Friday, August 9, 2013

Beer, Bread, Bratwurst - The German Diet

It’s been nearly three years since moving to Germany.  Time is flying by so quickly and is only increasing in speed.  Sometimes you have to look around and notice the differences.   Recently, I have noticed some of the differences between our family now and when we were living in America.  Here is a short list of some of these differences:

Bread:  We eat bread with everything now and make daily trips to the local bakery.  Mehrkornbrötchen is our go-to bread, but Dylan prefers the Rosininenbrötchen.

Bretzeln:  We actually bake pretzels (Bretzeln) in our oven for our Sunday afternoon snack.  Yes, we have 4 to 5 different types of mustards in our refrigerator at any given time. 

Bratwursts:  We eat this more often than I am willing to admit on our blog.  We originally ate these with real hot dogs buns, but now use normal German brötchen.   In America, we ate brats once a year and it was a really special occasion.  

Schnitzel:  If bratwursts are the go to meal at dinner, then Schnitzel is the second in line.  Again, this is really easy to cook here, so when Dana puts me in charge of dinner, I always rely on this meal.

Döners:  I can’t remember the last time I ate at McDonalds or Burger King, because every time I want a quick meal on the go, it is always a Döner.  Same goes for Dana and the rest of the family. If the Professor thing doesn’t work out after the PhD, then I will start my own Döner franchise in America.  This is a multi-million dollar idea just waiting to get executed. 

Beer: We don't actually drink beer all that much and have been limiting ourselves to a Saturday indulgence.  That being said, Dylan really enjoys the "kinder bier" that they have here, which is like a malt-flavored soda that comes in a beer bottle and is marketed towards kids.  

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