Norwegian Mixed Dumplings / Blandaball

A traditional recipe from the North-Western part of Norway
found in “God Mat fra Sjøen” (Nice Food From the Sea)
published by Gyldendal in 1984

Norwegian Mixed Dumplings / Blandaball

I posted a recipe for potato dumpings the other day. This is a more extensive recipe for a similar dish. I know this one well as my x-mother-in-law often made it – Ted

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Norwegian Beef and Beer Casserole / Okse- og Ølgryte

A lovely hearty casserole dish found on dinmat.no
Norwegian Beef and Beer Casserole / Okse- og Ølgryte

Treat yourself to this delicious warming beef casserole,
perfect for those cold winter evenings.

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Traditional Norwegian Vegetable Soup with Meatballs / Grønnsaksuppe med Kjøttboller

An old Norwegian soup recipe found on matprat.no
Traditional Norwegian Vegetable Soup with Meatballs / Grønnsaksuppe med Kjøttboller

Ground pork, a few vegetables and a bouillon cube or broth are all the ingredients you need to fill your plate with  this delicious, hot soup. Quick and easy.

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Traditional Norwegian ‘Sosekjøtt’ / Tradisjonelt Sosekjøtt

A traditional Norwegian dish found in “Norske Klassikere”,
(Norwegian Classics) an e-booklet published by rema.no

Traditional Norwegian ‘Sosekjøtt’ / Tradisjonelt Sosekjøtt

‘Sosekjøtt’ is traditional fare from Western Norway so keep the accessories classic with boiled potatoes, stewed cabbage or peas and cranberry jam. Simply explained, it’s meat that is first browned and then slowly boiled in its own broth to form a sauce flavored with onions, garlic, ground cloves and bay leaves.

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Norwegian Boneless ‘Birds’ / Benløse ‘Fugler’

An old dinner recipe from a special issue of “Husmorens Kokebok” (The Housewife’s Cook Book) published in 1963
Norwegian Boneless ‘Birds’ / Benløse ‘Fugler’

Boneless ‘birds’ is one of the old classic Norwegian meat dishes that is about to be forgotten. “Poor Man’s Birds”, slices of veal filled with bacon and parsley are worth the effort and taste delicious with stewed vegetables, boiled potatoes and sauce.

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Norwegian Casserole with Lightly Salted Pork / Gryte med Lettsaltet Flesk

A classic casserole dish found in “Gryteretter” (Casseroles)published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1979Norwegian Casserole with Lightly Salted Pork / Gryte med Lettsaltet Flesk

In the old days before refrigerator and freezers became common, there were four ways one could get meat and fish and keep for a long time. Smoking, drying, curing and salting. When salting, meat and fish were put in strong salt brine in barrels and when used it had to be rinsed in to remove most of the salty taste.

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Swedish Vegetable Soup / Svensk Grønnsakssuppe

A classik Swedish soup recipe found in “Kulinarisk Pass”
(Culinary Passport) published by Tupper Ware i 1970
Swedish Vegetable Soup / Svensk Grønnsakssuppe

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Red Cabbage Slaw / Rødkålslaw

A juicy coleslaw recipe found on foodnetwork.com
Red Cabbage Slaw / Rødkålslaw

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Swedish Lamb Stew in Dill Sauce / Svensk Stuet Lam i Dillsaus

A classic Swedish lunch recipe found on newscancook.comSwedish Lamb Stew in Dill Sauce / Svensk Stuet Lam i Dillsaus

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Tomato Soup with Cheese Toast / Tomatsuppe med Ostetoast

A recipe for Norwegian homemade tomato soup
found on tine.no

Tomato Soup with Cheese Toast / Tomatsuppe med Ostetoast

Soup is healthy and simple everyday food easy to make from scratch. This mild tomato sauce is guaranteed to be a hit among the kids. Served with crispy cheese toast on top, you get something crunchy to chew on as well.

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Crab Soup from Oslo / Krabbesuppe fra Oslo

A filling shellfish soup recipe from Oslo found on  matoppskrifter.no
Crab Soup from Oslo / Krabbesuppe fra Oslo

This soup takes some time to make, but it is very filling. Crab meat is very aromatic and adds a lot of flavor to fish soups, shellfish soups and other dishes. King crab and leek strips are used for garnish, as well as a few tomato small tomato wedges.

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Classic English Winter Stew / Klassisk Engelsk Vintergryte

A classic English dish found on Your Home Magazine
Classic English Winter Stew / Klassisk Engelsk Vintergryte
  Slow cooked beef stew with winter vegetables – the perfect winter warmer after long country strolls with family and friends.

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Swedish Cabbage Casserole / Svensk Kålgryta

A classic Swedish dinner recipe found on godmat.org
Swedish Cabbage Casserole / Svensk Kålgryta

A real autumn dish that is both cheap and easy to prepare. Very  simple to convert to cabbage soup by increasing the spice, broth and water volume. If you have the time,  shape the minced meat into small meatballs.

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Winter Salad / Vintersalat

A salad recipe found in “Mat for Alle” (Food for Everyone)
Published by Tiden Norske Forlag in 1985
Winter Salad / Vintersalat

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Baked Lamb Shanks / Bakte Lammeskanker

A recipe from an ad for the American Wine Advisory Board
published in LIFE magazine November 12. 1945Baked Lamb Shanks / Bakte Lammeskanker

I love finding a decent recipe on an ad because building posts like this one chalenge both the foodlover and the designer in me. And old ads are always more fun to work with because the illustrations usually are drawings like this superb watercolour and not photos – Ted

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