7 Quick Takes Friday
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We also found a way to soak up the season for Autumn Break in Winterberg--a town in southern Germany. It was my first foray to the southern half of Germany and I was unbelievably charmed by both the small ski resort town and the amazing views through the mountains on the way there.
It was about a 4-hour drive to get there and I have to tell you... I thought my kids were crazy, but I can officially confirm that if you make these homemade granola bars, they will absolutely smell like McDonald's french fries when you open the bag in the car. It's eerie.
One of my favorite ideas? Having a "Pantry Party" where each guest (and the host) bring the ingredients to make a fridge item (like jam, relish, homemade ketchup and chicken stock) along with a bunch of jars. You all cook together, and then in the end, everyone brings small amounts of each item home for their pantry/fridge. So cool.