Our family has been very busy with the festival and it has been very important to keep up our energy and health. We have needed a quick meal to suit all the family and so we have enjoyed the old and faithful Norwegian dish Lapskaus – the quick version. This meal has been great for those cold Norwegian nights – it is an easy-to-eat meal for our toddler and has been great for providing the energy Moose and I needed to socialise and to dance the whole night long at the festival. (This dish felt sooo good in our tummies that we actually had it four times in the last two weeks.)
Half a large onion, diced
Two large flowery potatoes, diced
One large carrot, diced
One cup of broccoli, chopped (frozen is great)
A handful of salty ham, diced or in strips
Half a vegetable stock cube
Four cups of water
Pepper for taste
Fry the onion in a pot with a little butter or oil. Then chuck everything else into the pot. Bring to the boil, then simmer until the vegetables are cooked. Stir every so often. If you like your soup thick add less water – if you like it thin, add more – easy!
For more information on Lapskaus see our Lapskaus post.