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Vegas Viking Lodge 6-152 of Sons of Norway, October 2014 News

St. Patricks Day Parade
photo by Erik Pappa

Membership Meeting - First Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM
Christ Lutheran Church, 111 N Torrey Pines Dr, Las Vegas NV

Next Membership Meeting - Thursday,  October 2nd 2014 at 6:30 pm
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President Bob Sturgeon
President Bob Sturgeon
Noen ord fra Presidenten
Renfair is fast approaching and it looks like it will be a hot one!  Almost everyone is ready with their outfits, armor and tents.  Jenn’s family has made two nice tents for their use.  Thanks to Lollo and Jeanette for sewing our tents in one weeks time.  They really saved the day!  Magne Tusen Takk!  Bob, Chuck and Andy made the frames and fit the tent, then drilled holes, made ties and tied the tent to the frame to check the fit.  Great job to all three!  If you can come to the Renfair, it would be worth your time, to check out your encampment I think you would be very happy with the results.  Set up at Renfair starts Wed. morning at 10:30 AM and all day Thursday.  We need all the help we can get even if you’re not participating in the event.  The event starts Fri. morning at 9 AM and ends Fri. night at 10 PM.  The same hours are for Sat. Sunday Starts at 9 AM and ends at 5 PM.
Don’t forget we have a parade celebrating Nevada’s 150th birthday on Oct. 31 at 10 AM.  Staging is on Fourth St. just south of Charleston.  Look for our Ship! Admission is free!  See you at the Oct.
Hilsen, Bob

Special Leif Erikson Potluck!
Everyone has heard of a "Chile Cookoff", but how many of you have been to a "LAPSKAUS COOKOFF"?  Lapskaus is really beef stew with many variations, often individualized by area or family.  If you want some coaching on how to make it authentic Norwegian (Ekte Norsk) there are many sites that can be Googled.  A good one is Maureen Anderson's cookbook also has a recipe.  Or if you have your own personal favorite stew recipe, feel free to bring that.  All the entries will be judged and there will be prizes.  If creating stew isn't your thing, please bring something that is Scandinavian.  The Sons of Norway website has many recipes in the members section.  This may be your chance to explore the website or drag out Grandma's cookbooks.  Let's make our Leif Erikson celebration a special night!
Karen Holien, Cultural Director

Kulturelle Hjørnet
Leif Erikson Celebration 2 October!  Our October meeting will be a special commemoration of the discovery of America by Leif Erikson.  Any members who have Viking clothing that they will be wearing to the RenFair are asked to come in costume.  Several lodge members have been hard at work sewing and constructing tents that will be used in our encampment.  They are hoping to have at least one set up for our meeting.  This will be a chance to get last minute help with costuming and activities that will be demonstrated for the public.
Karen Holien, Cultural Director

Vegas Viking Scholarship Info
The Scholarship Committee wish all our college bound students a great experience.  We received a very nice Thank You note from Nathan Gifford before he went to Michigan to start preseason football.  We received an email from Nathan's mother on 8/12 after he started football practice and a video clip taken during practice with good comments from his coach!
For more information, call Suzan Sibert, 645-6666.
Suzan Sibert, Scholarship Committee

Box Tops for Education
Thank-you and a request from Principal of Robert Taylor Elementary Thank you for the Box Tops for Education and soup labels that your members donated to Robert Taylor Elementary School.  These really add up by the end of the year!  We appreciate your efforts in saving them for us!
If you or any of the Sons of Norway have an extra hour or two per week that they would like to share, we would love having them come as volunteers to our school.  We have many students who are struggling readers, and need that kind person to just listen to them practice and help them sound out the words.  Other students need a little help and encouragement in math.
Volunteers can choose their own day(s), hours(s), and grade level.  We understand they have vacations and appointments that may keep them from coming.
To volunteer, call Karen Dietrich at 702-799-8950.
"Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story." Josh Shipp
Sincerely, Janet Dobry

Save the Date - Bazaar! This year is passing very quickly and want to remind the Vegas Vikings members to save the date of November 15, 2014, in order to attend and volunteer to assist in making our Annual Scandinavian Holiday Bazaar a success.  The Bazaar will be held at the Community Lutheran Church, 3720 East Tropicana Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89121, on November 15, 2014, opening at 9:00 AM and closing at 2:00 PM.  There will be various Scandinavian items for sale such as home made pastries, lefse, pancakes, items imported from Scandinavia and items from Granny’s Attic.  There is a need for volunteers to make the home made pastries, volunteers to keep the tables organized, cashiers at the doors and whatever else needs to be done.
Two members, Cheryl Lesch and Jann Sprague, have volunteered to take care of Granny’s Attic items so if you have some gently used items you would like to contribute, speak to Cheryl or Jann.
Elaine Halvorson

Mark your calendar !!!

