German-American Club of New Hampshire Weihnachtsfeier 2013/Christmas Party 2013

  • December 14, 2013 · 5:30 PM
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Liebe Mitglieder,

as you see we are closed for RVSP due to space limit, although it shows 30 members plus guests we actually have about 10 people more.

It takes a group effort to make a successful event. I have 5 people without a dish response, please let me know what dish are you bringing if you need help with dish decisions scroll for past comments read links or contact me. Here is the current foodlist with dishes. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1o94_OeIFqYZMf4_5T3JoSg-tW67nJFt2csyXCWqB_WE/edit

I understand this is a busy season for everyone and for me as well, I wish to close the foodlist updates by tonight.

Be also be informed that a new direction info to the location will be posted so that people can easily find it. And at last, since we all are depending on your dish (lol) we are hoping you can make it on time at 5.30pm but please drive safely.

Now I want to say thank you for all your effort, your artistic cooking, your participation and let's enjoy a German Christmas Party!

Your Event Hosts Simona and Heidi

Liebe Mitglieder, you are cordially invited to join our 2013 Weihnachtsfeier!

This is a potluck gathering, checkout the "Food list" below and let us know in the comment or add to list what will you be bringing; we are hoping to taste awesome dishes. - Beautiful German Christmas music will be played in the background and we will be singing carols along with the German Christmas carol singers. - If you have a German Smoker and a colorful Nutcracker please bring it with you. Heidi and Simona are working hard to make this a memorable event so come! 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1o94_OeIFqYZMf4_5T3JoSg-tW67nJFt2csyXCWqB_WE/edit 

Learn about some German Traditions: Christststollen – This is a braided fruitcake made of almonds, rum, candied lemon and orange peels. Gluhwein – This is a mulled spiced wine. If possible, make this immediately prior to your gathering and allow it to simmer as guests help themselves. Lebkuchen – Gingerbread! Serve gingerbread men with a gingerbread house decorated on the table beside them. If you are adventurous, have a gingerbread house-making contest – the winner can receive a prize of a nutcracker or other German ornament. If you have made your gingerbread a day or more before your gathering, consider using a German smoker to simulate the scent of fresh baked gingerbread with incense. Quetschenmännchen – Plum men. At one time these were given by young men to the gals they wanted to court, today these fill the day with love and fun. Make your own Quetschenmännchen by making a man out of prunes on toothpicks. Give them a set of clothes and a smile with icing and the silliness is ready for eating. Brenten – These are almond cookies cut into various shapes. One way to serve these German cookies could be as ornaments on a small Christmas tree.  

If anyone has a question do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to seeing you!! Above all remember, Frohe Weihnachten (or Merry Christmas)!

- Robert, Heidi and Simona

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  • Heidi B.

    The food dishes were fabulous, we had a huge variety of authentic German food. Schweinebraten, homemade sausages, Konigsberger Klopse, rot und weiss Kraut, different salads, and so much more. The desserts were mouth watering from Stollen to Nurnbergerer Kranz,Strudel and Weihnachts Plaetzchen just to name a few. The German beer and wine provided us with much cheer! For me personally singing and listening to us sing Christmas carols reminded me of being back home in Germany with my family.
    Thank all so very much for participating in this festive celebration and braving the weather to get there. A Special thank you to Simone for her many hours of planning and preparation.
    I wish you all eine Froehliche Weihnacten!

    2 · December 14, 2013

    • Simona

      On the same page you posted this comment look on top a bit right there is a gray icon with a mountain and a + character underneath it says "upload". Click on that and a new page will open with boxes including "Browse" which will lead you to a windows or mac library, you click on pictures and then find the selected picture and open, on the right you can add a title or comment of the pic, there could be a "mb" limit.... here are the 2 videos I made that cant be uploaded here and due to the size not emailed but I posted it on googledrive, no need to sign in gmail..... https://docs.google.co...­

      December 15, 2013

    • Simona

      December 15, 2013

  • Rochelle P.

    Sehr schön! Gut gemacht, Heidi und Simona!

    2 · December 15, 2013

  • Lorraine M.

    A wonderful evening catching up with friends and making new ones!!!

    2 · December 15, 2013

  • Simona

    Did we get new members overnight :)

    December 14, 2013

  • Simona

    This was a fantastic turnout given the snow situation although some parts it wasn't as bad as I thought. I was in awe what all kind of gourmet German dishes were created by our "Liebe Mitglieder", I ate like a King, we had bountiful beer and German "Jacobs" coffee donated by William, danke! Thank you all for your creative time in kitchen and your contribution to make this happen!!! Also like Heidi mentioned, I too felt like back home in Switzerland when we sung "Stille Nacht" and now I really miss it :( To all of you "Frohe Weihnachten und ein glueckliches Neues Jahr, Peace to you and good Health :) - I will see you again at one our meetup Stammtisch or another event.

    2 · December 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Knock, knock!

    1 · December 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    And nose

    December 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    And ears

    December 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    As cold as my hands

    December 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good for the dessert, but the roast gets cold.

