Since I’m pretty much fluent in Finnish now (sike) I figured I’d keep sharing some of the words I’ve learned with you all. The new Finnish word for this week is “Mämmi”, which is a traditional Finnish dessert during Easter time. Now, when I hear the word dessert, my eyes automatically widen and my mouth waters without delay, however, once I saw a picture of this dessert, that reaction wasn’t so much the case…..and you will soon see why.
This weekend, pretty much my entire team went to my teammate Sofia’s hometown since we didn’t have any games, to enjoy one of our last weekend’s here! 😦 When I was at her house on Friday, I was quickly asked to try this famous, yet usually not-liked dessert. When it comes to food, I am pretty adventurous and am willing to try pretty much anything, and like pretty much anything; however, I was a little shy when it came to this one…..but “you can’t judge a book by it’s cover,” and so I of course got my taste buds ready.
Yep, that’s it folks…..Mämmi.
I know what you all are thinking right now, it looks like a pile of doo-doo, (sorry but I had to say it, I know you’re thinking it) haha… but it in fact wasn’t that bad. The main ingredient is rye flour, so it pretty much tastes like a bran pudding?….kinda like Raisin Bran cereal without the raisins. You have to add some milk/cream and sugar however and it tastes better, of course. To my teammate’s surprise, (because even most Finnish people don’t like it) I didn’t mind it. I’m not saying I would eat bowl-fulls of it by any means, but it was definitely not that bad. I doooo thinkkk however that I will stick to my American Easter time jelly beans and carrot cake desserts instead. 🙂
I hope everyone had great weekends as well. The sun is sure shining a lot longer and brighter here, kinda crazy at times. I actually feel like a vampire sometimes when the sun is out because I’m not used to it, but I sure did miss it! 🙂
For a basketball update, we STILL have a chance of making the playoffs…we have to win our last game this Saturday and another team has to lose their game, so it is not fully in our hands, but I know we will go out and fight to the end and see what happens. Either way, I can’t believe that the season is almost over and I am on the homestretch. Therefore, I am just trying to enjoy every last minute of my time here with these great friends that I have made. It is definitely a bittersweet time for me, but just so thankful and blessed for my time here above all!
Well hope everyone has a great rest of the week, enjoy the madness of March that is about to begin, fill out those brackets!! And I will keep you posted on how this weekend goes! Home in pretty much less than 2 weeks either way….CRAZY!!!!
Love and miss you all,