Well, hello there, March 25th and International Waffle Day!! If there is one international day my family never misses out on, it’s this one. I mean, what’s not to LOVE about waffles? They are so easy to make. The kids can easily help out, and you can top them with whatever you want. My favorite is homemade strawberry jam and sour cream. But we’ll come back to that later.
In Norway, we consider waffles to be kind of a Norwegian thing.
Suppose you go to any Norwegian Seamen’s Church, no matter where you would get served waffles. But the truth is that international waffle day actually is a Swedish festival. It started as a religious celebration that took place three months after Christmas. It was called “Vårfrudagen,” which translates to “Our Lady’s Day.” What is funny about this is that it was confused with another Swedish word, “Våffeldagen,” which can translate to “The day of the waffle.” People started celebrating the day by eating waffles all day long, and just like that the Waffle Day was born.
I love to top my waffles with homemade strawberry jam and sour cream as I told you before. I guess most of you have never had that before, but you should really give it a try. It’s the best. But it has to be homemade. The stuff you buy in the grocery store won’t do it. They are too thick and too sweet. In our house, it’s my husband who makes it. He’s the strawberry jam master.
Another favorite topping of mine is brown goat cheese—also a very typical Norwegian thing.
But you can actually buy brown cheese at Whole Foods or on Amazon. It’s labeled Ski Queen. If you’ve never had it before, I highly recommend you try it.
Jam made of cloudberries is also really tasty on waffles. Or Nutella, that’s always a winner in our home.
My husband also likes to top them off with some good ham and Jarlsberg. He’s probably the one in our family that loves waffles the most. He could probably have them every day. And he often asks, “So how about some waffles for tonight?” And so today that’s what we’re having. Skipping the dinner, and enjoying some warm waffles with his delicious homemade strawberry jam and sour cream.
I hope this made you crave some waffles of your own. And be sure to try my Norwegian specialty with strawberry jam and sour cream. Or that super tasty brown goat cheese.
Enjoy, and Happy International Waffle Day!!
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