[Sca-cooks] lutefisk and Lefse
jo_foster81 at hotmail.com
Tue Jan 5 07:19:53 PST 2010
The stepfather, being born and raised outside of Grand Forks, to immigrant parents, has a fondness for Lefse and Lutfisk (lutefisk).
http://whatscookingamerica.net/History/LutefiskHistory.htm offers "Today the fish is celebrated in ethnic and religious celebrations and is linked with hardship and courage."
My personal opinion is one would have to be in extreme 'hardship' in order to summon sufficient 'courage' to eat it, but eh ... each to their own.
For my own part I prepare the lefse required for him to enjoy his family tradition. I take it to mother's door. That is as far as I will go.
My hold will eat the lefse ... hot from the 'takke', spred with butter and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar and rolled up. Mine is a little thick for my stepfather's personal preference his choices are 1)eat it or 2)do without. Makes me evil ... I know ... but without the thin sticks mother used to have I can't get it any thinner and still get it off the board.
Jo (Georgia L.) Foster
Never knock on Death's door.
Ring the doorbell and run ... he hates that.
I don't want to set the world on fire, I'm just trying to light a candle.
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