Friday, January 2, 2009

It's good to be Dutch....






     There are many advantages to being Dutch.  We can appreciate good chocolate, we celebrate everything, and we can create a good party at a moments notice!!!!
     New Years has a wonderful tradition that my Mom shares with us each year.  We make Oliebollen.....a delicious fritter full or raisins and sprinkled with powdered sugar.  Makes you want to be Dutch just thinking of it!!!!
       We further celebrated ( as we do each year) by watching the New Years Concert from Vienna that PBS shares for the holiday.  We love the Johann Strauss Waltzes, the views of Vienna with their music halls and palaces, and at the end of the concert we clap in time with the final piece just like the people in the audience. 
    So here are some pictures of our little Oliebollen baker.  Isn't she the cutest????? 

6 comments:

Sara Lewis Murre said...

Heerlijk!

Jacqueline Korteland Boller said...

I miss having a good old Dutch New Years!! Looks so yummy!!

Cheryl said...

Oh yum!!!!

Meghan Hein said...

I was clapping too... all the way in lake Tahoe!!! I turned it on at the very end.
Question... when do I get my share of Olliebollen?

Love you so much. I have missed you like crazy!!!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I found you!!! You never told me you had a blog. Were you hiding from me?? And Cheryl wait till I see her. LOL!!
Now for that pastry......OMG that is so not on our diet. But man does it look yummy. And yes your grandma...is that your grandma?? she's a cutie pie.

Karin said...

In german we call those olliebollen "Feuerspatzen". My Oma used to make them alot.

Karin aka bizkitea98