Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Swedish Angel Chimes

For the past few years the Traditional Angel Chimes, made in Sweden , have been impossible to get. The manufacturer stopped production and the only available chimes were those made in Asia. We're happy to announce that the same chimes made in Sweden are once again available for Christmas 2010. The same molds used to make the chimes in Sweden are now in Tuirkish hands and shipments have again arrived in the USA. After a dispute over pricing, companies in the USA are again stocking the item.

Here at SkagenHus we expect our first shipment before Thanksgiving. No longer made in Sweden but of the same high quality, we are ready to take your orders. Early ordering is suggested as these won't last long. Use Google Checkout below for one click "Buy It Now" ordering.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Broccoli Cheese Soup is a Lake Geneva favorite. Now you can have that same smooth, great tasting soup at home from SkagenHus in sizes to meet your specific party needs.

Bistro Cheddar Broccoli soup from Vienna Beef combines three different cheeses, whole cream, milk, large rough-cut pieces of fresh broccoli and select spices. A cheese lover’s dream come true.

Why pay retail prices when you can serve the same great soup at home for 50% to 75% less. Packaged in 4, 8, 12,& 16 pound vacuum packed and frozen portions, we have just the right size for your next Church event, party or get together. These are the same great soups you get at most of the popular soup carry out shops and many local restaurants. We even have steamers for rent so cleanup for you is minimal. Call 262-245-1911 today for pricing or email us at skagenhus@gmail.com

Here's a list of our available soups:

Sausage & Beef Soups

Cuban Black Bean with Vienna Sausage
Tender black beans with chunks of Vienna Beef smoked sausage and bits of beef bacon, finished with white wine.

Grandma’s Old Fashion Beef Noodle
We captivate the nostalgia of home-style soup by using fresh cut vegetables, wide noodles and chunks of beef mixed with special seasonings.

Hearty Beef Barley
Thick with flavor from chunks of beef, loads of barley and fresh-cut vegetables, complemented by just the right spices.

Italian Wedding with Meatballs
Made with zesty chicken broth and seasoned with a special combination of oregano and basil. Overflowing with freshly chopped spinach, tasty pasta and miniature meatballs, this classic celebration will live up to the tradition.

Split Pea with Vienna Sausage
A bounty of tender split peas, enlivened by the real hickory flavors of Vienna Beef smoked sausage and bacon.

Traditional Soups

Chicken with Rice
This classic soup is made with long-grain white rice, chunked chicken, carrots, celery and onions.

Creole Chicken Gumbo
Thick with chicken, rice, tomatoes, green peppers, onion, okra and a zesty 
dash of Tabasco® Sauce straight from Louisiana.

Farmer’s Market Vegetable
This filling vegetarian and vegan specialty is a medley of garden vegetables including zucchini, carrots, onions, celery, cabbage, corn, garbanzo and kidney beans, and tomatoes. Combined with barley and spices in a vegetable broth.

Mama’s Chicken Noodle
A real grandmother’s recipe made up of freshly made egg noodles, white and dark meat, fresh carrots, and a touch of her secret spices.

Authentic delicioso potpourri of tomatoes, garbanzo beans, carrots, celery, onions and macaroni in a savory Italian-seasoned base.

Stockpot Vegetable
Nine crisp, fresh varieties of diced, sliced, and rough-cut vegetables in a full-flavored beef stock.

Tuscan Vegetable
Thick sun ripened and dried tomatoes, sweet peppers, wild mushrooms, intense flavors and penne rigate pasta; add some garlic and sweet herbs and you are getting there.

Cajun Style Red Beans & Rice with Sausage
This Louisiana specialty offers up the tastes of Bourbon Street with red beans, white rice, spicy beef sausage, petite tomatoes and pork bacon. Flavor explodes with Cajun spices and Tabasco sauce, then thickened with a Cajun Roux.

Asian Style Chicken Noodle
Rice Noodles, fresh vegetables, water chestnuts and diced chicken in a steaming hot chicken broth, spiced with ginger, soy sauce, lemon grass, Chinese five spice and chives.

Cream and Cheese Soups

Asiago Cheese and Tortellini
This cheese soup will satisfy any cheese lover, offering up mild Asiago, Romano, and aged Parmesan cheese. Whole milk and cream combine with cheese-filled tortellini, carrots, celery, onions, parsley and basil, giving character to this rich and hearty soup.

Broccoli and Cheese
This creamy luscious delight combines three different cheeses, whole cream, milk, large rough-cut pieces of fresh broccoli and select spices. A cheese lover’s dream come true.

Chipotle Chicken and Tortilla
This spicy soup is made from chipotle and jalapeño peppers combined diced white and dark meat chicken. Fresh oil-fried tortilla, onions, corn and tomatoes give this a great Southwestern taste.

