Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving at Max

I spent 2 hours at the grocery store this morning, searching for the various ingredients required for my Thanksgiving feast this Saturday. Pre-made pie crust? -No, sorry. Everyone makes it from scratch here I guess. Butternut squash? -None left, but come back this afternoon, we're getting a new shipment. Pumpkin puree? -Never heard of it, but here's a slice of saran-wrapped pumpkin. Any turkeys? -No, they're not in season. So when are turkeys in season, I wonder.

I must have spoken at least once to every employee working in ICA today, who were probably greater in number than the customers (it seems Thursday mornings are a popular time for restocking everything in the store).

Eventually I left having found all I needed to make butternut squash casserole, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie, and cranberry sauce. But I still don't have a turkey. Details, details....

And so it came to be that after spending a few hours in the kitchen, I ended my Thanksgiving day at Max, Sweden's oh-so-delicious (and oldest) burger chain. It may not have been a typcial Thanskgiving dinner, but it was, as the Swedes say, Mums! (MMMMmmmmmmm)

Happy Thanksgiving Allihopa!


  1. Glad that you had a great thanksgiving. The place to go for turkey is Ingelsta Kalkon. So if you get a hankering for a turkey, or any swedish food made with turkey go there. It is by Östermalmstorg on Humlegårdsgatan. Maybe we can go there for lunch next week??

    Happy Thanksgiving!


  2. while the t-day dinner at your house back in the states was absolutely delish, that burger looks like it put you in a similar food coma! we missed you yesterday, but so glad we got to skype. Let's start planning my trip to Sweden, yes? :) love you.

  3. Katie,
    Who was that person who said turkeys were so plentiful??? You'll have to get back to him/her! It was so much fun seeing you and Nik via skype. Grandmama couldn't understand how that happened. Our Thanksgiving dinner was filling and the charades were a blast. We missed having you and Andrew here and are looking forward to your visit! Love, Mom

  4. @ Gretalicious - I finally did find Ingelsta Kalkon! They also had corn bread mix and stuffing! We should definitely meet for lunch, this is my last unemployed week so let me know when you're free : )
    @ LHR - Yea, that burger + fries and milkshake did put me in a food coma... but it was worth it. Yay let's start planning your trip!
    @ Maureen - I'm glad to hear you had fun on Thanksgiving! We'll have to make a new set of charades to play at X-mas