Another very busy lisi season is over. After mixing close to 15kg of flour, over 100 eggs, 10kg of butter, 10kg of sugar, 6kg of sultanas and over 15kg of nuts, rolling and shaping the biscuits, forming the Stollen and kneading the dough and cutting out over 400 gingerbreads, I am a little tired. But I would like to thank all of you, my customers and friends and family, who have listened, given advice, helped in some way or another and most importantly bought all the Christmas goodies from me. You all help bring busy lisi to life and it wouldn’t exist without you.
Tomorrow is Christmas Eve and according to German tradition, we will celebrate tomorrow evening. This year we have free range duck on the menu, with red cabbage (yes, I know, in Australia it still goes by the name of ‘Sauerkraut’), green beans and potato dumplings. I am not sure how many biscuits, Stollen or Lebkuchen there will be for dessert, because it appears I didn’t bake for us! So unless the little one behaves really well tomorrow during the day or has a very long lunchtime nap, I dare say we will make do without biscuits.
Aside from food, I’ve spent every free minute over the last couple of days sanding, painting and waxing an old rocking horse for the little one. It now has a new mane and tail, which still need to be combed and is sporting a lovely black and white pinto look.
I hope you are all spending Christmas with loved ones, don’t get stressed out – remember life continues after Christmas. Thank you again and a very Merry Christmas & Frohe Weihnachten to all of you.
PS: Stay tuned for an end of year interview about ‘Neujaehrchen’. If you don’t know what they are, I will keep it a surprise until the very end of the year.