Time to put all your other plans on hold and start enjoying this seasons festivities.
World’s Largest Beer Festival
Oktoberfest, the world’s largest beer festival is held annually in Munich, Germany. It is a 16 to 18-day folk festival beginning from 17th September till the first weekend in October. Since 1810, Oktoberfest has been an important part of Bavarian culture with more than 6 million people attending the event every year! Cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations that are modeled after the original Munich event.
In the interest of our kids, this week is the perfect time to talk about the history of Oktoberfest. It does not always have to be about German beer, German sausages or dancing on the tables.
KID-FRIENDLY FOODS TO CELEBRATE OKTOBERFEST
So get your precious ones interested in learning about Germany by serving them some of the following Oktoberfest-themed foods. Listed below are some of the exciting kid-friendly foods to celebrate Oktoberfest that can be enjoyed by the entire family during this exciting time.
From its name, one might mistake it for an extremely boring kind of food. Don’t be fooled! Dampfnudle is actually very interesting- the name literally means steamed noodle. These bread dumplings can be eaten as a vegetarian main dish with herbs, vegetables, and cheese. Or if you prefer sweet, you can order one for dessert, covered in vanilla sauce, hot cherries, and melted butter. Simple, yet delicious!
Brat Hot Dog
Another exciting delight for the little ones is a Brat Hot Dog. Now don’t you go worrying when you hear this.
It’s not as bad as it sounds! It’s actually a combination of Frankfurter with sautéed onions, ketchup or BBQ sauce. Serve this with fries and your kids will have Oktoberfest hangovers too!
Seafood is widely in parts of Asia during the month of October. The various delicacies can be enjoyed with our kids as we make memories in a whole new way. Crab, fish and shrimp are served with cheese or mayonnaise sauce in a bread. Yum! Yum!
The family could also choose to enjoy some golden crisp Schnitzel alongside some Potato Salad and Charred Lemon. This is beyond delicious…an experience in itself!
What better way to bond and make merry if not through some exceptional grilled cheese sandwiches.
Speaking of dessert, the options are many. You could choose a warm crepe covered in caramel or applesauce, or sink your teeth into a waffle with whipped cream, sugar or chocolate sauce. You can also add in an abundance of caramelized nuts if your sweet tooth needs some more of a boost.
So wherever you are, seek out a local Germany restaurant or better yet, look up some of the recipes above and get into the Oktoberfest spirit!