Candles everywhere

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Hi! Can’t get enough of candles this time of the year! This is from our dining room.

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We have so much snow. Yesterday the schools were closed a ‘snow day’, and we ended up having a great family day. We started the day at the gym, the kids love their kids club, so while they had fun I was working out with my PT. After that we skated for an hour plus  went sledding, so much fun but man we were all tired after that and my muscles are so sore today!!

My mission for today is to finish up all Xmas shopping. I order most stuff online, but tonight I have a date with Jana including dinner and shopping at the mall!

Happy weekend to you all ♥

Glögg and Lucia

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My cousin brought a lot of glögg from Sweden, yeah! These two are on my top list. Here in the States we can only buy the dark red ones without any alcohol, at Ikea or Plum Market, that I normally mix with some redwine. That’s aslo tasty, but theses two took it to another level! Warm glögg and lots of snow, amazing combo!

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Normally by this time of the year we have our big Xmas tree up, but I decided that the little one in the basement is enough. And I will have my lumbar jack hubby to cut down a tree in his own forest in Sweden!

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This furry blanket is actually a Xmas tree skirt (julgransmatta) and I have matchy blankets in the sofa. Old favorites from Restoration Hardware (in Sweden you can find similar ones at Newport) and I might pack up the tree skirt and one blanket for our Sweden trip… sometimes I wish I wouldn’t care so much about details like this, hehe :)

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Also. Today it’s St Lucia’s day and I’ve been enjoying all Lucia posts on instagram. A tradition I miss every year. For you who don’t know, Lucia was a saint from Italy that came with candles in her hair to bright up the darkest day of the year. As a kid you dress up and sing, at every school and childcare centers etc. Click here if you want a peek! That’s what I will show my kids right know and give them some hot chocolate and ‘lusse buns’. Need to keep traditions alive!

Tonight’s dinner

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Dan Dan Noodles (4 port)  (scroll down for English)

  • 1 msk riven färsk ingefära
  • 2 vitlöksklyftor
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1 tsk sambal oelek
  • 3 msk japansk soja
  • 1 dl jordnötssmör
  • 1 tsk strösocker
  • 1/2 purjolök
  • 4 port risnudlar
  • 250 g körsbärstomater
  • 250 g champinjoner
  • 250 g sojabönor/edamame
  • 1 msk olja
  • 65 g babyspenat
  1. Dressing: skala och riv ingefäran, pressa i vitlök och lime, blanda i sambal oelek, soja, jordnötssmör, socker och i med finstrimlad purjolök.
  2. Koka nudlarna.
  3. Dela tomaterna.
  4. Dela champinjonerna och fräs med tinade sojabönor i oljan.
  5. Blanda i dressingen och nudlarna, och sist i med tomaterna och spenaten. Servera varm el kall, med lite flingsalt på toppen!
    Receptet hittade jag på Ica.se, så himla gott!!

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Dan Dan Noodles (4 portions)

  • 1 tbls fresh shredded ginger
  • 2 garlic coves
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1 tsp sambal oelek
  • 3 tbls Japanese soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 leek
  • 4 portions rice noodles
  • 1/2 lbs cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 lbs mushrooms
  • 1/2 lbs soy beans/edamame
  • 1 tbls oil
  • 2-3 oz baby spinach
  1. Dressing: peel and shred the ginger, crush the garlic (shred or use a garlic press) squeeze the lime, add sambal oelek, soy sauce, peanut butter, sugar, chop the leek and mix all this in a bowl.
  2. Cook the noodles.
  3. Chop the tomatoes.
  4. Chop the mushrooms and stir fry with the edamame in the oil. (defrost the edamame first)
  5. Turn off the heat and add the dressing and noodles in the fry pan, add the tomatoes and spinach. Serve warm or cold, and finish up with some flake salt. If you want more heat to it, just add some more sambal oelek. Yum, enjoy!

Kram// Xx Cissi

More lights and some inspo

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Another string light, this time inside of the lanterns. Perfect for both outdoors and indoors!

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And how cozy with snow, love it!!

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A simple wreath is hanging on the door.

In Sweden where we have double doors I might steel this idea I found at Pinterest, also love the tree in the basket!


It’s dinner time and today I’ll serve homemade chicken fingers, nom!

Update on Eddie-Bo – Fever is gone but he did a X-ray yesterday since it was not better. But today he can bend his knee again and he was back at school, puh!

Kram//Xx Cissi

 

Winter wonderland

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-Mom, look it’s snowing!! Great words to wake up to, finally some snow!

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We had to cancel our plans for today, both Eddie-Bo’s game in Toledo and the early Redwings game. He still runs a fever and the knee is not better either.

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Can’t bend it so well…

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From happy to cranky all day! He’s so frustrated he can’t run and move and most of all play hockey! He hates his life today… He’s very dramatic, my poor thing! His warm cool winter camo coat is from Zara, if you wonder :)

Kram//Xx Cissi