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Sat, 11-29-2003 - 7:31am

What are your plans for Christmas?

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Registered: 07-04-2003
Sat, 11-29-2003 - 7:57am
What are your plans for Christmas? Will you travel out of town or just stay home?


We will go to DBF's parents house for christmas. It is only about 1.5 hours drive away. That is where we go if we are not in the US.

I will help with all the christmas cooking and baking. And me and the sisters will make gingerbread houses. It is always so much fun. Especially eating the candy off the houses later.

Rowan, Kantti & Rusty







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Registered: 03-23-2003
Sat, 11-29-2003 - 8:11am

That's right you are not in the states.

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Sat, 11-29-2003 - 1:13pm
I'm not sure if we are staying home or going to our ds and dil's house this year.


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Registered: 05-20-2003
Sun, 11-30-2003 - 12:14am

What are your plans for Christmas? Will you travel out of town or just stay home?


I will probably be going home at some time for Christmas.

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Registered: 07-04-2003
Sun, 11-30-2003 - 3:42am
Yup, I am in Finland. At the moment it is miserable weather. *hehe* Wet, rainy and windy, with the temperature being a few degrees above freezing. I would rather have snow, no wind and a few degrees below freezing. (But since you live in SD, you should know about the winters!!)

I do like living here though. The summers are wonderfully bright, although a bit short compared to the dark winter months. The people are nice. And well, I am just happy here.

Well, almost any dessert, sweet thing I make people seem to love. But I think that is mostly because it is different than Finnish desserts. My chocolate chip cookies are a hit (but they aren't soft and gooey like they are in the USA, *pout* but everyone loves them anyway), also the brownies and, uh, no idea. Maybe some xmas cookies. I still have to decide what I want to make this year. Always so many ideas, but sometimes it is had to find the ingredients (e.g. I can't find sweetened condensed milk or sweet fluffy shredded coconut for macaroons).

Rusty and Kantti give ya KKOTH(kitty kisses on the head). They were worried the picture might be a bit big...

Rowan, Kantti & Rusty







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Registered: 03-23-2003
Sun, 11-30-2003 - 9:28am

Well at least that way, you don't really have to worry about the weather!

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Registered: 03-23-2003
Sun, 11-30-2003 - 9:30am

I bet you are wishing the snow would go away!

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Registered: 03-23-2003
Sun, 11-30-2003 - 9:33am

So what types of desserts do they make in Finland?

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Registered: 05-20-2003
Sun, 11-30-2003 - 9:37am

I like your new tree sig too!

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Registered: 07-04-2003
Sun, 11-30-2003 - 10:12am
Let's see, Finnish desserts...well, they are always served with coffee (except at my house, I do tea). People usually serve sweet buns/rolls with cardamom (you can also make these into cinnamon rolls, though not as gooey and sweet as in the USA), cakes (but not like American cakes and not sure exactly how to describe them...), oh, I really can't think of desserts. They aren't normally as sweet as we have them in the US, but still just as good. Here are some links to some Finnish food pages:

Most of these recipes I have tried, but not necessarily with the same recipe.

Finnish Recipes 2

These are only some of the Xmas foods.. I love Xmas foods!!

Christmas Recipes



Here is a link where you can find tons of stuff on Finland itself:

The Finnish Way of Life

If ya have any other questions or would like any recipes, let me know I love talking about my new (4+ years) home.

Rowan, Kantti & Rusty







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