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Calendar 2014

Oct 2nd Membership Meeting Christ Lutheran Church, 111 N Torrey Pines Dr, Las Vegas NV
Oct 10-12 Renaissance Faire Sunset Park, Las Vegas
Oct 31st Nevada Day Parade Downtown, Las Vegas
Nov 15 Holiday Bazaar  

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kjevleFavorite Recipe


Rømmegrøt by Microwave - Serves 16
1 cup butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups half & half
1 cup whole milk
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 tsp salt
Direction: Melt butter in large microwave-safe bowl.  Stir in flour with wire whisk.  Cook until mixture bubbles; cook 30 seconds longer. Heat half & half and milk together, slowly add to flour mixture.  Stir with wire whisk while mixing.  Return to microwave until mixture begins to boil, about 2 minutes. Remove from microwave; stir in sugar and salt. Microwave 30 seconds longer.  Add more hot milk if necessary to reach desired consistency.
Serve with melted butter, cinnamon, sugar, if desired.
This rommegrøt recipe was taken from the Global Gourmet, Concordia Language Villages, Moorehead, Minnesota. Recipe submitted by Amy Erickson, longtime Concordia College Food Service Manager.
Thanks to Victor Tiden

so many inquiries for a super good lefse recipe, so here it is............

8 cups Russet potatoes, boiled and riced
1 cup whipping cream
2 tsp salt
3 tsp sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 cups flour

Directions - Cover and chill in refrigerator overnight.  Makes it easy to roll out.
Next day add flour and mix well.  Measure out about 1/4 cup of mix per lefse.  Form into balls and keep in refrigerator until ready to roll.
Roll on pastry cloth to about 10-12 inch in size, fry both sides on hot lefse grill at 450°.
Butter the lefse and sprinkle with a mix of cinnamon and sugar.  Enjoy!!
If you need a lefse grill, just do a search on Google.  I have the non-stick Teflon grill.

Where to find Scandinavian foods in Las Vegas:

The international Market, just South on Decatur by Tropicana.  I just went there last week and found   Daim sjokolade.  I am a happy camper!!!  Also bought gul ost, geit ost, sursild and blueberry and black currant juice.   Fiskeboller and knekkebrød.  You have to do some searching to find the Scandinavian foods, most are in the back just before the fresh vegetables but they really do have some goodies.
They will also order special items if you fill out a request.  The more people that go there and purchase Scandinavian food, the more they will get and keep re-stocking. So, if you want to be able to buy Scandinavian foods in Las Vegas, please go there.  It is an amazing store and great prices.

Linie Aquavit Total Wine & More now carry Linie Aquavit here in Las Vegas.  I know many people have asked where to find that.  Stop in and tell them how great this is and get some for that special occation.
Total Wine & More, Boca Park
730 S. Eampart Blvd.
Las Vegas

Chef Flemming's Bake Shop - A European Style Bakery
7 Water Street, Suite B. Henderson, NV 89015
Danish (Scandinavian) Day at Chef Flemming's Bake Shop is the first Saturday of every month. 8am till closing!
If you are Scandinavian, come in and have a taste of home.
Below are the Danish and Scandinavian specialty items that the chef usually bake for Saturdays.
Rugbrød Danish pumpernickel bread
Kringle Coffee cake in the shape of a pretzel, filled with an almond paste filling, custard, and raisins, and is topped with sliced almonds and granulated sugar.
Smør kage A traditional Danish coffee cake also called the seven sisters cake. It is baked in a round mold, each roll is filled with a rich custard and raisins and is topped with a white icing.
Wienerbrød Various traditional Danish pastries.
Tebirkes Danish breakfast pastry with an almond filling topped with poppy seeds.
Kransekage/Almond Horns/Napoleon Hats ? Rich pastries made with almond paste.
Limpa Bread Traditional Swedish bread.
Princess Cake Layers starting with sponge cake, strawberry jam, and bavarian cream, it is topped with green marzipan.
Rumsnegle A cinnamon roll topped with rum icing and colorful sprinkles.

Scandinavian furniture - Modern LV
Check out IKEA

If you know of other places to find Scandinavian foods and goodies in Nevada, please email the Webmistress - Lollo.

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