Saturday, December 27, 2008

Merry Christmas Re-Cap!

I can't believe Christmas is already over! We had a wonderful holiday. My husband and I spent Christmas Eve in Cincinnati with my parents, then went to Cleveland on Christmas day to be with my older sister at her home.
- Note Mom making the spatzle with the press. The photo is of my immediate family!
For dinner, my sister, mom and I made a traditional German dinner, including some of our favorite German recipes from Nanny Munchinger:
German Soft Pretzels with Beer Cheese
Kartoffelklosse (Potato Dumplings)
and for dessert, Chocolate Cake.
We were blessed with many wonderful gifts under the tree, which fell over a few times, but Kris and Dan got it back up each time!

One of my favorite gifts was Middle Sister Wine from Kristine, as I am in the middle of 2 girls!

My other was the autographed copy of Tangy, Tart, Hot & Sweet by Padma Lakshmi of Top Chef!

Dad had a great time with his sons-in-law, recapping how we're all doing in the bowl pool (I'd like to add that Ashlee "Cupcake" Wetherington is pulling up the rear....oops)

And for Pumpkin, a little stuffed Penguin

As well as some leftover Sauerbraten from her Grandpa!


Joelen said...

Looks like a great spread for the holidays and glad to hear it was a warm holiday with family for you!

That Girl said...

I know nothing about German Christmas dinners - yours sounds fantastic!