Today it rained all day. And by all day I mean aaaaallllll day like it loves to do in Germany, and what I forgot is how much I love rainy German days.
Who doesn’t love a rainy day though? Chilling on the couch doing a whole lot of nothing is often just what the doctor ordered to refill the tank, whether on vacation or in your normal routine at home. My wife didn’t get a whole lot of couch time today though. She and her sister cooked us a wonderful meal today complete with Schweinebraten, Semmelklöße, and Feldsalat (Pork roast, German bread dumplings, and corn lettuce). Simply heavenly.
I have never been a fan of roast, but mostly because they are usually so dry, but there is
something about how my wife does it that keeps it moist and is absolutely delicious. And the bread dumplings here are unlike any other I have ever tasted. But what is apparently irreplaceable in the States (or at least in the Boise area) is the Feldsalat. I have looked high and low and haven’t been able to find it anywhere. As someone who was never a big salad fan (before meeting my wife) though, I’m here to tell you that Feldsalat is the undeniably most delicious type of lettuce on the entire planet. I don’t know if it is the size, shape, texture, flavor, or (most likely) the combination of all of the above but it certainly doesn’t get any better than that.
The good question I have today though is this: what is it about a rainy German day that makes it so special for me? Is it fond memories of my 7 years living here? Is there a unique aroma? Is it because I grew up in the mountains and lived through plenty of rainy days? Or is it all in my head and there isn’t anything unique at all? Who knows, but the fact is I thoroughly enjoyed today, rain and all.
Do you like rainy days? What is your favorite thing about them?