President: Larry Leonardson 721-6827
WHEN NEXT WE MEET:
SETUP at 10:00 Saturday morning for the people contacted by Alise Dilworth (489-0490). The other six should be there Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. to complete the table settings and beverage setup.
SMÖRGASBORD SETUP at 3:30 p.m. with Marilyn Melendy (625-2994). If you have not already signed up to bring a dish, please call Marilyn to find out what is needed. Fish, including herring, salmon mold, smoked salmon Jansen's Temptation, sylta, potatiskorv, butter and cheeses, breads, vegetables including potatoes, brown beans, red cabbage, olives, pickles, lingon berries, desserts including rice pudding, cookies, glögg a la Hans Thunander, and any other traditional foods you would like to bring.
GUESTS: a $5.00 contribution for each adult sixteen or over.
If bringing guests, please include in your food contribution enough for
yourselves and your guests.
Sunday , December 16, 2001
3:30 SMÖRGASBORD SETUP
4:00 Fellowship Hour.
****The January meeting of our Society will be an open forum discussion
and critique of food and programs during 2001 so that we
God Jul och Gott Nytt År
OUR ADDRESS ON THE
| When Last We Met
The monthly meeting of the Swedish-American Society was held on Sunday, November 18th. The social hour began at 4:00 with
hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Music by Evert Taube was played during the social hour. At 5:00 we for singing Du Gamla du fria and America.
The Swedish table grace “I Jesu Namn” was then prayed. Afterwards we partook of turkey with dressing and cranberries and a variety of side dishes and desserts.
Ted Johnson led us in singing “O store Gud”, “Tack O Dud for vad du varit”, Ja man han Leva”, “Rida rida ranka” “Kostervalsen”, Sankta Lucia”, “Staffan var en Sllalendräng”, “Halsa dem darhemma”.
The president, Larry Leonardson, announced that the Sankta Lucia celebration would take place on December 16th. He read the names of those who would bring the food and decorations for the celebration and the items that they would bring. Members were encouraged to bring other decorations.
The treasurer, Don Lundquist, announced that 39 members had signed
up for the coming year at the time of the meeting. He said the treasury
balance was about $1400. Shirley Anderson volunteered to call the
newspaper to publicize the Christmas Celebration. The president introduced
our guests, namely Aron Davis, Dawn Carroll, and Beverly George.
Shirley Anderson told of the Virginia Beach Little Theatre performance
of “My Three Angels” and encouraged members to see the play.
The meeting was then adjourned.
DIRECTIONS TO OUR DECEMBER MEETING
|DIRECTIONS TO OUR MEETINGS
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.
Remember we are not meeting at this location in December.
A NOTE FROM YOUR EDITOR
|RECIPE FOR GLÖGG
OW TO DO IT:
Crush cinnamon and cardamom. Peel lemon. Put all spices + peels in a glass jar with the vodka. Cover. Leave over night. Strain the vodka, toss the spices. Mix the now spicy vodka with wine and sugars.
Heat all ingredients in a large kettle until steaming hot. Do not boil! Stir and taste. If not sweet enough, add sugar. If too sweet, add vodka and wine.
Serve with peeled almonds (or just chop them up) and raisins, plus of course pepper cookies (ginger bread).
The Glögg will be even spicier and gets a fuller taste if you bottle
it and leave it for a week. You can also leave out the vodka if you wish
something with less alcohol.
(SWEDISH GINGER BREAD COOKIES)
OW TO DO IT:
Mix butter, sugar and syrup. Add spices and bicarbonate, then water and finally part of the flour. Mix in the rest of the flour. Let the dough sit over night, wrapped in foil in the fridge.
Roll the dough as thin as possible using flour. Cut out figures - preferable Christmas figures, hearts, stars etc.
Bake in oven for about 5 minutes at 200-225 degrees C (400-425 degrees
You can get about 300 cookies, depending on how big you make them.