We had a lot of great food in Croatia, and so we were inspired to make some new tasty things when we got home to Sweden. Our friends Hasse and Elja both have birthdays this month, so we invited them over for a ‘Croatian themed’ dinner.
We had a nice salad with figs we brought back, Graham made a great tomato risotto with mussels, and we had a yummy birthday cake with lemon curd filling. We didn’t have any Croatian wine, but enjoyed the French and German wines and did not feel bad about not getting to the Croatian plum brandy later in the evening.
We seemed to guess right on the amount; 1 kg of mussels for 3 mussel eaters, (I had one or two to participate and also secure my position as the worst vegetarian in the world.) There were maybe 2 left over and enough cake to send home a couple of slices with Hasse and Elja and keep a few for us …for breakfast, naturally 😉
Overall it worked out well, so we may have for more themed dinners in the future!! Maybe we will do sushi night, or Thai night, or homemade pasta night. I am sure our Swedish buddies would like to see Canadian night, but it is tough to decide what we would eat – I can only think of dessert, nanaimo bars and maple mousse. What Canadian treats would you share with guests?