Please stop by and see our Syttende Mai window and information about the Kristoffer Larsen Big Heart Memorial Foundation 
-The Gift Box is promoting our favorite Geneva charity now around the Norwegian celebration of Syttende Mai on May 17,2020. 

The Kristoffer Larsen BIG HEART Memorial Foundation has been established by the Larsen family of Geneva, Illinois to honor the great memory of their beloved son and brother Kristoffer Larsen (1993-2016).  Kristoffer suffered a sudden cardiac death on May 27, 2016 at age 22 while visiting his grandparents in Norway.  He was a healthy and active young man that cared greatly for his siblings, family, friends, and people around him.  Our work with the foundation is dedicated in his honor, to preserve his spirit, positive outlook, and to help prevent other families from experiencing the devastation of suddenly losing a loved one.

The Foundation's mission is the prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death, the #1 killer of student athletes by providing EKG screenings.   Please go to their website  www.kristofferbigheart.org  for more information and how you can donate or volunteer.  The foundation sponsors 5K runs in the Fox Valley and in Norway to raise money and awareness.

The Gift Box is selling Norwegian flag socks in both men and womens sizes for $8.00 each.  $1 of each sock sold will go directly to the Big Heart Foundation.  These are the same socks that each runner gets after completing the 5K run.  So come on in and get your Norwegian socks and learn more about our favorite local charity.   


Ingrid's Swedish Meatball Recipe:

1/2 lb ground beef
1/2 lb ground lean pork
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 1/4 cups of milk
1 egg
1 small onion (chopped)
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp white pepper
2-3 tbsp butter (to fry)

Mix ground meat with egg.  Soak bread crumbs in milk.  Add to the meat the chopped onion, salt, pepper, milk and bread crumbs.  Mix thoroughly until smooth.  If you want more spicy meat balls add more salt and pepper (Season All is good too, that is what I use).  Shape into balls the size of a walnut, using your clean hands dipped in cold water. 

Brown butter in skillet and fry meatballs in batches of about 15-20 until evenly brown, shaking pan continuously to make balls round.  Serve with boiled or mashed potatoes and Swedish lingonberries.





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