February 19 2019

Pandas Game Test – The Legends of Andor-New Heroes

In addition to "The Legends of Andor," our master was also given the expansion "New Heroes." With this expansion, Panda gets four new playable heroes to play with up to six players, three new creatures that make the game more difficult and a state of the agenda that facilitates the game.

Our first test was with the new opponent "The drunken Troll." The other opponent is the "black Herald" for five and six players. Of course, we also played with the new heroes in this test. Ana chose the ferry reader and I chose the Tarus from Storm Valley. As the drunken troll moves with each event card regardless of the arrows, he makes the game nearly unpredictable and it's difficult to predict how opponents move in the next round. But with some deliberation and weighing up the situation, we have also mastered this challenge. 😉

We carried out the second test with the offsetting two heroes and the game facilitating the object "Bruderschild." During the game, however, we did not use the brotherline sign. : Neutral: At this point, it should not be ruled out that this was due to the hero we chose and the fact that the brother-in-law is irrelevant in fighting together. : Oops: Ana's hero was the guardian of the river land this time, while I played with the keeper from the black archives. We were also able to come to terms with these heroes very well. 😉

In summary, the first expansion is worth as much as the main game, as it provides even more variety and excitement with the new heroes and game variations. 🙂

February 16 2019

Pandas Wedding-Visit to the Bribe's Oak at Eutin

Today it was finally time and I asked my Ana the big question! To celebrate, we visited the groom's oak at the Dodauer Forst near Eutin after lunch.

The mother of our master had brought this to our attention. So we decided this is a beautiful day to visit this special place.

The way there was well signposted and right on site was a car park from which you didn't have to walk far to 500-year-old oak.

Signage at the car park

There was a large sign on the oak tree that told her story and on which we learned that the tree has its own postal address. Singles can write a letter that anyone is allowed to read. In fact, the secrecy of letters does not apply there. 😉 So we, too, looked at one of the letters. It was a kind of annonce with existing and desired features as well as a specified mobile number to find the right partner. 🙂 Allegedly, there have already been over a successful 100 marriages through the oak tree.

For all singles who are interested in it and want to try their luck:

Groom amseiheD
odauer Forst
23701 Eutin

Mailbox in the tree

We also learned that there is a partner tree near Dusseldorf: The Heavenly Spirits Chestnut! The two trees have been married since 2009. : Grin: It was a beautiful day and the forest surrounding the groom's oak is well suited for walks. Definitely a panda recommendation!

The groom oak
February 16 2019

Engagement Dinner at Flair Hotel Neeth

Yes! That was the word of our day. Today it was finally time and my Ronnie asked me the one big question. : oops:

In order to celebrate this event properly and since love famously goes through the stomach, Ronnie had booked a table at the Flair Hotel Neeth in wise foresight.

We got a two-bar table in the conservatory and were served very kindly and quickly. The menus included a seasonal game dishes and kale. Ronnie immediately ordered the Damwild roast and I chose the salmon fillet with colorful pepper. In addition, there were delicious market vegetables of the season with beard potatoes. For my taste, there were far too many onions in the vegetables, but otherwise it tasted really delicious. 🙂 Ronnie's roasts included croquettes, red cabbage, mushroom sauce and a pear with cranberries. It tasted very good for him, too!

As a starter, we got a small basket of fresh baguette, a herbal cream and a spicy pesto. Unfortunately, we were far too fed up for a dessert. : Grin:

Baguette, herbal cream and pesto

Since we like the restaurant very much and we have been really well catered for the second time, we have reserved a table for the wedding. Fortunately, there was still room in the fireplace room and own table decoration is no problem at all. Since everything is also wheelchair suitable, great! 🙂

February 14 2019

Valentine's Day at the B432 Diner

Valentine 's day! So a good reason for couples in love to eat a week. 😉

Again this year there was a ball block of gourmet at Christmas and so we decided to use the first coupon tonight at the B432 Diner in Klein Rönnau.

The diner was well attended, but we still got a free table. As we noted, there seems to have been a change of personnel since our last visit, which has done the diner good.

We were served quickly and very kindly and it turned out there were handwritten additions in the menu. In addition, we were made a special dish tasty, which I then also opted for. So I ordered a pastry bag with minced meat, cheese and vegetables and cheese sticks with garlic dip as well as a Virgin Colada. Since I don't like onions, I ordered them off. Ronnie opted for the Mexico Burger avocado with Curley Fries and a B432 cocktail.

Since Valentine's Day was, two delicious marshmallow hearts lay on the cutlery plate today. : oops::)

Valentine

Although we had to wait a while for our food, it came fresh from the oven to the table at the table. As I found while eating, unfortunately onions were in the pastry bag and I was asked after the meal if it was okay. Little tip: Maybe next time say beforehand that it is not possible to let the ordered ingredient out completely. 🙂 Nevertheless, we were very happy with the food and also the cocktails were delicious.

As we learned, the diner will soon receive a typical black white tiled floor and we were certainly not guests for the last time.


