Thursday, May 31, 2012


Thank you for coming by and for the fantastic name and baby conversations we had yesterday. I really enjoying hearing thoughts from you all: from expectant mothers to Grandmothers with wonderful words of wisdom. I am steadily inspired by this exchange.

It's already snack time in Sweden and I haven't, yet, posted. I'm flying from this keyboard and to the door after making a snack for the kids and grabbing my favorite walnut/parmesan mix above and I am thinking of you. What snacks do you have when you're in a hurry? What are your favorite snacks? Are they regional? Seasonal? Traditional? Haphazard? What snacks do you prepare for your children?

Standard Swedish afternoon snacks (click here), both at home and at pre-school, are sandwiches (often hard bread with cheese) and/or fruit.  If you're new to willowday, I will mention that our children attend a Swedish-French school and this means that French parents usually greet their children with a sweet afternoon treat: cookies or my husband's childhood favorite: a little piece of baguette with a bit of chocolate. 

I would love to hear from you. What are your afternoon snacks?



  1. Definitely regional! There's not too much American-type junk food here {although it's coming!}. Our normal snack is ripe plantain chips, groundnuts {peanuts}, and raisins {if we have them}. We have no special name for it -- just snack!

  2. I love natural peanut butter, or a little cheese with sliced apples. Yum.

    I'll have to try the walnuts and parmesian.

  3. Mmmm. I've never even thought to pair these. We love air popped popcorn with butter and salt. That is our go-to snack. It's easy, cheap, and fills up tummies!

    1. I miss air poppers! I haven't seen them in Sweden.


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