Yesterday morning Margareta picked me up about 10:00 AM in her Zigeunerink (Winnebago View) and we were off to New Braunfels. Margareta drives her View everywhere. Usually Lusci, her retired working K-9 rides along. No need to lock those vehicle doors with Lusci on the job. Today Lusci stayed at home because it was going to be pretty hot. Our first stop was Granzin's Meat Market.
This place is located behind Bluebonnet Ford right off I-35. All the times I have been to Bluebonnet, I never had a clue this place was there. Margareta buys most of her meat there. It's a real butcher shop where they cut it onsite. If what you want isn't already in the case, just ask and they will cut it for you.
She picked up a couple of bones for her neighbor's dogs and had them cut into smaller pieces. She also got some meat to make more rouladin. You may remember the luncheon at her house last week where she served rouladin.
Granzin's is not huge but it is a pretty fair size and they carry a wide variety of food items including fresh fruit and vegetables.
Margareta popped her purchases into the freezer of her RV along with some freeze blocks. She doesn't keep the refrigerator running all the time but this works great to transport cold items. Our next stop was the Outlet Malls in San Marcos. Margareta was on the hunt for some Oscar de la Renta body lotion and soap for her sister in Germany. We checked out about 6 perfume shops and found the body lotion. (An Internet search later on turned up the soap she wanted.)
Back in New Braunfels we stopped at the Theis German Bakery. They have German specialty bakery items.
A cup of coffee and genuine apple strudel. Mmmmmm, heaven.
Margareta had a pretzel--also delicious!
Theis Bakery is actually part of the Fork and Spoon restaurant. They serve authentic German food Thursday through Sunday nights and lots of other good food at other times. Margareta and her German friends all frequent this restaurant so you know it is good German food.
Oops, didn't get a picture of the Bienenstich Cake (bee sting cake) that I took home because it disappeared right after dinner. It was delicious. But I did find a picture for you. http://www.dianasdesserts.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/recipes.recipeListing/filter/dianas/recipeID/474/Recipe.cfm