Seven (7) different kinds of cookies!
Seven (7) different kinds of cookies! Are you aware that IF you are a NORWEGIAN host/hostess (whether in Norway or the USA), TRADITION requires you to have 7 – yes, 7 – different kinds of cookies to serve! Do YOU have them ready for Advent-Christmas?
IF you are looking for someone to BAKE FOR YOU, I have 2 recommendations.
1-TOMORROW MORNING (Sat., 12/1) – the United Methodist Women at Milton United Methodist Church are going to have their 25th annual CHRISTMAS COOKIE WALK. They will open at 8 am SHARP and be open until SOLD OUT.
2-Saturday, December 8 - 1-week from tomorrow - the women of the Janesville Sons of Norway Lodge will open their NORWEGIAN PASTRY SALE at 8 am and be open until noon.
TOMORROW at Milton United Methodist Church, IF you want a full selection of cookies, YOU want to be there to walk in at 8 am. Cookies are $7 per pound. Other items for sale will be candy, a new 25 Years of Cookie Walks cook book, and handcrafted items.
The church is located next to Northside Intermediate School at 241 Northside Drive, Milton. For more information call 868-3585.
For more information, I suggest you read the story in this week’s Milton Courier, “Church prepares for 25th annual cookie walk.”
And then, 1-week from tomorrow (Sat., 12/8) – the women of the Janesville Sons of Norway NORDLAND LODGE (418 W. Milwaukee Street) will open their NORWEGIAN PASTRY SALE from 8 am and be open until noon.
For additional information, call: (608) 365-1369 or (608) 752-6566.
I myself am baking Norwegian KRUMKAKER for each of these Christmas treats sales.
If you want to see a picture and read about KRUMKAKER, I suggest you use this link to Wikipedia's article, "Krumkake." NOTE: "Krumkake" is singular and "Krumkaker" is plural.
I am sure that YOU will find the requisite 7 different Christmas treats at each of these sales… and, MORE…
I have my favorites at EACH of these sales. Tomorrow at Milton UM Church, I plan to enjoy LORNA HOLMES’ fresh donuts with a cup of coffee in the Coffee Shop. Pick-up several different treats, especially the Chocolate Cake cookies. YUMMY!
At the SONS OF NORWAY Norwegian pastry sale I am banking on a healthy cup of NORWEGIAN coffee with treats. And I bank on buying ROSETTER. (If you want to be reminded as to what rosetter look like, use this link to see the Wikipedia article w/picture, “Rosette.” Again, "rosette" is singular. "Rosetter" is plural. YUMMY!
I know I have my plans for tomorrow morning at Milton UM Church and the next Sat (12/8) at our Sons of Norway Nordland Lodge. You are HJERTELIG VELKKKOMMEN (Norwegian = heartily welcome)!
SPECIAL INVITATION FOR A COMMENT: What is YOUR most favorite Christmas treat- cookie - pastry?
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John Eyster lives in the Edgerton area. He is an adjunct professor of political science at UW-Waukesha and an advocate for democracy/civics education in Wisconsin high schools. John is a community blogger and is not a part of The Gazette staff. His opinion is not necessarily that of the The Gazette staff or management.