Monday, August 11, 2008

Scandinavian Festival

Junction City, Oregon was settled by the fair of hair and skin, the Scandinavians.

For decades a lively festival has been held in honor of those rugged pioneers.

We attended again this weekend enjoying crafts, folk dancing, art, and...wait for it...FOOD.

I'll let my photos do the talking.

Ye Olde Windmill Information Center. Notice that we went to the festival on Norwegian Day, in honor of Tom's heritage.

Some people are so talented!

Joe mainly goes to the festival for the authentic food... does Tom.

Abelskivers are little round pancakes.

A batch ready to serve.

Abelskivers are served three at a time with a bit of Norse jelly.

Bellies full the boys head for the car!

Another fun year celebrating the Norse Land!


liz crumlish said...

Mmmm. Licking my lips!

Sandy said...

Licking my lips too. Joe and Tom sitting together, they really look like father and son, good one.

I've not tried Swedish food, perhaps that should be on my list for this summer.

Have a great day Cherie!

His Love is the Theme of My Song said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time! Can't help but think of Tom's animated eyebrows! Thanks for sharing...

Cherie said...

Yeah, lip lickin' goodness, that's for sure, Liz and Sandy.

Sandy, maybe that would be a fun thing to put on your list. I had Swedish meatballs - on my! Yum. You have a great day, too!

And Janet, yes, you can see those eyebrows shooting up! And my impression of them, too, no doubt. Ha!

tshsmom said...

I LOVE that wooden tree picture!!

I'm half Norwegian, and I didn't recognize anything on that plate. I guess I'm not a very good Norsky.

I haven't had aebleskivers in YEARS! I used to love watching them being made.

Cherie said...

Tshs: I guess I should have said Joe and Tom like authentic Scandinavian food, which is more than just Norwegian. They love the cabbage the most.


It really IS fun watching the aebelskivers being made.

Anonymous said...

Does Tom like lefsa? I only make it for very special people - and he certainly fits the description -but ONLY if he really likes them.
Love - AJ & UF

Cherie said...

AJ: As far as I know Tom has never had lefse - and I don't think I have either. Shameful that I've never searched out a recipe or instructions. He already loves you best but I'm sure that he could find even more love with a plate of lefse. ;)

Cherie said...

P.S. to AJ: I realize this post has a picture of the lefse booth. I tried to get Tom to eat some so I wouldn't feel guilty eating a few. He was full of cabbage and wouldn't, so I didn't. Are they like crepes?

cecily said...

Hey Cherie - almost looked like another country! Reminded me of our trip... which reminds me I still haven't put up many photos. Ah well...

Anonymous said...

Lefsa is a Norwegian 'tortilla' made with mashed potatoes, a little flour, sugar, salt and butter. It's rolled really thin with a special rolling pin and fried in a dry pan just until it forms brown bubbles. Every time I went to see my sister I made some to take. YUMMMMM. We'll have some for you to try. Love. AJ

Anonymous said...

I'm hungry now!!!