February 9 2019

Panda's cooking class: Tagliatelle in salmon cream sauce

To take another bite to eat with healthy fish, today we cooked a recipe from Frauchen's youth days: Tagliatelle in salmon cream sauce.

For four moderately hungry pandas, you need:

  • 400g tagliatelle
  • 400g salmon fillet (preferably without skin)
  • Lemon juice
  • 4 spring onions
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 50ml vegetable stock
  • 50ml white wine (recommended is Pinot Grigio)
  • 125ml cream
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 tsp red peppercorns (respectively Pink berries)
The ingredients needed

The preparation is quite simple and quick even for inexperienced cooking bears. First, according to the packet instructions, the pasta is cooked in salt water.

Along the way, the fresh salmon fillet is cut into finger-thick cubes and drizzled with some lemon juice. The spring onions are cleaned and finely sliced.

Cut salmon with lemon and spring onions

The butter is then heated in a large frying pan and salmon and spring onions are planted for a minute. After that, white wine and vegetable stock are added and the whole thing is evaporated without a lid for a while.

Reduced sauce

In the end, the cream, as well as the red peppercorns crushed in the mortar, is underplined and everything is briefly cooked up. Mix sauce and cooked pasta and enjoy!

Tagliatelle in salmon cream sauce
January 31 2019

Panda's Cooking Course-Currywurst Soup with "fries"

Today was again one of the days when our master cooked dinner because of his late shift. And since there was a new cookbook of recipes from his childhood home at Christmas, he cooked one of them. So there was the incredibly delicious currywurst soup!

To get fed up with four bear, the cookie-loving panda needs:

  • 175 g onions (ed. Ana: Definitely less!)
  • 600 g bratwurst
  • 1-2 tbsp ÖL
  • About. 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 400 ml vegetable stock
  • 1 can of tomatoes
  • 1 pack of tomato paste
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • About. 75g curry ketchup
  • 150 g Schmand
  • 100g potato sticks

First, the onions are peeled and diced. Then you slice the sausages and roast them in oil.

Roast sausages in the pot

The fried slices are then taken out of the pot and the onions are attached in the remaining frying fat. Next, the curry powder is dusted over the onions and the whole thing sweaty briefly. Then vegetable stock, tomatoes and tomato paste are stirred. Season with salt, pepper and brown sugar and simmer covered for about eight to ten minutes.

Components of soup

Now the soup is mashed and the curry ketchup is stirred. Now the sausage comes back into it, gets heated and the finished soup is tasted.

Finally, the stuffed plates are refined and served with shmand and potato sticks. If you like, you can also use curry powder to arrange. 🙂

Good appetite and have fun trying it out! 😉

Refined soup
January 26 2019

Pandas Game Test-The Legends of Andor

Since our master, like us, likes to try new things, he wanted the board game "The Legends of Andor" for his birthday. It received the critics ' award as "connoisseur's game of the year" in 2013.

That's how we tested the game today for the first time. With the guest who bent us this weekend, we ventured to the introductory game. The game guide that contributes to the game illustrates very well how the playing field is being set up. The legend cards that explain the gameplay and have tasks ready for the heroes explain the workings of a train and the possible actions.

Unfortunately, we had to make two attempts to finish the introductory game successfully. On our first attempt, as usual, we played off happily on it. However, as we have learned, in this game Panda has to think through the actions strategically, anticipate the traits of the monsters and always keep an eye on all the goals as well as the playing field. In addition, it is advisable not to stop simply if the game already seems lost. In hindsight, we realized that we could still have won the first game! : shock:

We played our second attempt with the warrior, the archer and the magician. As events and new tasks are determined by the narrator, who is moved on a ledge on the edge of the pitch by defeating monsters and starting a new day, we had to be careful not to defeat too many opponents. Because the narrator bar ranges from A to N and all tasks have to be completed before the narrator reaches the field N. Among other things, we have also realised that just because a bridge is not passable, Panda doesn't necessarily have to take the second bridge. Because every river, after all, has a spring where smart beards can just walk past. 😉

Since we have the hang of it now, the game is incredibly fun for us and brings a lot of joy to the board table with the additional extensions (which contain new adventures and additional heroes)!

January 26 2019

Treasure hunt in the adventure world of Hülshorst

Since our master had his birthday, today we wanted to visit the Black Lights mini golf in the adventure world of Hülshorst in Lübeck.

We had booked for this in advance, as only a certain number of visitors to the facility is allowed. Unfortunately, our booking seemed to have become a bit confused and so we often hung behind large groups and therefore had to skip a track and then make up for it later.

The mini golf experience costs about €7,000 per nose. You get one racket each, each a 3D glasses as well as a clamping board with Kuli and points. You can't eat and drink on the plant … There is a wardrobe outside for the jackets. First you get into a small anteroom, get a little pirate film shown and already the treasure hunt can begin!

The search takes over 18 mini golf lanes through the jungle, past mermaids and sharks, over shipwrecks to the great treasure.

