For example, why do Germans stink at making peanut butter and then sell it at outrageous prices? Why do they give you weird looks when you ask them why they don't use baking soda for baking? Why couldn't I have just grown up with Celsius? Why do I have to resort to making my own brown sugar? Why are Reese's Cups nonexistent when everyone knows they're the most important candy kafetaria ever created?
And another question, by the way... how did Germans get so freakishly good at following rules? I mean, if you are a pedestrian crossing the street... aren't the traffic lights more of suggestions? If you look both ways and there's not a car in sight, you can just go, right?
I mean, don't get me wrong, I love the Ampelmann. He totally beats the little dude on our crosswalk signals back home. I'm powerless against his merchandise. He's just too cute. I almost feel bad for disobeying him every time I jaywalk. Almost.
Despite my love for the Ampelmann, we wait till there are no cars and then we go. It is the American way.
Our fellow German pedestrians always stay behind. Once in a while, one will we see we made it across safely and make a mad dash to follow us. More commonly we get an old man glaring at us in disbelief.
One time, our fellow pedestrian at the light was an little old lady with a walker. After we crossed the street, ignoring the red Ampelmann, we looked back. The little old lady was hobbling across. A car was quickly approaching.
"WAIT!" Samuel pounced back into the middle of the street, flailing his arms heroically to stop the approaching traffic.
"Oh thank you," the little old lady said feebly, with a smile, as she slowly finished her journey, "I was just following your example... hehehe."
Really, we should stop corrupting little old ladies in their good street crossing habits, but I still haven't learned how to be a good law abiding German yet.
Speaking of my American ways, lets talk about pumpkin. Pumpkin cinnamon rolls specifically. Why wouldn't you want to knead your pumpkin into your bread dough, roll it up with a buttloads of butter, sugar, and spices, and cover it in a picture perfect mascarpone frosting?
The real reason for the mascarpone frosting is that mascarpone is super cheap here (as are brie and fresh mozzarella, by the way(!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)). I thought it made a really good frosting, but feel free to use cream cheese instead if you feel like it.
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