On the bright side...we had an amazing visit with Husband's parents. Today's Top Five on Friday is dedicated to the highlights of their trip, a birthday celebration and a cheerful find. Let's begin!
OneEarly in the week Husband and I joined his parents on a river cruise down the Donau "Danube" River. We boarded the boat in Kelheim, Germany and rode an hour up the river through the Donau Gorge to Welterburg Monestery. The monestery was founded in 1050 and the monks still supervise the beer, Welterburg, brewing to this day. On a hot summer day, it was nice to sit outside in the beer garden courtyard surrounded by the monestery's cathedral and brewery.
TwoHusband turned 30 this week! I spent most of his birthday in the kitchen whipping up a new recipe, an old time favorite, and a birthday tradition. The night before, I made the dough for Alton Brown's cinnamon rolls. At first, I thought the recipe was intense and "high maintenance" but after a few more steps the next morning, the rolls were in the oven. In the end, the rolls proved to be worth the little extra time. They were outstanding! I will definitely keep this recipe in my collection.
ThreeHusband's 30th birthday turned out to be a great day! It was full of a few surprises, some at home cooking, and a Bavarian twist. Look for the full blog post with all the details next week!
“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.”
FiveToday after Husband and I dropped his parents off at the airport, we decided to FINALLY stop by Schloss Schleißheim. Husband heard about this palace two years ago when his coworker recommended we "kill time" there. Like several palaces we have visited, Schleißheim was another attempt at copying Versailles. A big difference was... we were the ONLY ones there! Who knew on a Friday morning you can have an entire palace and gardens to yourself right outside of Munich? (well minus the gallery lady who followed us between the rooms)
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