"Don't worry, Grammie, I'll tell them you did the whole thing by yourself."
I've been posting about a dinner that my husband and I put together this past Saturday - a big selection of German menu items accompanied by a selection of German beers.
Today, I'm writing about the Sauerbraten.
Once again, I have free time - about half an hour - and I stare at the screen of my laptop and my mind looks exactly like this: Yes. It's scary. I don't like the feeling. I can usually summon up a ton of annoying "listen to what my kids just did/said/drew/threw/sang/danced/destroyed/ate" stories. But this… Continue reading A Blank
I will be jobless at the end of November. Possibly into the beginning of December. There's some flexibility. If they need me, I'll stay a little longer. That's the cliff I was talking about a while back. It was officially "announced" at work yesterday. So now it's real. You've probably noticed that I've got some… Continue reading Cryptic No More
As I mentioned yesterday, we had a dinner of German food this past Saturday night. In my previous post I talked about the sauerkraut my husband made. Next up is his mother's mother's onion cake recipe.
We found this recipe in one of the notebooks I "inherited" when my mother-in-law passed away almost five years ago. The other recipes before it were various cookies - such as all the holiday cookies that she made every year and sent out to family. There were also a few bread and cake recipes - all hand-written.
At some point in early September we decided that we would, for sure, have an Oktoberfest gathering of a few friends and family. Bill brewed a Dunkel Weizen (a dark wheat beer) and we had assorted bottles of other German beers on hand. We also had a couple bottles of wine - a Reisling that Bill made a year ago and a Gewurtztraminer that he picked up along with some of the beer. No one drank either of the white wines. Instead, the wine drinkers had some Italian reds. There was sparkling cider for the older kids, and juice for the younger.
And now...the food.
I don't know why I'm procrastinating, but I am. I'm home today - Julia has some kind of virus that sent her home from daycare yesterday with a low grade fever and red splotches - looks like a rash but there's no "texture" to it on her skin. And it's not chicken pox. And she… Continue reading But first I’ll do this…
It's finally starting to feel like October, temperature-wise (80 degree weather does NOT, in my opinion, belong in October. Glad THAT's over.) and so yesterday Bill picked some more herbs and I packed them in oil and froze them, like I talked about in this post a while back. This time I added oregano, chives,… Continue reading Winding Down