Grandma Lillian’s Flatbread

Grandma Lil, about 1984

Grandma Lil, about 1984

My Norwegian Grandma Lil used to make the best flatbread around the holidays.  Technically it’s more of a cracker, but she called it flatbread and so it shall be.  I loved when she made it with graham flour, or even whole wheat flour.  I’d settle for even eating it if made with rye flour if that’s what she used.  I haven’t used rye myself with this recipe.  In honor of Grandma Lil’s birthday today (11/07/1910), I post this as a family recipe that should continue on through the generations!  It’s a true flatbread, not the kind we now use to make pizza/appetizers.  This flatbread is a crispy snack all by itself! Continue reading

Craving Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs

We always have Swedish meatballs for Christmas Eve.  They are a tradition in our Christmas Eve buffet, along with mashed potatoes to ladle the meatballs and gravy over.  This year we were away at my Dad’s for Christmas and we went a traditional roast turkey and the trimmings route.  The ground beef and ground pork for the Swedish meatballs were tucked away in the freezer for another time. Continue reading

Scandinavian Pot Roast

Scandinavian Pot Roast

Scandinavian Pot Roast

Beef pot roast isn’t one of my favorite meats.  It has to have a hook, a pop, that elevates it over the pot roast my Mom used to make.  When I found this Scandinavian recipe that uses dried fruit, cinnamon and ginger, I couldn’t wait to try it.  I would change it to a crockpot recipe and the wonderful smells would float through the castle for hours! Continue reading