Monday, December 23, 2013

My Viking!

Our first Christmas together was 33 years ago … it was also the first time both of us were away from our families on the holidays.  In an effort to manage our homesickness … we sought out common traditions and recreated them … together.  Our nordic heritage served us well … we found we shared many values concerning how to celebrate Christmas.  Yep … Mr. DillyDally is a true Norwegian … just as his sweatshirt implies.

Every good Viking has a weapon with which he takes his responsibilities very seriously.  Mr. DD's weapon is a hand carved lefse stick!
His responsibility is to cook the lefse …  his weapon makes that possible.
My Viking must cook the lefse on both sides … to perfection.  Like all Vikings, he handles the pressure quite well!
My contribution to the process?  I peel the potatoes … boil the potatoes … mix the dough … and roll it out so thin that you can see through it.
Thirty-three years ago, my Viking proposed to me on December 26th.  The family joke is that he proposed because I made a good lefse partner.  Honestly?  In my opinion … it's because he knew that marriage was the only way he would get his hands on my grandmother's secret lefse recipe!  ;-)

Do what you love!  Cook together!  Do dillydally!
Mrs. DillyDally


  1. Oh my gosh! Made me both laugh and cry! Never loose your hopes, dreams and ideals. There is a reason they were there to begin with. Knowing that is our own personal magic. Beautiful story-- I just love this!