Clam Chowder, New England
Fresh clams, potatoes, and vegetables combined with real cream, delivers this classic soup at a value price.

Cream of Chicken Florentine
An elegant, creamy blend of chunked chicken, whole cream, fresh mushrooms and spinach. An exquisite combination.

Potato, Bacon and Cheese
We blend boiled potatoes and pure beef bacon with fresh milk, real cheddar and Swiss cheese to create this rich, creamy soup.

Savory Chicken and Dumpling
Chock full of fresh veggies in a creamy European-style chicken sauce made with real cream, German spaetzle noodle dumplings and a generous portion of hand-pulled white and dark chicken meat. This savory soup will satisfy your craving for homemade.

Wild Rice with Chicken
A blend of wild rice, hand-pulled white and dark chicken meat, choice veggies and the perfect blend of spices makes this a unique and hearty delicious soup.

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada
A south of the border blend of Mexican Cotija cheese, shredded white meat chicken, red and green peppers, corn tortillas, lime juice, green chiles, black beans and cilantro, and then thickened with real cream.

Mediterranean Lemon Chicken
A rich and creamy soup made with diced white chunks of chicken and diced onions, celery and carrots. We add a hint of lemon and long grain white rice with milk and cream for this full-bodied soup.

Sweet Corn Chowder
Sweet Midwest yellow corn is cooked with fresh herbs and a dollop of butter, then joined with diced potatoes, celery, carrots, cream and garlic to create the taste of summer they will crave in the heart of winter.

Tomato Basil Bisque with Spinach & Orzo (A SkagenHus Favorite)
A perfect marriage of heavy cream and artfully seasoned vine ripened California tomates, fresh basil and spinach. The velvet mouth feel that this combination creates is only enhanced with the addition of Orzo pasta.

Anchor Bar Original Buffalo Chicken Soup
Established in 1964, Anchor Bar is famous for its secret recipe for Buffalo Wings - the inspiration for this delicious new soup flavor. Loaded with grilled chicken in a creamy blue cheese and Anchor Bar’s famous Buffalo Wing Sauce base, this soup is sure to please your hot wing craving.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Williams Bay "Dog Day In The Bay" 2009

The annual Dog Day In The Bay, sponsored by the Williams Bay Business Association (WBBA) took place on Saturday June 20th, 2009. Hundreds of local dog owners from around the Lake Geneva area took part in the annual event to raise money and awareness for the lakeland Animal Shelter of Walworth County Wisconsin. Proud pet owners dressed their best friends in a wide variety of wacky costumes and paraded along the shoreline of Lake Geneva.

SkagenHus on The Lakefront was on hand as the official Hot Dog vender for the event and passed out treats for as many of the four legged participants as possible. Winners will be listed shortly.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

SkagenHus On The Lakefront in Williams Bay on Lake Geneva

Vienna Beef Chicago Dogs, Danish Hot Dogs and Good Humor Ice Cream have come to Lake Geneva. SkagenHus on The Lakefront is our newest edition to the SkagenHus line and to the Lake Geneva Lakefront. Stop by any day (weather permitting) between 10 ish and 8 ish for a great Hot Dog or a nice Cold Ice Cream treat from Good Humor! SkagenHus will be on the Lakefront all summer between Memorial Day and Labor Day, then weekends thereafter until Halloween.


#1. Classic Chicago Dog 4.25

The Chicago Seven-Mustard, Pickle Spear, Relish, Onions, Tomato Wedges, Sport Peppers & Celery Salt.

#2. Viking Chicago Dog 4.50

Seven Inches Long & Twice the Girth of Our Classic Dog.

#3. Classic Danish Dog 4.50

German & Yellow Mustard, Ketchup, Remoulade, Onions, Fried Onions & Marinated Cucumber; Just Like the Pølser Carts in Copenhagen!

#4. Viking Danish Dog 4.75

Seven Inches Long & Twice the Girth of Our Classic Dog.

#5. Pulled Pork & Slaw 5.75

Slow Cooked Pulled Pork Shoulder Soaking in Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce with Homemade Slaw on a Soft Turano Kaiser Roll.

#6. Lemon Chicken & Slaw 5.95

Juicy and Tender Lemon Chicken on a Rosemary Ciabatta Bun with Lettuce, Tomato and Choice of Special Mayonnaise. Slaw on the Side!

#7. Peanut Butter & Jelly 4.25

Fresh Bakery Bread, Skippy Peanut Butter & Welch’s Grape Jelly; We’ll Even Cut the Crust Off Upon Req!

