When I was growing up the thing that my father liked to do on Father’s Day was play golf all day and then come home and watch the U.S. Open on TV. I think for him, not being with the family, was the epitome of a good day. Not so here! John was with us the whole day and even though he did watch some of the U.S. Open, we felt that he wanted to be with us.
Our daughter and I made him a dinner we knew he would love – brats in rolls with sauerkraut, German potato salad, and his favorite beer. She picked up some sausages from Trader Joe’s and they were delicious! She also got Schneider’s Aventinus beer which he loves. The three of us had almost this exact meal in Munich at Schneider’s several years ago and it is a fine memory to recreate.
I listened to a clip from America’s Test Kitchen about sauerkraut and which brand is best to buy. Amazingly they said the tasters liked the canned or jarred sauerkraut that is on the grocery shelf, not the stuff in the refrigerator case. The refrigerator stuff has preservatives in it to keep it from turning dark. Libby’s brand was the favorite. Always look for sauerkraut whose ingredients are cabbage, water, and salt. That’s it. We added about 1/2 teaspoon of sugar and some caraway seeds in ours.
John loved his Father’s Day meal!