Easter in Norway isn't exactly what I grew up with.
New pattent leather shoes, baked ham with scalloped potatoes, and a visit from the Easter bunny aren't the norm here. Ski trips, paper back murder mysteries, and empty church pews are. Not to say that I'm a regular Sally Churchgoer, but I do find it a little ironic that this country, the same one with a state church and one of the longest Easter vacations in the world, busies itself with chocolate bars and coffee cups instead of a communion bread and hymns. Grocery stores have even been closed for four of the past five days so that everyone has time to sit at home next to a candle and refelct on Jesus' crucification and ressurection. But I wasn't aiming at making this a purely judgmental post, so we'll just leave it at that.
Here a few pics from our generous Påske vacation, courtesy of the Norwegian Lutheran State church.
Maybe if I get a chance to restock the fridge with some groceries after the stores re-open tomorrow, I'll be able to post a new recipe!