Well i don’t think anyone who knows me would be surprised by the next part!! I didn’t take photos of all the food – it was too gorgeous for that, i always thought about it afterwards! – but we did have some seriously good food while we were there. Our anniversary fell on 16th August, while we were there, so Michiel’s parents took us out to a greek restaurant we’d spotted. I had bruschetta to start with, which was lovely, so refreshing, and then the most gorgeous dish which i never would’ve chosen on my own, but Michiel’s dad suggested for me. It was three steaks, lamb, pork, and beef, grilled and then placed into an oven proof dish, with fried mushrooms placed around them. The three were then covered with a gorgeous greek brandy sauce, topped with cheese. A serious amount of meat, i couldn’t finish it all (which made Michiel happy) but it was seriously lovely. I have GOT to find out how that sauce was made…

Otherwise, highlights of the visit, foodwise, included: BBQ (two nights in a row, which made Michiel a VERY happy bunny), Indonesian food, both at Oma’s house and the following day, a little bit of Indonesian food for Michiel’s Dad’s birthday. I cooked a pasta dish once – my chicken pesto pasta – and we ate german food, of course, in Munster. But, enough is enough.. to the photos!

Michiels parents house is currently being refurbished, or at least, the ground floor is, with a conservatory being built on the back of the house. because of this theyre living out of the top floor, which conveniently enough, has a kitchen and everything you need already built in on the top floor. Theres a large balcony area off the living room, which is where we cooked and ate the BBQ. Seriously nom, and a lovely location. (photos of the house to come in a couple of days).

Michiel's parent's house is currently being refurbished, or at least, the ground floor is, with a conservatory being built on the back of the house. because of this they're living out of the top floor, which conveniently enough, has a kitchen and everything you need already built in on the top floor. There's a large balcony area off the living room, which is where we cooked and ate the BBQ. Seriously nom, and a lovely location. (photos of the house to come in a couple of days).

Michiels Mum pulled a lot of BBQ sauces out of the fridge! A lot of them were seriously yummy too.

Michiel's Mum pulled a lot of BBQ sauces out of the fridge! A lot of them were seriously yummy too.

Now, bear in mind that that was the second night of BBQing, so this is all the leftovers from the first night, when we had Michiels aunt and uncle over to visit... from L to R - sausages (little german spicy ones), marinaded steak, corn on the cob, chicken kebabs, prawn kebabs and fish in foil parcels.. there was also a cold pesto pasta salad, potato salad and a normal green salad on the table, along with ciabatta bread and garlic herby butter... *drools*

Now, bear in mind that that was the second night of BBQing, so this is all the leftovers from the first night, when we had Michiel's aunt and uncle over to visit... from L to R - sausages (little german spicy ones), marinaded steak, corn on the cob, chicken kebabs, prawn kebabs and fish in foil parcels.. there was also a cold pesto pasta salad, potato salad and a normal green salad on the table, along with ciabatta bread and garlic herby butter... *drools*

and this is the BBQ grill they use. an electric one, they put lava rocks in the base, along with some water. the grill heats the rocks, to give the flavour of a BBQ, and the meat goes on the metal bars ontop of the grill to cook. The result is a BBQ that is quick to warm up, works well, without too much in the way of smoke, can be temperature adjustable, and is quick to die down as well. I loved it - and i dont normally like BBQd food that much.

and this is the BBQ grill they use. an electric one, they put lava rocks in the base, along with some water. the grill heats the rocks, to give the flavour of a BBQ, and the meat goes on the metal bars ontop of the grill to cook. The result is a BBQ that is quick to warm up, works well, without too much in the way of smoke, can be temperature adjustable, and is quick to die down as well. I loved it - and i don't normally like BBQ'd food that much.

We visited Munster for the day, one day, and wed just been visiting Munster Cathedral (more about that in another post), when Michiels parents spotted a market in the square outside and wandered over for a look. In a catering van was a man selling these sausages and fried potatoes, along with sauerkraut, and they decided we were going to have lunch there, so bought this for us. I wasnt too sure, to be honest, but it was seriously good - the sausage was a lil spicy, not hot, just spicy, and the potatoes were glorious.

We visited Munster for the day, one day, and we'd just been visiting Munster Cathedral (more about that in another post), when Michiel's parent's spotted a market in the square outside and wandered over for a look. In a catering van was a man selling these sausages and fried potatoes, along with sauerkraut, and they decided we were going to have lunch there, so bought this for us. I wasn't too sure, to be honest, but it was seriously good - the sausage was a lil spicy, not hot, just spicy, and the potatoes were glorious.

Another day was Michiels dads birthday, and Oma (Michiels grandmother) came to visit the house for the first time (his parents have just moved), along with his dads little brother. This was the evening meal served: morroccan chicken, cooked so the meat just flaked off the bone, gloriously juicy and spicy without being hot, sambal goreng buncis, which is the french bean dish to the right of the chicken, a hot spicy indonesian dish, salad, rice and prawn crackers. This was served outside, in the garden. Lovely.

Another day was Michiel's dad's birthday, and Oma (Michiel's grandmother) came to visit the house for the first time (his parents have just moved), along with his dad's little brother. This was the evening meal served: morroccan chicken, cooked so the meat just flaked off the bone, gloriously juicy and spicy without being hot, sambal goreng buncis, which is the french bean dish to the right of the chicken, a hot spicy indonesian dish, salad, rice and prawn crackers. This was served outside, in the garden. Lovely.

food related.. yes? well.. Michiels Mum put a bowl of these out and i couldnt resist snapping a photo. Gloriously juicy cherries, i tell you. good thing i did take the photo when i did.. the grapes and cherries didnt last much longer (they usually dont, in his family.)

food related.. yes? well.. Michiel's Mum put a bowl of these out and i couldn't resist snapping a photo. Gloriously juicy cherries, i tell you. good thing i did take the photo when i did.. the grapes and cherries didn't last much longer (they usually don't, in his family.)

Advertisements