Sunday, March 27, 2011

What's for Dinner?

We're kicking off the week with a trip to ...


After all the great suggestions for food from Djibouti ("djibouti, djibouti, djibouti" ... we just like saying it!), Olivia's dug in her heels and settled on Denmark for this week's installment of World of Food. Sometimes, when a 12-year-old gets her mind set there ain't no changing it!

So, off to Denmark we go. Tonight's meal will include:

Frikadeller -- a.k.a. Danish Meatballs
Hvidkal med Kommen (say that 3 times fast!) -- Carraway Cabbage
Frugtboller (sounds naughty, doesn't it?) -- Fruit Dumplings

And she'll make some Danish Donut Holes (aebleskiver???) for breakfast tomorrow morning.

The rest of the week we'll be enjoying some food that's a little easier to pronounce: Bacon, Egg, Spinach & Tuna Salad; Pot Roast; Grilled Chicken with Warm Belgian Endives and Pine Nut Salad.

What about you? What's on your agenda this week? Got a new recipe you're excited to try? Maybe an old standby that never disappoints? Share!!


  1. Would you believe I actually have a neighbor who is currently in Dijbouti?

  2. really? Olivia's promised she'll cook from Djibouti when we finally circle back around to D.

    I'm just hoping we can convince her to do Ethiopia next week. I luv me some ethiopian food!

  3. Wow, for a minute I was really thinking you were GOING to Denmark! Great recipe! I remember in school we had a food fair with several countries featured. Since then I've not been afraid to taste new things. :D

  4. I WISH, Chigger Hill! Though Olivia's made it clear that the next trip we take out of country is either going to be to Iceland (her first choice) or Switzerland (which we're scheduled to visit with the Girl Scouts in 2013).

    Funny story about food fairs for kids... several years ago we participated in a Through the Years event with Girl Scouts. Each troop chose a decade, researched it, prepared info/food/etc from it. The girls then traveled decade to decade learning and sampling food. Our troop's decade was the 1930s and we offered SPAM. Ours was the most popular table!! The girls were lining up to eat the stuff!

  5. Denmark is beautiful and has lots of great dishes. I LOVED frikadeller - although they are a pretty wet meatball. Using two spoons really helps to shape them and keep your hands clean. Have fun!