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MTM – I’m 30, and Switzerland is… much older.

on August 4, 2009

Well, this weeks theme – Celebration – was remarkably apt. Monday was my thirtieth birthday. (Although I’ve been thinking of myself as thirty for a couple of months already. This seems to happen whenever my birthday is approaching).

Moreover, August 1st is Swiss national day. So we combined the two into a Swiss birthday tin. I made Aelplermagronen (Alpine macaroni cheese) and put all the ingredients in the tins separately.

Clockwise from back: pasta x 2, cheese sauce, bacon, fried onion, apple sauce

I had to make it all separately anyway, as The Engineer is not a big fan of onions or applesauce – at least not on his mac-cheese! It is a pretty odd combination, but I rather like it. Some cantons also put potato in, but potato and pasta is too much starch for us. I should also say that the pasta we used is the wrong sort, it ought to be proper macaroni.

Froglet ate the pasta (under duress), the apple sauce and the bacon, rejecting the cheese and onion. He must be the only child in the world not to like macaroni cheese!

We also made cake, and birthday jelly/jello (non-Swiss this time!) in our new muffin tins. These are they, minus the jelly – which you can see by clicking here – I just wanted to show you because I’m really chuffed with them:

As you can see, they have lids at the top and the bottom, because they are actually jelly molds, but I thought they would be so cool for having MTM picnics, like this one we had last week.

Don’t forget to check out what everyone else celebrated this week.


3 responses to “MTM – I’m 30, and Switzerland is… much older.

  1. How fun! Love the theme and the cups!

  2. Henny says:

    Lovely cups! 🙂 Happy belated bday to you, anyway. 🙂 May all your dreams come true.
    Warm greetings from Finland. 😉

  3. Happy Birthday! So sorry I missed it! What a way to celebrate, along with Switzerland! My husband's family is swiss American.! I hope your year is full of blessings, peace, health, and joy!

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