Our 2014 Feuerzangenbowle Tradition Continues

Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. ~Mary Ellen Chase

Time To Enjoy The Results (Page Two)

Page 1 - Visiting and Readying The Fixins | Page 2 - Enjoying The Results


The results are spooned out CAREFULLY into heat-proof cups


Hans has his serious face on... Cannot spill a single drop


"Who wants to be first?"

Did Someone Say "After Dinner Drinks"?


Dessert is delivered


The precision of a surgeon


"Why yes... I will do the official taste testing!"


Kerstin explains where she got the eye of knewt and frogs teeth


Kerstin made the evening so delightful


After two cups of the mulled wine, we must hold up the walls


"I can see it now... The Fire Department arriving"


"Take it away Hans..."


"I am working on my after-dinner drink glow... It's working"


"Here's to you"


"So... you use three eyes-of-newt for every quart of wine"

Dessert Is Served


Hans and Kerstin could not believe they landed on a dessert island


"Follow me into the kitchen... It's serve yourself"


John makes the first cut

Did You Know? - The Bundt cake derives in part from a European brioche-like fruit cake called Gugelhupf which was popular among Jewish communities in parts of Germany, Austria and Poland


He has experience


The lift must be done at precisely 14"/second


Geri selects the olive and anchovy ice-cream


Caution... Men at work


All eyes on Curt

After Dinner & Dessert Drinks


Brian led the way....


"Dessert and then after dessert drinks, right?"


Visiting is underway


Archie and Brian had something going

   


Kathy is waiting to hear Brian's story on Saturday morning


Ed is a gentleman, he reads the labels first...
The bottle talks back to him!


Brian explains "after dinner drinks"


Enjoying the evening


"What is wrong with my head??"


"Kathy... What was in that last one?


Brian shows us his tasting prowess


All smiles...


That after glow is beginning to show


"Hans... The label says "Do Not Open Within 50 Feet Of A Fire"


"Just one more...."


"Thumb is broken.... Can I get an IV?"


Kathy discovers Fire Ball


Kathy and Brian show the proper way to hold an digestif glass

Did You Know? - A digestif is an alcoholic beverage served after a meal, in theory to aid digestion. When served after a coffee course, it may be called pousse-café. Digestifs are usually taken straight.


"Does Archie want a drink?"


"Guaranteed 300 proof!"


"What was in the last boggle?"


Brian is doing well... He is talking into the garage door opener!


One for the road


We definitely had a great time

Page 1 - Visiting and Readying The Fixins | Page 2 - Enjoying The Results