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Vegas Viking Lodge 6-152 of Sons of Norway, May 2018 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  May 3rd, 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

The Scandinavians seemed to come out of the woodwork at Pirate Fest,  where our Viking ship and encampment were popular attractions.
One man I met there recently had his DNA tested and discovered to his surprise that he was heavily Scandinavian.  Another was pleased to hear our group existed at all, even though he had lived in the valley for decades.  A couple I met was proud of their Norwegian backgrounds and was anxious to learn more about our group.
The ship, our lodge banner, our Vikings, our "walk the plank" game, the display asking children if they knew where Norway is all made for attractive marketing that lured lots of people.
Many children (and adults) were all too happy to board our Viking ship, put on Viking helmets, waive an ax and snarl for the cameras.
We collected some email addresses and Facebook followers and certainly raised our profile in the community.
That said, we’ll have to determine as a lodge whether we want to engage in both the two-day Pirate Fest and the three-day Renaissance Festival in October.  Both events require a lot of work in terms of setting up and tearing down as well as staffing the camps to accommodate visitors and, in the case of Pirate Fest, staffing a paid game at a remote location for the full 20 hours during which the Festival operates.
At Pirate Fest, we set up one of the lodge’s three Viking tents as well as a scaled-down encampment.  Everything we needed to outfit the camp exceeded the capacity of one truck.  To fully outfit a camp with all the materials that we have in storage would require the work of more than one truck or several trips with the same truck.
Both events have some appeal.  I question whether we want to put in as much effort as we do for two very similar events each year.  If we opt for one event, which one should it be?
I really want to thank everyone who devoted time to making Pirate Fest a great success.  Tusen takk to Jim and Linda Turner for driving the ship to and from the event as well as for working the event – and thanks for fixing the hitch on the trailer, Jim!  Thanks to David Grove for helping prepare the ship and letting us onto the property to get it.  Thanks to Warren Halvorson for driving the Viking camp materials from our storage facility to the festival grounds and back.  Thanks to Rick Senzig for spending the night at the encampment to watch our stuff – sorry the security personnel woke you – and thanks for all your work at the event.  Others who worked the event under an intense sun also deserve thanks and are Karen Holien, Doug Kittelson, Vicdan Kittelson, Gregg LeDuc, Maureen Anderson, Jenelle Reed, Emily Reed, Abbie Reed, Kathy Wilson, Vikki Brenes and Katherine Pappa.

Med venlig hilsen,

Calendar 2018

May 3rd Membership Meeting Christ Lutheran Church
May 17th Norway Constitution Day Boulder City
  Celebrate Norway Constitution Day with a parade and picnic at the Bicentennial Park, 999 Colorado St, Boulder City, NV 89005. The start time is 5:00 p.m.

More information about these events can be found in the current Newsletter  Click here for March 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.

Mr. GwellSome fun...smilie

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  Renaissance Festival 2017             photo by Triston Tinoco

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