Happy Anniversary to Me!
I don’t know that the recipe I had for this is very close to real Black Forest Cake, but that much whipped cream can’t be wrong.
Did you know that the (GenX) 12th anniversary is gold foil?
That is one of the dangers of having an anniversary that falls within the grocery store Easter-display season.
I know that, at least in Texas, people have the impression that German sausage is the end-all, be-all. If you are talking about Bratwurst, you may have a point, as evidenced here by this prototypical German dinner of Bratwurst and Spätzle:
But the German sausage-making industry has a dark underbelly: Wurstsalat (sausage salad).
The sausage is basically strips of bologna, and the salad is made of the same ingredients for tuna salad—mayo and pickles, etc. John wanted to try it, but that was likely the first and last time.
Another German food with a reputation that is better than its actual taste (to me) is Knödel. These are basically potato dumplings. I made plain ones from a mix, but you can also fill them with meat or veggies. I thought I made them too big, even though I followed the directions on the package, but mine looked a lot like one of the pictures on the Wikipedia page I linked to above. To me, they ended up tasting like a gloppy lump of gluey potatoes.
We got out and enjoyed the first nice, warm day of spring. See John and Hannah frolic here.