Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Hangikjöt


“Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.”  -L.M. Montgomery

One year my family tried Icelandic Hangikjöt, a smoked lamb, instead of the usual turkey Christmas entrée.  Almost everyone made fun of its name because it doesn’t sound appetizing (the pronunciation sounds like an American curse word).  Some wanted to go back to turkey, but it was important to my Icelandic mother that we’d at least try it.  We did and it grew on us.  Now Hangikjöt has been a Christmas tradition for the last decade.  Sometimes the best gifts aren’t material.  For my mom it was Hangikjöt, and you can’t quite put a price tag on that.  This Christmas find new ways to make memories by giving in such away that truly brings someone joy.

Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it (Proverbs 3:27, ESV).  

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