… I was on my way to Germany. I can’t believe how quickly my first of three weeks in Germany has passed. It’s still quiet here, at my sister’s house, this morning so I thought I would take advantage of quickly updating my blog. Above is the primary reason for jumping on a plane and making the long trip to the country of my birth. My sister’s oldest daughter had her first baby, little Anni, and I offered help remembering my first weeks after my husband went back to work. It has been a full week here with catching trains morning and evening and spending the days just being available.
Yesterday was my first day of leisure… Little did I know that my sister had a baking day planned. She and her husband are participating in a pre-Christmas Bazaar next Thursday. Last minute items needed to be attended to, like the cheese sticks above (an old family recipe from our maternal grand-mother). Here is the irony: My sister hates cheese and to top all this off, neither of us ever ate these cheese sticks. Apparently cheese sticks are a best seller at their booth… so we spent hours mixing, rolling, cutting, sprinkling more cheese on the sticks and baking them.
From savory to sweet, Christmas for us is not complete until we have some marzipan candies in our pantries. These beautiful candies are waiting to be weighed and packaged into little bags for Thursday’s sale in Duesseldorf.
Aside from baby minding and baking I have been to Bonn for the opening of the 2016 Christmas Market with my 21 year old god-daughter, and last night we ventured to Koblenz. Jet-lag did not have a chance to surface, but I am beginning to realize that this leaden feeling in my bones might not go away till I get home…
Hope your Sunday is as relaxing as I wish mine to be… but I saw my brother-in-law studying some road maps… If I am not mistaken, a road trip is on the agenda for today.
Thank you Anna. It reminds me that the world is a very cozy place where we value babies, time with family, and homebaked goods. The time always goes much too quickly. Enjoy the rest of your family visit.
clearly, all the fancy baking you do at home is in your genes! maybe it will also be in precious Anni’s genes. 🙂
We can hope… it’s a family gene – my sister is just as “crazy” and obsessed with baking – especially at Christmas, as I am! 😉
Enjoy your time with your family in Germany – sounds like a busy, wonderful time!
Thanks Jackie! 😉