Sunday, March 25, 2012
One year ago I closed on my house. The kitchen certainly wasn't in working order on March 25, 2011. I brought over my ultra light backpacking stove and made tea out on the porch. And I ate a sandwich that I had made at my apartment. What a year it has been! So I'm having a little celebration. A delicious carrot cake cupcake from my Mum's shop, Edna and Lucy's, and a Sofia Mini. Happy one year home owner anniversary to me!
So the idea for this meal began when my mother called me and said she was cleaning out her kitchen cabinets and asked if I wanted some things. Things turned out to be cast iron muffin pans, a heart shaped cake pan and a spaetzle maker. I decided that since I was now the proud owner of a spaetzle maker, in a box with all of the directions in German, that I should learn how to use it. And I couldn't just make spaetzle, I had to make a whole dinner. I also decided I should have some friends over to test these new recipes and techniques on. I figured if it didn't turn out well we could always order some pizzas. The dinner invitation went something like this:
Maggie I have a spaetzle maker, want to come over for German dinner?
Mike Heck yes!
Maggie When do you and Kim get back?
Mike We are back. When is dinner?
Maggie Ummmm. Sunday?
Mike We'll be there. Can I make sachertorte?
Maggie YES! I love cake.