    December 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    And freezing...

    December 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Its cold...

    December 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Who is going to let us in from the garage?

    December 14, 2013

  • Victoria

    We are undecided about whether or not we want to be out late tonight driving. If we come, we will be there around 6:30.

    December 14, 2013

  • Simona

    I see some cancellations, anyone wants to bring ground coffee and cream, Im now bringing tea, sugar and thermos, thank you, drive safely!

    December 14, 2013

  • Rochelle P.

    Hey I had changed my RSVP to leave out husband and kids. But with cancellations is there room to bring them?

    1 · December 14, 2013

    • Heidi B.

      Yes please by all means bring them

      December 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      My au pairs canceled :-(

      December 14, 2013

  • Alyssa M.

    It depends on the weather now.

    December 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Well, then I'd recommend to check the latest forecast, make a decision and let your hosts know asap :-)

      December 14, 2013

  • Jayne

    I will not have internet between now and the party, so if there are any last-minute changes due to the weather, could someone please call me? My number is (603) 833-6125. Thanks very much!

    1 · December 13, 2013

    • Simona

      Ok, I penned your #, see you soon :)

      December 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So we'll have Blaukraut (red cabbage) und Sauerkraut with my Schweinebraten, and some Kartoffelsalat... If someone could bring dumplings, that would be great. "Panni Bavarian Potato dumpling mix", Market Basket sells that (at least in Londonderry on Rt. 101). Easy to make! Any takers?

    1 · December 13, 2013

    • Simona

      I'm getting hungry Jens :)

      December 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks, a local group of new friends invited me to a potluck here in the Lowell, MA area at 5:30 also! So you now have a little breathing room now! Or room for a last minute newbie!?

    December 12, 2013

  • Jayne

    Please, let's sing carols together!! I can bring music!

    1 · November 13, 2013

    • Simona

      Jayne, what dish will you bringing, checkout this opendoc and let me know or you can add directly if you have an gmail, thank you : https://docs.google.co...­

      December 7, 2013

    • Jayne

      Sorry for not responding! I will take a look at the list and try to decide what I will bring in the next day or two!

      1 · December 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    And I'm currently working on coercing half a dozen or more German au-pairs into coming, so there might be too many pretty young women joining the party

    1 · December 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Am I supposed to enter myself what the two girls and I will bring into the google document?

      1 · December 4, 2013

    • Simona

      Is the RSVP final or correct You + 2 persons? Im working on the people's count.....

      December 7, 2013

  • Rochelle P.

    I need suggestions for a meat-y something to bring! Any traditional German meet featuring dishes (obviously not going to bring a roast goose ;))

    1 · November 26, 2013

    • Rochelle P.

      I saw a recipe the NH German School posted on facebook for Konigsberger Klopse. I might do that, it seems like it might work well for a party with lots of people :) Is that Christmas-y enough?

      2 · December 4, 2013

    • Heidi B.

      that's a fabulous Idee!

      December 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The item's names are VERY local to Frankfurt/M. - while I got a sense what they MIGHT be, I actually had to google it to confirm it:

    Quetschenmännchen: is whether a Quetschemännchen (without an "n" in Hessian dialect) or in high German a Zwetschgenmännchen, or a Zwetschgamo" as we Franks call it. Other tribes may have their own term.

    Brenten (Hessian): Printen (German)

    Lebkuchen: The brutally hard variety is actually used to make ornaments and little houses, at least in times of abundance, during scarce times they can be eaten once - but who needs teeth anyways when there is nothing to bite? There are also edible variations, like the Nuernberger Lebkuchen

    1 · December 4, 2013

    • Simona

      hmm strange I check it again, were logged in gmail? I will add your Schweinebraten, Creme and cakes, danke schoen :)

      December 4, 2013

    • Simona

      OK people the google doc sharing is corrected to "anyone with the link can edit" as "to view", I didn't see it so thanks Jens for the heads up, and it's not google but me, sorry :)

      December 4, 2013

  • Simona

    Dear Members, as for some who might struggle with recipes, here is another link with German Food Recipes, in the meantime I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving or Erntendankfest und bis bald! http://www.tasty-german-recipe.com/ P.S. Follow the foodlist link to see who's bringing what: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1o94_OeIFqYZMf4_5T3JoSg-tW67nJFt2csyXCWqB_WE/edit?pli=1

    November 26, 2013

  • Rochelle P.

    And I'm actually bringing 3 guests: Two kids and my husband.

    1 · November 26, 2013

  • Victoria

    Are children invited to this? If so, I have an authentic recipe for German "Kinderpunsch," which is traditionally served at the Christmas markets. It is the non alcoholic version of Gluehwein. I will also bring some music and my violin. I'm sure we'll pick up some goodies while there next week, so we'll bring some Christmas surprises! Looking forward to celebrating with you all!

    1 · November 13, 2013

    • Robert M.

      Sounds great Victoria! Yes, children are permitted.

      November 13, 2013

    • Simona

      Victoria, thank you for coming, did you confirm RVSP and how many persons?

      November 22, 2013

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