Here is another Guest Blogger Post - YUM, they look delicious Amanda!! Can't wait to try them!
Hi there... My name is Amanda Waldmannstetter, and I live in El Paso,
Texas, right on the border of Mexico. I just so happen to be married
to a German man whom I met very, very randomly via YouTube in 2006.
Long and convoluted story short – he got his visa and moved here. Now
we are finding ourselves in a very unique situation of trying to
incorporate three cultures into our lives, and finding that it's
rewarding, frustrating, bizarre and fun all at the same time!
I started my blog, http://krautundcracker.
recently, but I find it's been such a great way to illustrate how
we're trying to mix American, German and Mexican influences in our
household. On a typical day, I'll sit at my laptop taking Rosetta
Stone German lessons, while my husband (who is fluent in English) will
be reading through a Spanish lesson book. On the stove will be a pot
of boiling sauerkraut and dumplings, to be served with an ancho
chile/cream sauce and blueberry cobbler for dessert.
I get a kick out of learning the traditional German recipes he tries
to teach me, and he appreciates my Mexican food. But like the
proverbial Reese's Peanut Butter Cup commercial, when chocolate and
peanut butter slam into each other, we find that we're creating a
bunch of amazing concoctions by incorporating what each of us knows
into one dish.
Tonight, I decided to go for German-Asian fusion. Excuse the poor
quality of the photos, bitte/por favor! This camera has gone with me
to Munich, Paris, Frankfurt, Santa Fe, Truth or Consequences,
Albuquerque, Carlsbad Caverns, Rohr and back ten-fold. It won't die on
me. I sort of wish it would as it would be an excuse to get a new