Housesitting in Munich and Cooking with Friends
by Heidi Obermeyer
Last weekend my good friend Luke was housesitting for an old boss, which meant, to our great excitement, that we were allowed to come over and use the kitchen! A real kitchen. You know, one with a dishwasher, and an oven, and a 4 burner stove, and over 2 square feet of counter space. A kitchen of dreams and merriment!
We made dinner a few times over the course of the week, with great menu items including beef wellington (the favorite dish of the great Winston Churchill, which greatly influenced our decision to make it), carrot cake, more aperol spritz, artichoke dip, and stir fry. I tried bananas foster for the first time, which was of course excellent, as most things are that involve ice cream and brown sugar.
And naturally, Luke, Morgan and I being the food-loving, camera-owning, children-of-a-digital-age that we are, captured quite a few of the dishes on (virtual) film. This leads to some weird, awkward moments during which we are all taking multiple pictures of a single plate. In silence. Together.
Aperol spritz just has such a nice summer color to it. I like being able to put a ton of orange slices in it at home versus the lame half of one you sometimes get at cafés around town.
Andrew made a nice light asparagus and carrot dish that involved wrapping the veggies in some crêpe-like pancakes and dousing them in hollandaise sauce. Yum!
It was amazing how different it felt to get to spend time together not in someone’s claustrophobic and dingy single room. It was a little reminder of what it was like to have my own apartment- I can’t wait to get back to that in Fall! We also got to watch a few of the Eurocup 2012 matches while we cooked- have you guys been watching any of the games so far? Hope everyone had a superb weekend!