Pinnekjøtt is a Christmas meal, which is often also cooked on new year’s eve.
according to wikipedia:
In Norway, Pinnekjøtt is a main course dinner dish of lamb or mutton. Pinnekjøtt is a festive dish typical to Western- and Northern Norway, and is rapidly gaining popularity in other regions as well. This dish is largely associated with the celebration of Christmas, served with puréed swede and potatoes, beer and akevitt. 37% of Norwegians say they eat pinnekjøtt for their family Christmas dinner.
So do we. 😀
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It’s been a good year. Some periods of my life have been much more busy, and especially July and the last three months. I’m happy that I’ve (mostly) managed to put up a picture a day. In 2014 I’ll continue on, and I hope to see many of you here still.
Happy new year everyone!! May 2014 be a blast for you all!!!!!! 😀
Visning a local saw mill. Still operable, and in summer it’s running twice a week, for the benefit of curious cats. 🙂
Our guest harbour is taking a wee brash after the storm. But the next one is just around the corner!
A break in the clouds! Worth more than gold if you ask me… here is just a very average picture of a very average fjord. Everyday life in Norway 🙂
I travelled home about four days ago, and it’s been really awful weather the whole way. We’ve hardly been able to get out the door, without being drenched and blown away. A bit of a bummer, especially since the last few Christmases have been white. But oh well… today we were able to get out and see a little bit, like this place here. This is one of the local beaches, or rather, this is right next to one of the local beaches. It may not be surprising to you that it was quite empty today… 😉
I like going to Musikverein before Christmas. If I were in Vienna during the holidays I might want to go during as well, but so far that hasn’t happened. There are many categories of seating… the most expensive ones are of course down in front of the orchestra (though not the front seats), but you can get really cheap reservations too. Like the standing places, that only cost 5 Euro each. If you’re in good shape that’s really a bargain to see the great pieces that are put on. 🙂