The Annual Feuerzangenbowle Party 2016

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart

Pre-Show Dinner Begins Here (Page Two)

We were still visiting and then dinner announcement was made.   Mad dash to the kitchen! The main event is soon to come! Flaming sugar and mulled wine - Feuerzangenbowle!

The 2016 Feuerzangenbowle at Kertin and Hans home
Awaiting dinner to be served

The 2016 Feuerzangenbowle at Kertin and Hans home
Everything is ready...

The 2016 Feuerzangenbowle at Kertin and Hans home
What is she up too?

The 2016 Feuerzangenbowle at Kertin and Hans home
This is my first wine of the evening... No, really!

The 2016 Feuerzangenbowle at Kertin and Hans home

The 2016 Feuerzangenbowle at Kertin and Hans home
"If the pot begins to talk to you, just ignore it!  The ingredients are a little fresh"

The 2016 Feuerzangenbowle at Kertin and Hans home
This is a serious conversation!

The 2016 Feuerzangenbowle at Kertin and Hans home
"I love all the visiting that goes on"

The 2016 Feuerzangenbowle at Kertin and Hans home
"Did someone say dinner?"

The 2016 Feuerzangenbowle at Kertin and Hans home
Stories are swapped...   Not remembered.... Just swapped!

The 2016 Feuerzangenbowle at Kertin and Hans home
The gang just keeps on going

The 2016 Feuerzangenbowle at Kertin and Hans home
"Did you hear this one???
 
What does Santa bring naughty boys and girls on Christmas Eve?
A pack of batteries with a note saying "toy not included".

The 2016 Feuerzangenbowle at Kertin and Hans home
Gary shares a few Christmas one-liners with Paul....

What do you call a frog hanging from a ceiling? Mistletoad.
What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire? Frostbite

The 2016 Feuerzangenbowle at Kertin and Hans home
He is so sorry!

The 2016 Feuerzangenbowle at Kertin and Hans home
Marion tries the VR glasses...

The 2016 Feuerzangenbowle at Kertin and Hans home
What is she watching?

The 2016 Feuerzangenbowle at Kertin and Hans home
"Hans... We about ready to sit everyone down? "

The 2016 Feuerzangenbowle at Kertin and Hans home
"I am missing one ingredient.... Eye of newt"

The 2016 Feuerzangenbowle at Kertin and Hans home


Hans decided NOT to served his speciality.... Sauerkraut Surprise!

Butternut Squash soup a' la' Thedens was served for dinner. An excellent choice before the formal part of the evening.

The 2016 Feuerzangenbowle at Kertin and Hans home
A beautiful soup

The 2016 Feuerzangenbowle at Kertin and Hans home
"Ah Hans... I just saw a head pop out of the soup!"

The 2016 Feuerzangenbowle at Kertin and Hans home
"Now I know what fresh soup really is!"

The 2016 Feuerzangenbowle at Kertin and Hans home

The 2016 Feuerzangenbowle at Kertin and Hans home
Over the teeth and through the gums....

The 2016 Feuerzangenbowle at Kertin and Hans home
Making sure everyone is done... Or looking for another!

The 2016 Feuerzangenbowle at Kertin and Hans home
Look up on the stairs... It's a bird... It's a plane.... It's a do-do!

The 2016 Feuerzangenbowle at Kertin and Hans home
They are ready for the main event

The 2016 Feuerzangenbowle at Kertin and Hans home
"Gary... Do NOT blow into that horn!

The 2016 Feuerzangenbowle at Kertin and Hans home
It is ready to go!

The 2016 Feuerzangenbowle at Kertin and Hans home
Looking good!

The 2016 Feuerzangenbowle at Kertin and Hans home
Just a few more appetizers remaining

The 2016 Feuerzangenbowle at Kertin and Hans home
"Just a little more, please!"

The 2016 Feuerzangenbowle at Kertin and Hans home


On To The Main Event