Home for the Holidays Often Means Lefse


December 1, 2021

Among the ladies serving pie and coffee at the American Lutheran Church on Sunday, November 21, was Mildred Dawson. She wraps a pumpkin pie in aluminum foil for a transport home.

From 10:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on November 21, the American Lutheran Church in Chinook offered pie and coffee for sale and then sold lefse, sandbakkels, spritz cookies, pies, almond cake, and other baked goods for the holidays. Those coming to socialize on Sunday could choose from a selection of custard, fruit, cream, and specialty pies like pumpkin chiffon. There was also a pumpkin bundt cake and a berry crisp.

In many Norwegian homes, the holidays mean gathering with family and sharing dinner-a meal that often features lefse. Also known in some places as Norwegian potato crepes, lefse i...

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