Syttende Mai

Syttende Mai Parade 2014 in Ballard.

Syttende Mai Parade 2014 in Ballard.

I know it’s the 18th, but I was pretty busy yesterday celebrating Norway’s Constitution Day. This year I got to prepare food for a Syttende Mai Party Hosted by Rachel in her lovely home right in downtown Ballard. As her home is right on the Syttende Mai Parade route, the guests were invited to come, reserve their spots on the street and then come up for food and drinks. Perfect!

Rachel wanted to serve finger foods, anything “Scandi”, so I mainly went with an assortment of Smørrebrød, the Danish Open Faced Sandwich. Additionally, Norwegian Meatballs, Mini Potet Klub, Flatbread with Meat and Cheeses and Rommegrøt were served. The Desserts included a Verdens Beste Kake, made by my friend Gracia from GraciousOffering.com, Krumkake prepared by Rachel and her mother, an Almond Cake and of course a Kransekake!

Smørrebrød Spread

Smørrebrød Spread

I prepared 8 different Kinds of these Open faced Sandwiches.

1.  Apricot- Blueberry with Ricotta Cheese and Honey

2. Chicken Salad

3. Ham and Jarlsberg Cheese

4. Smoked Salmon and Cucumber with Dill

5. Tomato and Sprouts

6. Beets with Blue Cheese

7. Flank Steak Roulette

8. Haricots Verts and Eggs

Smørrebrød Assortment

Smørrebrød Assortment

Smørrebrød Assortment

Smørrebrød Assortment

Apricot-Blueberry with Ricotta and Honey.

Apricot-Blueberry with Ricotta and Honey.

Haricots Verts and Egg

Haricots Verts and Egg

Flank Steak Roulettes

Flank Steak Roulettes

Smoked Salmon and Cucumber

Smoked Salmon and Cucumber

Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad

 

Beets and Blue Cheese

Beets and Blue Cheese

I also prepared a flatbread to be served with Gjetost Cheese, Jarlsberg, and Blue Cheese with Soppressata. The Flatbread is from a recipe My Great Grandmother uses. It is excellent, and I will share that one and other  recipes soon!

Flatbread with Cheese and Butter

Flatbread with Cheese and Butter

Gjetost, Jarlsberg and blue Cheese with Soppressata

Gjetost, Jarlsberg and blue Cheese with Soppressata

I prepared Norwegian Meatballs and Potet Klub (both recipes from my Great-Grandmother as well!). It was my take on Meat and Potatoes… which is pretty “Scandi”.

 

Norwegian Meatballs and Miniature Potet Klub.

Norwegian Meatballs and Miniature Potet Klub.

Lemonade and VOSS.

Lemonade and VOSS.

Three out of four of these desserts include almonds, but all are delicious. Rachel and her mom had all of these really decorative linens and serving dishes.

Dessert Table

Dessert Table

Kransekake

Kransekake

Krumkake

Krumkake

Almond Cake

Almond Cake

Verdens Beste Kake made by Gracia!

Verdens Beste Kake made by Gracia!

Verdens Beste Kake

Verdens Beste Kake

This Verdens Beste uses a sponge and meringue along with pastry cream to create a melt in your mouth experience!

Norge Cookies!

Norge Cookies!

Everyone went down to watch the parade!

Fjord Horses

Fjord Horses

Uff Da Girls!

Uff Da Girls!

The Horses had their own clean-up crew! They had to work pretty fast too!

Syttende Mai Parade

Syttende Mai Parade

Syttende Mai 642

Syttende Mai 652

These two were really fun to watch and  very excited to pick up candy!

The Party was a huge Success, and really fun to watch the Parade and Celebrate Syttende Mai!

200 Anniversary for Norway!

200 Anniversary for Norway!

 

Gratulerer med Dagen Norway! Hipp Hipp Hurra!

 

2 responses to “Syttende Mai

  1. Josh, Absolutely fabulous job on the food for the Syttende Mai party. You nailed it on the presentation and more importantly, the taste…everything I tried was delicious. Congrats on a job well done!

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