White wine+beer+German food = Oktoberfest!

  • October 11, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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Can’t afford to travel to Germany … we’ll celebrate in Schaumburg with an evening spent sharing some refreshing German wines and beer along with a buffet of German foods.  Germany is well known for remarkable Rieslings and a wide variety of beers. These events usually fill up quickly so if you prefer a night of dry, red wines, please allow someone else to participate.

 We will meet at the host’s Schaumburg home: address to be given to those who attend. All guests need to be known by the host and anyone not known will be immediately deleted.

You are asked to bring one bottle of German wine in the $10-$25 range or a 6-pack of German beer. In addition you are asked to bring an item from the suggested menu below to share with 16 people.  I will be providing roast pork, mashed potatoes, and sauerkraut along with the table settings. There is no need to post the name of your wine/beer since we will put them out to share like we do for our holiday party. This will be a social event rather than a formal wine/beer tasting. However, I would appreciate it if you would post the food item you are providing so we can avoid duplication and let us know if you are bringing beer or wine.

Suggested menu – please pick from one of the following or your favorite German recipe:



Appetizers: Deviled eggs, cheese/crackers, beer/cheddar fondue, Bavarian dip, veggie platter, cheese soup, pretzels with spicy mustard, or pretzel rolls



Entrees: brats, Bavarian meatballs, Saurbraten, German short ribs (I chose items that should be easily transported in a crock pot),



Sides: German potato salad, red cabbage, green beans, applesauce, noodle kudel, cucumber salad, potato pancakes



Desserts: apple cake, apple slices, streudel

Don’t like to cook …  several items are readily available in local stores. I do have an Octoberfest pinterest site with links to recipes: http://www.pinterest.com/sjkpins/oktoberfest-menu/if you find yourself stumped!



 

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  • Matilde

    It was a great event! New faces, great food, lots to drink, wonderful conversations, lots of laughter and great memories created. Our wonderful, awesome hostess was the best...thanks for hosting this event.

    1 · October 13

  • Raye

    Terrific night with friends and good food!!! Sandy you are a wonderful host!!

    2 · October 12

  • Mike K.

    Awesome evening! Thanks a bunch Sandy!

    2 · October 12

  • Steve W

    A most enjoyable combination of good drink, food & interesting people made for a great in-home Oktoberfest evening! Thanks to Sandy for opening her home to us and making this happen!

    1 · October 12

  • Kathy C.

    Great people, great food, lots of fun. Sandy was a wonderful hostess!

    1 · October 12

  • Kathy C.

    Great people, great food, lots of fun. Sandy was a wonderful hostess!

    1 · October 12

  • Sandy K

    Mystery solved: #6 was my typo - correct answer online was skelt - a sparkling wine and I omitted the "s"!! However, I can NOT find any verification that this skelt even exists other than the trivia game which had the question! After further googling, I think the original online trivia game was incorrect and it should have read "Sekt"!!

    1 · October 12

  • Stacy

    Great night, great food, great conversation, and wonderful people. Thank you Sandy for so much fun, can't wait for the next one.

    3 · October 12

  • Sandy K

    Thank you all for your wonderful contributions and clean up help! It was a fun night and I feel like I've just had an early Thanksgiving!

    1 · October 11

  • Lauren

    I found a German made pinot noir we'll be bringing too! See you tonight

    1 · October 11

  • Mike K.

    I'll be there around 6:15 today.

    October 11

  • Sandy K

    Steve is bringing a German brie/crackers, cabbage with apples, and a Dusseldorf mustard.

    2 · October 10

  • DebbieD

    I'll bring cucumber salad. .. and wine

    3 · October 7

  • Terri K

    I don't think anyone is bringing a big pretzel, so I will. Also the buns and a bottle of wine.

    3 · October 6

    • Matilde

      Back in the day...pretzel and cherry Italian water ice...yummmmm!!!

      2 · October 7

  • DebbieD

    I'm bringing pork.

    October 6

    • Sandy K

      Keep in mind I've already purchased 4 large center cut pork roasts ... approximately 20 pounds but some of that is bone!

      1 · October 6

  • sonia

    I have to cancel. So sorry.

    October 6

    • Sandy K

      We'll miss you ...it seems like it's been forever since I saw you!

      October 6

  • Athar M.

    Cheers!!

    1 · October 3

  • Athar M.

    Hello all!!! I don't think I can make it anymore but everyone enjoy!!

    1 · October 3

  • greg c.

    The girls always do an outstanding in putting events together.

    2 · September 24

  • KENYA M.

    Guess I will take myself off the waiting list, don't look like it's going to happen anyway....!!!!

    August 27

    • Sandy K

      Sorry :(

      1 · September 7

    • KENYA M.

      TY Sandy, I am ok with it, Many other group activities going on.... : )

      September 8

  • Kathleen K.

    I like the way you are doing this and wish I was in town for it. I'd love to entertain a group in at my house also some time.

    2 · August 25

    • Matilde

      Hello Kathleen...talk to Stacy, Sandy or myself (Matilde) and we can make hosting a group in your house happen.

      August 27

    • Kathleen K.

      will do, just need to get past some remodeling, just took the house off the market and I've decided toes first, so I'm waiting for the painter and floor refinisher to fit me in:)

      August 27

  • Sandy K

    This is turning out to be a phenomenal food fest ... You all have really stepped up to the plate! I will have German wine along with my previous food posting.

    1 · August 26

  • Lauren

    For Dan & I - We'll bring apple sauce, potato pancakes, beer/cheese fondue and German beer.

    1 · August 25

  • Mike K.

    6 pk German beer and German style potato salad.

    1 · August 25

  • KENYA M.

    I am so into German Wines, Riesling, my fav...I see the invitation is closed....Ohhhhhh well. Guess that leaves me out.....lol....

    August 25

  • Kathy L

    I'll make Bavarian meatballs

    August 9

  • Kathy C.

    I'll bring some amazing red cabbage (from the German deli near my house!) and some wine....not sure what kind yet.

    August 8

  • Sandy K

    Meetup has a new format for contacting members ... more like an instant message. You can find out if you have a message waiting at the top of the page: the icon looks like a speech bubble next to your profile picture. If you were deleted from the guest list it was because I did not know you and I stated in the event posting that this would happen. Please do NOT take it personally ...it is simply a safety issue on my part since this event is not at a public venue. Anyone who was deleted was contacted with this new message format or on their profile page. I even checked with 2 other organizers who ARE attending to see if either of them recognized you as well before deleting!

    2 · August 9

  • Stacy

    John Brats and beer
    then people can put the Krat on them also
    Stacy Deviled eggs I think unless Sandy decides we need something else

    August 8

  • Barb

    I will bring German beer and what ever item you feel would be best to bring to round out the menu. Will confirm with you later.

    August 8

  • Raye

    I'll take care of the veggie platter.

    August 8

  • Matilde

    I will take care of the Apple Cake.

    August 8

  • Trina

    The menu sounds amazing. Can't wait to see the pictures.

    1 · August 7

  • Elaine

    I will bring streudel and a bottle of Riesling.

    August 7

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