Although it is not an everyday thing for me, this past Friday I decided to have an all out "cook-until-you-drop" fest. Just after breakfast I picked juicy, ripe, berries from our overloaded red current bush (Johannesbeeren) that we had discovered last year when we purchased the house. I let them sit in sugar all day, made a storm of other recipes in between with fresh herbs from the garden, only to finish my very first batch of jam just about the 7:45 mark. While washing the berries, I stumbled upon a little friend who I can only assume wanted to help... no worries, I found a better home for my slow moving friend (other than the cooking pot).
Of course my jelly-loving German husband has already put a pretty good dent in the first jar.
Saturday evening was a time-at-home-together evening for my husband and I... and what better way to enjoy the evening than with a real, original "American Steak".
One of my favorite side dishes for a big, thick, juicy steak are sweet potatoes. Even though I live in the "land of potatoes", I am always dumbfounded when the cashier has to ask her colleague a number for the strange, orange vegetable that she has not idea what it is... I always have to reveal the mystery.
Sundays are our slow days, and since our church services are held in the evenings, we usually... sleep in, start the morning with bacon, eggs, and croissants... and just relax. But there is just something about going to church... it somehow makes my week feel complete.
One of my favorite after church activities is watching a weekly series by "Rosemunde Pilcher"... for those of you who are not German, this is one of those series for women where there is usually some drama, a couple falls madly in love in the first week, perhaps only even a day, and then dramatically declare their love for another in an over-the-top and exaggerated nonsense kind of way. The story lines are usually pretty predictable and the acting is a far cry from and Oscar award... so why do I watch, you might ask? Because it is one of the few things that that I can watch on T.V. and just relax without having to focus and concentrate just to understand what is being said.
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