Anyway, enough of stepping down the memory lane, here was our menu for Finnish Christmas Eve 2010.
Savory rice pudding with a single almond
(The person who finds the almond will have good luck for next year)
Served with mulled wine
Selection of soused herring
Gravad Lax with Dill Sauce
Boiled eggs topped with black roe
Beetroot salad (Rosolli)
New boiled potatoes
Soured cream sauce
Served with schnapps, beer and a few drinking songs
Carrot bake (Porkkanalaatikko)
Swede bake (Lanttulaatikko)
Gingerbread men (Piparkakkuja)
This year we also had a visit from Father Christmas who delivered our presents early, in the Finnish way, after the meal, as we wanted to get on the road early on Christmas Day. The strange thing is that the Englishman missed him completely...