Saturday, March 20, 2010

Mexican Food Night

Claudia's parents drove down from Berlin and have been staying at her flat this week. Claudia and her sister Conny have been staying at my flat with Rob and I. Her parents come over for breakfast in the morning and I go to the office. Rob has been a good sport about it and has definitely improved his German this week because her parents don't speak English.

Friday was Claudia's 30th birthday, but her party wasn't until Saturday night. Four of her friends made the drive down from Berlin so I had an open house and fixed Mexican food for everyone. Helana & Fero, and Tomáš, all came over and we had a great time. I just had to show these Europeans what real Mexican food is like.

I fixed guacamole from scratch, a 9-layer dip with refried beans and seasoned beef, Spanish rice, chicken enchiladas and albondigas (Mexican meatball soup). Plus the usual chips, salsa and cheese dip. It was a lot of work but worth it. The problem is that now people want my recipees and I'll have to convert them to metric. Dang it! Not that my food was particularly healthy to start with...but Claudia's mom wreaked all of our diets with her Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (Black Forrest Cherry cake). Yummy!!

Everyone seemed to have a good time and more pictures are up on Flickr. By Saturday morning my flat started to look like a German refugee camp. After breakfast, Claudia took everyone out sightseeing and I went right back to bed because we didn't get to sleep until after 3 AM. And I really needed some sleep for the big party on Saturday night.




1 comment:

  1. The Mexican food looks really great. Could you post the recipes on your blog please? No matter they are not in metric system.

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