Lefse and Lutefisk Dinner in North Dakota
The Delicious Smells Kept Drawing Them In
Faith Lutheran Church of West Fargo, No. Dak. hosted a Lutefisk and Lefse Dinner on Saturday, October 18, 2008. Over 700 tickets were sold to raise money for the women's ministry at Faith Lutheran Church. People came from many surrounding towns to enjoy plates full of lutefisk, lefse, and Swedish meatballs. For many folks, this was a yearly tradition.
"I'm not Scandinavian so I don't like lutefisk. I eat plenty of lefse, though," said one dutiful wife. "My husband likes to eat as much lutefisk as he can."
"We come every year," said a woman from another Lutheran church in town. "We grew up with Scandinavian food so it is a part of us to this day. We wouldn't miss it!."
Many kudos go to the cooks and helpers, too. It took several shifts of hard-working volunteers to pull off an event of this size. Congrats to eveyone for a job well done. By the way, the cooks baked the lutefisk (no seasoning, liquid, or butter) at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
A Family Event
The teenager in this family got everyone to Faith Lutheran for their church Scandinavian heritage dinner. "I look forward to it once a year. I like lutefisk," said Kylee. Her little sister, Jessica, had her inaugural taste of lutefisk, and she ate the whole bite. Tyler thought it was pretty cool, too, since it was his first time trying it. Mom, Barb, said, "I'm German and my husband is Norwegian. So we get knefla and sauerkraut along with our Norwegian food."
"We've never made our own lefse," said Mom. "We've watched my mother-in-law make it so we'll have to give it a try, too."
You're right, Barb, cooking and baking with your children is a great way to share memories. You can build new traditions to share with generations to come.
A Great Way to Pass on Your Heritage
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