Tuesday, June 28, 2011

germany - food

Second only to the flowers...the food!  For some reason, I felt the need to photo-document most of our meals.  This proved 2 things.  #1--We ate a lot.  #2--We ate a LOT of sausage.  By my calculation...5 of us were in Germany for 10 days.  If we each ate at least one sausage per day (which I'm positive we all did!) that's more than 50 sausages, people!

Oh, and here's a fun fact that we learned.  "Traditional" German Potato Salad (which we have always served hot in the U.S.) is actually served cold / lukewarm!

Even though the lady is blurry in this photo, it's one of my favorites. The oldest sausage kitchen in Germany...in Regensberg.

Okay, it wasn't all about the sausage, sometimes we had pretzels...
 and ice cream...
 and poppyseed pastries.

Let's not forget the apple strudel!

And while we're on apples...my sweet sister really wanted a fried McDonald's Apple Pie (evidently, they bake them in the States...)

The one thing that I missed while on vacation (well, aside from my entire make-up bag that I forgot at home...) was ice.  I'm not sure why Americans put ice in their drinks, but I sure do appreciate it.  Anyone who knows me, knows that I have a small Starbucks "problem."  In Munich, I found a Starbucks...and ice.

Young Boy found a new cola, Schwip Schwap.

Pork cutlet cordon bleu.
Homemade NOODLES.
Beef with the tastiest horseradish sauce, boiled potatoes, carrots & onions...mmm.

The BEST meals were homemade by our lovely hostess Gini.  Cooking is a passion for her and her food tasted amazing!  Traditional German Potato Balls and Cabbage Salad with Bacon.
This Strawberry Cake with Meringue-like top melted in your mouth!
And, Homemade Spaetzle.  This dinner was so scrumptious!

For the meals in Gini's home, she set the table with white linen napkins and beautiful silver napkin rings.  I'm pretty sure that she's the German-version of Martha Stewart!  Such a gracious and talented soul.

Oh wait, found another sausage picture!


Windy Meadows Farm said...

Flowers vs. food...that's a tough one! LOVE both posts...the food looks fabulous; terrific pictures!

Who's J.E. Dickerson? said...

Wow! You lucky girl -- what a wonderful trip! Totally jealous.

French Hen Farm said...

wow! I normally don't like German food but your pics sure make it look yummy!!
Looks like you all had a fabulous time!!