Nom de Plumage

January 23, 2012

Traditional Home Cooked Hungarian Fare

Filed under: Diary,Solo Travelling,Travel Journal — nomdeplumage @ 7:33 pm

Everyone woke really late and to my upmost surprise, Alden stayed over for the first time that I was there. The two lovebirds were so adorable and thought that I would be upset about Alden’s sleep over? Are you kidding? I loved it and am so happy for them both. My aunt cooked scrambled eggs for breakfast and afterwards went back to bed for a few hours. This gave Alden and I a wonderful opportunity to get to know each other and we sure did. He poured out his heart to me and even shed some tears. Slightly embarrassed, he was overwhelmed how easy he felt talking to me. We bonded and it was a beautiful way to start the day.
We were all invited to Maggie’s home for a traditional Hungarian dinner. It was her way of wishing me well on my travels and saying goodbye. What better way then with a beautiful meal that I love so much. Maggie’s house is stunning and immaculate. She prepared a wonderful chicken soup with homemade noodles, roast chicken with mashed potato and a zucchini and dill sauce, mixed fresh salad and for dessert an crispy puff pastry squares filled with apricot jam. Unfortunately for the ever traditional Alden, he did not appreciate the sourness of Hungarian food, nor he he like us changing languages between English and Hungarian. Poor thing was so uncomfortable and yet he bore it well.
After our wonderful feast, Maggie’s younger son came over with his girlfriend. This is were the evening got a little embarrassing. You see Maggie dislikes her son’s girlfriend and was trying to play matchmaker between me and her son. It did not work, much to her disappointment. I understood her reasoning behind the wanting something better for her son, but it is not to be with me. Before we went home, another friend came over by the name of Maria. A beautiful woman with a big heart, she brought me a gift, which was so unexpected from someone I just met for the first time. I received a white horse carousel. Not one to be left behind, Maggie also bought me gifts. She gave me jewellery and traditional Hungarian embroidery. Everything was very unexpected and so unnecessary, but very appreciated. Our farewells were very emotional and Maggie cried. I am so blessed to have meet them all and grateful for everything that they did and gave me to feel very much loved. A memorable day……..


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