Sunday, November 7, 2010

rainy sundays

Its a rainy sunday in germany.
no big deal in the states..just head to the mall.
can´t do that here. On sundays the only thing which you will find open besides gas stations are the bakeries in the morning. The rest of the day is quite.
This took some getting used to when we moved over here. At that time (2001) the grocery stores all closed by 12 noon on a saturday. There were many a weekend when we were caught short-handed. Now days the grocery stores are open until 8:00pm on saturday and longer on week nights. Certainly not the twenty four hour shopping as in the states. They have tried longer hours but it never really caught on.

I suspect that there are two reasons for this.
  1. people can think of better things to do at 11pm than go grocery shopping.
  2. nobody wants to work that late.
So I´ve seasoned the pork chops and have them simmering on the stove. The mashed potatoes and zucchini will follow in about an hour.
And I believe there is still a bottle 2007 Jürgen Ellwanger Riesling left in the cellar :-)

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