First we went to Germany for a few days where we got bitten by the Christmas bug when we visited the Christmas market in Aachen. The weather couldn’t have been much worse but all those little shacks with their typical Christmas stuff and goodies. Of course we had to stock up on Printen a special kind of gingerbread typical for the Aachen region. They contain a lot of spices: cloves, cardamom, anise, cinnamon and they can be really hard or soft and they can be plain or covered with chocolate and nuts/almonds. It doesn’t matter which version you get they are all delicious. But be careful, not that you are missing a tooth afterwards. 😉
Our homemade Printen gingerbreads
Back at home we started to decorate the house and got a mini-tree which I transported on the stroller home. 8) The weather changed and it started to snow which really made us feel Christmassy.
On the way home…
Christmas itself was quiet, nice and stressfree. We didn’t make a big fuss around the food and had as usual simple but satisfying and good dishes with one exception for the cake. I made a French Christmas cake – a bûche de Noël -.
We have been going sledding every single day since last week and munchkin is just enjoying it. Ecky is hopping through the snow and gets all fired up when we throw snow balls for him.
That was in the beginning before it started to snow continuously
Here some pictures from the last three weeks.