Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.
|So, do they look French?|
'Twas busy. We started the day with our St. Stephan's Day service, with red candles this time.
Afterward some of us went to Singrüeni.
|Not furnished yet, but the fire is cozy.|
In the evening, after work, we went to look for a place to eat. Turns out all restaurants were closed for Christmas - can't blame them.
|The lighted covered bridge on the way.|
Except one, called the Urwaldhaus Bären. We had never been there, though we tried once when it was closed. We are glad it was open. The cook is marvelous; actually, his food is - I haven't met him.
|This was called Winter Salad and it was delicious: lettuce, cress, figs, oranges, pumpkin and sunflower and poppy seeds.|
|Chicken on Risotto, garnished|
|Beef, forest mushrooms, and vegetables.|
|Alaska salmon, sun-dried tomatoes, capers, olives, etc.|
|Veal roast, mashed potatoes, vegetables and forest mushrooms, with the sauces below:.|
|Saffron, peanut, and orange sauces - marvelous.|
The Wirtin/proprietress is new there, after the long-time former people got too old and sick to run the place. We noticed from the menu that her brother caught the Alaska salmon offered. We talked with the young lady who runs the place and found out she loves going to Alaska, her brother has lived there awhile, and he probably knows people we know. She will ask him. Small world.
Maria agreed to let me put her story here, so tomorrow I will add it to the post, D.v. It is called "Sour Jim" and is a Christmas story, Maria version.
And I'll try to post the Christmas song.
The answers to some of the Christmas questions are in the Comments section for Christmas.