TERRIFIC TRADITION THRIVES DESPITE THE WEATHER
Photos by Joanne’s
niece, Alexandra Russell
Neither drenching rain, nor dropping temperatures kept the
stalwarts from what everyone already knew would be a terrific party – all the
ingredients were there – all Kismetics, friends and neighbors, in a post season
tradition, and of course, the legendary seasonal food!
Note from hostess Joanne
Even though it feels as if
April was only a few weeks ago, another season is rapidly coming to a close.
The 7th annual Oktoberfest party is now in the record books. Turnout was
excellent and a fabulous time was had by all. Caroline
and George added their own special levity by appearing twice, the second
time in costume, which was appreciated by all. This was
the first year in which we had weather complications. Wendy and Jeff came to
the rescue with the loan of their pop-up canopy and Sharon Sitone supplied two
umbrellas large enough to cover the remainder of the deck. The party continued
despite the pouring rain. Dripping jackets were hung in the shower stall and
towels handed out as needed. Beer coolers served as benches and the iPod was
perched on a flower box, away from water overflow. There was dancing on the
deck in VERY squishy flip flops. Jenn Mandel arrived looking picture perfect
(as usual), somehow the only guest without soggy hair, shoes or clothes!
There were contributions of
kielbasa, brown bread and dip, buffalo chicken dip, cheese platters, cakes,
cookies and deserts of all kinds along with many bottles of wine and cases of
beer. We opened last year’s untouched Jägermeister
but there was only one taker so that baby is back in the freezer until 2017.
Once again, leftovers were minimal and most guests rolled up to the Inn
afterwards to continue the evening
A huge shout- out to Margaret and
Bill, Pam, Colette, Regina, Rose Ann, Alex and Nancy R, all of whom helped with
party set-up, grilling of sausages and also washed many, many dishes.
Lastly, thanks again to everyone who attended and we’ll see you in
Joanne, Tim and Carrie
Carrie and Pam:
Peanut franks, goose liverwurst
and butter cheese on pumpernickel bread
Kale & boiled potatoes
Smoked pork tenderloin and
Creamed Turnips and Spätzle
with ginger beer, apple cider, fresh pears, apples, citrus and spices
Joanne and Helen:
Shrimp cocktail, Weisswurst,
potato salad, roasted pork loin with dried apricots, prunes and
apples, applesauce, roasted pork loin with sauerkraut and sausages,
German style meatballs, red cabbage, arugula and fennel salad,
pretzels, potato pancakes
In the beginning….
On the verandah………..
Don’t disturb the cooks
Bring it on-
Rain did not affect this crowd
Good lookin’ guys
Great lookin’ gals
Inside- they came and stayed and ate and drank, and drank……..
Gary got around
Thanks for comng………….see you next year!
Good job everybody!!