#8. Family Dogs Picnic 4x4x4 15.95

4 Classic Chicago Dogs, 4 Chip Choices & 4 Drink Choices.

*Add 1 Extra Classic Dog for Each Value Meal Ordered 1.89*

Substitute 1 Lemonade for Each Value Meal Drink Ordered 1.75 or

1 Starbucks Frappuccino for Each Value Meal Drink Ordered 1.75

Substitute Red Swedish Fish, Peanuts, Fresh Whole Dill Pickle, Fresh Slaw or Chips Ahoy Cookies for Chips or Drink in Any Value Meal; No Up-Charges!


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Classic Viking Size

Chicago Dog 2.50 2.75

Danish Hot Dog 2.75 3.00

Bikini Dog (no bun) 2.25 2.50

Pulled Pork & Slaw 4.45

Lemon Chicken Sandwich 4.65

Peanut Butter & Jelly 2.50

ICE COLD DRINKS 1.25 – 12 Oz Coke, Diet Coke, Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mountain Dew, A&W Root Beer, Sprite, Orange, 20 + Oz Water.

CHIPS .75 – Lays Potato Chips, Fritos, Cheetos or Doritos.

Premium Ice Cold Drinks

Fresh Squeezed Lemonade 3.00

Starbucks Frappuccino 3.00

(Coffee, Vanilla or Caramel)


Popsicle Mega Bomb Pop .99

Ice Cream Sandwich .99

Orange Sherbet Pushup 1.49

Sponge Bob Square Pants 1.49

Good Humor Ice Cream Cookie 1.69

Malt Cup w/Wooden Spoon 1.79

Popsicle Cherry Slush Cup 1.89

Good Humor King Cone 1.99

Snickers Ice Cream Bar 1.99

Klondike Choco Taco 2.10

WünderBar Cheese Cake 2.75

Regular or Cherry

Hey Boaters, Swimmers & Lovers,

We Include a Plastic Refuse Bag for Each Boat Delivery!

You Help Keep The Lake Clean &

We Help Keep Your Boat Clean.

About Us: SkagenHus is a Scandinavian Gift Shop & Danish Tea Room located on Hwy #67 just two tenths of a mile or so North of the Lakefront. SkagenHus gets its name from the Northern most Village in Denmark called Skagen. The area is extremely picturesque and distinguished by its low, yellow houses with red tile roofs nestled into the beach areas. The area is closely associated with the Skagen Painters, a community of artists, who flocked to this picturesque, area in the late 1800s to escape the city and to record artistically a way of life they realized was soon to disappear.

SkagenHus also operates the only local European Bakery and Danish Tea Room complete with authentic Danish Open Faced Sandwiches.

Need stress relief without a prescription? Stop in at Our Studio today for a cup of Swedish Coffee and a Warm Piece of Authentic Danish Kringle. Our Kringle Won the “Best Kringle in The United States” Competition and is sure to become a pleasant addition (addiction) to your

Lake Geneva Summers!

As for the owners….we started as weekenders and summer folks from Northbrook, Illinois. Then we had a total break from reality, moving here full time with the dutiful husband still driving (racingJ) into Illinois for work 3 to 4 days per week. And now it’s a European Themed Gift Shop, Restaurant, Bakery, Hot Dogs and Good Humor Ice Cream Cart…..

Talk about addictions!

We love the Old Fashioned rural charm of Williams Bay. “SkagenHus on the Lakefront” is part of our attempt to preserve the youthful essence and simple pleasures of a care free day at the Lake.


Featured on “NBC’s Today Show,”

4 Times!


Special Instructions for busy signals, lines or frustrations about lack of city hyper-speed;

Take a few personal moments to breathe slowly, gain perspective and find some serenity.

It’s well worth the effort Physically, Emotionally, Spiritually and Economically!

Besides, our staff are really good peeps normally trying their hardest to please you.

We Listen & Respond: skagenhus@gmail.com


An Old Fashioned Lake Front Tradition

Menu 2009

Find Us At The Water’s Edge In Front of The Geneva Lake Law Enforcement Offices

Easy & Free Boat Parking

Hours of Operation:

Memorial Day thru Labor Day -

10 AM..ish to 8 PM..ish

Weather Permitting. Fall Weekends Thereafter.

Walk in Lunch & Dinner Orders Welcome at Our Studio During Normal Business Hours and Bad Weather.


Cash is King Lakeside.

Credit Cards for Phone &

Studio Orders Only.


208 Elkhorn Rd

Williams Bay, WI 53191


Lunch & Dinner on the Lakefront An Old Fashioned Tradition!

Click Here to Buy Danish Fried Onions

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Red Hat Society Dines at The Danish Tea Room

The local Lake Geneva area chapter of the famous "Red Hat Society" chose to lunch at The Danish Tea Room at SkagenHus today. The menu included our famous Tomato Bisque Soup, Cold Norwegian Fruit Soup, Danish Open Faced Sandwiches garnished with Orange Slices & Grapes followed by warm Danish Kringle for dessert. By the time lunch began, 17 Red Hat members were ready to partake in a unique Scandinavian experience found locally only in Williams Bay.

