Oh, the weather outside is frightfulModified lyrics from Let It Snow! Let It Snow!Let It Snow! Songwriters: Jule Styne / Sammy Cahn
But the LEFSE’s so delightful
And since we’ve no place to go
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
Lefse is the perfect antidote to the gray November blahs, when snow falls on green leaves, and we hunch over and bow to the lengthening darkness. It can be depressing … until you pull out your lefse grill!
Oh, to stand up to winter and not just sit and take it.
Oh, to boil the potatoes and steam the windows, blotting out whatever’s bad.
Oh, to work the dough and use the hands, quieting a fretting mind.
Oh, to roll and grill, roll and grill, roll and grill — meditation marked with thumping and hissing.
Oh, to watch the pile of lefse grow … soft, unassuming beauty.
Oh, to sit a while with your lefse and tea, savoring the best that’s yet to be.
Oh, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! There is lefse, indeed!