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Welcome to my ScandinAsian food blog. A blog about what I like to make in my little Norweigan kitchen, from homemade meals to fun creative sandwiches. My parents gave me the name Sorieya, a Cambodian name, which means sun. I'm originally from the United States. Now I'm currently living in Norway, married to a Norwegian man with 3 beautiful children. It's hard being away from my family back in the States and I miss them everyday. I am not an artist but I love making fun sandwiches for my kids. I am not a professional chef but I love to cook and I love being in the kitchen. I love introducing my children to different kind of international food, introducing food from my childhood and explaining to my kids the history about their culture and food. I love spending those quality time together teaching my little ones how to make bread, Khmer food, and teaching me Norwegian. My Norwegian isn't that great but I do understand just the basics but speaking it, that's another story.

Friday, July 26, 2013

During this week.....

Last week we took a little trip to Sweden to buy grocery. It's so stressful shopping in Sweden because it's so many people during the summer. A lot of Norwegian shopping in Sweden. It's like Canadians shopping in United States. I can't stand the long lines, the rudeness, people blocking their carts, carts in the middle of the aisle, pushing cart behind my ankle, cutting in line and bad drivers. But it's cheaper to buy grocery. If Norway would lower their taxes and prices than I have no reason to go to Sweden. Sweden has more varieties on produce/meat/others than in Norway. If I could I would love to live in the border between Sweden and Norway. There is a limit on how much food you can buy to bring back to Norway. It's 10 kilo per person. 

When I lived in Maine, I would go to New Hampshire to buy my grocery because it's cheaper, their is no limit, and tax free (the last time I remembered).

 #1 reason why I go to Sweden is because they have a lot of varieties on American products and it's way cheaper. I get homesick often and seeing the American aisle makes me happy.

What I miss most about Maine, is the red hot dogs. Instead of Maine red hot dogs I bought a package of Danish red hot dogs. Taste almost like Maine. They use to sell red hot dogs in the Norwegian grocery stores but I haven't seen any since 2008. 

 Today I made something special for family dinner. Creamy Prosciutto stuffed steak rolls. 
 The filling I made for my steaks (chopped prosciutto, chopped chorizo, spinach, diced tomatoes, cream cheese, shredded Swedish cheese, spinach)
I stuffed my steaks with the filling I had made, rolled, wrapped with spekeskinke, and secured with wooden pin. Pan seared.....
With left over juices in the pan from the steak rolls I made it into creamy sauce. Which went very well. I served with pasta with light cream, spinach, green beans. My whole family loved it.

These are Danish red hot dogs which I steamed. Isn't it similar to the Maine red hot dogs?

 Wrapped with Norwegian lompe. Kids favorite.

Smoked ham and Angus roast hoagies.

Slow cooked hickory smoked chipotle BBQ pull chicken.

For breakfast the other day I made smoked ham, Danish bacon, Gouda cheese, and egg in a cup, baked in a muffin maker.

I miss Maine strawberries too but these Swedish strawberries were so sweet and delicious. It taste just like Norwegian strawberries. My husband actually admits that Swedish berries are good.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Watermelon, strawberries, lemonade smoothies....

 I woke up this morning and I thought why not make some fruity smoothies but I need to buy some fruit and my husband wanted me to go and buy grocery while I was up. He was out of coffee and I'm not a coffee drinker but anything for him. I made a list, got ready, and took 2 of my kids with me while the littlest one was at home with her dad. While I parked my car in the parking lot I forgot my list, my phone, and my B&N nook. I was so distracted, good thing I have a good memory but when I got home one thing I forgot was COFFEE. Most of the time when I'm buying grocery I forget to pick up coffee, he knows I don't drink coffee. 
 I bought fresh Norwegian strawberries. Norwegian strawberries this year are one of the best strawberries I've had in a while. It's so sweet.
I miss Maine strawberries. I don't even remember how they even taste. I should plan a trip to Maine hopefully soon. My kids and my husband really miss it. 

For my smoothie. I used fresh watermelon, fresh Norwegian strawberries, lime juice, ice cubes, frozen strawberries. 

For dinner I had made slow cooked chicken Philly 3 cheese sandwiches. 

2 lbs chicken breast, sliced, seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder, steak seasoning,  diced onions, diced green bell peppers, minced garlic placed in a slow cooker and slow cooked for 4 hours. I used the left over broth from the slow cooked chicken and made into dipping sauce for the sandwiches.  I used mozzarella cheese, bacon cheese slices, and Jarlsberg cheese in fresh baked baguettes. Served with a side of sauteed green beans with sliced onions, minced garlic, spekeskinke, salt, pepper, seasoning sauce, paprika, plant margarine, little brown sugar, and a little dash of white wine.