In the early 80’s a place called the Norske Nook was written up in a book about the best Road Food places in America. And with that write up began a boon for the little town of Osseo WI of nearly unprecedented proportions.
Through the 80’s and 90’s I visited this place regularly. Then they started getting charter buses stopping off for meals and it became nearly impossible to get a table. Their solution was to open three more locations — and to do their best to maintain their quality. It’s been a while since we’ve been there and it was time for a return visit.
If you like scratch made cooking this is the place in NW Wisconsin! Their meals have always been more than filling, very tasty and reasonably priced. On Tuesday, however, all we did was to have a bowl of soup and a couple pieces of pie. You can see from the photo, my Rum Raisin Sour Cream Meringue was worth a reasonable drive!
And check out the flavors — the placemat photo is clickable!
The real reason we took a drive on Tuesday related to a news article about a man, who in honor of his wife who recently passed after succumbing to cancer, planted 4 MILES of sunflowers along WI-85 between Eau Claire and Carlyville. Kathryn had heard about the sunflowers on their local TV so we went off in search of them. It was sunny in St Croix Falls when we left and the closer to the sunflowers the more overcast it became. By the time we arrived on site it was completely overcast and the sunflowers were drooping, not standing tall. Sigh. Oh well, we had good intentions.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a piece of pie on me and I’ll talk with you tomorrow. 🙂