Another week filled with delicious food has gone by.
Monday – Jamabalaya
As far as I know it’s a dish from the southern states of America: Rice, vegetables and shrimps.
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Tuesday – Dinner at Madklubben (the food club)
We went out to celebrate Niller’s and Morten’s successful business co-operation. Madklubben spoiled us with lovely appetizers and really good lamb. For dessert we went down to the harbour and had some Belgian waffles and softice.
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Wednesday – Pasta Salad with Tuna
Not knowing if we would get fish when going to the summerhouse in the weekend, I had to squeeze in another fish-dish. Love the colored pasta, makes me happy =)
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Thursday – Lasagna
First night at the summerhouse we got lasagana, silly me forgot to take pictures. Let’s help your imagination with some adjectives: yummy, cheesy, meaty, … and there was lots of it!
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Friday – Grilled Salmon
Birthe (Morten’s mom) and I were co-operating here. We made grilled salmon stuffed with zucchini and lots of herbs, a nice summer salad and a dip based on greek yoghurt. For dessert Birthe surprised us with meringues filled with rhubarb and lots of whipped cream. Did you notice how we got fish on fish-friday even though we weren’t fully responsible for the dinner plan?
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Saturday – Chicken Kabob
One of the best things about summer is grilled food. Morten had a blueberry beer for dinner. Later when playing a game called Bet your Brain we had some lemon cake covered with chocolate.
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Sunday – Bagel
Okay, we cheated once again. No soup, but a bagel. No picture. Oooh, I’m bad…
Hope you guys had a week filled good food as well!
Morten and I have been at his parents’ summerhouse for the weekend. Root hates traveling so he stayed home and had Sanne coming over to give him food and keep him company. What we didn’t know was that Root keeps a diary. Here a little extract:
Dear diary, today I enjoyed lying in that woman’s lap. She gives me yummy food and cuddles with me. I’m rather fond of her so I decided to teach her some of my hunting skills. I hunt flies. Well, I showed her again and again but she didn’t seem to be a natural. So after several tries I gave up and just finished the job alone. She fed me some vitamin pills, at least she thought it was vitamin pills. They were in fact my favorite candy. I scored three!
Today, after a long tour of cuddling on the sofa, that woman brushed my fur. Now it’s even shinier than before. I love cosmetic treatments! We also played for a while. Then I got tired. I went to sleep. Kinda felt watched.
My food post, finally! I’m very excited to show you all the things we’ve had for dinner the past week (I’ll skip Monday as we only had hangover pizza, bad pizza, bad!). Hope you’ll enjoy!
20 minutes – Tuesday: Meat balls with spring onions and a potato salad with cucumber, radish and green pesto dressing.
Wednesday’s surprise: This week neither MOrten nor I surprised one another. It was Morten’s dad Ole who invited us over and served roast beef, potatoes and fried onions for us.
Tomato – Thursday: We had a dish called ‘Almost Moussaka’. Zucchini with ground beef, tomatoes, homegrown thyme, lots of garlic and feta cheese.
Friday’s Fish: This amazing recipe I found on Simply Recipes, a food blog I just recently discovered. Nicely cumin-marinated salmon with tomatoes, onion, bell pepper and coconut milk served on brown rice.
Yummy/Deluxe Saturday: On our date, I had Mac & Cheese and Morten had an S.O.B. burger. It was fun eating at Hard Rock Café!
Soup – Sunday: We ended that delicious week with a broccoli-cauliflower soup.
Well, I hope you all followed Sam’s advise on eating before reading ;-)
If you have any question regarding e.g. recipes, I would be happy to answer them!
For over 2 weeks I’ve been summer-jobbing at Brinja’s boutique and as much as love working there I must admit, I’m just not a 9 to 5 girl. Okay, the work times are actually from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and to a lot of people it probably sounds like heaven. Problem is: I get up kinda early (around 7 a.m.) but other than workout and a bit of grocery shopping I don’t get a lot done by the time I have to go to work. In the evening when I get home ‘hungry Morten’ is waiting. After dinner there’s an hour of lying on the couch followed by some work on the computer. At 10 p.m. my body asks for rest, so I’ll read a bit in whatever chick book I’m reading (right now it’s Marian Keyes – The other side of the story) and the day is over.