Judging by the compliments, as well as the laughter, a very good time was had by all. We'd like to thank the Red Hat Ladies for choosing the Danish Tea Room for their event and to let them know we appreciate their business. Come back often ladies, we had a great time too. :) We especially enjoyed hearing about your heritage's and cultural roots. Click here to learn more about this great group of women.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Hot Dog University Comes To Lake Geneva

Mark Reitman, The Hot Dog Professor, made a special house call today to SkagenHus in Williams Bay and brought with him invaluable hands on experience, technical knowledge and product know how. Professor Reitman operates the original Hot Dog University (est. 2006) which has recently been invited to set up shop at Vienna Beef headquarters in Chicago, home of the World Famous "Chicago Dog". Here's what you need to know about Professor Reitman and why this is absolutely the number one Hot Dog Cart Course on the market today. Warning: If you think Mark is operating Hot Dog University as a way to make more money than actually selling product, you'd be wrong. Mark Retired from the full time rat race a few years back and operates the school as a way to give back and to stay in touch.....he loves what he does and he does it very well indeed.

Marks background is in sales with a graduate degree in psychology. A self described entrepreneur, Mark has successfully worked with the public for decades including his own highly successful cart business at both fixed locations and special events like Summer Fest in Milwaukee. Here at SkagenHus we've operated our Scandinavian Hot Dog business for a year now so it's fairly easy for us to tell the wanna be's from the pro's; Mark is a pro, no doubt about it. The devil is in the details as the expression goes and Mark is detail oriented. His knowledge base includes valuable secrets on getting customers in and out while maintaining product consistency and value. We have no doubt that the savings alone in not buying unnecessary equipment and sticking to the basics is money you'll be ahead from the get go. Be sure to ask Mark about the sure fire way to make and sell Fresh Squeezed Lemonade that can turn a simple product into a fun to watch circus of events that add's value to every cup sold! If you ask, he'll also tell you where to buy local crystal clear ice at a 50% savings every time.

The internet is full of DVD and written courses on hot dog cart operations. The problem there is the lack of detail on real world issues of vending equipment and quality products. When Mark first got here (after coffee and warm kringle of course) we proudly showed off our new mobile Ice Cream cart. There was about a four minute verbal exchange on the pro's and con's of Ice Cream carts and it was clear to us that Mark had done his time in the trenches with less than functional Ice Cream carts. Mark's experienced tips on POS signage on just Ice Cream alone will most likely gross us an extra few thousand dollars this summer! You can try one of those DVD's on the market but let me ask you this...When was the last time you asked a DVD a question and you got an answer? Let alone a five minute answer chocked full of tips and tricks?

The pairing of Vienna Beef, and their quality products, with Hot Dog University is a natural. There are many operators that foolishly try to save 10 cents here and there by buying inferior products. The result is inconsistent product at best and a total failure to win over customers after their first purchase (a necessity in this industry is to attract and then retain a loyal customer base). If you can't retain and maintain a large percentage of customers, your cart operations will fail. Vienna Beef products have one of the largest and most loyal customer bases in the United States. They provide high quality products on a highly consistent basis. Mark not only add's the operational know how but continues and improves the Vienna Beef tradition of going out of their way to help operators start and profit in Hot Dog sales; it's a win - win situation that no other product manufacturer chooses to or can provide.

As you can see we enjoyed Marks visit today and are appreciative not only to Professor Reitman but to Vienna Beef for making this introduction possible. We don't expect too many people get as lucky as we did to get a house call like this....Thank you Mark and Thank you Vienna Beef!

lol....I just noticed I was still so wrapped up in all the tips that I forgot to mention that SkagenHus is set to open our own "Old Fashioned" Hot Dog cart operation on the Lake Geneva Lakefront here in Williams Bay this season. Look for us to start operations at the end of the month. We'll be serving the Original Chicago Dog from Vienna Beef along with traditional Danish Hot Dogs and Good Humor Ice Cream products from Cedar Crest Ice Cream headquartered in Good Old Wisconsin! Summer starts soon so be on the lookout.

To see more on Hot Dog University from ABC News click here

Sunday, May 10, 2009

SkagenHus Brings Maxwell Street Polish Sausage to Williams Bay

SkagenHus, in Williams Bay Wisconsin, has now added the original Maxwell Street Polish Sausage to their Chicago Lunch Menu. A Vienna Beef Polish Sausage, deep fried, with Grilled Onions, Mustard and Sport Peppers is tucked cozy inside a steamed Rosen's Bun. A bit more spicy than a classic hot dog for real a Chicago taste that bites back!

Be sure to check out our Value Meal Deals for great savings and value!