So, I was being bored and looking through all of our online pictures, and I found these pictures of my sister, my grandma and I. We're making traditional German cookies called lebkuchen (LABE-koo-ken). As you've probably guessed, my Grandma is German. :) She makes lebkuchen (translation = little love cakes) every year at Christmas, but now that she's getting older (she's 83!) Jessica and I help her make them. Mama hates them, but she helps too. Haha! Lebkuchen is an aquired taste for a lot of people. The frosting is anise-flavored (licorice, basically), which can turn a lot of people off. But my dad grew up eating them, so he loves them, as do Jessica and I. My brothe David has my mama's tastebuds, I guess. :) Anyways, here's the pictures.
(l-r) Grandma, me, Jessica. We're mixing the dough, I suppose.
Here we are again. Excuse me for being sans-makeup and holding the measuring cup like an idiot. :D But besides me, don't I have a beautiful family? Look at my grandma ... she's 83 and has hardly any wrinkles! The recipe makes 12 dozen! Looots of cookies. We're frosting them here. I look fat, so ignore me and concentrate on the yummy cookies. :) Believe it or not, these disappear extremely quickly. My grandparents only took home about 3 or 4 dozen this year, so we were left with 9 dozen or something silly like that. But my daddy (who has a disgustingly fast metabolism) can eat a whole cookie jar's worth of these at a time. :)