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Vegas Viking Lodge 6-152 of Sons of Norway, January 2019 News

— Lutefisk Dinner Saturday, January 26 2019 —  > Click here for flyer

— Vegas Viking's 2019 Scholarship Application —   >Click her for Scholarship Application

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  February 7th, 2019 at 6:30 pm

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Vegas Viking President Erik Pappa

Erik Pappa

I thought you’d like to know about some of our upcoming events.  There is no official lodge meeting in December but we are getting together nonetheless to "Party Like a Viking" THIS Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. at the Blue Ox Tavern at 5825 W Sahara Ave, Ste A, Las Vegas, Nevada 89146.  Everyone is invited; you don’t have to be a member of the lodge. The bar has a lot of cool games and we always have a good time at this quarterly outing.  Viking helmets optional.  More event info on our Facebook page:

Our lodge will meet again on Thursday, Jan. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church.  Our presenter is Gert Kvalsund, a longtime local chef from Norway, will tell us about his latest venture:  The opening of Saga Pastry + Sandwich at 10345 S Eastern Ave., Ste. 100 in Henderson, which is expected to open Dec. 14th, offering pastries and sandwiches with a Scandinavian flair, such as Nordic waffles, Swedish pancakes, cinnamon Buns, school buns, World's Best Cake, Arctic Coldwater Shrimp sandwiches, Norwegian smoked salmon sandwiches, baguettes, Scandinavian coffee, and some specialty beverages, such as Solo and lingonberry saft,  Saga will also carry some Scandinavian sweets, jams and other sought-after Scandinavian products.  Gert has lived in Las Vegas since 1995, and has worked as a chef locally at the Flamingo hotel and opening IKEA Las Vegas. He spent 8 years travelling the globe as a chef, working on every continent except for South America and Antarctica before deciding to open his own restaurant.  Saga means story, so this restaurant will feature food that is part of Gert's story, from early childhood until modern day.  The program gets underway at 7 p.m.  We eat and socialize at 6:30 p.m.

Our annual lutefisk dinner is Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Boulder City Elks Lodge. Please purchase tickets and join us at 3 or 6 p.m. and, of course, we always need volunteers to help out.  Anyone wishing to purchase tickets should send a check, made out to the Sons of Norway, to Gwen Knighton, 2156 Marstons Mills Ct., Henderson, NV 89044.  Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope and a note indicating the names of those attending, whether they are going at 3 or 6 p.m., and a telephone number. For information, call (702) 869-5775.  Tickets must be purchased in advance and are not available at the door. (Please see the attached flier.)

Also, we hope to be able to offer Norwegian language lessons starting in late January.  A Norwegian living locally has expressed a willingness to do this and the details are yet to be worked out.  But if you’re interested, please let me know.

Finally, if you’re not already doing so, please follow us on Facebook: If you are on Twitter, you can find us @VegasVikingGang.
Hope to see you soon.  Till then:
God jul og godt nytt år!

Med vennlig hilsen, Erik Pappa


District News from: Luella Grangaard
President, District Six

Translating the word "Kretsstevne" :
"Krets" means a circle and "stevne" means a gathering, so Kretsstevne is translated as "a circle of friends getting together".

Kretsstevne    This fall we had three very successful District Kretsstevnes.  What happens at a Kretsstevne?  Members of Sons of Norway get together to celebrate our heritage, eat, drink, sing, dance, play horseshoes, Viking games, taste wine, food demonstrations and enjoy time with all our fraternal sisters and brothers.  In addition our Kretsstevnes also raise money for Camp Norge.  Three Kretsstevnes were held this year, the Northern was held at Camp Norge, the Central held in Buellton, CA and the southern in Banning, CA.  Approximately 20 different lodges participated in the three events.  I was fortunate to attend all three.  This year the three Kretsstevne raise over $4000 for Camp Norge.  Thank you to all the volunteers and members who donate their time, food, items for auctions and drawings.  Your efforts are appreciated by the members of District Six.  I encourage everyone in our district to take the opportunity to visit and use Camp Norge.  Also watch next spring for postings for the 2019 Krestsstevnes and mark your calendars.  I would like to meet you at one of these fraternal events.

Luella Grangaard President,  District Six  Sons of Norway

Calendar 2019

Jan 26th Lutefisk Dinner Boulder City Elks Lodge
Feb 7th Membership Meeting Christ Lutheran Church
Apr 4th Membership Meeting Christ Lutheran Church
Apr 5th Scholarship Application Postmarked by April 6th 2019
May 17th 17nd Mai Norway Constitution Day

More information about these events can be found in the current Newsletter  Click here for January 2019 VegasViking Newsletter

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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.

Norwegian Chef Gert Kvalsund, has opened Saga Pastry + Sandwich  at 10345 S Eastern Ave., Ste. 100 in Henderson
Nordic waffles, Swedish pancakes, cinnamon Buns, school buns, World's Best Cake, Arctic Coldwater Shrimp sandwiches, Norwegian smoked salmon sandwiches, baguettes, Scandinavian coffee, and some specialty beverages, such as Solo and lingonberry saft, Saga will also carry some Scandinavian sweets, jams and other sought-after Scandinavian products.

See Saga on Facebook. Log In to Facebook, the copy the link below.

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

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

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