Florida Hidden Treasures

Some great friends invited me out to dinner tonight to this little wonderful hidden German little treasure! It’s amazing that I only live 4.1 miles away from it and in the 18 yrs I have lived in South Florida I have never even known of its existence!

This little German treasure is called the “Old Heidelberg Restaurant”!

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Not only was the atmosphere amazing, but the music, service and food were just wonderful!

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If you would like to have a no rush, nice relaxing meal with that homey feeling, this is the place to go for sure.

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There was dancing, live music, staff is friendly and bubbly and you find yourself singing along to every song as you enjoy your meal! They also had a beer holding competition which had everyone cheering for the one lady of course!

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We were a group of 8 people and I think we covered the menu pretty well.

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We ordered a few appetizer to share which consisted of the Sausage Sample platter, Norwegian Smoked Salmon and Herrings in Cream sauce.

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Then it was time for the soup or salad followed by the  main courses which by then we were kind of full but what can I say, we still ate most of it! lol

I had the most delicious homemade Pumpkin soup which I have to say was like having pumpkin pie in a soup, totally to die for!

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There was some spectacular Pork Shanks

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A delicious Bavarian Veal Schnitzel

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Some to die for Lamb Chops Hubertus

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Of course someone ordered the Jaeger Schintzel

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And last but not least was the meat lover plate which was polished off by one hungry guy so I didn’t manage to get a picture of it 🙂 Bad bad Kev ❤

Of course most of us didn’t finish our dinner so guess what? I for sure will have another taste of this fab german meal tomorrow for lunch!

We finished the evening off with a lovely Latte which was the perfect final touch to a great evening with great friends.

jager-shotsDid I mention there were also a few Jaeger Meister shots followed by the usual Norwegian Drinking song ❤

All that is left to say and Cheers and Geir and Reija, you were missed 🙂

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Red Cabbage German style……..reminds me of home

When I was a kid, my mum used to make a delicious sweet and sour red cabbage that was just to die for.  This turned red cabbage into one of my favorite vegetables.

Glad to report that we are still on the wagon with our new healthy lifestyle, so after burning over 800 calories exercising today I decided we deserved a healthy, tasty and cozy dinner.

I had a whole red cabbage so I embarked on making my German Red Cabbage and here is how I made it.

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 5 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 1 cup sliced green apples
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

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Put all ingredients into a large casserole and bring to a boil, once its boiling, reduce heat down to low and let it simmer for about 1 1/2 hrs.

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In the meantime I prepared my favorite snack ‘Kale Chips” with Lemon Pepper. These are simple and easy to make and oh so good!

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8 dinosaur kale leaves, stemmed, rip leaves off and break into 2 inch pieces
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
Lemon Pepper Seasoning
1 lemon, for zesting

Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil, preheat oven to 375 deg F.

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Coat each leaf with olive oil and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake in oven for 8 to 12 minutes (until leaves and nice and crispy)

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And finally while the Kale chips were cooking, I poached some salmon in White Wine, Lemon and herbs which was the final touch to tonights meal. I had some leftover mashed potato for the hubby as I don’t think he is the greatest red cabbage fan (which means there is more red cabbage for me 🙂 )

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Nice Dinner = Happy Hubby = Happy Wifey ❤