Sister Power: Burnt Breadcrumbs!
This last week when my sisters and I cooked our Dad a traditional German dish (Fleischkuechle) for his birthday that our Mother used to make (we say that she was the expert!), we had a lot of experts watching us. Mom’s sister (our Aunt Barbara), our Mother’s long-time friend, Hilda, our cousin Terri (and new daughter-in-law Mackenzie who met our family for the first time), and our Dad’s lovely wife, Ginny.
After almost 3 hours of cooking together in the kitchen, I’d say we were getting silly.
And having a lot of fun.
Cousin Terri & Hilda came early to help out.
But then …
Right before serving our German dish, we burnt the breadcrumbs!
For a minute there, we didn’t know what to do, because we had used all that we had!
We salvaged some by scraping off the top.
We then popped toast into the toaster and ran it through the blender. Saved! Whew! By my sisters Linda and Di (I take no credit!)
Usually I am giving orders in the kitchen. But this time it was my oldest sis doing that job. Rightly so!
But what I love about working in the kitchen together is “Sister Power.” Just in time for our Flashkeglia dish to be served, our breadcrumbs were ready to put between the layers.
You see this dish would not be worth serving without bread crumbs. Lightly sauteed in butter – delicious. (We had 3 large bowls when we were finished.)
I know I am blessed with my sisters. And honestly, I can’t think of a time in the kitchen together when we haven’t had laughter.
There is a sort of “power” that comes into the room, I’d say. I call it “Sister Power,” and even with burnt breadcrumbs, we always figure out a way around our blunders.
And we never apologized once around the table, or warned our guests: The breadcrumbs might taste a bit burnt!
Nope. We were confident at that point that our many hours of work had paid off. A tasty meal to be served and enjoyed.
You may not have sisters, but maybe sister-in-laws or lovely women friends that you like to cook with.
Would you be willing to share the last time you had some fun in the kitchen with them?
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Looks like everyone had a fantastic time. I love the pink apron. You forgot to include the recipe for flieschekuchle..
This looks like so much fun…love all the photos…and the food looked really good!
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I just loved all the pictures of all of you! It just exudes a good time, I bet the smells coming from that kitchen were heavenly. Agreed, all the aprons are darling and add to the happy faces of all of you!
For a minute there, I thought you were making my fav German dish Fleischkuekle – the names are similar but we fry the meat patties. Oh so yummy! They are definitely labor intensive but something I enjoy making with my grandma.
Do you have the recipe for Fleischkuekle? My mother recently passed away and her recipe left with her. She didn’t have it written down and I would loev to suprise my sibs and kids with a batch!
Three cheers for sisters! I am a girl who grew up with six brothers, and never experienced the joy of sisters — until I inherited sisters-in-law. They are cherished!
I’m supposed to be studying my German right now, but I am instead reading all of the progress posts about your kitchen and the comments people are leaving. What a sweet group! I really like the idea of a baking corner and single sink, too.
How beautiful to then have a post of cooking a family tradition with your family. What could be more perfect in a serious of kitchen posts? Beautiful.
Such a charming post! You were having great fun, burnt bread crumbs or no. And clever sister to think of a way around it.
I wish my sister lived closer!
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How interesting! My husband’s family is all-Italian, and they do the same thing with bread crumbs. Well, I guess not *quite* the same; they sautee in olive oil. Amazing how delicious they are. This looks like a super-good dish.
Love it- that you didn’t feel the need to warn or apologize- that is freedom! I bet the dish was delicious!
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This post made me feel all warm and tingly. I don’t have a sister but I have a cousin I love dearly and we have a great time together in the kitchen. I can’t wait for our next get together (we live 500 miles apart).
Yes, you are so blessed to have sisters. I have 2 older brothers and have always longed for sisters. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful moment with your family.
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It was so fun to see my cousins together and having a wonderful time. I wish I could have been there to hear all the laughter. Wonderful memories.
What fun – I love communal cooking! This post makes me want to plan a meet-up and cook with my sister!
I love cooking in the kitchen with my aunts and grandma. Of course I love cooking with my daughters, but in the past years when I’ve been with my aunts and grandma our times in the kitchen have been so fun. We laugh and giggle and “narrate” our cooking for fun! Our girls love watching and have been known to video tape us!!
Yippee for sister power! Love all the photos of you working together!!
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Sister power is a real thing! My real sisters live far, far away from me, so thank you for the reminder that I have “sisters” close by!
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These are beautiful pictures with a beautiful story. I love that you once again added the fact they you didn’t apologize. I apologize about everything when I have people over. I need to remember you advice.
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This looks like great fun. My sister and 2 of my cousins came to visit us in Aberdeen and we made homemade pizzas, everyone enjoyed rolling out the dough and deciding what to put on the pizza. It was good fun to create something and cheaper than going out for dinner a second night.
I wrote a post about their visit here:
And there’s photos of us making the pizza in my flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/41807769@N04/
Great post, thanks for reminding me of these fun times. Jade
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Great post but I have to admit, I just kept looking at all of the apron designs! I really like yours and the printed pink one! Would you mind sharing where those two are from?
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The Hip Hostess – I added the link! :)
That looks like so much fun! Love all of those “Merry Mixers” aprons!
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