Recently we were talking to one of our neighbors who grew up in Germany, then later went back with her husband and served an LDS mission in Germany. As she told us a little about her childhood/mission I decided it was time to take another “trip.” I know a lot of people think that our “vacations” are really silly, but I LOVE them! It is so fun to read and study about the country, watch videos, listen to music, look at pictures, try new food, and more. And we really do learn a lot!
For our trip to Germany we borrowed a German cookbook from our neighbor (which got a little confusing because their measurements are different than ours, and they have ingredients that I couldn’t find), and we made Brats (yes I burned them--sad), German red cabbage (which was REALLY good), and German Potatoes.
Matthew wearing his lederhosen.
After dinner we watched a few short informational videos (and got our pictures taken in front of a few landmarks), then we listened to some classical German music (Bach, Brahms, and Beethoven), then watched a German movie.
At bedtime we read a few non-fiction German books, then told Matthew the story of Hansel and Gretel (a German story by the Brothers Grimm).
The next day this handsome German chef made us German Pancakes.
It was a fun short trip--and we don't even have jet lag!