Merry and Bright

We met at Herb and Anneliese’s home this year for our annual Mennonite Girls Can Cook Christmas dinner party. We were greeted to their beautiful home and enjoyed many well thought out details of the season.

We all contributed some dishes for our gathering from appetizers to main course and dessert. Julies gluten free roll-ups were a big hit.

It had been a while since this many of us were together and it was good to catch up with one another.

Anneliese went the extra mile with veggies, fried potatoes, cucumber salad and home made rolls along with her Rouladen.

It was Dear and my first time enjoying Anneliese’s Rouladen and Bev’s Spaetzle and both dishes were delicious. Judy’s salad was a great starter to our meal.

For our exchange we decided to each bring one gift from our kitchen or something gathered for our kitchens to share with one another. We brought one gift and left with one gift.

We roused the guys to help take our annual Christmas shot and Lovella’s beloved captured both sides of the photo shoot.

Lovella’s Black Forest Torte and Marg’s Hazelnut Roll topped off the evening.

Dear and I headed for the border at 9:30 and were safely home by 11:10. We had two great border crossings and safe roads. We are in recuperating mode here at this old house. No decorations here yet so it was really nice to enjoy Anneliese’s home all decorated and ready to go.

14 thoughts on “Merry and Bright

  1. Wonderful way to start the Holiday season …. her home is beautifully decorated and that food…… oh my gosh. (I wonder if the recipes are on the other site. Particularly interested in the gluten-free roll ups … we have a lot of finger-food potlucks down here. I will go and look.

    These days I have a bit of trouble getting into the Spirit of the Season because it doesn’t feel much like Christmas here in Florida — and of course because we’re away from family (by our choice, but still…). Catching up with bloggy friends is helping! Thanks for that.

  2. Ellen – Wow. You ladies (and your spouses) look so happy. It shines through in all the photos. You are blessed to have such fellowship. And don’t get me started on the decorations and the food – how spectacular!

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