Too much lefse!!!

Well we’re still making lefse and I’ve come to the conclusion that 2 batches is too much no matter how many people you have at your house! We made lefse yesterday afternoon and still have dough left. We’ve got lefse in fridge, lefse in the freezer, lefse hanging off the dogs….well maybe not that last one. There’s a ton of it. One of our friends brought over butter mixed with brown sugar and one mixed with honey and boy are those tasty. I wonder how much lefse I would have to eat to make none of my clothes fit anymore? I’d better not risk finding out! I did manage to make it to the gym yesterday to burn off the 1/2 pound of butter I probably ate in the last 3 days. I think I had cream and sugar coming out of my pores by then. Oh well…that’s what the gym is for! Anyhow, we have a bunch of lefse. The scary thing is I’m still not sick of it.

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Published in: on January 24, 2011 at 5:27 pm  Leave a Comment  

Success

Well the party was a complete success. We had about 15 people in the house at one time, for lefse making and dinner. Unfortunately some of my awesome neighbors weren’t able to make it, which I was disappointed by. But these things happen! We’ll just have to plan another one! People ate a ton of food. I always love that. I think the favorite dishes were the Swedish meatballs and the kuchen. They both turned out just awesome! I love feeding people and it’s an uplifting experience to have people complement your cooking ability!

I sit here this morning, watching my husband and dogs sleep, and I’m already fantasizing about my next party….what will it be??? We’ll have to get the house cleaned up and take it from there I guess.

Published in: on January 23, 2011 at 12:05 pm  Leave a Comment  

Little lefse cards

OOOOHHH!!!! It’s getting close now! Yesterday I made up my lefse recipe cards for my guests. I’m having a bit of a problem sleeping; I was up at 4:30 this morning…on my day off! I guess I’m letting the excitement get to me. Not really worried about anything, just excited to feed people. I get that from my mom! Here’s a photo of my recipe cards.

Published in: on January 21, 2011 at 1:44 pm  Comments (1)  

Lefse Stick Raffle

Well my painfully talented parents have done it again. When they found out we were throwing a lefse party(and after a subtle suggestion) they made me a couple lefse sticks to raffle off for the party! The sticks themselves are made from North Dakota maple(I think) and hand made by my super talented father. He made me one a few years back but I was just recently able to put it to use! The decoration on the handle was created by my mother with her wood burning tools. They turned out even more beautiful than I expected! I have to thank my parents for always praising my creative side. It’s definitely something that’s come in handy; whether it’s renovating a garage sale find or making a table runner, my folks always have helpful tips and ways to make things easier! Chances are they’ve done something similar in the past. Now I have to think of a creative way to raffle them off. Maybe for every 5 pieces of lefse you make you get to put in a raffle ticket? Any ideas?? Anyone???

Published in: on January 18, 2011 at 11:27 pm  Leave a Comment  

Tank and Bella

Well as I mentioned in my intro page, I have two pooches who were both rescued. My husband and I got a dog after we first got married and unfortunately lost him before he was even three years old(RIP Meatball). It took us another three years to adopt Mr. Tank, and I’ve said it so many times, but the first week we had him I laughed more than I had in the previous three years. He is our little angel. We say that we rescued him but sometime I think he rescued us. Bella came along two years later and the two of them truly are best friends. Bella has come with some challenges including counter surfing and a somewhat defective bladder! She’s a big sweetheart and loves everyone! Tank has more the personality of a cat and prefers to kinda lay low unless a car ride is involved. Not sure what we’d do without those kids. Thanks to my friend Jake for the awesome photos of our babies.

Published in: on January 18, 2011 at 2:04 am  Comments (1)  

Lefse

Here’s one of the first batches of lefse theĀ  hubby and I made this last weekend. It was the first time I’ve done it without my mom around to tell me what needs to be done but I think it was a total success. It was delicious!

Published in: on January 17, 2011 at 11:31 pm  Leave a Comment  

Lefse Party

Well the first party in our new(ish) house is in full swing! We’ve had quite a bit of fun planning for it. When we lived in AZ we had a few pretty fun parties at various homes we had down there. Thanksgiving, burrito, Halloween….we did it all! Cooking was always a challenge because we were vegan or vegetarian while we were down there. We never had any complaints on the crazy food we served so apparently we did something right! The theme for this up coming party is a lefse party with European comfort food. The menu includes all sorts of goodies. Swedish meatballs and buttered noodles, caprese salad, kuchen and polish coleslaw are a few of the foods that will be served. Oh…and lefse….lots and lots of lefse. I had nightmares on Friday that I wasn’t prepared for the party, forgot to make the lefse batter, the grill didn’t work…several bad dreams! I had to try out my new grill on Saturday just to make sure it worked for the party! Well, by the end of the day we had TONS of lefse in the fridge and freezer and in ours and our neighbors bellies! So at least we know the grill works. Now we just have to prep the rest of the food. Anthony and I have both taken Friday off so that we can do double duty on the party prepping! Hope all goes well!

Published in: on January 17, 2011 at 10:45 pm  Comments (1)