I'm making "spaetzlesotto," my "German-fusion" dish. Basically I make plain spaetzle. Then I make a sauce consisting of some garlic, some reduced chicken broth, some reduced cream, and S & P. I also sautee some wild mushrooms or I've steamed some asparagus.
I sautee the spaetzle in a little butter then toss with the "contorni," sauce, and some Parmagiano. As you can imagine, it tastes like small pasta in a cream sauce (really nothing special). My GF likes it though since it's pseudo-German.
Anyway, I'm soliciting recommendations for a protein to serve with this heavy dish. Her mom will be eating with us and she doesn't care for crustaceans of any kind. I'm not a big lamb fan but anything else will fly.
For the rest of the menu, I'll probably do a tomato salad of some kind and maybe some steamed broccoli (it's sitting around in the fridge). I'm thinking of doing a melon water (using my new Superbag) with something for dessert so if anyone has ideas how to incorporate melon water into a light dessert, I'd love to hear them.