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Why do I get the feeling March is going to be one of those barely-manage-to-post-once-a-week months? I could write more, but I'd have to spend more energy wresting the computer away from the clutches of my World-of-Warcraft-obsessed offspring and frankly, I just can't be orked. Plus I am busy alternating between reading a really good, fascinating book and working my way up through endless levels of Tap Titans, so as you can tell, my life is SUPER EXTRA IMPORTANTLY BUSY right now.

Someone who lives nearby and whom I have ended up behind on the highway more than once, has a silver Audi with a sticker in the back window that reads "4 rings to rule them all". It took me awhile but when I finally got it, it made me laugh. We picked up my new (used) car this morning. The (now former) owner told Anders yesterday, when we called to make the offer, that he had polished it again and Anders told me we'd better hurry up there and get it before he wore the paint off. It's very nice and shiny and now we have traded our German-made 4-door silver sedan for a newer German-made 4-door silver sedan. (well, not literally, of Anders' colleagues is buying our Audi). The new one is shinier, though, also sportier. It's very responsive and quite comfortable, so I am pleased.

Friday night was Pie Night. It was the fourth annual event and as usual, a smash success. We had 30+ people this time, including several babies and plenty of pie, which was a relief after the near disaster of running short last year. Anders made 2 dinner pies: Taco and a yummy chicken & gorgonzola. I repeated my fruit pizza extravaganza from last year, which was a hit both then and now. SO YUMMY!

Round 1: (clockwise from the chicken gorgonzola at 7 o'clock): ham & cheese with broccoli, nacho pie, English shepherd's pie, a salad (what?), jalapeno pepper pie (voted yummiest), another H&C w/B, and Taco pie.

Round 2: (clockwise from the fruit pizza at 7 o'clock): crack pie (I don't know, but YUM), rocky road pie, Canadian butter tarts, Banana Banoffie pie, salted caramel apple pie, pumpkin pie bars, whipped cream.

The fruit pizza was THE BEST, if I do say so myself. Of course, in addition to the fantastic fresh fruit I found, it also boasted a chocolate chip cookie base with buttercream frosting to anchor the fruit. MUMS fili baba!

The really good book I am reading right now is called The Almost Nearly Perfect People and subtitled "Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia". It's by Michael Booth, an expat from the UK who lives in Denmark. It's fascinating, funny and really, really interesting, even if you don't live here, but if you do, even more so. I highly recommend it, and I'm not even to the part about Sweden yet! Next up, I'm reading the latest book by my friend Chuck Sigars, Learning to Walk. So many books, so little time!
mood: busy
music: Måns Zelmerlöv—Heroes


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Neitha's Taco Paj

Neitha's Taco Paj

4 dl flour
1/2 tsp salt
50 g butter
1.5 dl milk

The dough does not need to be baked in advance. Mix together by hand: flour, salt & butter. When grainy, add milk and knead together. Spread into oven form.

500 g ground beef (or ground beef/pork)
1 sm. yellow onion
1 packet taco spice mix
1 dl water
corn (we used most of one small can)

2 dl creme fraiche
2 Tb mayonnaise
1/4 tsp each white pepper, black pepper, salt
2 dl grated cheese

Garnish: red pepper rings, sliced onion rings (if desired)

Chop the onion finely. Brown the ground beef, add the onion, water, corn and taco seasoning. Cook together until bubbling. Mix the sauce ingredients together and pour over the filling after it's been put into the pie form. Bake at 250C for 10-15 minutes (keep an eye on it, as it will burn!)

Be sure to mix the cheese in with the sauce, NOT over the top.

Re: Neitha's Taco Paj

Oh thankyou, Liz! I've copied it out and will make it as part of what I'm taking on the weekend. I think Viggo in particular will love it as he's a bit of a taco freak.

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