As many of you already know, my long lost children are coming to visit me this summer. It will be their first trip across the ocean from the land of fast food and restaurant chains, to Norway the land of fish and more fish. We do however eat reindeer, and goat cheese as well as other assorted goodies foreign to the delicate palates of most American nationals. Supermarkets are often replaced by fishing boats or the hunters’ rifle, fast food by mothers’ speedy hands and restaurants by home cooking.
These children of mine are terrified of coming over here and trying something new. They have been talking to each other over the phone and saying things like. “You do know that Mom is going to make us eat sheep head, pig brains, rotten fish and goat cheese, don’t you?” They still have not been told about crispy fish eyeballs, fish liver, fish eggs, fish-balls, smoked reindeer heart, seagull eggs or blood pudding.
The truth is that my cooking is not so different than most Americans. At least I think so, although sometimes my seasoning might be a bit Viking flavored. “What’s for dinner---” will be a small series of posts inviting you into my kitchen. The meals are sometimes healthy, sometimes not... They are always tasty and cheaper than eating out, although my wayward American son would convince me otherwise. My children here in Norway have moved out, but they still call me up and ask “What’s for dinner Mom?” I haven’t scared them away from the dinner table yet. It will be interesting to see if I can get the other two to even sit down.
---Are you afraid to taste new things? Has fast food and eating out replaced a good home cooked meal because it is cheaper and more convenient? Have TV dinner children turned into Microwave addicts?---
Here is what’s for dinner today: American comfort all the way!
|Macaroni and Cheese Casserole w/Frankfurters and a Caesar Salad|