RTW Travelers Dinner Party.
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Our Dinner Specialty:
A few weeks back Beth and her sister, Bridgette of Earmark Invitations, made one of the tastiest breads I’ve ever eaten from a recipe on Pinterest. It’s a take on Outback Steakhouses’ Bloomin’ Onion and its called the Bloomin’ Onion Bread. The beauty of this budget friendly dish is that it’s just as easy to cook in a hostel as it is at home. Better yet, it pairs well with wine or beer. The recipe is at the bottom of this post!
Recipe for Bloomin’ Onion Bread
This is extremely easy to make and is a real crowd pleaser – would be perfect for your stay in a hostel or an apartment while you’re traveling.
- 1 unsliced loaf sourdough bread
- 12-16 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1/2 cup finely diced green onion
- 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Insert cheese slices between cuts. Combine butter, onion, and poppy seeds. Drizzle over bread. Wrap in foil; place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
Unwrap the bread and bake 10 more minutes, or until cheese is melted.
Baking Notes: Next time I think I would dial back the butter amount – it’s too much in my opinion. I would use 2 different types of cheeses – maybe add a pepper jack for a little more spice. You could also use olive oil instead of butter if you want. View the original recipe.
During our recent trip in Europe for the Hazy Shade of Autumn Tour, we had quiet the misadventure on an overnight train from Vienna to Switzerland.
After giving our Eurail passes to the attendant, I immediately had a bad feeling about it. In fact, that night I had a dream our passes were lost and we weren’t able to get them back or replaced. Sure enough, in the morning when the attendant returned to hand back the tickets ours had magically disappeared. At that point we had barely used them, and I know they were stolen by the attendant because NO ONE ever checks the names on the tickets with the names on your passport, so technically anyone could use them.
The senior attendants tried their best to get us off the train and on our way by saying they would contact us at our next location, but we refused to leave because we knew we would be screwed if we left. Finally, we did leave with the manager and two attendants and went straight to the Eurail office. After a few hours, the Austrian conductor had to buy us new tickets because it was their mistake and we refused to leave without them.
It’s not really a location specific problem (and we really loved Switzerland and Austria regardless) and we would still ride on trains in Europe even though this happened. However, we definitely tried to avoid overnight train rides after that so we wouldn’t have to hand over the tickets again.
Beth and Randy
Editor’s note: This is our post for the RTW Travelers’ (Digital) Dinner Party hosted by Bethany and Ted of the Two Oregonians. When we got the invitation a few weeks back, Beth and I thought this was a really creative idea, especially because we are big fans of dinner parties ourselves, and we were excited to take part in this digital dinner party. For more information about the dinner party and guest list, you can check out this link: RTW Dinner Party.
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