Chicken and vegetables bake


2 small zucchini, sliced length wise

4 chicken breast (4 legs or thighs can also be used instead)

1 large can of green beans

1 tsp of montreal seasonings

Salt and pepper

Put chicken in the bottom of a baking dish, sprinkle the Montreal seasonings on top.

Layer zucchini spears/halves over the chicken

Drain can of green beans and layer over the zucchini and chicken, sprinkle with salt and pepper

Cover dish with aluminum foil, bake at 350 for an hour or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.

Side dish: curried rice

2 cups dried rice

4 cups water

1 tablespoon curry powder

1 small onion minced

Pinch of salt

Combine ingredients in pot, cook on medium heat for 25 minutes

Serves 4

A Sunday Drive Home

Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going to fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.

Eddie Cantor

Driving to Freiburg was a simple, direct drive on the Highway but…
the adventure began as we drove home, the ‘back’ roads, meandering through small towns and villages along our way.
Sure, the drive home required more time to get to our final desitination…and yet, we thoroughly enjoyed the scenic route, laughing, joking, and eating italian ice-cream along the way. What is not to love than sharing fond memories, making new memories, and laughter with your sweetheart??
We made a pit-stop inĀ  Lichtenau, a small town at enjoyed great ice cream at Eiscafe Paradiso Lichtenau (see photos below). A young boy was riding his bike around the plaza and visually became distracted, crashing into a feature item in the plaza, got up, danced about for a minute, and continued to ride his bicycle like nothing had occured, which made Thomas and I roar with laughter.
On the Sunday drive, we witnessed a German corn harvest (see the Combine in the video), lovely towns, funny kids, and the beautiful German country side on our way home.

Corn Harvest

Eiscafe Paradiso Lichtenau

Eiscafe Paradiso Lichtenau

Eiscafe Paradiso Lichtenau

Eiscafe Paradiso Lichtenau


Thomas and I being silly and cracking jokes on our way home.


Eiscafe Paradiso Lichtenau


Eiscafe Paradiso Lichtenau


Coffee and Postcards in Freiburg


Farm Machinary on the way to the field

Eiscafe Paradiso Lichtenau

Eiscafe Paradiso Lichtenau