There wasn't much cooking from scratch tonight. Just the schnitzel, and even then it wasn't "true" scratch, since I used ready-made corn flake crumbs and panko bread crumbs. (I use corn flake crumbs and panko bread crumbs instead of regular bread crumbs because I like a good, crunchy coating.)
I started with a salad made from a head of leaf lettuce and a package of salatfix. I add my own personal touch, which is a couple of tablespoons of cream or sour cream in the dressing.
For the curry schnitzel, I started with a package of curry sauce mix,
but instead of water, I used a 6-oz. can of pineapple juice, and then stirred in a little bit of milk for a creamy sweet curry sauce.
To top it all all off, I opened a cold bottle of spatlese, a very sweet German wine. I'm not a wine specialist; I don't like any red wines that I know of, and the only white ones I like have to be sweet. Spatlese and auslese are my favorites.
I guess I need to point out that there's a German market around the corner from my office. Lucky me!
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