Monday, February 11, 2019

January 13, 2019 German dinner at Schneider's in Sturgis

Tracy and I made arrangements for their guest to join me for church this morning.  Kylie, a Ski for Light participant from Perth, Australia, arrived yesterday.  She traveled 29.5 hours.  She is blind and has only one leg.  She lost both to cancer.  This is her second time here.  We went to the Blessed Sacrament Church.  We were able to visit with my cousins, Tom and Sharon Zeller, after mass.

Pete and I planned a German meal to prepare and eat at the home of Gene and Colleen Schneider in Sturgis today.  Gene was a classmate of mine in dental school.  Pete and I picked up groceries and arrived at their home about 2:30.

We spent the afternoon prepping food and drinking wine and beer.  We occasionally needed to change to water to clear our heads for the next step.  Besides the 4 of us, their daugter, Kaitlin and her husband Woody, Lorraine Himrich, and Margaret Moore Harrell joined us.  Toni Moore helped come up with this event, but couldn’t make it today.  Lorraine’s late husband, Mark, was a classmate of mine in dental school, too.  Everyone helped prepare the meal.  Then we enjoyed the meal with lots of laughs.  Good friends for over 30 years. 
Peter pounding the steaks
assembling the rouladen
that's a plateful
beautiful red cabbage or rot kraut
getting into the action
Kaitlyn mixing spaetzle
Woody, Pete, Mary, Kaitlyn.   the pie tin didn't work for making the spaetzle
pushing dough though colander to make spaetzle
Margaret doing her part
Mary and Colleen, a few beverages were consumed during the preparation
Mary and Peter
Lorraine with beautiful dishes
Margaret, Peter, Gene. Lorraine, Colleen, Woody and Kaitlyn
Kaitlyn Schneider Palmer, Mary, Margaret, Peter, Gene, Lorraine, Woody Palmer

Menu:  rot kraut (red cabbage), warm potato salad, Rouladen (my brother Jerry’s recipe was better), spaetzle, and pretzel bread.  Margaret brought apple crisp made with my mother’s recipe for dessert.  Everything was very good.  And everyone’s favorite dish was the potato salad. 
clockwise starting at 12:00 is rot kraut, rouladen, spaetzle, warm German potato salad, pretzel bread
Lorraine Himrich and Gene Schneider
Lorraine Himrich, Gene and Colleen Schneider
Mary, Margaret Moore Harrell, Peter
Pete and Lorraine
Kaitlyn and Woody
Mary and Margaret
Mary, Gene and Lorraine

Lorraine, Pete and I all planned to spend the night. 

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