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A taste of tradition

Badger Lutheran offers lutefisk, lefse in annual Norwegian Supper

November 6, 2010
By GLORIA TJADEN, Messenger correspondent

BADGER - In 1906, the Ladies Aid of the Badger Lutheran Church served its first Norwegian supper.

Since then, the annual meal featuring lutefisk, lefse, krumkaka and gumma has become a tradition. This year, supper guests see a church decorated with Norwegian items in the traditional colors of red, white and blue and servers wearing red vests trimmed in Norwegian-inspired patterns.

Badger church members work hard to keep the history and legacy authentic. That includes having plenty of Norwegian lefse, the thin flat potato-flavored delicacy, on hand for guests to enjoy or take home.

This year's menu also includes lutefisk, boiled potatoes and melted butter, meatballs with gravy, green beans, cranberries, flotbrod, brown bread, gumme, fruit soup, spritz, rosettes, kringla, krumkake and coffee.

Serving of the family-style supper will begin at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the Fellowship Hall of the Badger Lutheran Church. Takeout and delivery in Badger will be available.

Adult tickets are $18, tickets for children ages 6 to12 are $10, and children younger than 5 can eat free. Tickets are for sale at the church from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, in Eagle Grove at Knutzon's Gifts, in Fort Dodge at Wicker Jewelry, and in Humboldt at K.C. Nielsen John Deere and Sheree's Hallmark.

Information is available at the church office, 545-3350, during office hours.

There will also be commemorative cookbooks and coffee mugs for sale.

Contact Gloria Tjaden at (515) 573-2141 or



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