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From: The Kecks <>
Subject: Re: [TOLPUDDLE] jki:Norvegian Blessing
Date: Sun, 27 Feb 00 22:37:32 -0600
yea...well, I'm English/Irish/Swiss and am a token Methodist
in this area:
Lutefisk - something to be eaten as a rite of passage if
you're Norwegian; something to be avoided if you're not.
Actually, it's a white fish that has been soaked (in lye?)
to preserve it; then it's boiled to death and smothered
in butter sauce -- that's probably the only redeeming aspect!
Lefse - A flat bread (sorta tortilla but wheat/potato) that's a
means of using up left-over mashed potatoes; a dough ball is
made, refrigerated and then rolled out to 1/16 - 1/32 inch
thickness and 'browned' on special griddle plates that are
(now) a uniform round - 18 inches? - shape. It used to be
made on the flat surfaces of the old wood-burning ranges.
UFF DA - Equivalent to Charlie Brown's "Good Grief!!" which, based
on intonation and delivery, can be a response to most anything!
-just so you know - jki