Advent traditions in Norway
and in our house contains (among other things) this:
(rice porridge or pudding)
Before Christmas the two teenagers in our house
invited some friends
for a Advent party.
Mommie dearest made
loads of rice pudding!
and there was hardly any left at all!
with sugar, cinnamon and butter in the middle
(you dip every spoonful in the melting butter )
in the rice pudding.
The lucky one who finds it is not to tell
but hide it in his mouth or hand until every one has finished eating
then he reveals the almond,
and gets a price!
Usually the price is a pig made of marzipan.
It was a loud and happy party
with laughter and warmth.
and it went surprisingly well to mix
6 sixteen year olds
and 6 thirteen year olds!
(As it did last year and the year before)