If you’re Norwegian, you know exactly where this post is going.  If not, jump on board.

First things first, Mr. K & I spent Tuesday (his last day in the Sota) lazing around.  For breakfast we made cinnamon & pear french toast.  In the early afternoon we got off our bootays to finish some last minute Xmas shopping, grab lunch & see Black Swan (which, btw, is incredible).

For lunch we hit up Granite City @ Rosedale Mall.  I was quite surprised by the menu and Granite City brews they offered.  So, Mr. K and I decided to split an order of waffle fries (which were amazing – its so incredible how much seasoning salt can do to such a simple food item) to split.


Then I got the Asian Chicken Salad sans wonton strips & Mr. K got some delicious looking type of a burger.  I couldn’t try it, but it looked amazinggg!


We also opted to split a pitcher of Granite City Batch 1000 Double IPA, as pitchers were on a lunch special of $6/pitcher.  It would’ve been a sin to pass that up, I’m pretty sure.  So I had a beer & a little more with lunch.

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Overall I really enjoyed Granite City, especially their lunch specials – it made for a reasonable lunch out.  I also love microbreweries and the fact that they brew all their beer at each restaurant.  I would definitely hit it up again if we had one in Cali – or maybe I might return on another trip to Minnesota.

After, we hit up AMC Rosedale with my AMC gift card (thank you Chase Rewards!), but were lucky that we went to a matinee and surprisingly scored $5 tickets!  I can’t remember the last time I went to a movie for $5 each.  Ridiculous, but amazing!

Post movie, we headed back to my parent’s house for dinner & krumkakes!  Since dinner was good, but nothin’ to call home about, let’s skip to the point of this post.  Krumkakes.

First we heated the iron over the stove.

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Then we mixed up the batter.  First, we beat the eggs & added the sugar.P1010589 P1010591

Then we melted the butter & added it to the mixture, then the flour.

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Once the batter was ready, the cookin’ began:

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Once lightly browned, we removed the krumkakes and rolled into a cone.P1010602 P1010603 P1010604  P1010606

In action…


Krumkakes (makes about 20)

*note: these are not dairy-free

  • 3 well-beaten eggs
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter

After beating the eggs, and sugar to the eggs & beat.  Melt butter and add to the mixture.  Then add the flour.   

For variation: add 1 tsp lemon extract or almond & vanilla extract. 

Heat krumkakes iron over the stove until heated through – until the water makes a sizzling sound when flicked onto the iron..  Pour a heaping tablespoon onto the iron and close.  Keep heat at about medium.  After 30 seconds to a minute, when lightly browned, flip the iron.  Then, cook for an additional 30 seconds to a minute until lightly browned.  Remove with a knife or a frosting spatula.  Remove from iron and roll into a cone immediately (before it cools).  Hold in place until it holds it shape.  Cool on a cookie sheet or wire rack.

They can be filled with a creme or jellys, but my family has always preferred to eat them plain :) 


What cookies does your family make for the holidays?!  We make krumkakes, pinwheels, kiss cookies, ginger snaps and spritz.  Kiss cookies are probably my favs, though 🙂


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