… after all, it’s a European tradition to give thanks to God for the harvest.
In Germany, many smaller communities celebrate Erntedankfest [ = Thanksgiving] in October by decorating a carriage with field crops and having a procession through the town.
My family has a Turkey dinner once a year in October and it took place last Saturday. Traditionally, we get together with some friends of the family and prepare the meal together. My Mom roasts the turkey [it’s usually a really BIG BIRD… like 7 kgs or something] and she usually makes homemade bread dumplings and brussel sprouts with it. I especially crave the bread dumplings with gravy… LOVE IT! My Mom’s friend prepares red cabbage and we traditionally have semolina pudding for dessert. It’s so yummy.
It’s always a very nice get together, too. As I have mentioned before, I love dinner get togethers with family and friends.
This year I have asked my Mom to write down all the recipes for me, so that I can fix this meal for Jon and me next year! I have written down so many of my Mom’s recipes over the last few weeks that I will have a whole lot of cooking to do when I finally get to our place :) but to be honest, I can’t wait. I am looking forward to being a “housewife”… as odd as it may sound! I enjoy cooking and baking and I can’t wait to have my own kitchen again! I think J can’t wait either [he’s not much of a cook, but he’s a good cooking assistant ;)].
Our new kitchen is great. I would show you a photo if I had any, but I’ll make sure to post one as soon as I get to LA. The kitchen itself is pretty old, but we have very nice built-in cabinets, tiled countertops and to top it all off, a gas stove :) I love cooking with gas. This is going to be so much fun. Also, the kitchen is separated from the living-room and big enough to hold a table and chairs. I love having a place to sit in the kitchen! It might just become my favorite place in the apartment!
I am getting carried away here… be assured you’ll get to see pictures of the whole apartment soon!