N is for…
Napkins… Using cloth napkins, for me, is part of making a conscious effort to reduce waste. Most of the napkins we use are ones that I have made. Although I must admit I have found several sets of wonderful old linen napkins at estate and garage sales that we also use.
Norwegian… My Gramps was a full-blooded Norwegian. Mom is 1/2 and my brother and I are 1/4. I grew up going to lutefisk and lefsa (also spelled lefse) dinners at local churches in the area. My Gramps would scarf that lutefisk down and ask for seconds. Mom still makes it to one of those dinners once a year and gets a craving every now and then. I will confess that I don’t think I have ever eaten lutefisk, which, by the way, means “lye fish” (maybe I could use the left over lye sauce and make a lutefisk soap – ya you betcha). Lefsa, now that is a different story. YUM YUM. I have even made lefsa and I must tell you that I can eat it fast then I could make it. Some people eat it with butter and brown sugar. For me it is plain or butter and salt.
Nun… I grew up in a small town in Wisconsin. In our small little neighborhood there was a convent, complete with nuns in habits. My best friend, Jane, and I would visit them often. We always went to the kitchen door and Sister Ravina would give us cookies and little trinkets. One time she gave me the cutest little mouse and cheese salt and pepper shaker. The mouses foot slips into the wedge of cheese and sat there. I still have that set at our cabin in Wisconsin.
Notebooks… I always carry a little notebook in my purse. one page is dedicated to the grocery list and other things I need to look for. I just keep erasing and replacing until the sheet is thread bare. It is always nice to have paper with me and the little notebooks are the answer for me. I also have them strewn across the house. On the counter, kitchen table, desk, etc. The other paper is use is the backs of envelopes that come in the mail. Those get used for lists of things to do or the list of places I need to stop on my errand route. Since I don’t go out very often, the last thing I want to do is forget somewhere that I need to go.
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