It's possible my husband bought me a River Cruise through Germany for a Valentine's day present this year, and I've secretly been touring the Rhine! We were on Uniworld's "Remarkable Rhine" river cruise though Switzerland, Germany, and the Netherlands. I can hardly believe that I've graduated from homeschooling my children and can now vacation in Europe. One day your children will be grown too - have you started your bucket list yet?
Binz is our German Family Name
You may wonder why Germany, of all places. Matt's father was SO German that we regularly do the Chicken Dance to the accordion at Oktoberfests. After his father died, Matt inherited the precious Lederhosen (pictured here – his brothers were so jealous!)
Let me share some authentic German family recipes, handed down from Matt's grandmother. These are just about the only full-gluten meals that I'll eat.
Binz Family Sauerbraten
A sweet pot roast, this traditional German dish must marinade for three days, cooks for three hours, and the gravy is thickened with gingersnap cookies. Here is mom's recipe:
Karen, what a sweet thing to say! I'm so thankful you shared! I hope your daughter loves New Zealand - I've always wanted to visit.
Lee, I love your pictures, your recipes and your sense of adventure! We decided to home school our 2 younger children, 14 & 15, to spend time with them and explore the world together! With great hesitation, but after meeting you in AZ, we committed to home schooling 4 yrs of high school! Thank you! It was the best decision! We have spent an amazing amount of time in many countries and states in the last 2 years. Our 15 yr old daughter is now on her first Foreign Exchange in New Zealand....initiated
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