Yay! Winter is finally here! Winter is definitely my favorite season. I love anytime between the first of October to the day we take the christmas tree down. The days get shorter, and it gets colder....I just think it's so cozy for some reason. It just makes you want to cuddle up with someone. As long as you know that person.
Cuddling up with the wal-mart cashier guy is not a good idea. He can call up security in two seconds and then you'll be cuddling up with a bunch of muscly sweatheads which may involve pepper spray.
But aside from that...October starts with my little bro's birthday (which you got plenty of cakes from ;]), and then it's Halloween. Then the days start getting colder, and you can wear booooots. *sigh* I love my boots.
In November the fair comes. Then you get Thanksgiving, and then you can set up the gingerbread house! I'll post about that, too. ;]
And you can start playing the christmas music! There's something just so happy about christmas music, don't you think? We always play A Charlie Brown's Christmas Album. Hee hee...
On the 6th of December we get my dog's birthday, which is also Nikolaustag! On that day we totally get candy.
Plus the ice skating rink opens, which is always a ton of fun!!!
Around that time my dad's office holds a party, which is strangely fun for reasons I cannot explain. This year I wanna throw my own party!
The christmas markets pay us a visit, too! Every town has a bunch of booths set up all decorated with christmassy stuff, selling some food or furniture or something.
And then, of course, you get Christmas! (which includes two whole weeks off of school, oh yeah)
And then the new year begins. My family always makes a huge Japanese osejirori which is like a giant 3-day bento. I'll be posting about that too. Another thing is, in Germany you get to do your own fireworks, so at every house on every street huge fireworks are going off. I don't think I have to mention how my dog feels about it. xD
And now that
First, cut up your carrots and onions! Fry the onions in a little butter. When they're soft but not burned, add the curry and fry another minute or so.
Now add your chicken broth and carrots! Bring them to a boil and simmer until they're soft in the middle.
Let it all cool down. Then put it in a blender, little by little, and soupify that soup!
After every blend, put it into a separate bowl and repeat.
Stir in the lemon juice and some salt and pepper. Pour it all back into the pot and reheat and you're done!
Curry Carrot Soup
Makes 6 servings
- 1 kilo (about 2 pounds) carrots
- 2 large onions
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons curry powder
- 1 liter chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Cut up the carrots and onions.
- Fry the onions with the butter until they're soft but not burned. Add the curry and fry from another minute.
- Add the chicken broth and carrots. Bring to a boil, lower the heat, and simmer until the carrots are soft all through.
- Let cool, and then blend it in batches, emptying it all into another bowl.
- Stir into the lemon juice, salt and pepper.
- Reheat and enjoy!
Recipe Source: adapted from Martha Stewart's Everyday Foods