Montag, 25. Oktober 2010
Birthday breakfast for my colleagues
Yesterday was my birthday. I didn't do anything special though. The day didn't feel anything special. It was really nice weather on saturday, but yesterday was rainy and stormy and cold.
At my company you get a present from your colleagues and you have to make breakfast for them. I thought of making something special, but I don't know if they would like an asian influenced breakfast, so I made something 'normal'. Bread rolls, cheese, cold cuts, Fleischsalat (my dictionary says "salad with strips of bologna-type sausage, gherkins and mayonnaise dressing", so there doesn't seem to be an english word for it), home madered currant jelly and a cucumber. I couldn't help but make it a little bit bentoish, so I used a cookie cutter to make some cucumber flowers. One of my colleagues saw this and said "I would have been disapointed if you didn't make anything like that" *lol*
I got 3 books as a present. I gave them my amazon wishlist, so I knew I would get books, but I was curious what they would choose, because it's a loooong list.
The first one was
Yum-Yum Bento Box by luckysundae and Pikko
Most of my colleagues think that making (cute) bentos is weird. In a funny way, but I must be crazy to spend that much time just for a lunch. Yes, I am crazy (and not just because of bentos), and I like it *g*
One of the mothers asked for some tipps and if she could borrow that book. Spreading the bento virus, yay.
Other comments were "I don't know if I could eat something that looks at me" and "Is that a piggy hamburger?" "Can I call you mom?" (or whatever babe says in english).
The second book was
Keltische Kochbarkeiten: Mit 60 Rezepten vom "Fünf-Steine-Koch" (would translate to something like "Celctic cookliness: with 60 recipes from a 5 stone cook")
It's a book with old recipes, using stinging nettle and other weeds.
The third one (whoa, so many, they are crazy) was
Magic - Gärtnern mit der Kraft der vier Elemente (Magic - gardening with the power of the four elements)
I just skimmed over it. There are a lot of topics. Some seem a little strange, what has atrology to do with gardening? But I'll see.