Are you hungover? Did you drink a little too much last night?
I woke up at 6:30am on New Years Day feeling rested (despite my body still being in a bit of pain) and not hung over in the least bit.
Don't be jealous of that... you enjoy your day of rest. Lay in bed, eat a cheeseburger and drink copious amounts of water. You'll feel better... and I bet you had a blast last night.
I, on the other hand, have been working my butt off so that Bremerhaven can eat their Berliners on New Years Eve.
What on earth am I talking about?
Berliners are doughnuts, but without the hole. They are filled with delicious things including the classic jelly, pudding and the oh-so-delicious passion fruit filling. They belong to New Years in Germany. One cannot be had without the other. If you're going to a New Years Eve party, you better be bringing a plate full of Berliners.
I don't know how it started and I don't know why, but Berliners are to New Years Eve like wine and cheese are to... well... me!
Engelbrecht makes an astonishing 60,000+ Berliners for New Years Eve. Now that takes an awful lot of manpower and an awful lot of time.
Let's map out my last 48 hours...
Saturday night 12am started work until 9am Sunday morning.
Slept 10am to 4pm.
Sunday night at 6:30pm started work again until 9:30am Monday morning.
Slept 10am to 5pm.
Woke up and "celebrated" New Years alone and exhausted until I fell back asleep at about 10pm.
I'm quite the party animal... I know...
Now I have about 12 delicious Berliners in my kitchen just calling out my name. They're just sitting there...
And I have to resist walking in my kitchen so that I don't start off the New Year with 5 Berliners to the face.
Life of a baker... to eat... or not to eat.
Ich wuensche Euch ein Frohes neues Jahr! Viel Spass in 2013!