Thursday, July 5, 2012

Calling all Norwegians, or those who want to be!

Starting today there’s a couple of great events happening on the web that Sons of Norway members might be interested in. Long time Sons of Norway supporters at the Bloomington Convention and Visitors Bureau are hosting a contest and online auction with some Scandinavian goodies up for grabs.

First, from today through the 12th of July, the Bloomington CVB is holding a contest on their Facebook page for the best recipe that uses lefse as an ingredient. The submitter with best recipe will win a free Uff Da! apron, which they can wear with pride in the kitchen or even while making some tasty salmon on the grill. All you have to do to enter the contest is visit the CVB’s Facebook page, “like” the page and then post your recipe. It’s as simple as that! Once the contest is closed, a winner will be chosen and notified.

Recipes can be for lefse, itself, or other foods that contain our favorite flatbread, like lefse pizza, pølse med lompe, or lefse chips are all eligible for this great contest! I plan to post a recipe I have later today, and I hope you’ll join me. This is going to be a lot of fun to see how many people can come up with different recipes!

The other exciting element is an online auction, hosted by the CVB, with a number of really cool items up for bid, including shiny, new lefse griddle package! If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at making your own lefse, this is a great opportunity, because the winning bidder will have all the tools they need to get started. Not only will they receive a lefse board and griddle, they will also receive a copy of all the recipes that were entered into the Facebook contest! 

To view all the great things available through the online auction, click here, and be sure to bid! There’s a lot of great items to bid on (I’m eying the lefse griddle and family getaway packages, myself).

So, let’s get moving and start posting our recipes! That’s where I’m headed right now, in fact.

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