Local Heart, Global Soul

October 3, 2016

Scoring Bonus Food Points With A Little Blue Car…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

In my last post from the Restaurant “La Grappa” in Stadtkyll where we stopped for lunch one day whilst on holiday in Germany last summer,  and where our fussy kids found food that they actually liked.
Kiwi Daughter saw me sorting out the photographs for this post last week and the conversation went:  “What are you doing?” (Me) “Sorting photographs for blog posts” (K.D.)

” Where was that?” (Me)” …. ” (K.D.) interrupting before I could answer, meanwhile pushing me into the corner of the sofa so that she could get a closer look at the computer screen.

“Never mind, I remember that place now… Germany holiday last year.. right?” (Me)” ….”  (K.D.) interrupting yet again before I get the chance to speak: “hmmmm I remember that place, I liked that … You know, I fancy that meal again right now, can you make it for me?” (pointing at the schnitzel and chips (fries)photo.

(Me)” Um no,  we don’t have oven chips in the house ” …(seriously kid? we have oven chips in the house maybe twice a year, this answer should not come as any surprise) …”no schnitzel, either, sorry”. ( although we do eat that fairly often.)
Kiwi Daughter sighs dramatically and points to the ice-cream sundae, “Guess we don’t have that either?” (Me) “Nope… you and I are on a healthy eating plan and Papa is under instructions not to buy it, remember? (K.D) “Ugh yeah, heathy eating sucks”.

(Me) ” Haven’t, you forgotten one not so small detail?” (K.D.) “What?” (Me)” We ate a nice dinner an hour ago”…
… (K.D.) “Oh, Yeah… forgot… that picture made me hungry again”.

Kiwi Daughter often thinks that keeping photographs of “restaurants and stuff” is a waste of time, but our conversation proves that nice holiday memories come back in more ways than via the photos of castles, activities and landscapes.

I opted for what is often a favourite of mine: “Schweinshaxe”, a roasted ham hock / pork knuckle, but sadly this one wasn’t the best I’d ever had. Usually this is slow cooked until the meat almost falls off the bone when you touch it, this on needed the meat levered off and I gave up after a while because it was more filling than I’d bargained on for a lunchtime meal.

My bad for choosing something so big for lunch. Little Mr. gets an ice-cream with his menu choice and even his (then) ten year old face lit up when he saw how it was presented. The dish was in the shape of a cheeky little blue car, one that made us all grin. There were sprinkles on top of the ice-cream with the usual wafer decoration but this one came with a tiny packet of Haribo gummy sweets (candy) to be added on top as an additional bonus. If ever points were scored for keeping kids happy, they were given out now. It even more than made up for the tough schweinhaxen.  The people were mega friendly too, so fine, I’m not sweating the small stuff.  I found the little ice-cream car to be incredibly photogenic so rattled off some photos before impatient noises were made that it was time that the serious business of devouring the contents was at hand.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

La Grappa / Stadtkyll / Germany

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