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Vegas Viking Lodge 6-152 of Sons of Norway, February 2018 News

Vegas Viking's 2018 Scholarship Application
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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  March 1st, 2018 at 6:30 pm

George Knapp from KLAS TV Channel 8 will address the lodge.

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Vegas Viking President Erik Pappa
Erik Pappa
As I write this, Norway has broken the U.S. record for most medals at a Winter Olympics with 38.  It's been such an incredible performance and one that has commentators discussing various theories for why such a small nation could outperform everyone else.  It's been a bit amusing to watch.
Our lodge is off to a gold medal year, I would say, with a lot of special programming coming our way and even some Norwegian musicians coming to town.

George Knapp from KLAS TV Channel 8 will address the lodge March 1. His mother in law was from Norway and a recent trip there will be among the topics he'll cover.

A local Norwegian-American architect, Mitch Trageton, will cover Norwegian architecture April 5, which should be interesting (Thanks, Lee Holman and Karen Holien).

Cultural Director Gregg LeDuc has put us in touch with someone in Minnesota who has an emigrant chest from Norway who could come speak to the lodge.  That looks promising for a future meeting, possibly in May. Greg also reached out to the Stoughton Dancers and a visit by the Norwegian dancers from Wisconsin in March 2019 looks very promising.

Norwegian DJ Matoma (real name: Tom Stræte Lagergren) performs April 20 at the Hakkasan nightclub at the MGM Grand.  And Norwegian black metal group Dimmu Borgir performs as part of the Psycho Vegas Festival at the Hard Rock in August.  I'm hoping to go to both. Who's with me?!

Also, this year, we've decided to take part in Pirate Fest April 21-22 at Craig Ranch Park. (Vikings were the original pirates, right?)  We'll bring the Viking ship and set up a small Viking encampment.  This event is organized in such a way that we can generate some revenue for the lodge and we'll get good community exposure, so we'll be needing Vikings for this one.  Should be a lot of fun!

We'll break out the Viking ship for the St. Patrick's Day parade on Water Street in Henderson again this year.  We don't have our parade assignment yet but please plan to join us March 17 with your Norwegian and Irish flags and, as always, we'll need Vikings.  The parade starts at 10 a.m.

Med venlig hilsen,

Calendar 2018

Mar 1st Membership Meeting Christ Lutheran Church
  KLAS TV Investigative Reporter George Knapp speaks about The Mob, UFOs and Norway at our lodge meeting. Eat and socialize at 6:30 p.m. Program gets underway at 7 p.m.
Mar 17th St. Patric Parade Henderson
  Southern Nevada Sons & Daughters of Erin St. Patrick's Day Parade. We'll have our Vikings & Viking ship participating.  The parade begins at 10 a.m.  We're awaiting information from parade organizers on where we'll stage for this parade on Water Street in Henderson.
Apr 5th Membership Meeting Christ Lutheran Church
  Mitch Trageton, Senior VP of Architecture for Marnell Companies, will present on Norwegian Architecture, the New & the Old at our lodge meeting.  Eat and socialize at 6:30 p.m. Program gets underway at 7 p.m
Apr 7th Scholarship Application Postmarked by April 7th 2018
May 17th Norway Constitution Day CBoulder City
  Celebrate Norway Constitution Day with a parade and picnic at the Water Park in Veterans Memorial Park in Boulder City.  Time pending (either 5 or 5:30 p.m.)

More information about these events can be found in the current Newsletter  Click here for January 2018 VegasViking Newsletter

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kjevleFavorite Recipe


Rømmegrøt by Microwave - Serves 16 (this is not actually rømme grøt because it does not use any sour ceream, but still very good)
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:

IKEA in Las Vegas - Address: 6500 IKEA Way, Las Vegas, NV 89148

Click here to visit IKEA

The international Market, just South on Decatur by Tropicana.  I just went there last week and found multer (cloud berries), Vestland Lefse, 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.

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

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Ormen Korte

  Our Famous Viking Ship - Ormen Korte -             photo by Lollo

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