Oktoberfest at Joanne’s
a post season delight
Text and photos by Jeannie
When I ‘cover” a party I am usually more interested in the people
attending than what is served. And I usually do not get much of a chance to eat
– or just do it mechanically in a hurry to speak to someone or take a picture
As a matter of logistics it is nearly impossible to:
(in order of importance)
hold a drink
hold the camera
hold a plate of food –
and in the good old days –
smoke a cigarette while doing all of the above
(fortunately smoking is not a factor anymore)
UNLESS you are Joanne’s party’s s where food is the star as it was
at the 2nd annual Oktoberfest
SO I must confess I cheated
I prevailed upon Joanne and her
co-cook Carrie to put aside a sampler plate of the goodies served which I ate
later – much later – the next day, and the next day and..
And each time it tasted better
Because when it’s Joanne and Carrie - Food is King.
Carrie began cooking at her home and imported the food; Joanne
cooked pretty much the whole day
Pork roast with dried fruit, kale, pork
loin and pinkle wurst, potato salad, meatballs in brown gravy (Sharon Sitone) ,
a second pork roast (Maureen Kaley and Phyllis Bakalar), roasted root
vegetables (Patti Romanzi), Joan's Ukrainian radish salad, applesauce,
chacroute ( sauerkraut, potatoes and lots of sausages) ,
red cabbage (Helen Quenzer), weisswurst, pretzels, brown bread and lots of
appetizers by Pam Waters.
Home made deserts were supplied by
Geri Phillips (apple cake), Krysia Lambie (sour cream coffee cake), Ginny
Butler ( chocolate chip cookies), Carrie and Joanne ( apple
cakes and oatmeal cookies).
There was beer, much red and
white wine, applejack punch
and to finish off the evening, candy apple
Joanne’s new house all peaceful at the moment
I made this……..
…and this…….(getting hungry???)
Yes, I made this………
Its specially spiked cider
Ready for the thirsty ones!
A glimpse of some of the food – going fast
Carrie’s still workin’ it
The requisite children
Wow- the Hellers!
..and then I said...
getting up close and personal
Luckier gal (look at Kenny trying to get into the act)
What’s she whispering?
I’ll never tell
Neither will I
OK! Give me the camera back!
Carrie still keeps the food coming
What do you think?
Carrie & Tim finally get a chance to eat
Must be getting late…..
The crew celebrates at the Bar!!!
Yeah! Let’s party!