7 – Silver Goose
Gänsebraten – Roasted Goose – Glocken – Bells
Again Traditions 🙂
Every country, every family has different traditions when it comes to holiday roasts.
But everybody wants something special – especially for Christmas.
Most Germans like a well roasted goose.
Guess it takes as much afford and time as the holiday turkey on thanksgiving for our American friends.
My family never roasted a goose, my mom didn’t like it.
So her favorite was “Sauerbraten”, roast marinated with vinegar.
I am quite happy not to deal with roasts anymore since I became a vegetarian in 1999.
So my favorite Christmas dinner is a kind of goulash.
Originally I created it with Seitan or wheat gluten.
Meanwhile I can get so fantastic faked meat stuff, that I use that.
I need lots of different mushrooms – oyster mushrooms, shiitake, chanterelle, button mushroom … ,
fry them, add the wheat gluten or faked meat, fry even more.
Yes and I am cheating, with a sauce mix.
But spicing it up with cranberries and maybe a bit of red wine – and a pinch cinnamon.
Lovely with dumplings and red cabbage.
Can you already hear the Christmas bells?
Just listen to one of the most popular German tune “Süßer die Glocken nie klingen” – the sound of the bells is sweet. 🙂