut because it was too expensive to manufacture it. But I'd probably rather paid a penny more for the box if they'd kept trillingnöten. At Jenny's food blog, there is a recipe for just trillingnöten.
Carola / Justin Bieber
I've never been one of those screaming teenagers who called themselfs Belibers. I guess I was too old when he became popular. However, I think that he has an amazing voice, but Carol was mom's favorite so I have grown up with her.