Excuse my French. Just kidding, it’s German! And it’s not a curse word!

My dad decided to try out some recipes he had brought back from Germany on us.  Frickadella is similar to meatloaf consisting of minced meat with onions, eggs, milk, and bread crumbs. It is a popular dish in Germany but from Danish heritage. They are pretty tasty!


My dad did a good job, though I have nothing to compare it to since I’ve never had it before. I’m not a huge fan of meatloaf but this was good and I ate all of it! So that says something.


He also made Spargelsuppe, or white asparagus soup. It is a delicacy in Germany during the springtime. White asparagus is only in harvest during that time. I have been to Germany twice to visit my dad when it’s in harvest and have actually tried this dish before. It’s one of my favorite soups! My dad brought back a mix of it from Germany but apparently at Commissaries you can buy canned white asparagus so he removed the dried pieces of asparagus and added the canned ones to make the soup fuller. It was good!

white asparagus spargelsuppe

If you ever get a chance to try this soup, you should! Here‘s a recipe that sounds pretty good that I found online. If you have access to a Commissary you can pick up some of the canned white asparagus (I think it’s Reese brand?), or ask you grocer if they can order it in if they don’t have it.

Yesterday’s meals:

Meal Food Calories
Breakfast Eggs 200
Lunch Spargel soup 200
Snack Crackers 40
Dinner Frickadella and brown rice 335
Dessert Pecan Pie 420
Total 1195

Woohoo, even with pie I was under!  I was pretty hungry for most of the day until I had the soup and Frickadella. I had them pretty close together so I don’t know if you could call the soup lunch at 4 in the afternoon.

Workout Report:

This just in! I didn’t work out! Let’s be honest — no surprise there. I was moving more stuff so I “didn’t find time” to workout. Lame excuse I know. It’s been raining though and running just doesn’t sound appealing. I should be doing indoor exercises though. Maybe I’ll get on that tonight. Wish me luck motivation!



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