Thursday, 16 September 2010

Typically Finnish

Today’s lunch that is... my grandma had made me some "makkarakeitto" (i.e. sausage soup) before our trip to the swimming pool. Usually I don’t really like this kind of food, but since one of the golden rules I try to live by is "avoid upsetting elderly people", I ate it. And really, it was OK with some rye bread with lots of butter on it. The soup basically consists of potato, carrots, some swede/turnip and Finnish sausage, and it's very popular up here.
Speaking of sausages, I’m considering a couple of weeks without meat again... Some of you might remember that I did a similar experiment last spring, and I really enjoyed it. There are so many delicious vegetarian dishes out there to try, and it’s more likely that you try them when you make a conscious effort to skip the meat.
Today something else strange happened: I was all dressed in black... yeah, you should definitely note this down because it’s not very likely to occur again very soon. [and yeah, I do realise that you don’t have anything better to do with your precious time than looking at my clothes and taking notes).
The miracle: the only black t-shirt that I own.
That’s enough self-centred blabbering for today... have a nice Thursday, everyone!


knickknacks said...

We have a very similar dish to what you ate too usually with pork & chicken. Great for colder weather!
Hmm.. I don't think I will ever survive on vegetarian food for that long! I feel lethargic without my meat!
Interesting that you are not into wearing black! *scribbles in notebook* ;)

Zsuzsi said...

Soups are great indeed when it gets cold :)
Black usually makes me look like a ghost, so that's why I try to avoid it :)