Swedish-American Society 
Newsletter, April, 2001 Edition

President: Larry Leonardson 721-6827

Sunday, 22 April 2001 
Ruritan Club, Witchduck Road

 3:00 Setup by the Dilworth committee, including Sue Arith and Sandy     MacGregor.
4:00 Fellowship Hour
 5:00 Du Gamla, Du Fria;. My Country Tis of Thee; I Jesu Namn
 Dinner: Lamb a la Svenska
5:45 Business Meeting
6:00 Swedish Quiz Show 
 by Margit Thunander
6:30: Sing Along with Ted Johnson
6:50 Raffle
7:00 Helsa Dem Der Hemma and clearing tables.

Program Notes
4:00 Hors de oeuvres for the beverages (wine, beer, and soft drinks) are traditionally provided by the members.

5:00 Vegetables, breads and desserts to complement the lamb will be gratefully received from the members. Call Marilyn Melendy
at 625-2494 if you have questions about a contribution.

Please note that our meeting is on the 4th Sunday of April, not the 3rd. The date of our meeting is April 22.

President - Larry Leonardson 721-6827 
Vice President - Bentley Anderson
Secretary -
Treasurer - Don Lundquist 
Newsletter Editor - Nellie Leonardson 
Web Master-Larry Leonardson 

When Last We Met
 The March meeting of the Swedish-American Society was held Sunday, March 18th. 
The last meeting demonstrated the ongoing strength and stability of the Club. When Larry and Nellie Leonardson as well as Bob Olson were unable to attend, the regular program went on as scheduled, without problems, thanks to our vice-president, Bentley Anderson and all the others who so generously contributed.  As long as so many can eat well, sing loudly and participate in and applaud the program, there will always be a Swedish-American Society of Tidewater. As I do not have a report from that meeting at this time, information about the meeting is not included in this newsletter.  Upon receipt of a report, it will be added to the online newsletter posting.



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  If coming from the peninsula, take I-64 across the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel, follow 64 to 264 East (144). Follow 264 to the Witchduck Road exit, after exiting, turn left onto Witchduck Road. About 1/4 to ½ mile is Ruritan Drive (fire station light is there). Turn left on Ruritan, go the end of
the street, building is on the left

The children will once again be doing
 “bead-plate making”, melting plastic beads together as Nellie is still dealing with some health issues and we have millions of beads to use.  For those that receive “Sweden & America”, look on page 8 in the Spring 2001 issue under Art: From Kindergarten, for an article about this art form.  If anyone has any future craft ideas, please contact Nellie.  The children will be making a Midsömmar pole again in May this year. Dried flowers and tiny ribbons will be needed, please donate these items if possible. 

My Delicious Lamb Stew

 2 lbs cut up lamb stew meat (shoulder)
 2T oil
 1t. sugar
 3T flour
 1 C red wine
 1 10.5 oz. can beef consomme
 1 16 oz can beef broth
 1 16 oz can chopped tomatoes(drained)
 1 large onion coarsely chopped
 1 T. fresh thyme
 1 t. fresh rosemary
 1 bay leaf
 3 carrots chopped
 3 celery chopped
 3 potatoes in cubes
 1 turnip in cubes

Cut up and dry meat.  Heat oil in Dutch oven and brown meat for 3-5  minutes.  Turn meat and add sugar and continue to brown for 3 minutes.  Add  flour to meat and cook for 2 minutes.  Remove meat from pot and deglaze with red wine and reduce wine to about 1/4 cup.  Add onion and saute for 2  minutes and then add consomme, broth, tomatoes, thyme, rosemary and bay leaf.  Cover, reduce heat to very low and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.  Add vegetables and bring to boil.  Reduce heat and cook for 1 hour.  Reduce liquid to thicken.

Our meeting is on the 4th Sunday of April, not the 3rd. The date of our meeting is April 22.


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