Monday, November 14, 2011

Eventful weekend

Our weekend was great. Thanks to my ipod for helping preserve the memory.
We drooled over chocolate as our noses pressed against the windows
We ate a delicious meat/pork, lettuce and yummy spicy sauce sandwhich
We also ate mac&cheese the Swiss version, yum
We happened upon the first day of Christmas decorations on sale at the nearby thrift store, yess. We loaded up a box of some good decorations
We went to a candy store and picked up some American candy and soda, ROOT BEER!
I bought some colored tape for hanging art on the wall
Isn't that a cute heart deer wall hanging? It's perfect
More lovely fires, toasty
Like my new wreath made of twigs? Perfection. Great for Fall and Christmas decor
Ate Spaghetti dinner every night, yum
Braided three scarves together, but then opted out of wearing it to Stake Conference & look at that yellow skin I got in that picture 

Sunday evening we went to a concert at a local church. There were three performances/groups. The first was a brass band made of kids, a Yodeling group from the area and then a bigger brass band of adults. It was a great evening and we enjoyed the performances. I especially enjoyed Swiss Yodeling. Jachen didn't, he had heard far too much Yodeling in his lifetime. Sorry the photos are so bad of the concert they had some major spotlights going on on the stage.

Friday, November 11, 2011

A Raclette lunch

Last Sunday we ate lunch next door at the Grosseltern{Grandparents} and they prepared Raclette for us. Raclette is a Swiss meal that is a very social meal that can last for hours. Raclette is the name of a certain cheese used to eat for this meal. While you wait for your cheese to melt, you talk hence the social part. I didn't take a picture of it, but you put a piece of Raclette cheese on the mini pan that you put on the bottom row{under the skillet/grill that the bacon is on} then you wait for it to melt and then either just eat the melted cheese alone or you pour it on top of mini potatoes. Either way you remove the melted cheese onto your plate and then put a new piece of cheese on the pan. You can also put some garlic powder, paprika powder or some herbs specific for this dish on top of the cheese before melting it. I like putting garlic powder on. Yum. The meal is also eaten with mini pickles, baby corn and they eat those baby onion things with them too. Don't know the name, I don't eat those. It is a simple meal, but fun and delicious. You fill up your belly fast though. I had this dish last October for the first time when I was visiting and we had it for Jachen's grandfathers birthday celebration. The whole family sat around the table and we had two Raclette dishes going, those Swiss love their cheese.
We own a Raclette grill so if you come visit us in Switzy then we will have Raclette!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Don't Sign Me Up

What the?
You can sleep/drink/sit/be nakey in HAY???
You can apparently hangout like animals at that resort. Weird.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Pricey Paint

Luckily there is the 3,90 version, but still that is a 
lot for a little thing of paint. 
Now, I have a bigger variety of colors to choose
from. I just have to save money now.

Great start to November

A few months ago I saw a flyer for an art exhibit that would be in November. I hung onto that flyer and today was finally the start of the art exhibit/show. It was nice to see that artists in Switzerland are also very diverse and unique can tell which were the artists. One lady had curly curly hot pink hair and one lady had many braids in her hair and then a funny hat on. There was some great art in there and we enjoyed walking around looking at each piece.
After the exhibit we walked around town, saw some funny looking chickens and bunnies, saw beautiful Fall leaves, had my ring cleaned, went into a library...a very small library, picked up some crafts, I drooled over yarn and then we headed to the grocery store to pick up a few things{tomorrow we are eating Raclette for lunch, YUM, at Jachen's grandparents and they asked us to bring baby pickels and baby corn}.
Now, we are indoors enjoying some Saturday free time and soon will be eating pizza and fruit smoothies for dinner. Delicious.
Tomorrow like I said, we will eat at the Grosseltern{Grandparents} and then Jachen's grandma will teach us how to make a really yummy apple treat. I hope to take pictures.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Big fun at the grocery store

I can't get over how awesome this system of getting fruit and veggies here{this side of the world} is. If there was a system like this somewhere in the States I wouldn't know about it. I wish though. This system is for the fruits and veggies you buy by weight. You just stick your produce on the scale, type in designated produce number and then voila your ticket/sticker pops out. So great.
The produce number is in the black oval.
Sticker, how fun.
We also enjoyed the likes of this big old school cell phone we found. I have never seen one like this. It is huge closed and huge opened. PS Jachen called that his "old person face".
Big and crazy old school, but I guess there are some people with bad vision.
Sometimes the highlight of our week is going to the grocery store and it is great.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkins, Candy & More

We had a glorious packed weekend, more photos and details over here. 
I wouldn't mind another 5 day weekend, that sure was nice.