December is here, and Christmas is almost upon us! In Sweden, the days are fairly short now, so making the most of the daylight is something we have to do, and this weekend we did it really well!
On Friday we both went to town after work to buy a few things: I, Jason, bought some bits for my bike, and we bought some Christmasy things for the flat as well! We then headed home and had some inspiration for what to make for dinner (we discussed it on the bus and it all came together as we went to the supermarket). In Sweden, it is very common to have “taco night” on a Friday, which actually means eating any sort of Mexican food. (I am not even sure Swedes know what tacos are, seeing as most people seem to eat fajitas and still call it taco night!) We never usually make Mexican food, but our inspiration on Friday was very Mexican: enchiladas! (Recipe coming soon!)
On Saturday, we both skipped our usual RPM (spinning) class in favour of exercising outside in some daylight and on an untypically-dry day. (Most of November the sun has been hidden behind clouds and most weekends we’ve had a bit of rain.) It wasn’t a warm day though: -1°C and breezy. I went for a 70 km bike ride, but Sofi went one better and ran a half marathon! She actually almost turned around after 2.5 km, but apparently the Strava challenge she signed up to was motivation enough to keep going a further 18.6 km!
We also made some raw food energy bars and raw food cacao snack balls, both of which took very little time to make and were delicious! 😀 For dinner, we made pizzas with different toppings – I had potato on my pizza, among other things.
On Sunday we rewarded our hard work the day before with a lie in, followed by 90 mins of RPM…wait, that second part doesn’t sound like a reward… After struggling to walk home, we had a very simple soup, which we ate with our caraway bread (which we prepared on Saturday and baked on Sunday morning before RPM). We then made some traditional Swedish Lucia buns (saffron buns) to take to our friends’ for fika, along with the rawfood balls.
For dinner we enjoyed more of our bread, and lit the first of our advent candles. Today we opened our advent calendars as well. I’m not as manic as my sister is about Christmas, but now it’s December, I really can’t wait!
Another busy week ahead for us this week, but we promise to post more recipes, and get back into our blogging groove 😉
Have a nice week,
/Jason and Sofi