Our little Lucy is growing up. And, in honor of her being older, we are celebrating her name day more traditionally this year. For those of you who have a daughter, here is the more traditional way of celebrating Santa Lucia in Sweden:
Your oldest (or youngest) daughter arises in the darkness of the morning before the household and dresses in a white gown with a red sash and puts a crown of candles on her head. She carries a plate of Lucia buns and walks around waking the household while we sing the Santa Lucia song as we wake (granted, Pa and I are going to help her wake up this year).
There are many recipes out there. Traditionally the recipe uses to saffron. I will confess I have deviated from that in the past and used this recipe a few times (substituting soy milk) and the kids enjoyed it very much.
All right! Baby needs a nap! Blessings to you all!