Our annual Blogorado gathering is coming up next weekend, and Miss D. and I have volunteered to provide supper on Friday night. We therefore hit the road to Muenster, TX this morning, to Fischer’s Meat Market, which I’ve mentioned in these pages before. It’s a truly magnificent German-style meat market, which breeds its own cattle, slaughters them itself, and processes the meat to produce all sorts of delectable goodies.
We probably shocked the counter staff by ordering so much. Thirty-odd bratwurst, thirty-odd bockwurst, eight pounds of coarse-ground peasant-style Braunschweiger, twelve pounds of German potato salad (the kind you eat warm), six pounds of sauerkraut, several pounds of onion and smoked cheddar cheese, two pounds of German herbed mustard, a jar of dilled garlic cloves, a little of this, a little of that . . . The total came to just under two hundred and fifty dollars, which we gladly paid. This sort of quality simply can’t be had for love or money except at a traditional German operation like this, and whilst we don’t go to Fischer’s often, when we do, we don’t begrudge the money we spend.
The shopping’s now been decanted into three separate fridges and freezers. Wednesday evening we’ll put it all into a couple of cooler boxes, along with ice, and that should keep it safe until Friday afternoon, when we’ll start cooking. This should be a meal to remember!