Lefse? Why Yes, Thank You!
Maybe the best Christmas gifts are made instead of purchased at the store. A perfect example is found in that plastic bag I'm holding. Ladies and gentlemen, especially those of Scandinavian descent I present the quite, shy and delicious bag of goodness we call lefse.
According to Wikipedia;
Lefse is a traditional soft Norwegian flatbread. It is made with riced or instant potatoes, flour, butter, and milk or cream. It is cooked on a large, flat griddle.
This 'treat' showed up on our doorstep Monday night. I know Carol brought it for my wife, but since I am co-owner of the dwelling I took it upon myself to issue a quality grade on 'said lefse' and make sure it was good enough for the family to try. It was!
I grew up in a household where my Mom would make a bunch of it with the church ladies around Christmas time. My Grandma Minnie could make a mean batch as well! I forgot until today how much I enjoy the stuff. I went with the real butter and brown sugar route and rolled it up. I topped it off with a half glass of 1 percent and headed off to work after lunch on the right foot.
How about you? Do you have a favorite holiday treat that you like to share with neighbors? Share with me and I'll share with all right here!
JD Collins can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.