Saturday, April 5, 2008

"Es tut mir leid."

"I am sorry."

It's been a bit of a difficult week for me.
I've been crabby.
Poor Kevin.
In an effort to make it up to him, I decided to make him a card
German food- one of his favorites.

Kevin made the Jägerschnitzel. He usually uses pork, but this time he used beef steaks because we had them. This is a family recipe that he has made all throughout our marriage.

I made
Hot German Potato Salad

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 50 Minutes
Ready In: 1 Hour
Yields: 12 servings

9 potatoes, peeled
6 slices bacon
3/4 cup chopped onions
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/8 teaspoon ground black
3/4 cup water
1/3 cup distilled white vinegar

1.Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 30 minutes. Drain, cool and slice thin.
2.Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside, reserving drippings.
3.Saute onions in bacon drippings until they are golden-brown.
4.In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, celery seed, and pepper. Add to the sauteed onions and cook and stir until bubbly, then remove from heat. Stir in water and vinegar, then return to the stove and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil and stir for one minute. Carefully stir bacon and sliced potatoes into the vinegar/water mixture, stirring gently until potatoes are heated through.

Spaetzle- {Tradition German Egg Noodles} Found in the Gourmet foods section at the Commissary

Green Beans with Almonds


Apple Kuchen

Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 35 Minutes
Ready In: 1 Hour 5 Minutes
Yields: 12 servings

1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
1/4 cup margarine, softened
1/2 cup flaked coconut
4 large Granny Smith apples
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup sour cream
1 egg
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. Peel, core, and cut each apple into 8 wedges. Set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, combine the cake mix, coconut and margarine until crumbly. Pat mixture lightly into prepared pan, building up the edges slightly to form a crust. Arrange the apple wedges on top.
3. Mix together the cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle over the apples and the cake mixture. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and sour cream. Drizzle over the top of the cake.
4. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes, or until the edges of the cake are golden and the apples are tender.

It was SO yummy.


Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Wow Angel I am impressed! Those all look amazing. The apple kuchen looks really good! I think I might just try it!

Megan said...

That sounds so yummy! We were just watching something last night that had most of this German meal and I was wanting to try making it(dh is German)thanks for the recipes!

Elaine said...

Yummy! You can come and be mean to me if you make that for me! LOL just kidding!! Looks and sounds delicious!!

Zarna said...

That can't be real german potato salad without sardines! I'd prefer your version anyway, but my husbands family make a german potato salad every christmas lunch and only the guys eat it, us girls all pick on them about it - it's so gross!

Stampin Cats said...

Awwwwwwww, I haven't had kuchen since my gramma died. I'll have to see if I can dig up her old recipes.

karen said...

Thanks for wonderful recipes - I'm sure going to give them a try! Can you also pass on your husband's family recipe for Jägerschnitze? I'd like to attempt that, too!!

Peggy said...

Wow, everything looks SO GOOD! I have never ever made such a large meal by scratch. All of my meals are simple.

Sharon in NE said...

German Potato salad? Homemade? I thought that stuff only came out of a can. Oh my...I'm copying that recipe. I'll see if I can get my Danish mother to "switch sides" momentarily and make something German. ;)

Maren said...


mochamama said...

oh that looks good, all of it!

Michelle said...

MMM! These recipes look so good!