frikadelle + other fun

FRIKADELLE!!!! That’s German for “meat patty.” Apparently, during the industrial revolution, German immigrants in NYC needed a way to eat them faster and on-the-go, so they put the frikadelle between two slices of bread, and the hamburger was born.

We had frikadelle a week or so ago, thanks to my friend Marret who was visiting for a few weeks last month. She’s from Hamburg, Germany, and was an exchange student with my parents 10 years ago (what!? 10 years!?). It was so fun to have her here to spend time with us. We were able to reconnect, have a lot of laughs, and eat a lot of good food. And it was amazing to watch her get to know the kids. (The day we took her to the airport, as I was getting Willa ready for her nap, she suggested we take “a lot of planes” to Germany “next weekend.” Melted my heart.)

DSC06991^^There’s the frikadelle. On greens with roasted butternut squash and potatoes. It was delicious. Marret made the disclaimer that it wasn’t really a “German dinner” that she made us. But, I say, she’s German and she made a dinner that she would make at home, so that’s pretty much a German dinner. No? Whatever you call it, it was healthy and delicious and it was so nice of her to do the cooking. (Not to mention all the dishes she did while she was visiting!)^^

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IMG_8948^^There was a sunny hike with Willa’s playschool group. And on another day, a trip to the mountains to snowboard!^^

DSC06901^^Falafel was made! ^^

DSC06911^^And a marzipan cake! (Willa is always game to help with baking. She loves to cook and/or knows she’ll get to lick some batter.)^^

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IMG_9078^^We went to Union Station and hit up Zoe Ma Ma for lunch.^^

IMG_9135^^Willa learned where Germany is. Or at least that Germany, is.^^

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IMG_9109^^Pizza salad and gelato at Parisi!^^

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IMG_9127^^Girls’ night out at The Source. Comida tacos of course. Hold the cilantro for Marret. And the avocado thanks to my newly developed intolerance (aka the worst development ever!).^^

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IMG_8894^^Most importantly, chocolates were exchanged.^^

THANK YOU for coming to visit Marret! We loved having you!

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One thought on “frikadelle + other fun

  1. I just learned that that hamburger patties outdate the buns, so it’s funny to hear that again! I’m not really sure what a “pizza salad” is but it looks and sounds amazing! And gah, those tacos!!!

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