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!
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
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!
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”.
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.
This Verdens Beste uses a sponge and meringue along with pastry cream to create a melt in your mouth experience!
Everyone went down to watch the parade!
The Horses had their own clean-up crew! They had to work pretty fast too!
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!
Gratulerer med Dagen Norway! Hipp Hipp Hurra!