Hello again. The snow is gone and we are waiting for summer. 😉 (I am very spoiled already.) Over the past few weeks, I have learned and discovered so much new, I have started taking notes on my phone. Let me share my list of “unusual things” in America with you… (unusual for me as a German…)
Cats with Guns
Discovered this picture book at a large bookstore. 96 pages with pictures of cats with guns.
(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)
Peanut butter, almond butter why not strawberry butter? I have never thought about mixing fruits and butter. I discovered this during my visit to Kentucky lately. Maybe this is a local thing.
Fried chicken on a waffle with butter and syrup! It sounds crazy but does not taste bad. Even though I liked the taste I won’t eat it again. It’s too much sugar and fat and makes me feel sick.
Guns for sale at Walmart
While you are shopping groceries, you have the opportunity to buy a gun as well. Next to household items, you will find all kinds of weapons at Walmart.
Cheese spray is made out of melted cheese mixed with chemicals to make it soft. (Sounds yummy! jk…) Based on my online research, its around since 1960. Apparently, you would eat it on Ritz crackers and wash it down with a soft drink. Are some real Americans reading my blog and can tell me if this is true? I am not trusting everything I find online. 😉
Fence Windows for dogs
Around Christmas time I have seen a TV commercial for fence windows. This seems only possible in America…”This window will make your dog happy! 1. Step measure the dog. Step 2 cut a round hole in the fence..” If you are interested in the instructions, here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bibclUWz7MU.
To make this clear: I am not judging you or your dog if you have a window in your fence. I just found this very funny. I would love to know what would happen if someone in Germany decides, to surprise their dog (and neighbors 😉 ) with this fence window.
A window for your dog is nice but what about a nice fresh cookie from woofgangbakery ? I have seen more dog bakeries than real bakeries… This is definitely a dog loving culture. I think American dogs are happier than German dogs. If you find statistics about this theory please let me know.
Cookbook for Cake Mix
I realize that baking from scratch is not as common as in Germany. Groceries stores have a whole aisle for cake mixes. Even though a cake mix has instructions on the box, you can get cooking books for baking with a cake mix!
Hot chocolate with bacon
Why…..? I like hot chocolate and I like bacon but I would not mix the two. Has someone of you tried this before? I didn’t. Maybe I will try it just for fun soon.
Note to all my Americans friends: For me, everything new here is “American”. Please excuse that I am not aware of the differences between the South and the North yet. You are welcome to leave a comment below and help me learning. 🙂
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Have a nice weekend! Schoenes Wochenende euch allen!