almost forever, the wisconsinized moen family has met in barneveld for their annual lutefisk dinner. that day is almost upon us once again. most people are scared of the notion. if you’ve ever had the chance to try it, you’ll either hate it immediately, or be forced to come to appreciate it. basically, it’s cod soaked in lye for preservation reasons. then there’s a lengthy “de-soaking” process that takes a week, if my memory serves. they do get all the lye out before it’s cooked, you know. then it’s served with mashed potatoes, lefse, and melted butter. mom and i eat it like a little lutefisk burrito. whatever, don’t make that face, i think “fish taco” sounds gross.