Thursday, December 1, 2011

A week of non-traditional Thanksgivings!

Thanksgiving in Germany is not Thanksgiving, but I'm certainly not complaining. As you well know, our plans got disrupted and we spent Thanksgiving in Munich, Hallstatt, Vienna, and Bratislava.. but the actual day of Thanksgiving in Hallstatt. Before we left however, we had an almost traditional Thanksgiving meal with friends, which was nice and as tradition insists, a food-coma level of filling. On the actual day of Thanksgiving, we decided to have a big, nice meal, but not turkey, that's Christmas food in these parts. It was a very nice meal and we actually had another American couple sitting behind us doing the same thing! The food was good, however, the food that followed in Vienna was MUCH better. Who knew Vienna was such a foody place?!

An early, slightly more traditional Thanksgiving with friends, which consisted of cream corn casserole, green bean casserole, rolls, sweet potato casserole, apple pie, and roast chicken (for everyone but me), no turkey here!

...followed by a riveting game of Global Domination!

Welcome to Germany! Carb loading the night before - not a good idea. Pretzels, Beer, and Pommes - the German diet!

Carb loading at Breakfast - Cheese Pretzel, Chocolate Croissant, and Coffee. I am REALLY going to miss these cheese pretzels. They are my very favorite snack here!

Earlier in the day, A had a local brew (of course) while I had...


Not just any coffee, the famous Mozart coffee - Fresh cream, coffee, hazelnut liquor, and chocolate milk served with a piece of marzipan chocolate. oh man oh man!

A toast to an untraditional Thanksgiving - Pomegranate infused Prosecco and Mango infused Prosecco - DELICIOUS. Dinner at our hotel in Hallstatt - Seehotel Gruner Baum.

I have no idea what kind of fish this was, but it was delicious

Filet over Rosemary Potato Cake

Not Turkey

* Not sure why I stuck with iPhone photos instead of the camera... if I'd taken real photos, you may be hungry now!

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