Monday, December 28, 2009

food, glorious food

So you may remember last year when I posted about the delicious authentic german food that I found at germandeli.com, right? (and I would link to it, of course, but it's over in my private archives and I don't want to take the time to repost it right now). Well.

We have decided to maybe hopefully start that yummy german dinner as a new annual Christmas family tradition!! This year we made it for Christmas eve - and I decided to show you some pictures of the feast this time (forgive the truly awful photos. Obviously, I have absolutely zero experience in photographing food. But, you get the idea at least.)

So, here we have the spaetzle (noodles) with Gouda cheese and ham:

This year we made pork schnitzel instead of bratwurst. It was so good!!
And the best homemade brotchen (rolls) ever!


Here is the semmel knoedel (bread dumplings)
(perhaps my all-time favorite German dish)

And kartoffelsalat (potato salad)


And Gurkensalat (cucumber salad)

I've decided I like this feast even better than Thanksgiving. And a disclaimer: the only things that I made from scratch were the schnitzel and the brotchen. The rest came from a box or spice mixes that I got from the germandeli.com. But, to me, that is pretty authentic because they are the identical brands that I bought and used during my time in Germany. I practically have to restrain myself from moaning "mmmm . . . yummm . . ." with every bite. :)
So anyway - eventually I will post about Christmas day and backtrack to catch up on the recitals and such that happened before the break. Don't you worry. :)

6 comments:

Kelli said...

looks like a great meal! those are my favorites from germany as well. especially the spaetzle (i have made it with a mushroom sauce) and brotchen. :) yum!

Planet said...

Mmmm...I sure do miss the German cuisine! I especially miss the spaetzle, Jagerschnitzel, Neurenberger brats, brotchen, and pastries! What a nice new tradition to start at Christmas! Oh yes, and I very much miss the Weinachtsmarkts (Christmas Markets). Thanks for posting!

Jennifer said...

That looks so yummy. I think a great idea, since I'm pretty sure The Book Thief takes place in Germany, is to serve us German food for book club.:-)

bonitinha said...

that looks sooooo good!

girlysmack said...

Wow! I am officially starving now. :(

Anonymous said...

umm, okay.. guess i'm just not a german food fan heheh.. but i think that's really awesome that you can order this stuff online! i love the internet!

~m

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