Brava to Joanne and her culinary team: Carrie, Helen, Pam, et al
for this truly “Gemütlichkeit“ affair
There are times (very few) when I wish I could cook so I could
applaud each culinary contributor on the effort and the creativity that went
into each dish .
And there were many.
And they were indescribably delicious!
And most of all there was a feeling that, as appreciative as the
recipients of the mammoth effort, it also provided pleasure for those preparing
it. One can only guess at the hours of cooking, beside the chore of schlepping
Joanne assumed that guests would depart after three hours to watch
the Met game at the INN but many lingered on reluctant to leave this very
Kismet friendly party.
Truly an event to be cherished.
In her typical generosity Joanne saved platters to take to the INN
Bartenders after the party
Note from hostess Joanne on contributors:
Peanut franks, goose liverwurst and butter cheese on pumpernickel
Kale & boiled potatoes
Smoked pork tenderloin and Pinkelwurst
Creamed Turnips, Spaetzle
Raspberry coconut cake (a/k/a Kokoskuchen in German),
vodka punch with apple cider, cranberry juice, black current syrup,
cinnamon and apple
Joanne and Helen:
Shrimp cocktail, Weiss-wurst, potato salad,
roasted pork loin with dried apricots, prunes and apples
Applesauce, Choucroute, German style meatballs, red
cabbage, arugula and fennel salad, pretzels
Appetizers and Buffalo chicken dip by Pam
We also have to thank Bradlee, Bicycle Bill, Regina, Ginny
Butler, Alice N, Maureen K, Gene, Dawn, Dusty, Joan M, Eileen, Margaret and
Bill as well as a number of other guests contributed extra chairs, potato
salad, cakes, cookies and deserts of all kinds,
perogies, kielbasa and the Kismet famous Ukrainian radish salad.
There were also many, many bottles of wine, vodka (Mike) cases of beer and a
huge bottle of Jägermeister, which we totally forgot to drink. We're
saving that for next year. Thanks to everyone
who attended and helped with prep
and most importantly, CLEAN UP.
(are those recipes?)
Sooooooo much fun!
Eliott and the token kid
(love this job)
Dessert anyone? Everyone?
The desserts whether home made or heaven made were mouthwatering
Lets hear it for the hosts!!!
Ah! It was nothing……