Yes, I know that this Christmas post is a little late, but I had to get an article for Galactic Journey done first (which you should be able to read on Monday).
So here is, a little belated, the obligatory Christmas post for 2018 with lots of pics:
Let’s get started with the tree:
Of course, there were Christmas presents, too:
I’ve noticed that in recent years the “Hot Girls” calendar by Korsch has become more restrained, which is probably a sign of changing times. In past years, I sometimes had to put a sock or something like that across the calendar cover like a censor bar. Of course, Korsch’s “Hot Girls” has always been on the classier end of nudie calendars, though not as classy as the black and white nude photography calendars (which my Dad didn’t like the one time we bought one).
Of course, Christmas is also a great food feast, so take a peak at our holiday meals:
If you want the recipe for the herring salad, I shared it in January in this guest post over at the Skiffy and Fanty Show. I figured my grandmother and the women who came before her won’t mind me sharing our family recipe, since my Mom and I are among the very few people who still make it. Two of my aunts have the recipe, but I suspect they no longer make it due to age and/or ill health. And I have no idea if my cousins ever made it at all. But the recipe is much too good to go down with me some day, so I’ve decided to share my family recipes with the world, so they will bring joy to others.
Talking of family recipes, Christmas Day is traditionally curry day in our family, so it’s time for sailor’s curry. If you want that recipe, it’s in the author’s note of Freedom’s Horizon, because the dish shows up in the novel. Or you could just ask me.
The apple cranberry sauce recipe isn’t available anywhere, but you can always ask me.
Unfortunately, my parents ran out of milk over the holidays. And since all shops in Germany are closed on Christmas and Boxing Day, that might have been a problem.
But thankfully, there is Evers Milchtankstelle (Evers milk filling station), where you can buy fresh milk directly from the farm seven days a week. You can bring your own bottle and fill it up or buy one. There is also a vending machine selling eggs, cheese, walnuts, potatoes and sausages, all from local farmers.