Anyway, after the Grandbaby Shower portion of the event -- we moved over to the dining side of the porch. And the first course was the Cardamon Bread, porketta and Lefse.
|I wrapped the bread in foil and heated it for about 20 minutes. It was PERFECT. We ate the whole loaf.|
|I've gotta say, Mary did NOT do a good job of selling lefse. She calls it "dried paste"...Please note Aunt Rozella's Silver|
On my way home from Beaver Dam in May, I stopped at a little downtown diner in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin. As I was leaving, I noticed they also had PASTIES on their old fashioned chalk menu board. I ordered two of them "to go". They were HUGE. I took them home, wrapped them in foil, and stuck them in the freezer.
Mary Mulari says Pasty is pronounced with a soft "a"...think about the PAST. (as opposed to the hard "a", which makes you think about a part of a stripper costume)
On the day of the lunch, I took the pasties out of the freezer, put them on a tray and covered them with foil…but they didn’t get done as quickly as I’d hoped. Which is why we ate the lunch in “courses” which worked out great. BECAUSE THERE WAS A LOT OF FOOD.
|I was worried about the Pasties...because they looked so different from Mary's...|
|See what I mean?|
|THESE pasties were so large, I cut each one into four pieces.|
Next -- Drumroll, please....IT IS TIME FOR THE SANDWICH LOAF!!