It's that time again to celebrate the longest day of the year and to get the summer started off with a bang. Over the weekend we celebrated Midsommar, which if you recall is a national holiday in Sweden. I know I've said it before, but when it comes to a celebration, the Swedes really know how to do it up right! We had absolutely perfect weather with plenty o' sunshine, a warm breeze and with the temp around 80 degrees it could not be beat!
We did have our traditional Swedish fare (similar to last year) complete with meatballs, potatoes, 4 different kinds of herring, eggs with caviar, smoked salmon, shrimp with Peter's special sås, and of course akavit! We had quite a turnout this year and good times were had by all! Here's to good food, great friends, and a fantastic summer! Skål!
The Swedish chef hard at work.
It all starts with the food.
Herring: mustard, original, creamy garlic, and dill. Mmmmm.....
Smoked salmon, and baby shrimp with sås and dill.
Just getting warmed up.
T. with Rob and Devon.
P and Rob enjoying the herring.
Mark and Joey sporting their Swedish colors.
Rob and Bevin (not to be confused with Devon)
P. passing out the akavit, and Devon feeling a little unsure about it.
Kodak moment with Bob and Carolyn.
You can never have too much akavit!
Joey and Erica enjoying the swedish fish.
Maggie enjoying the breadsticks while Brian pretends he doesn't know her.
Big Al in the house! And it is past 10:00! Way past 10:00......
A rare Jimmy James sighting!
Even DJ Pete Marvelous made an appearance