Bernt Balchen Lodge #46 Anchorage, Alaska


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One More Lefse Session To Go!

Lefse Making for Lutefisk Dinner: November 6-8 Friday-Sunday
(Hours: Friday 3-6 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9-6 pm)

For those new to lefse making, there are several steps between raw potatoes, flour, and salt and a package of ready-to-sell lefse at the Bazaar. For those not interested in “rolling” there are other ways to help with this important Lodge event. The typical 3-day lefse-making sessions consist of the following activities:

Friday: Wash, boil, peel, and rice potatoes; set up lefse making stations (griddles, cooking and rolling boards, rollers, etc.); set up cooling, sorting, and packaging areas.
Saturday: Mix potato and flour loaves; shape in balls, roll and cook lefse; wash, boil, peel, and rice potatoes; sort and package lefse; clean up work stations.
Sunday: Mix potato and flour loaves; shape into balls; roll and cook lefse; sort and package lefse; break down the lefse-making stations and return griddles, cooking and rolling boards, etc. to the storage area; and clean up work stations.

Even a couple of hours of your time will help so please contact one of the lefse making committee Co-chairs, Ashley Brusven 350- 3328 or Ted Birkedal 351-6095.

King’s Reception in Anchorage

Featured in Norwegian-American Weekly!

Ted Birkedal wrote a wonderful article on the King’s Reception at Bernt Balchen Lodge. See the story here.



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