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.