Thursday, 24 November 2011

Happy Turkey Day!


That’s for my American Friends… Smile 

We’ve opened our house to friends again who like American Football – this time the 2nd game is quite interesting, Miami Dolphins vs Dallas Cowboys (DH’s team vs one of our best friends’ team), so it will be fun.

We’ve cooked pies (2 Sweet potato pies – done by me - & DH’s Key Lime Pie) and DH is still going to make some Philly Cheese Steak Ciabattas and are expecting a total of 5 friends (one had to cancel). Think with the twins we will have more and more “events” at our place, and I quite like it that way.

And here are some photos of my Sweet Potato Pies (first attempt ever to make them – the pie shells are shop bought though).

WHOAAAAH! I really have to check out my mobile phone camera! That’s just ridiculous! They are a nice orangey colour!!! And that’s the before btw. Winking smile

Sweet Potato pies baked

And here’s the AFTER picture – you still can make out the NFL on the left pie, the marshmallows didn’t melt, just brown … can’t wait to have a slice!! YUMM!!!

Hope you all have a fab day, enjoy the meal and the football!! Open-mouthed smile

Thursday, 10 November 2011

10 on the 10th–November

Geesh – is it really the 10th already???? Let’s see what I manage this time…

Decided on the Markets/fun fairs etc in Germany I’ve visited often while still living there – either just for fun or working (all linked to Kriftel as member of the Kriftel Red Cross Group). All photos bar the Hofheimer Wochenmarkt one are stock photos from the Internet.
  1. Christmas Market Frankfurt

  2. Christmas Market Hofheim (stalls manned by members of sports clubs, Red Cross etc selling stuff for their organisations)

  3. Krifteler Red Cross Christmas Market (Small Christmas Market at the Sports hall Kriftel with the Red Cross selling food, handmade things and holding a Raffle, plus having Santa coming around – worked in stalls myself for several years)

  4. Christmas Market Rothenburg (beautiful Christmas market set within the city walls of Rothenburg)

  5. Hofheimer Wochenmarkt (Farmers Market)


  6. Hoechster Wochenmarkt (Farmers Market)

  7. Hochheimer Markt - a very old farmers market where you still get farmers showing their livestock and machinery plus vendors who sell everything from soup paste (used to be, now it’s granulated soup stuff) to food/drink and cooking devices). Also has a fairly big fairground! LOVED it there but not been in ages as we never went to Germany in November.

  8. Dippemess Frankfurt (similar to “Hochheimer Markt” minus the livestock and machinery – “Dippe” is Hessian for stoneware pots).

  9. Lindenbluetenfest Kriftel (a town market/fair in Kriftel)

And to be honest, I don’t have another one!! Surprised smile Ah well… had to happen one day!
If you want to see more of the 10 Things on the 10th, pop over to Shimelle, she’s listed them here.