Welcome, once again, to my Danish Christmas Advent Calendar! Every day I’ll be giving you a little peak into how our family celebrates Christmas here in Copenhagen. Do the Danes love Christmas? Um, yes – they even use the word Christmas as a verb… Vi juler! (We are ‘christmasing’!)
So get comfy, put your feet up, grab a cup of something warm, and prepare for an avalanche of hygge!
10 December 2015
Yesterday I gave you a recipe for making pebernødder (“pepper nuts”).
I also told you that there’s a game you can play with these small rounds of yummy goodness. Mus! “Mouse!” Shop bought or homemade? Doesn't matter, they are all good!
Arm yourself with a (large – it’s Christmas after all!) supply of pebernødder and line some up in a row. Five, six or seven is a good number to start with…
The first player decides which pebernød is going to be the mus or “mouse”. Keep it a secret from your opponent! (I’m just pointing it out here so you get the gist of the game.)
Player 2 starts eating pebernødder. One at a time. Slowly.
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!
Then you replace the pebernødder which have been munched – so you have a total of five, six or seven again – on the table. It’s now Player 2’s turn to decide which one is “Mus” and 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, anyone?), then you can cross off your ‘Mus‘ on a piece of paper before your start, so you have proof!
Held og lykke and velbekomme!
See you tomorrow and watch out for those pesky mice!