Posts Tagged ‘German’

2020 was an awkward year as the Covid-19 pandemic took hold. In many places there were grocery stores with empty shelves. Some Americans are spoiled people who are used to having everything. This is of course my opinion through observation. Many restaurants were shut down and people had to cook their own food. Quite a few Americans struggled having to live like many people live around the globe without restaurants available. When things do not go your way one must adapt. This year I focused more on my Mexican and German cooking, Soups, and Bean dishes, but also adapted to not having certain items readily available at the store. With this change, I was able to learn more culinary techniques, and apply them to even more delicious dishes. The one thing I am happy to see is more people learning to prepare their own food. That is a plus for 2020! Food is very important for the mind, body, and spirit. With that said, here is my 2020 year in food. Just a sampling of the 240 plus home meals I cooked this year. Bon Appetite!

Schlitterbahn New Braunfels has been the #1 water park in America for several years do to its proximity to the Comal River, innovating ride technology, free parking, and the ability to carry your own food in and have a picnic. You have water coasters, tube shoots, water slides, surfing with Boogie Bahn,  and several water play areas for children. In the old section of the park the water is non-chlorinated Comal River water flowing through the rides at 72 degrees. A nice chill that keeps one cool in Texas summer heat and definitely original. I have never seen it done at any water parks in America. I am proud to say I have been chilling out at Schlitterbahn New Braunfels since the opening in 1979.  New Braunfels sister city is Braunfels, Germany, and after a visit to Schlitterbahn you will understand why because German heritage is everywhere. For more information check out their site at

Here are a few photos I took at the park last week. I hope they inspire you to find your way their and enjoy a day of fun.

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