This afternoon we drove about thirty minutes to an open air museum. The place reminded me a lot of Log Cabin Village in Fort Worth. It was a park where they had relocated historic German homes, shops, barns, etc, and out them all in one park. Most of the building dated back to the 1700’s, but a couple of them were older. One of which was from the 1400’s.
They also had a walk through building that looked as if you were in a German town but you were indoors. The mannequins were a bit creepy, but it was a neat interpretation of what a German city looked liked during French rule, Nazi party rule and then after WWII.
It is the Wednesday before thanksgiving. It snowed here again yesterday for a while. It did not stick though. Paula is sick so she has stayed home with me the last two days.
Tomorrow I am cooking Thanksgiving dinner for the family. I have never done this before on my own so I am excited and nervous about it. Mainly nervous because they really don’t understand Thanksgiving. I had mentioned it way back when I first got here and before I realized that dinner isn’t a big meal for them. I had to make sure I told them this when she asked me about Thanksgiving again a few weeks ago.
They also don’t ever eat turkey in Germany so Monika special ordered one from the butcher. I went to pick it up today and they didn’t have it so I got a huge turkey breast. I told Monika this when she got home and she said I was supposed to tell them I was picking it up for her. She did not tell me this beforehand. Miscommunication is a daily occurance around here. I can make do with what I got though.
I also searched and searched the store for canned pumpkin purée. None to be found. So I made a pumpkin pie from scratch, not a bad accomplishment for my first time ever making a pumpkin pie. Shhh… Don’t tell anyone that crust is store bought though.
I baked the pie today to get it out of the way. Hope it tastes as good as it looks. I will be cooking the turkey, bacon wrapped green beans, mashed potatoes, bread, and gravy tomorrow. Wish me luck.