Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Something New

In spite of what happened when trying something new as described in my post entitled Chris' Cooking Disaster, I was at Forest Hills Foods just now and they had a sample of a food I had never tried, but heard about countless times, particularly during reruns of Hogan's Heroes:

So, what was this new thing I tried today? Wiener Schnitzel!

One of Colonel Wilhelm Klink's favorite foods on the aforementioned TV show. It was very good! So good in fact that I took a copy of the recipe they had out. I will have to make it one day with some Sauerkraut.

I was surprised that my preconception of it having something to do with hot dogs or sausage was not true; it's always good to learn something new. I am glad I tried and liked it because I must admit my "try something new" philosophy took a beating with last nights kitchen disaster! I can still taste it.......ugggggghh!


Bev from PA said...

Wiener Schnitzel. Smiling, ecstatic Colonel Klink. Ah my youth. That show was funny. Unfortunately I have developed a deep distaste for "canned laughter" which grates my nerves to no end.

Anyway I've always thought Wiener = hot dot/sausage, also.

When did you add "dumb ass" to your profile. I'm sorry but it made me laugh.

Hope you have a nice weekend, Bev

Chris said...

Bev - Canned laughter does not thrill me either, but, there are many good comedies that sadly use this.....there was ONE M*A*S*H episode that was produced without a laugh track which was excellent. If you are a fan of M*A*S*H do you remember this?

Bev from PA said...

Was it the episode when Henry got killed leaving Korea? or the photo-documentary?

Bev from PA said...

I thought I answered this but it is not showing up. Was it the one where Henry dies leaving Korea or the filmed documentary of a MASH unit?

Barry said...

Hi Chris!

While I was visiting my parents last month my mother made Weiner Schnitzel with pork instead of veal -- tasted just as good as I remember the traditional version!

As for canned laughter -- a little goes a long way! I think it was originally included to make the person sitting at home feel part of the audience, but IMO I can do without in almost all situatinons.

Chris said...

Barry - I must try making Weiner Schnitzel one day!

Yes, I find that canned laughter adds nothing for me in most cases either!

Barry said...

My mother made the Weiner Schnitzel with a side of either Au Gratin or Scalloped Potatoes -- the kind from the box. Either she screwed something up or was an off-brand. Edible is all I'll say! Vegetable was green beans from a friend's garden. Those were very tasty!

Chris said...

Barry - Oh those potatoes sound delicious! ;)

Chris said...

Bev - Dumb Ass has been on my profile forever as I am one! :)

And I though I replied to your M*A*S*H query, it was the episode where they had a limited time to repair a wounded soldier's artery and they superimposed the clock from the chopped that delivered him on the top right hand corner of the screen for most of the episode.