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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  June 7th, 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

It was great to see so many people at what must have been the largest, most successful Syttende Mai picnic and parade in Southern Nevada history.  It was the first time that our Vegas Viking lodge fully joined and supported a joint Syttende Mai event with our fellow Sons of Norway lodge, the Desert Trolls.  There was plenty to eat and drink, the weather was great, there was a good mix of Norwegians and Americans, and plenty of visitors who were pleasantly surprised about just how cool the event turned out to be. As always, our Viking ship was a hit.  The DJ played a lot of contemporary Norwegian music.  I even heard a Norwegian rap!  I don’t think we’ve ever experienced that as a group!  The food and Norwegian desserts and ice cream – all you can eat, kids! – were well-received.
Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske’s remarks were applauded.  It’s great, of course, to have a fellow Norwegian in statewide office.  The Minnesota native is up for reelection this fall.  In the parade, she had the privilege of riding in the back of Warren and Elaine Halvorson’s 1964 Corvair.  I was a little jealous.  Even though the audience in downtown Boulder City was small, the parade was still great fun.  We can’t thank the Boulder City Police Department enough for their help and support.  Ditto to the City of Boulder City staff.
Thank you to all the members of the lodge who worked to make this event the great success that it was.  Thank you to Karen Holien for serving on the organizing committee -- and working through the aggravation of trying to secure Norwegian beer for the event.  I LOVED the Bestefar (grandpa) ale, and I know I’m not the only one!  I haven’t seen the figures yet on whether we covered our costs but I got the sense that people broke open their wallets and purses to support us.  We’ll need to discuss as a lodge how to proceed next year, but I fully endorse at this time joining with the Desert Trolls to build upon our success and create an even better Sytttende Mai celebration in 2019.

Med venlig hilsen,

Read all about Haandbryggeriet Bestefar Norwegian beer served at the 17th of May celebration.  


Haanbryggeriet Bestefar

Calendar 2018

June 7th Membership Meeting Christ Lutheran Church
July No meeting in July  
August 2nd Membership Meeting Christ Lutheran Church

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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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