Close your eyes and imagine biting into the softest, chewiest chocolate chip cookie EVER…. Really, go ahead and close your eyes. Well maybe just close one, because I do want you to keep on reading and with both eyes closed we both know that wouldn’t be possible.
One of the hardest thing to find in the supermarket is a soft and chewy chocolate chip cookie, even back in the states it took me quite a bit of trying to find the perfect one. Let’s not even talk about what’s available at our local supermarkets here. Anyway, long story short…the craving took over and home made chocolate chip cookies it was. Thank goodness we were invited to dinner that same evening, otherwise I think my fiancé and I would have finished the whole batch. Six of them made a great hosting gift.
I know, I know, its been wayyy too long since I’ve posted anything. You all probably thought that I had disappeared into la la land, but….. nope. No la la land for me. Excuses are overrated, but it’s been quite busy at work so I was completely beat every night and just couldn’t get myself to put anything down on paper, well e-paper AND I’ve been finalizing the plans for our upcoming wedding. Even though we are getting married in a small civil ceremony there are lots of things to plan.
So I realized that it’s about time that I post something again. It has been wayyyy too long. The holidays came and went so fast I didn’t even have time to think about it. We spent a few very nice days in Davos with family and friends. It has become somewhat of a tradition for my parents to venture over to this side of the world and celebrate Christmas in the mountains. Having spent a lot of Christmases in warm weather with decorated palm trees (yes, it sounds weird, but I’ve grown to love them) it was quite a nice change to spend Christmas the way everyone reads about it. Mountains, snow, warm cozy fires, decorated Christmas trees…..
This holiday season was also a bit sweeter and memorable for because my man and I decided that we are the ones for each other and got engaged Big YAY.
Last time my parents came to visit, my mom brought me a couple of packs of dried cranberries. I love them and in a regular Swiss (non-city) supermarket they are almost impossible to find. Don’t ask me why.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Finally I am able to sit down and write up another recipe. This one is perfect for a day like today: Thanksgiving. I know that we are trying very hard in Switzerland to follow the American tradition of celebrating this almost purely eating holiday, but it has not come close to being able to celebrate Thanksgiving in America. The full table of food and loved ones, the smell of the turkey roasting in the oven, as well as the completely overdone thanksgiving decorations are missed.
Even though we will not be celebrating Thanksgiving in a traditional way I have a whole lot to be thankful for this year – and I don’t need a turkey, stuffing or a pumpkin pie to know that.
In order to find the ingredients for this scrumptious pumpkin pie I had to search through numerous gourmet stores. Canned Pumpkin is only found about 4 weeks before and 2 weeks after Thanksgiving. Thinking ahead a bough quite a few cans – lots of pumpkin pies to come. Haha.