Home Cookin’ for Xmas – New England Style + Some Family Traditions
• Lobster is one of my favorite foods. I have to eat lobster every time we go to Maine. Eating it at home is as good as eating it at restaurant if not better!
It is currently very affordable because of the overabundance of lobster due to the overfishing of its predators.
Pull out your Joy of Cooking and boil those “lobsta’s.” Serve with melted butter.
• Gjetost Cheese Spread
Gjetost is a cheese that is a combination of goat and cow’s milk. Our family heats the Gjetost very slowly in a pot until the water has evaporated and the milk sugar forms a kind of brown caramelized paste. Then milk or cream is added to change the fat content of the finished product which looks like peanut butter that you can spread on crackers. This is a family tradition to make Gjetost around xmas time passed on by Swedish relatives from Minnesota.
Tasty recipes we either prepared or had prepared for us for xmas: