Saturday, May 21, 2011

Episode 10.5 - Souvenirs, Sick Kids, Spinning and All the Rest

Wendy shows her German souvenirs, Sheila updates everyone on Zman's latest medical bump in the road, Sheila decides to take up spinning and we both rant about the Kinder Egg ban in America.

6 comments:

Shirley said...

It's so funny listening to you talking about Kinder eggs. I think the problem parents have here is what to do with all of those little toys! There are many makes of the surprise eggs and they all seem to have toys in them. They're usually sold around Easter. I don't think the Kinder bar is very good.

Wendy said...

I'm glad we didn't try the Kinder Bars, then. We do love the Kinder Eggs, though and were so mad when they banned them.

5c33465c-8705-11e0-a56b-000bcdcb8a73 said...

Can't wait to see them!

Elena. (theresmiling) said...

I always love to hear what visitors think about Germany. When Wendy said they were only getting fried things or potatoes and no vegetables, I was like: What? But thinking about it I come to quite the same solution. When eating a single plate in a restaurant the veggie part most of the time is not very big and almost always only consists of salad. But be sure to know that we aren't eating unhealthy in our normal lives. Lots of veggies there, at least in my house. ;)
And now you know where the term "German Kartoffel" comes from. LOL

The Struwwelpeter... I love it, too. It's very brutal, but as an adult you can laugh about it, just as you did.

Also, I love your attitude on certain things.

PS I don't live very far from the Ritter Sport factory and their store there is great. :p

Wendy said...

Elena: We actually ate at a Kartoffel Restaurant where potatoes were the center of every dish! It was delicious, too. Potatoes are my favorite food.

The problem with visiting any foreign country is that everyone recommends the "traditional style" restaurants. In Germany, a lot of the popular traditional dishes are things like sausages, Wiener Schnitzel and sauerkraut -- very heavy if eaten every day. I'm sure regular families that live there eat a more diverse diet! We saw lots of veggies in the local markets, just not at most of the restaurants we went to.

That being said, having descended from Germans on my father's side, I LOVE German food. The sauerkraut we had in Munich was the best I've ever tasted. And don't even get me started on Weisswurst and sweet mustard....

I am jealous of you living near the Ritter Sport factory. Those chocolates are incredible. I would weigh twice as much as I do now if I lived near one!!!

addictedtoyarn said...

I'm so glad you were able to get the KinderEggs through! My sister had no troubles getting through but me...lol...yeah, it wasn't pretty.