Saturday, March 23, 2013
I actually SAW the meadowlarks today even though I have been hearing their sweet song for a few days. The Canada Geese are constantly honking in the pastures. You can hear them from a long way off, it seems.
I wanted to share something that looks very delicious and Easter-y to me. It's called a Smorgastarta which is a savory Swedish sandwich cake. There are three layers of bread with meat spreads thin sliced meats and/or veggies in between. You make the smorgastarta the day before you want to eat it so everything has a chance to meld together and then you "frost" it and add your fresh decorations like hard-boiled eggs, sliced veggies and such. I remember reading a book one time about a family who had a layered sandwich similar to this one every Sunday. Since it was a make-ahead meal, it worked well for Sundays so that the lady-of-the-house could rest from her cooking chores. I remember the recipe mentioned a layer of egg salad, sliced ham, thin roast beef, cheese, and veggies. Each layer had a little mayonnaise that kept it glued together. This link will give you loads of smorgastarta ideas. Wouldn't these be fun to make for parties or luncheons?