football and weisswurst

Hallo!  Oh man what is there to say, this poor little blog have been neglected for weeks.  My excuse will be the start of the semester for the two of us.  And with the beginning of the school year came the start to college football season so all effort for our my planned meals have gone to breakfasts on Saturday mornings, and our German Word of the Week board has been dedicated to game information.  I’ve spent a ridiculous amount of time combing through different breakfast and tailgating menus and recipes only to ultimately decide to throw things in the kitchen together, well with one exception.  And now that we are in full fall mode, we have been cycling through horror movies like crazy and I have been seeking out new additions to my Halloween playlist. Happy game day to all!

german breakfast sausageBut it’s a night game this week (edit the date for this was 9/13), plus Kelsey is off doing science stuff for a class, so tomorrow we are getting a little back or track with German Breakfast.  On the menu: pretzel rolls, weisswurst, apples, cheese, eggs, and perhaps something sweet to put on the table.  I can’t take full credit, or really any credit for the weisswurst in this meal.  That was entirely Kelsey’s idea from her past post on variations of German sausage.  This week it was finally back at our grocery store so naturally we had to give it a go.  Weisswurst is a sausage almost exclusive to Bavaria, and fitting for breakfast because traditionally this is a sausage that is eaten in the morning – late morning due to it’s preparation.  Made from a mix of veal and pork, this sausage does not use smoked meat, therefore making it extremely perishable.  This sausage is served or brought to the table in it’s cooking liquid; before eating the weisswurst meat should be removed from it’s casing and should be accompanied with a pretzel and sweet mustard.  Pictures to come tomorrow!

Movie-wise we plan to watch Blood Glacier.  Currently streaming on Netflix, this movie is about a scientist who travels to the Alps to research global warming when his group discovers a mysterious red liquid seeping out of a glacier that is affecting the local wildlife.

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Frikadellen und Filme

Instead of making food on thursday we did it on sunday. That way we could spend the whole day watching German movies and  I could take my time making the meatballs.

Alison didn’t really pay attention when we were watching A Girl Called Rosemary, so I will be commenting on it.

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die Deutsch romantische Komödie

Word of the Week board

Hallo on this Deutsch Sonntag!  The original plan for German Saturday was delayed one day due to me dragging Kelsey to the movies and then eating outside at a restaurant on our block because there was finally a break in the cool, rainy weather.  On deck for the Sonntag Menu: meatballs, spaetzle, and some improvised Black Forest cake.  On the movie side we watched Rabbit Without Ears, Rosemaire. and What a Man.  I feel like we watched more German movies, but I guess that was it.  I did rent, but we have yet to watch, The Lives of Others.  And I spent a fair amount of time looking at the German Amazon site to see what films I could stream. Well, I was mostly trying to see if I could find a stream-able version of a Rabbit Without Ears 2, but ultimately I wasn’t sure if the version I would be streaming had English subtitles and couldn’t decide if it was worth the amount of euros for a movie that didn’t receive many favorable reviews. Of course after closing the page I then decided that we should watch the sequel, but I was unable to locate it on Amazon Instant Video.  I suppose I should have just gone for it when I thought I had the chance.  Oh well.

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Honigbienen

Hallo! Oh my gosh we are getting so far behind.  I’m going to continue blaming travel and being lazy, binge watching The Killing and Hemlock Grove, shopping for Halloween/Fall candles enjoying the last few weeks for summer before the semester begins.

Actually last Thursday Kelsey was away and, since it was my birthday, I spent the entire day eating brownies and ice cream.  To make up for all of the German Thursdays we have missed, this week’s German Thursday will move to Saturday.  We have big plans for German meatballs, maybe some homemade pasta, bread or a dessert, and hopefully some imported beer. Kelsey is in charge of recipes for the week so look for those in our next post. Upcoming movies for Saturday will include Keinohrhasen, because I’m always on the look out for a new rom-com; The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, another German silent horror film from the 1920s; and Das weisse Band, because we are still on a kick of German horror films.  I hope to round out the movie selection of this week with another rom-com or some kind of a happier film.

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