We decided to have a special dinner in honor of St. Urho's Day.
We had a salad; green spinach, cucumbers and purple grapes.
No Finnish flatbread to be found, so this sourdough and rustic french bread, did their best to fill in the gap.
here for the recipe.
Oh my goodness, the whole house smelled so good! Mmm! And thank you kind man, who showed up at the church last summer and asked if anyone wanted a big bag of rhubarb! Um, me!
Deacon only ate one bowl of the mojakka. Elena had three.
A couple more scenes from our dinner...
An 8 year old boy's interpretation of wearing green and purple. Ahh, life with boys!
We had such a fun dinner! St. Urho was a good excuse to get the kids involved with making dinner. And it was really nice to sit down with my family and share a typical meal (except for the spinach salad) that I had growing up.
Culture, that sounds elegant... I guess I shared a bit of "Finnish culture" with my kids. My kids are growing up so different than I did, so I was thrilled to eat Finnish food with them.
Thank you St. Urho for a fun evening with my family!