When I first moved to Danmark I was working for the post where my workday would start at 7 a.m. Since I was super good at my job I would be done by 1 or 2 p.m. That’s much more me =)
So should I ever get done with my studies I better look out for a 7 to 3 job. Let’s hope they excist in that industry ;-)
Dolly Parton singing about my life
Later I will tell you guys about my weekend plans. Soooo looking forward to the weekend =)
I lived up to my expectations: I made exactly 12 headbands, here in nice blue shades. Funny detail in this picture: The prints on the wall reflecting in the glass counter. The talented artist is Lea Bolvig, a friend of mine and Brinja‘s brother‘s girlfriend.
Here is me showing off a yellow headband. Love that color. Should you wonder why I’m back with my old glasses: I’m kinda experiencing some problems with the new pair. Not so clear after all…
Here you can see a finished flower headband. I found the picture on Brinja’s blog under the category shop! So many good things to find there =)
I’m already behind the sewing machine again. Another 12 headbands is my goal for today.
Note: the machine smells of basil, very distracting… ;-)
This is what I’ve been doing today:To understand the awesomeness of this picture people need to know that I never even attached a button to a shirt or anything else that has to do with sewing. When joining Brinja’s boutique I really wanted to learn how to sew the flowers for the amazing headbands Brinja makes. So after 30 seconds of trying to sew on a straight line I just started making flowers. Brinja could instantly see that I’m a natural ;-) Today I made 12 flowers in different colors. It took about 3 hours (Brinja makes 12 in like 30 minutes). It was a fight but I love looking at the result. It feels amazing to do something crafty, something where you see a difference by the end of the day.
You might have noticed that there have been quite some food posts lately. Reason for that is our very grown up decision to eat after a dinner plan (so we wouldn’t end up eating pizza every night; bad pizza, bad!). When sitting together and planning we considered all the recommendations by the MInistery of Health, such as eat fish twice a week, eat a variety of vegetables and so on. We decided to have certain groups of food on certain days, e.g. fish on Mondays and Fridays. When saying ‘fish on Fridays’, I could see Morten’s eyes light up. He had a mission:
To find an adjektiv or noun for every day. And it had to start with the same letter as that day. Oh, what fun that was. That’s what we ended up with (please notice that our plan is in Danish, so it doesn’t neccessarly meet the requirements when translated into English):
Ocean – Monday (mer – mandag): We’ll eat fish or shellfish.
Twenty minutes – Tuesday: We’ll have a dish that takes no more than 20 minutes to prepare.
Wednesday’s surprise (onsdags overraskelse): I’ll surprise Morten with a dish and every 4th week he has to surprise me.
Tomato – Thursday: Anything’s allowed, if only it contains tomato.
Friday’s fish: Guess what, we’ll have fish!
Yummy/deluxe - Saturday (lækker luksus lørdag): Here’s where we can spend some more money on ingredients or maybe get an appetizer or a dessert or even go out for dinner.
Soup – Sunday: We love soups, here’s our chance.
I’m really excited about this project! I’ll probably give you a weekly summary on what’s been on our plates =)
Hope everyone’s having a lovely Tuesday!
Morten’s cousin Sanne is getting married in August. So yesterday we went out and celebrated her bachelorette party! It was a perfect day! It started with a picnic in Classenshave, then we would send Sanne to a photo studio, where she would get her photo taken (you know what kind of photo!). After that we had someone teach us belly dancing (Sanne’s future husband is turkish, so she might need some tricks) and then we had the nicest three course dinner ever. The night ended in a gay dance club – kind of a weird experience =)
The beautiful bride to be in her amazing belly dance costume.
Not the dinner we got at the restaurant but still so delicious. Salmon with garlic, potatoes, and vegetables, all oven baked.