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    Vegetarian Main Dish?

    Cookgirl
    Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:27 pm
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    Our Christmas plans now include a vegetarian family member for the Christmas Eve dinner. Could you suggest an easy vegetarian main dish to serve? I was thinking cabbage rolls. I spotted this recipe and she does love eggplant:

    Eggplant (Aubergine) and Portobello Schnitzel
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    Here's our menu for Christmas Eve. I can delete the toasted cabbage and replace it with stuffed cabbage rolls if I have to:

    Alternate German-Themed Christmas Eve Dinner Menu 2008



    thanks

    cg
    Cookgirl
    Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:27 pm
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    I think the Eggplant (Aubergine) and Portobello Schnitzel recipe will fit the bill perfectly.

    Sorry to bother you.

    cg
    Panda Rose
    Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:50 am
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    Its no bother cg. I am sure that we would all liked to have seen some ideas for those times that a vegeterian shows up at our dinner tables!
    I have got one coming to stay for 10 days and apart from cheese fondue and aubergine parmargiana I am hopelessly devioid of idea. Mind you she is a veggie who hates most veggies. icon_surprised.gif
    Cookgirl
    Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:19 am
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    Thank you.

    And, just for clarification-we are not eating a vegetarian for the Christmas Eve meal.
    Pets'R'us
    Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:34 pm
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    Cookgirl..I like your choice of the vegetarian main dish and the whole menu looks great!!!
    Cookgirl
    Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:46 pm
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    Thanks, Pets!

    Hey, if anyone can suggest a German bread to serve with this meal, I'd appreciate any suggestions. I chose an easy dinner roll recipe as you may have noticed, but I would be open to other suggestions as long as the bread recipe isn't time consuming/involved.

    thank you again!

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    Pets'R'us
    Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:43 pm
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    I search the Zaar data base for German bread recipes....cannot say there was a recipe there that was quick to make but maybe you should have a look anyway ...you can skip the sweet breads.
    http://www.recipezaar.com/recipes.php?s_type=%2Frecipes.php&q=german+bread&Search=Search&Searcht=Search
    Member #610488
    Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:25 am
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    I was thinking that since you are doing the traditional German foods thing - Weinerschnitzel, Spaetzle and Toasted-Cabbage-Hungarian-Style, how about serving along with the white bread you have listed, a black bread like Red River Pumpernickel Bread 218952 which is also fairly easy to make.
    Cookgirl
    Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:29 am
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    Thank you!

    I'll check it out!

    *Update: I didn't know what Red River cereal was so I looked it up online: rye, flax, wheat. I'll be able to throw this together easily by using rye flour, ground flax seeds and Zoom wheat cereal (or wheat flakes).

    Thanks for the suggestion. What an interesting bread recipe.
    Added to the menu!


    regards,

    cg

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    RotiJala
    Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:38 pm
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    A lovely Swiss dish Alpler Magrone (just leave out the bacon! You can sub with little cubes of marinated tempeh):

    http://www.recipezaar.com/Swiss-Macaroni-Cheese-71020

    It's tasty eaten with applesauce, but if that sounds weird to you, try some bechamel sauce.

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    kathrin
    Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:25 pm
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    Hey!

    Just some advise for your menu:
    Overall it looks really good, just some suggestions from a Germany girl icon_wink.gif

    - you will never find Wiener Schnitzel on a plate together with Spätzle. Wiener Schnitzel is served with fried potatoes (or french fries, but that would not be apropriate for Christmas, I guess.....) and a simple green salad. Oh and don't forget to serve cranberries with it. Everyone I know says that you have to include it (I'm a veggie, so I have to trust them...). If you want to serve Spätzle, then do it together with some pork in a creamy white sauce (maybe with mushrooms).

    - there is a great vegetarian dish you can make with the spätzle: cheese-spätzle! You just add some browned onions, hearty cheese, cream and spices to the spätzle and put them into the oven. Best served with a nice green salad.

    - about the bread: you wouldn't see Germany eating bread as a part of the dinner (if we eat bread, then it's usually the just bread with some toppings and nothing else, called "Brotzeit"). but if you want to make a typical german bread, then make one with sour-dough. or a darker (whole wheat) one with lots of (sunflower)seeds in it

    I hope I could help you a little bit....
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