Unfortunately, the tracks are quite crooked, so sometimes a few inches to the hole were already too much … 🙁 The golf ball must be beaten over steep sloping, by narrow openings or past obstacles.

With three people, it took us about an hour and a half.

The mini golf course is slightly darkened, so that the murals and mini golf tracks as well as the ball shone brightly in the black light. In addition, the black light colours came into the room through the 3D glasses and it looked like the golf track was floating. Unfortunately, I became so dizzy from it that I had to play without glasses … : cry:

After enriching ourselves with the treasure, we went to the associated restaurant Colinar.

As a starter, we got a bread basket of delicious fresh bread and a fruity tomato butter. I ordered an alcohol-free cocktail Sportsman as well as sea salmon fried in egg sleeve with roast potatoes and salad. The fish had seemingly already had its good times, but it was still okay. Ronnie ate Spare Ribs with bread and salad. He was happy with his food and he was particularly thrilled by the garlic dip. As a drink, he chose an Ipanema. Our guest had chosen the upcoming specialty of the house, the gallows skewer, and was pleasantly surprised. 🙂


January 26 2019

Bearlet on a big ride-A visit to the Hanseatic Museum

This weekend we had a visit that is interested in seafaring and therefore visited the European Hanseatic Museum in Lübeck.

Admission for the Hanseatic musem, the adjoining castle monastery and the Hanselabor laboratory costs €1300 per panda. Right next to the cash register are small and large lockers, in which you have to include your backpack. A backpack and 3 jackets fit comfortably into a large locker. 😉

Then on the other side of the ticket office it goes on to the elevator, which transported us down into the exhibition. There we got to know the history of the building in the first section, which now houses the museum.

Cellar walls of the monastery

After that we started really: With many maps and texts, the story of the Hanseatic League, from the idea to the ascent to its last day, is told from the second room. The inquisitive panda wanders through 14 differently designed areas, all of which are beautiful to look at and designed according to the theme. Topics include: Lübeck around 1226, plague around 1367, Lodon around 1500 and Hanseatic Day 1518.

We particularly liked the interactive ticket system. In many museums you only get your ticket in order to prove the paid admission. In the Hanseatic Museum, however, it also serves as a key to activating the various information terminals. Very stylish and well done! We also found the photo booth, which offers visitors the opportunity to take a photo in the clothing of the time. Unfortunately, you then have to buy them at the checkout, too bad. 🙁

Due to our reservation for mini golf, we were in a hurry. That's why we didn't read all the panels but got a bit hectic on the last few meters. : shock: Despite our haste, it still took us two hours for the museum. So to make a detailed visit, you should allow enough time!

Nevertheless, we wanted to see the rest and flitted up to the castle monastery on hurried paws. We made a short stop on the roof terrace, from which you have a nice view of the Trave.

Traveblick

Due to rain, we borrowed in the museum three umbrellas, which, arriving at the monastery, could be stored in a stand. Our visitor went directly to the first floor in order to be able to examine the in-depth information on the exploration of Hanseatic history for a longer time. We, on the other hand, started on the ground floor, where you get a glimpse of the old Dominican monastery. There we could admire the well-preserved sacristy, parts of the restored hospital and cloister.

Afterwards we also scurried up the stairs to the Hanselabor, where we were amazed at the last Hanseatic Day, could take a look into the last contor of the Hanseatic League and discover the old remand prison. In addition, an old courtroom is preserved, which has an awe-inspiring effect with its dark wood. : shock:

Then it was time to leave and we said goodbye to the museum to go to mini golf.

January 25 2019

Birthday Party-Food at Mones Lime Mountain Saloon

To celebrate the day, we went to the Mones Lime Mountain Saloon in Bad Segeberg for today's dinner. 🙂

We were lucky that we had reserved a table a long time ago, because the saloon was very crowded. So we sat comfortably in the main room and were able to enjoy the cosy atmosphere.

The menu had apparently changed since our last visit, we definitely realised there are no hot dogs left. 🙁 Otherwise, the selection was still varied. In addition, there was also a special that Ronnie immediately ordered: A burger with crispy chicken in cornflake panade with chilli mayonnaise, bacon and peanut sauce. To do this, he ordered gold nuggets to be baked with chilli con carne and cheese. As a drink, he got a Santa Maria. Ronnie was very excited about his food, as is customary with him at the Mones. 🙂

I ordered a burrito Carlos. This should actually be filled with chilli con carne, fried vegetables and cheese. Instead of fried vegetables, however, I had raw food salad rather than stuffing and one only noticed something very sporadically from the cheese. In addition, I was also surprised that the burrito was served cold rather than warm, because I had imagined it crispy baked with melting cheese. : shock: As a side dish I got another coleslaw, which I did, but I overeat as I was, almost completely took home, and a guacamole. 🙂 The homemade Ginger Lemonade was delicious, but also quite expensive.

First of all, we got a bread basket with delicious quark-dip and we tasted the delicious Corn Dogs and the herb baguette. A very appetizing start! 🙂

At the end of the feast we were rinvigorated and satisfied. : oops: