Saturday, March 17, 2007


Friday was our stop in Germany for the day. It wasn't as elaborate as some of our other days but we did have fun and tried some excellent food.

Fruhstuck (Breakfast)
Brotchen (hard rolls - well, not really, they were left-over homemade buns)
Weiches Ei (soft-boiled Egg - well, not really, we like ours hard-boiled)
Frisches Obst (fresh fruit - apples, oranges, kiwi, grapefruit)
Der Kase (havarti with dill)
Kaffee (coffee for Vater und Mutter)
Milch (Milk for das kinder)

Abendessen (Supper - but since we planned the big meal for evening, our noon meal was the smaller, "supper" style)
Das Brot (Bread)
Der Kase (cheese)
Der Aufschnitt (cold cuts)
Apple Pie ala mode (okay not the most "German" dessert, but hey - I had a pie that needed to be eaten! :-)

Our Mittagessen was in the evening with guests. A family in our church has hosted over the years many foreign exchange students. This year, they have a girl from Germany. We invited them over to be our guests. This is Lisa. She is from a town south of Hamburg.

Mittagessen (Dinner)
Sauerbraten (Marinated Beef Roast)
Rotkohl (Red Cabbage)
Grune Bohnen (Green beans)
Kartoffel (fried potatoes)
Reisling (for the adults)
Milch (for the children)

The food was most excellent. Lisa said this is very similar to what she would eat if she went to Grandma's house. She said it is very hard to tell people what a "typical" German meal would be because they eat a lot of different foods. Her mom makes a lot of pasta dishes.

As a gift to her host parents, Lisa gave the Lloyds a cookbook on German desserts. For supper, they brought two, which Lisa told Mrs. Lloyd to make. The first was Marble Cake. Chocolate and vanilla cake baked in a bundt pan and sprinkled with powdered sugar it was quite good. Lisa said this is made at every birthday party because it is easy and good and all like it. The second dessert was Zitronenrolle (swiss roll with lemon and cream). It was also very good.

Hannah did her presentation at supper, and Lisa enjoyed it. She especially got a chuckle (as did the rest of us) over the national costumes that were modeled for us.


Melynda Hoffman said...

You're putting me to shame.

You are one cool mom!

Where to next?

Jen Schurman said...

I wish I could do that (well not really)
Christian would have fun (well not really he is a picky eater)
When are you going to Greece? I may even drive over for that meal :)

Favorite Apron said...

Treasure these photos, because in about 8 years it's all going to come to a crashing halt. : )