Merry Yuletide and sunreturn celebration to all of you at PF!
Happy Holidays everyone!!!
Arildno, what are you doing for the holidays?
Better still, tell us what yule be doing for the holidays.
<okay, I hear the groans, you can stop now>
I'm going to eat pork, drink aquavit and copious quantities of beer, visit family, eat some more, celebrate the 40th birthday of a friend, drink some more and then belch my way through the rest of the holidays.
Snigger. I sniggered
Yumm...last time I drank aquavit was almost exactly three years ago (Christmas eve).
What is aquavit?
We had to cancel our plans for today. Tsu came home sick and then gave it to me. Hopefully we'll be up for a feast on Christmas day.
It's a caraway flavored distill (I was told to pronounce it ah-kuh-veet - arildno can correct that). Incidentally, it translates identically to whiskey (more correctly uisge beata).
The Wikipedia entry seems pretty accurate:
Ordinarily, I find aquavit a bit too "sharp" for my liking (that would be the anis and caraway seeds' fault), however it is well-suited to fatty(?) meats like pork ribs and such.
I prefer the well-rounded "Gammel Oppland" ("the Olde Uplands") which is not as sharp as, say, Løiten's.
Hope both of you get well soon!
Akvavit ??? Ok, this is something new. lol
Best Wishes to everybody
Aquavit. :yuck: Arildno, you told me you didn't drink that stuff.
Ivan, hope you and Tsu feel better soon.
One glass only. During Christmas, never else. It is a tradition..
I mercifully forget the experience during the rest of the year..
No! Nyquil and Near Beer are for New Years Eve celebrations, not Christmas! :grumpy: Next year, I think you should suggest she not give you any early gifts like that. :yuck:
If I get myself to the store before the seafood counter closes, I'm going to enjoy some sort of fish for dinner tomorrow (I'll see what they have before deciding what it'll be). If not, it'll be something far less interesting.
Flounder is a nice fish!
I wish everyone the very best holiday! May our blessings be as many as the posts on PF.
I was just saying how I wanted a flounder. They are wonderful.
I seem to remember Aquavit tastes a bit like Nyquil. Get well, you guys.
Nah, they're only good as frozen paddles! I want a fish with flavor...though flounder might be all they have left by now.
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