2010 Julefest with Danish Club of Central Virginia

The great thing about traditions is that we can enjoy them each year. Our Julefest; again was at the Place with the traditional Danish food prepared by the Chef Ken Thers and his staff. I have to admit my taste varies some years and I was more interested this year in the roast duck instead of the pork roast. But I did not forget to partake of all the good food. The selection of several herrings and fish followed with a selection of cheeses. And back down the line to refill the plate with frikedeller, roast pork, brunede kartofler and red cabbage. I finished off with dishes of Citron fromage and Ris A’lamandle. We could now see who would find the almond in the rice pudding and came forward to gather the prize.

We were able to schedule our Julefest before the end of the school session. And we enjoyed the company of eight students attending a semester at the University of Richmond, VA; from the University of Copenhagen. Just in time, as most would leave the next week for travels before returning to Denmark. We wish all a Godt Nytår…

The Club has establish a web link thanks to the work of brothers—Barry and Gene and can be seen at http://danishclubcva.com/ It is in its early stages of design development and we hope members will provide stories and recipes to be posted and add comments.

We have added new members to our group. Eric and Elizabeth Anderson owners of Longhorn & Larger Meat & Beverage Co at Sycamore Square (think—medisterpølse, Flæskesteg med svær and more specialties)! Also Simon, a law student at University of Richmond, and Sue and Jack. And we say welcome!

We send get well wishes to Helle and Bitten …

We have a chance to see some history of the Danish Community established here in Elko, Virginia, about 1915-16. Several members grew up in this community. Sandy will have display tables set up with information about the history she has compiled for the East Henrico County area including the Danish settlement, the Elko Tract, other groups and a church there. Some of the Danish Club members may be interested in seeing what she has to show on Saturday Jan. 29, 2011; at Deep Run Recreation & Parks Center Park, 9910 Ridgefield Parkway in the West End of the county, near Gaskins Rd. The center in located near the back part of the park.

The description listed here is based on a notice in “At Your Leisure” a Henrico County magazine. Hunt for Henrico History: A unique look at Henrico County’s past as we commemorate our diverse history with a day of living history presentations and unique historic displays highlighting Henrico neighborhoods, schools, churches, and civic organizations along with special activities for kids. Take part as we capture the history and personal side of Henrico’s 400th Anniversary as the second permanent English settlement in North America. This is a unique “show and tell” project when you bring in a family photograph, document, or memento. You’ll have the opportunity to have this memorabilia photographed or scanned for inclusion in a public archive preserving our collective histories.

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