Help! My parents and grandmother are coming over for Christmas this year and, foolishly, I promised to not only make Christmas dinner, but also to make a Scandinavian Christmas Eve dinner. While my family is Scandianvian, I've only had one of these dinners in my entire life. And, my Grandmother said the best present I can give her is some "good Scandinavian cooking like her mother made." However, she has no recipes to offer. Yikes!
From what I can remember, the menu consisted of Lefse with Lingonberry Jam and Rumagrot (I'm not sure how to spell it, but it is something made with cream), Gravlax, Swedish Meatballs, Cucumber and Dill Salad and rye bread. I think there was some other stuff, but this is all I can remember. The Gravlax is easy - I can buy that. I have a recipe for Swedish meatballs and I'm pretty sure I can wing the Cucumber and Dill Salad. I even have a recipe for Lefse and I'm sure I can buy some Lingonberry Jam somewhere. However, I have no idea of how to make "Rumagrot" - this cream concoction. I'm not even sure of how to spell or how to even pronounce it. All I remember was that you boil the cream combined with sugar and/or flour until the butterfat rises to the top. Then, this really thick cream stuff is spread on the lefse. It sounds gross but it was really delicous.
Does this sound familiar to anyone? Does anyone actually know how to make this stuff or even how to spell it? Is there anything else I should include in a Scandinvian holiday meal? I would appreciate any suggestions!