When I arrived in Germany I admit that I had to get used to wearing heavy clothing. Layers of clothing at that. The temperature was in the low 20's. During our couples retreat we were exposed to below 0 degree temperatures and that in and of itself was an experience. On our tour of the castle adventure I mentioned that we attended mass in a non-heated church. I shared this with my sister Lorraine and she couldn't have said it better......"your faith in God made you warm." SIGHING my sister certainly worded it on the dot.
After Mass we went across the street to a little cafe called "Burkhof" where it is a "sin" to not have a warm donut. OMG it was warm and yummy - I just have to share a photo of our snack before we dove in.
It was indeed warm.
Ed is not much of a donut man but he was hungry for warmth ha ha ha
I shared our hike up the mountain to see King Ludwig's castle and climbing and descending 184 steps in the castle. That was enough to burn off the donuts we ate that morning and fire up an appetite.
We decided to have a full fledge German "warm" meal at the
I began with a warm bowl of
SCHWARZWURZELRAHM SUPPE MIT INGWER
TRANSLATION: Black Salsify Sour With Ginger
And Ed had a nice tall glass of King Ludwig Weissbier.
Main Course for me was:
BAYRISCHER SCHWEINEKRUSTENBRATEN IN KONIG LUDWIG DUNKELBIER SOBE
TRANSLATION: Bavarian Pork Roast with Crackling in King Ludwig Darkkeer Sauce, Red Cabbage and Potato Dumpling..................ohhhh yummy.
Ed's Main Course was:
FILET STEAKWOM ALLGAUER RIND MIT ROSMARIN PFEFFEUSOBE, KARTOFFELTALEUN UND GRUNE BOHNEN
TRANSLATION: Fillet Steak of Allgau Beef with Rosemary Peppersauce, Potatoes, and Green Beans
The Before and After shots speaks for itself with regards to how tasty this warm meal was.
The retreat ended yesterday. The bus was somber as we entered Baumholder...........back to the rat race we go. I'm eager to pick up my needle, thread, and paint brushes again.
So until next time Blog Buddies I leave you with this pic of me and the waitress who served us in Bavaria.
PUG HUGS TO ALL!!