Monday, October 22, 2012

Norsk Hostfest

We didn't have to be in Minot long to hear about Hostfest, North America's largest Scandinavian festival.  Although we weren't quite sure what to expect, we venture to the state fairgrounds on a gorgeous Friday night to find out.

We started out with some dinner.  The kids chose "safe" options like a hot dog and pizza.  Jason and I were slightly braver.  He chose a kind of hot dog with some type of dumpling and saurekraut (which he picked off every last piece of!).  I got a "Viking on a stick" which was a type of sausage meatball covered in a dough and fried-- yum!

After dinner we walked room to room talking to vendors, seeing tons of arts/ crafts, and seeing people we knew, which is a huge deal when you've only been in a city a couple months!

Lastly, we hunted down some empleskievers (sorry, I still can't figure out the correct spelling of these), which I had been dying to try. 

We received a special plan to make these a few years ago and the directions for our pan says to use a thin pancake batter and put the jelly on the inside.  These were more yeast-like, almost like a doughnut hole, and jelly was served on the side.

As we were chowing on empleskievers , we found that the whole shin-dig was done at 8:00, so like it or not, we were on our way home (or maybe to Tutti Fruiti!).

1 comment:

  1. What a fun way to spend the evening! I love festival like that they are always so interesting. I love the hat on Ruby it's just so cute...well, it could just be the little girl wearing it! I am so glad that you all are getting settled into your new home and now that you are home owners again you will make Minot even more your home!