Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving + Lebkuchen

With the holidays quickly approaching we had a jump start on Thanksgiving, since we are unable to celebrate on the actual day. I decided to surprise Stefan with a small feast when he came home from work and I made everything on my own from scratch.

This was the menu:
Spinach Salad
Pumpkin Apple Soup
Apple + Onion stuffing
Blood Orange Cranberry Sauce
Whipped Sweet + Mashed Potatoes

...and dessert consisted of Pumpkin Delights sent from my parents in the US. I kind of ran out of time to make a dessert, because I've been trying several lebkuchen recipes.

So far they have all been relatively successful.

The biggest problem is storing them for several weeks so the flavors can intensify, because I keep making cookies and they are continually disappearing. I guess that's a good sign.

I'm planning on heading up to Nürnberg sometime during their Christmas Market to get some of their flourless cookies, which are fantastic. My flourless version are slightly less picturesque, but at least they taste good.


Gabriel Castellanos said...

hey great blog! I have just read the first entries but it looks quite nice. I guess it's not easy to spend holidays in a foreign country, I've also been abroad the last 2 holidays (first in Spain, now in Germany). Anyway it looks like you made the best out of it, super!

Just one question, where did you get the typewriting you use in the photos? are you a designer?

take care

Emily said...

Thanks, Gabriel!

Sorry for the late response - I was out of town when you wrote.

Holidays abroad are a challenge, but I bet you've found some fun traditions to incorporate along the way.

The fonts that I use are from a variety of sources, although most come from myfonts and Chank - some you can find there for free while others are available for purchase. I'm not exactly a designer, but I really like wonderfully designed things. If you want to know the name of one specifically let me know.