Friday, February 27, 2009
So, back to last Saturday. We headed over to Gisli and Gerdur's house for the big meal. Tanja, Danielle, Traian and Ronald (the current professor form Sweden) were there. The table was set with wheat cakes, sheep's' heads, pickled sheep's' testicles, sheep's' head jam (a sort of mold), hangokjot (smoked lamb), some shark that Jacob brought from when Aba was with us, and potatoes cooked in cream with peas, and mashed rutabaga. Oh, Tomas also made amazing looking spelt, veggie pizzas. Zelia was appropriately dressed for the occasion in her new Icelandic dress, that Sigga made for her for her birthday!!!!
We sat down, some of us a bit apprehensive, but here we were. So, it turns out that the sheep's' heads were quite delicious and this is coming from someone who doesn't even like lamb very much. The meat was tender and very mild. Now, get me right, I did not have a sheep's' head on my plate, that stayed on Jacob's and he would put small pieces of meat on mine to eat:) Zelia, of course, LOVED it and probably ate one and a half heads by the time she was finished. she also chipped in by unloading the dishwasher:)
It was a great evening and we felt very fortunate to have been invited - especially since it was the last opportunity this year to go to a Porroblot!
Posted by Andrea Kasper at 11:29 AM