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Friday, November 20, 2009



I think that lefse deserves a post! As kids, we looked forward to our Grandma making it around Christmas time or whenever all the relatives got together. She still makes it once in awhile. My great grandparents came over from Norway as newlyweds and settled in Minnesota and Montana.

Anyhow, lefse is a Norwegian flat bread that is very similar to crepes. Grandma makes it with leftover mashed potatoes and fries them on a skillet. She uses Great Grandma's recipe I think.

When it's fresh off the skillet you layer it with butter and sprinkle on cinnamon and sugar. Then you roll it up and take a bite. It is so good, I promise!

During the winter we'd never miss a chance to sled down the hill at Grandma and Grandpa's farm. They have a creek that divides the property so you have to gauge how far up the hill to go otherwise you might end up soaking wet. If all else failed you could always bail off the sled and try to fish it out the creek downstream where it was shallower.

Grandpa would take us across the creek by way of a manure spreader that he would hitch to his tractor. It sounds gross but usually the manure spreader was pretty clean, ha ha. Sometimes we'd help him feed the cows that were out in the pasture by throwing out the bales while he drove the tractor. (You know on a farm you have to do chores first before you play). Then he would show us how it was done, heading down the hill face-first on the Red flyer sled!

Inevitably someone would get tired so we'd all come back indoors to the farmhouse (which is heated by an oil stove and it's always cozy), peel off our snowsuits and boots and head to the kitchen for some fresh lefse and hot chocolate.

My sister and I are having Thanksgiving dinner with Grandma and Grandpa next week so hopefully we can make some lefse with her. I'll have to get her secret recipe :o)


jociegal said...

Mmmmm - that sounds delicious! What nice memories!

Janine said...

It sounds as if you have had a great childhood.
And it is so great that your family comes from almost everywhere.
Have a great weekend

Janine said...

Hi Chloe,
I have an award for you at my blog

Chelsea said...

This sounds yummy!


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