Tuesday, 18 December 2012

My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar - 18 December

Welcome to My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar! Join me every day in opening a new door. I’ve got a host of goodies to share with you – traditional Danish Christmas recipes, traditions, songs, games, decorations, crafts and landscapes… So sit back, relax and enjoy!

18 DECEMBER

When I gave you the recipe for pebernødder biscuits (you can find it here), I told you that you could play a game with them… Mus! Or “Mouse!”

Homemade pebernødder = toys!

First of all, line up some pebernødder in a row. Yikes – our homemade ones went fast! Good job that I have some shop-bought ones in the larder! ;)

The tin is almost empty!

Okay, so you line up some pebernødder in a row.

Five pebernødder in a row...

The first player decides which pebernød is going to be the mus or “mouse”. Keep it a secret from your opponent!

This one is the "Mus!"

Player 2 starts eating pebernødder. One at a time. Slowly.

First pebernød eaten...

But if they pick up the one you earmarked, you shout out ”Mus!” and they have to stop eating. And that’s the end of their turn – ha!

"Muuuuuuuuuuuuuus!"

Then you put more pebernødder on the table, Player 2 decides which one is “Mus” and it’s Player 1′s turn to start eating. And you keep taking turns until a) you run out of pebernødder or b) you get sick of eating pebernødder… If you don’t feel you can trust each other (hmmm, siblings?), then you can cross off your ‘Mus‘ on a piece of paper before your start, so you have proof!

No cheating allowed!

Now be careful not to go overboard on the pebernødder or you won’t be able to eat your dinner! ;) And don’t forget to check back here tomorrow when we open the next door!

Diane :)

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