Send As SMS

Bangsiland - Anna Björk Benjaminsdottir

Welcome to my blogging here in cyber. Mom made this site for me to be able to joy my friends and familly in Iceland, Sweden and other places... wherever you are. Please write a comment if you like (",)

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Merry Christmas

It’s only a couple of days left for Christmas now and I can tell you I am getting more and more exiting about this day. Mom is talking about it every day and as I don’t really remember last year I must say this is a very interesting time of year. The Yule Lads have been very kind to me and I have got a present every night! Things to my hair, a book of Santa, a ball, and a sweet water bubble with a teddy bear in it – unfortunately I broke that one...

We have been cooking a lot lately and I am always helping mom. Last night even dad was helping mom and we made Swedish meatballs. Mom is getting even worse in her back and she is always resting when we are coming at home in the afternoon. I found it quite boring and am trying to wake her up by doing things I know I am not allowed to. Then she wakes up instead we are watching the TV together and having some milk and a cookie.

Saturdays we went for one more birthday party and I was of course trying to get all attention. Of course I succeed.

I don’t know if mom will have more time to update my website before Christmas so if not I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!


At 1:13 PM, Leann said...

Hi Maria,

Funny you should mention Swedish have to fix some for a party on Friday here at the office and have not the SLIGHTEST idea of how to fix them. Would you mind sharing your recipies?

At 1:23 AM, Bangsiland's Blog said...

Hi Leann, Of course I will :)

600 gram of minced meat - I usually use only beef meat. But you can also have 40% pork and 60% beef.
2 eggs
1 deciliter bread crumbs and 1,5 deciliter of water (or 1/2 cup bread crumbs and 1 cups of water
1 onion (very very fine chopped)
Pepper (I usually use both black and white)

Start to mix bread crumbs and water. Let it stand for a while so water will suck into bread. Be careful to not use too much of bread mixture as it can give a bad taste and balls will fall apart while frying. Better a little bit less than too much. Chop onion tiny tiny (you can also use grated onion) Mix all together with meat, egg, salt and pepper.

Make small balls – a Swedish ball is about 8-10 grams, very small so as say. Fry one first and taste it so it has enough of salt and pepper. I usually fry on one side first and then carefully turn them around. When balls are colored on both sides I shake the pan so balls will get fine shape. Do not fry in oil – use butter or margarine.

Good luck!

At 8:57 PM, Leann said...

Thank you for sharing that with me Maria!

How are you feeling these days?

Are you ready for Christmas?

At 4:10 AM, Bangsiland's Blog said...

Hi Leann, You are welcome!

I have definitely found Christmas spirit and am in a very optimistic and good mode :) I have almost all prepared and done. Tonight is an evening when you visit friends so I am only going to enjoy and relax that Christmas finally is here :)

However I am getting even worse in my back and my belly is enormous! Yesterday I went to my midwife who told me I will bring a big child this time. My curve has jumped up to maximum already :O No news for me, I laughed ;) I will slow down my work to 50% and I think it is clever thing to do. I have insurance covering 50% I will not lose any money and I will be able to rest some before I pick Anna-Björk up form her daycare.

How are you doing – will it be first Christmas without your relatives? I hope you will not stay alone though! I am glad I have learnt to know you and it feels good to have a friend “over there” From bottom of my heart I wish you the best and am looking forward to many nice conversations during next year!

My very best
Maria (and Anna-Björk)

At 1:01 PM, Leann said...

Hi Anna

It's good that you get some rest time! and that your wages don't have to suffer because of it.

It's been wonderful getting to know you and learn of another culture. I look forward to our continued "friendship" and wish you and yours the very merriest of christmases.

At 6:51 PM, Leann said...

O.k. Maria, it's well past Christmas...time to blog again :-)

Hope all is well.


Post a Comment

<< Home