Boy: My friend wants to know if he can have your phone number and if you have a boyfriend.
Me: Uhh.... I'm married, and about 8 years too old.
Boy: Oh. What's your phone number?
Partner teacher: Her husband is here in Germany with her.
Me: Yes, he is, and he's this tall (hold my hand about 6" above my head), and big (make muscle gesture).
Boy: (Points at his friend who, at this point, is red as a tomato) It's okay, he's strong.
That was hilarious. This poor kid was BRIGHT red, and super embarrassed. Oh, to be an eighth grader again, when your friends love to announce everything to the world when you're too shy to do it yourself. Yeah, don't miss that at all.
Anyway, tonight we had the missionaries over for dinner, and we had schnitzel, mashed potatoes, corn, and Texas Roadhouse rolls with cinnamon butter (copy cat recipe). I figure I can give the recipe for the schnitzel and rolls here if anyone wants them.
750 grams of Hackfleisch (beef), pounded into 16 small patties
1-2 c flour
3 c bread crumbs
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F or 205 degrees C. Break the 6 eggs into a bowl, and beat them. Put your flour on one plate, and your bread crumbs on another. Once your meat has been separated and pounded into patties, dip the meat first into the egg, then into the flour, and then into the bread crumbs. Dip it into the egg again, then the bread crumbs again. You shouldn't be able to see any of the meat. Once all of your pieces are breaded, place them in a baking dish or on a cookie sheet and pop them into the oven for 20-25 minutes.
Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy... Which reminds me - schnitzel is GREAT with fresh lemon juice.
Texas Roadhouse Rolls (copy cat recipe)
I got this recipe from some random person on Pinterest, who got it from this blog. Anyway, here's the recipe. These rolls were delicious, and I only used about a third of the dough. Think I'll use the rest tomorrow...
4 tsp. active dry yeast
1/2 c. warm water
2 c. milk, scalded and cooled to lukewarm
3 Tbl. of melted butter, slightly cooled
1/2 c. sugar
2 quarts all purpose flour (7-8 cups)
2 whole eggs
2 tsp. salt
Dissolve yeast in warm water with a teaspoon of sugar. Add yeast, milk, sugar and enough flour to make a medium batter. Beat thoroughly. Let stand until light and foamy. Add melted butter, eggs and salt. Beat well.
Add enough flour to form a soft dough. Sprinkle a small amount of flour onto counter and let dough rest. Meanwhile, grease a large bowl. Knead dough until smooth and satiny and put in greased bowl; turn over to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until double in bulk. Punch down. Turn out onto a floured board. Divide into portions for shaping; let rest 10 minutes. Shape dough into desired forms. Place on greased baking sheets. Let rise until doubled.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Baste immediately with butter. Yield: 5 to 6 dozen.
I don't have a set recipe for cinnamon butter, but it's REALLY easy. Just grab a few spoon-fulls of butter and beat it. Add cinnamon and sugar till it tastes like cinnamon butter. Once again, super simple.
That's about it! It was a really good dinner, and between Mike and I, we were able to get EVERYTHING done within an hour and 15 minutes. Good deal. Plus, we have leftovers for tomorrow! Yum!!