Hallo! Oh my gosh we are getting so far behind.  I’m going to continue blaming travel and being lazy, binge watching The Killing and Hemlock Grove, shopping for Halloween/Fall candles enjoying the last few weeks for summer before the semester begins.

Actually last Thursday Kelsey was away and, since it was my birthday, I spent the entire day eating brownies and ice cream.  To make up for all of the German Thursdays we have missed, this week’s German Thursday will move to Saturday.  We have big plans for German meatballs, maybe some homemade pasta, bread or a dessert, and hopefully some imported beer. Kelsey is in charge of recipes for the week so look for those in our next post. Upcoming movies for Saturday will include Keinohrhasen, because I’m always on the look out for a new rom-com; The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, another German silent horror film from the 1920s; and Das weisse Band, because we are still on a kick of German horror films.  I hope to round out the movie selection of this week with another rom-com or some kind of a happier film.

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Donnerstag Nummer Drei

Food: Kartoffelpuffer mit Apfelmus (potato pancakes with applesauce) & Butterkuchen

Okay the potato pancakes were maybe a bit of a cheat; we were coming off a week break due to traveling. I used a boxpicture of german butter cake mix from the store (but imported from Germany!) and we had applesauce in the refrigerator.  I’ve attempted potato pancakes in the past from potatoes that I grated which I mixed with an egg, salt…yada yada yada, they just didn’t work out for me.  These were fast to mix and fry and probably a lot better than what I could have done attempting to do it from scratch.

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