Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Olympics Country #1 - Germany!

As the Olympics progress, we'll be paying culinary homage to a few participating countries. First up we have Germany- Oktoberfest! Willkommen nach München! For dinner, Joe was busy in the kitchen. He made bratwurst, kartoffelpuffer (potato pancakes), Bavarian pretzels (confession: store-bought haha), spätzle (which was surprisingly easy and delicious, especially topped with the onions and beer "gravy" from simmering our meat), and of course, kraut.

Who could forget the beer? I liked them both. Even Lala got in on the fun, repeating "beer" after Joe said it while in the store. Gotta love that 21 month old language development :)

For dessert, we had cupcakes. Although not truly German in nature, German chocolate cupcakes fit the bill enough for us. Pretty simple - chocolate cake, a rich cherry filling, coconut walnut frosting, and a German chocolate marshmallow as the topper.

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