Monday, October 18, 2010
Wiener Schnitzel Art and 15-Year Old Scotch Whiskey
What you see above it a gift given to me by a couple Germans who stopped by our place for five days. For some reason, it didn't get opened on the first night but it did on the subsequent four nights. I must say, it was one of the better thank-you-for-letting-us-crash-at-your-place-for-a-few-nights gifts I have ever received. I haven't been to Germany and have only met a few native Germans over the years so it was a real treat. She was the maid-of-honor at our wedding and he was her newly pronounced fiance and we already have a wedding invitation to their wedding in Germany sometime in the first part of the year 2012. I can't wait.
It was an excellent five days though we didn't do anything terribly exciting. We took them on our standard tours, turned them loose for a day at a German village that still functions much the same way it did 100 years ago while we did other necessary things and even took them up to the urban jungle for a day to show them the best Mexican food in our fair state. We played several games of Mexican Train along with some whiskey drinks and even better, they cooked for us one evening making wiener schnitzel art and something else I can't pronounce but was essentially fried potatoes with bacon bits in it. (Art after the schnitzel means it was made from pork instead of the normal veal.) All I have to say is it is a good thing to eat like a German. For their part, they ate some of my turkey burgers and made-from-scratch pizza and pronounced it good to eat American.