And that's a wrap. I told the boys we were doing a series of Danish dishes in honor of our favorite Danes - Rikke, Ulla, Danya, and Stella - during our cooking around the world adventure. So after three dinners and a breakfast, I think they're ready to move on to our next country.
Here's the Danish round-up... (click on the recipe titles to go to the recipe and original post)
Breakfast = Crepes with Rabarber-Hindbærsyltetøj
(Crepes with Rhubarb-Raspberry Jam)
These delicate pancakes are scented with cardamom and I received the best compliment ever when I made them: "Mom, these taste just like Danya and Ms. Ulla's!" That is high praise from my 10-year-old.
Lunch = Smørrebrød
Though this is traditionally a mid-day meal for the Danes, we ate them for dinner, outside on a warm summer's evening...and loved them! I had initially thought to pre-make the smørrebrød, then I realized it would be more fun to unleash the boys' creative palates. So they slathered rhubarb-raspberry jam on top of the buttered rye breads, topped them with potatoes, ham, hardboiled eggs, shrimp, avocados and more. Delicious!
(Sugar Browned Potatoes & Stuffed Pork Tenderloins)
Dylan was my kitchen elf on this one and did a great job, from stuffing and lacing the pork tenderloin to gently shaking the pan to get the caramel all over the potatoes, I think he would have made his Zia Rikke proud.
Dinner Two = Stegt Flæsk Med Persillesov