Lefse— Russell Gets A Lesson In Norwegian Tradition
What the Lefse is going on here? It sounds like a curse word almost! while at my mother in laws for Thanksgiving I helped out in the kitchen a little. I, believe it or not, am actually pretty good in a kitchen. I’m no Chef Boyardee, but I can handle a pan! There was a planned Lefse making party… and I was asked to help… Not sure what they were thinking!
I ended up being fairly decent actually. My Lefse (lef-sa) making skills are pretty good. The Lefse party that was supposed to happen Friday was postponed to Sunday and I was thrown onto the rolling board to roll out the dough. Traditionally Lefse is meant to be a circular shaped flat bread. My first one was somewhat the shape of Scotland… or maybe Iraq… Not really sure. By Lefse number four I was a pro! And I don’t even have any Norwegian in me! Check out my picture!
Is there a tradition in your family that has been passed down from generation to generation?