Snow and Smörgåstårta

More snow, which means SLEDDING!!!!!!!

Rosie absolutely loves this weather!

We also went to our friends house (Nina and Magnus) for a traditional smörgåstårta with their family.

According to Wikipedia:

Smörgåstårta (English: "sandwich-cake" or "sandwich gateau") is a Scandinavian cuisine dish that is popular in SwedenEstonia (as "võileivatort") and Finland (as "voileipäkakku"). This savory cake is compositionally similar to a sandwich, but it has such a large amount of filling that it more resembles a layered cream cake with garnished top.
The smörgåstårta is normally made up of several layers of white or light rye bread with creamy fillings in between. The fillings and toppings vary, but egg and mayonnaise are often the base, additional filling may vary greatly but often includes one or more of the following: liver pâtéolivesshrimpham, various cold cutscaviartomatocucumbergrapeslemonslices, cheese and smoked salmon. For the best result, assemble the cake the day before consumption and let it rest in the refrigerator overnight. Decorate the cake on the day of consumption.
Smörgåstårta is served cold and sliced like a dessert cake. The types of sandwich cakes vary from meat, fish, combinations of cheeses and meats to vegan. The smörgåstårta top decor often reflects the ingredients used as a filling. Voileipäkakku (in Finnish) is part of family gathering dishes from birthday parties, weddings or funerals in Finland.

And it looks beautiful!  Such time spent!

Now, I'll be the first to admit that I'm no fan of liver pate, shrimp or caviar, and this night was no exception.  The beauty of this thing is that it's in layers, and you can really eat only the layers that you want, so the part I ate was delicious!  Joacim confirmed that the liver pate part was too :)

This is Joacim's newest buddy, Noa.  He's Nina and Magnus' youngest son, and he ADORES Joacim.

We had a lovely evening eating, hanging out and watching a movie.  They have one of those big leather recliner sofas that completely suck you in.  I'll admit it....I loved it!

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