It's HOT today. A whopping 91 degrees. Yuck. Summer is on its way. I walked out the door today around 5:45 p.m. and it was so warm. I got into my truck to head home and I had to have the A/C on full bore. Why, oh why does it have to get hot already? We haven't yet turned the A/C on at home, but will likely have to do so tomorrow since it's cleaning day and there is no way I am going to be trying to clean in a hot house.
I'm glad we did. It made the experience much more enjoyable.
There were these two old polka fellows there playing the drums and the acordion and a number of polkas. Melon Man knew EVERY SINGLE ONE. I was dumbfounded. I couldn't believe it. But, I guess it's his living in Michigan near the "yoopers" that has helped him learn them. I tried to get him to get up and dance to them, but he wouldn't. So, the best I could do was take some videos of some other folks dancing and Melon Man singing to one of them....
We ordered a bowl of the Ungarische Goulaschsuppe (Hungarian Goulash soup) - it was delicious and rich -but kind of sweet. Melon Man, of course, had to have an order of onion rings (likely coated in german beer batter). They were very good. Then, for our meals he had the Hausgemachter Sauerbraten (homemade sourbraten) which is tender beef marinated in german red wine topped with red wine gravy, served with potato dumplings and red cabbage. It was too expensive for what it was and what you got. The red cabbage had cinnamon in it and too much caraway, he said. I actually tried it...and I definitely like my mom's better - although I don't care for cooked red cabbage at all. Unfortunately (or fortunately), the knack of making my mom's red cabbage died when she did. Yes, there are others in the family that also make it, but theirs are slightly different from mom's too.