Swedish Easter Smörgåsbord

This post used to contain pictures, but due to new storage limitations from WordPress, I had to fix the problem and decided to create a new blog that works as an archive for all the posts from my two years in California. This full post can be found here.

It was many hours ago I stopped eating, but I’m still super full and my tummy hurts! Not a good idea to take the power-ultra skinny jeans to a buffe… My host-parents were super nice to let me quit a little earlier today so I could make it in time to IKEA in San Diego for the Swedish easter smörgåsbord. It took me about 1,5 hour to drive what normally takes about 40min. But I don’t mind driving in rush hour here. It’s way worse in Sweden with the standard shift.

The buffe was really good and it felt like home. Meatballs, potatoes, herring (sill), Janssons, lingonberries, brown sauce, ham, sausages. For the dessert there were Delicato balls, princess cake, and punch rolls, also known as vaccum cleaners. There also was Swedish easter drink (påskmust). It was an awesome evening of Swedish and afterward, when we walked around in the warehouse, it really felt as if I was at IKEA back home in Kållered! IKEA looked exactly the same as in Sweden and it looked funny with all the Swedish names on the things and weird with dollars instead of SEK.

At the Swedish Food Market I bought two jars of raspberry/blackberry, two Swedish easter eggs for the kids and a little candy to put in them. Tomorrow I’m going to hide the eggs and write notes to the kids that they have to find in the right order. My mum used to do that with me and my brother when we were kids and I loved it! I hope these kids will too. The dad thought it was a great idea!

Speaking of easter candy, when I got home some easter candy was on my desk. My host family is so sweet! Hope it is as good as the candy I got on V-day!

My last day of work before spring break was rather chaotic. When we got to school we realized that the girl didn’t have her glasses with her. So I drove back home, couldn’t find the glasses and hoped I just didn’t see them in her backpack. I had planned a morning in the park with the boy, playing basket, but the mum had to go to somewhere and wanted me to stay home with him because the cleaning lady was in the house. So we played with Bendaroo’s, sticks you can bend and stick together and build stuff. We built a bike and a spider.
We did some homework and then I made pancakes. My pancake-plate look really different now from what it looked like in the beginning. Before I could eat like eight pancakes but now I only eat three and fill my plate with strawberries, blueberries and banana.

It’s very late and I should really get to bed. Tomorrow I need to get up pretty early to say goodbye to my family, they are going to Mammoth. And right after they’ve gone I’m gonna go to Julian and eat apple pie. Goodnight!

IKEA San Diego Swedish Easter Smörgåsbord Menu Swedish Easter Smörgåsbord Main course Dessert IKEA Easter candy

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