We went to Iola for the Winter Carnival Norwegian Supper of lutefisk, lefse, meatballs, real mashed potatoes and gravy, cooked corn and salad and to top it off Norwegian pastries: rosettes, krumkake, sand bakkels, spritz cookies – yum! It’s served family style by community members of the Sons and Daughters of Norway, Kiwanis, and others dressed in colorful Norwegian vests. We also shopped in the Scandinavian crafts room and got several Norwegian rugs for the Little House on the Prairie and two rugs for the Welcome Room made by a weaver in Amherst out of old bluejeans! We love the concept of making something new and beautiful out of a cast-away! Remember this for next year – first Saturday in February – come stay with us and go to the Winter Carnival – see the Badger Games and enjoy some Norwegian hospitality. It’s such fun!