Normally, the Lunch Bunch comes to Linderhof for lunch and have once a month since January 2000. It has been an enjoyable respite each month and I look forward to planning a seasonal menu where I get to try new recipes!
But every once in a while . . .
We do a road trip!
Some "road trips" are fairly close to home while sometimes we go further afield.
In February, we traveled north to Paola, Kansas and hit a favorite restaurant of three of us . . .
A German restaurant in a small town in Kansas. Husband Jim and I been going to Beethoven's for a long long time for we always enjoy good German food and Beethoven's has the best!
It's a quaint restaurant and reminds me of some of the eateries in Europe. But then it should for the owners are German!
Two of the three Lunch Bunchers have been there but JoAnn had not -- and she's German so she was really looking forward to "Eating Dutch" as my relatives always said when the meal consisted of German food.
There are a lot of choices on the menu . . . besides German food!
And when you get settled at your table . . .
Out comes a plate of rolls -- ours were still warm from the oven. The rolls and butter could have been my meal! They are so good!!!!
We all ordered something different and traded bites of each . . . most of us took some of our meal home -- for the portions are large!
We had . . .
|Think big meat balls!|
Frickadillen, mashed potatoes and gravy and red cabbage
|Think Chicken Fried Steak without the Gravy|
Wienerschnitzel, mashed potatoes and gravy and coleslaw
|thin sliced beef rolled around dill pickle|
Rouladen, mashed potatoes and potato salad
|"hot dogs" and noodles|
Wursts, schnitzle and red cabbage.
It was all good and as I always say about German food -- it's all beige! If it weren't for the red cabbage, there would not be any color at all on the plate!!!!
We all agreed, however, that beige food is good -- especially big helpings of beige food!
With our food boxes piled in the middle of the table, we ordered all around . . .
Slices of carrot cake. One piece would have fed all of us. But we each had our own piece . . . and more boxes (with the leftover cake) were added to the pile of take home boxes in the middle of the table!
It was a fun day and after lunch, we "shopped" Paola --
It's a neat small town not all that far from our little town on the prairie. And it has one great German restaurant -- which is a reason in itself to visit Paola!
It's Wednesday and I'm sharing our "road trip" with Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wedneday.