Thanks for entering everyone! You guys are pie lovers for sure! Not a typically Dutch thing for the holidays, and not something I eat or make very often, but I’ll dive into some old cookbooks to see what I can come up with.
Random.org gave me #103, which is Michelle. Please contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form in my site so I can get you your package! Hope you’ll like the goodies!
Why the sheep? Because it depicted my mood perfectly. Meeeeeeeh.
You see, there are days I’ll be confined to my kitchen, trying to whip up a half-decent meal after a long hard day, only to find the pasta boiling over staining my gas-stove to the point of demise, butter smudges on my new jeans, an ill-fitting bra that irritates the heck out of me and my kiddo slaughtering a good piece of salmon by stretching it out like a rubber Freddy Krueger mask all the while yelling: “Look mom, I’ve made a giraffe! And now it’s an elephant!”.
It’s days like this that make me wonder just what the heck I was thinking—how delusional I must have been—to ever think I could combine being a mom, having a life, work and a household with a food blog. I must have been stir crazy. I should be entering an insanity plea, really! Yet strangely enough I somehow always manage to find inspiration in the strangest places, just when I need it. Which really is nothing short of a miracle in that deranged household of mine where it’s never, ever quiet.
This time the inspiration wouldn’t come to me. No matter what I did; begging her on bended knee, crying, yelling, throwing stuff, she was relentless. I racked my head when a brilliant idea popped into mind! Give away! Now I turn off the stove and call the pizza line. Ain’t life grand!
I thought it would be fun to do another specific Dutch food items give away for you to mess with in the kitchen. Just like the one I did here, sans the small rookworst because our local grocery store (aka them evildoers), stopped carrying them for reasons unknown. I’ll replace it with a nice, big piece of Speculaas—a yummy and crunchy Dutch holiday cookie and will throw in a few random things. A fun Dutch care package. I kinda like getting people hooked on food items they’ll never be able to buy again. I’m evil like that.
– To enter, make my life easier by letting me know what kind of recipes you generally look for around Thanksgiving and Christmas time.
* Only one entry per person and no entries after Monday 10am CET, please. I’ll announce the winner later that day!