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A taste of Old World tradition

Badger?Lutheran Church Norwegian supper dates back to 1906

November 5, 2011
Messenger News

BADGER - The church dinner has been part of the Badger Lutheran Church landscape dating back to 1906. It has encouraged members to come together to raise money and put out the welcome mat. The church members work hard to keep the history and legacy authentic in place. They continue to prepare original Norwegian recipes which have been passed down through generations and offer exceptional service to our guests by servers attired in the traditional colors of red, white and blue with Norwegian-inspired patterns.

This year's supper will be held Thursday, November 10 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Badger Lutheran Church.

The dinner will be served family style, all you can eat. The menu consists of lutefisk, potato lefse, boiled potatoes and melted butter, meatballs and gravy, green beans, cranberries, flotbrod, brown bread, gumma, fruit soup, spritz, rosettes, kringla, krumkake and coffee. Take-out and delivery service are available.

Article Photos

-Messenger photo by Gloria Tjaden
Preparing lefse involves all ages of members of the Badger Lutheran congregation. In front, Nancy Huyser is shown rolling lefse with others and Liza Hatcher on the end is turning the lefse. To prepare this Norwegian specialty, 400 pounds of potatoes are peeled, cooked and riced prior to adding flour.

Tickets for adults are $20; children 6 to 12 are $10; and children 5 and younger eat free. Advanced tickets are being sold at Wicker Jewelry, Fort Dodge; Knutzon's Gifts, Eagle Grove; Sheree's Hallmark and K.C. Nielsen John Deere, Humboldt; and the Badger Lutheran church office. Information is available at the church office at 515-545-3350.

Commemorative cookbooks and lefse by the dozen will be for sale the night of the supper.



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