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Saturday, December 12, 2009


Around Christmas time my family makes lefse and when we realized we wouldn't make it home in time to help we decided to make our own. I spent some time rifling through Great Grandma Johnson's recipe cards and found her recipe, then called Grandma Donna and my Mom to be sure I wouldn't mess anything up.  

My boon and top Sous chef
 Taylor was a master on the grill serving up a beautiful stack of the yummy lefse.

Showing off some of my favorite Scandinavian kitchen treasures

The lefse was actually a part of a larger Norwegian meal that we made for our small group Christmas feast. We made Torske (broiled cod) and Swedish Meatballs with lingonberry jam.  Everyone else brought a traditional family Christmas food to share.  It was a great night.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Christmas Village Ginger Bread House Assembly

Full Service Christmas Village Coordinators hard at work...

As the refreshment coordinator for Church of the Resurrection's Christmas Village I recruited Meredith, the visual affects coordinator to help assemble a ginger bread house to decorate at our refreshments area.

I used cotton candy for snow, cut out ginger cookies coated in frosting and sprinkles for trees, made ginger bread men and a moose and topped it all off with gobs of sugar coated dots.

With Meredith's help my first attempt at a Ginger Bread house turned out pretty well.

Thank you Mere!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Dinner this Week

Chicken Pot pie with a Puff Pastry Crust
-Cooking Light

Carrot Orange Smoothie: Neither of us were feeling very good that night
-Our own creation with plain frozen yogurt, a few oranges,

Black Bean, Tomato and Corn Salad with Pan Seared Chicken and Dad's Farm Melon

I'm currently in search of a Curry Mince Recipe from Great Grandma Mae's Recipe cards for Grandma Donna. Very interested in making this old English ground beef dish, maybe it will go with with the rest of the jello salads I've found sifting through the old cards.

The Week's desert: The BEST Lemon sandwich cookies EVER
-Bon Apatite

Monday, July 27, 2009

Delicious Roasted Beets

Lalu's Cafe's recipe for delicious beets:

Toss the beets in olive oil and kosher salt, wrap individually in foil.
Roast at 400 until just fork tender (45 minutes to an hour-depending on size).
Allow to cool slightly, peel while still warm.
Slice and toss in a bowl with more olive oil, a whole clove of garlic, and a splash of good quality red wine vinegar. Check the seasoning and add salt if needed.

Such a wonderful Summer Side,