Linderhof


Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas


Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

It's October -- time for Oktoberfest!

For the past sixteen years, a labor of love for husband Jim and myself is the annual


I fix all the food -- for around 100. Brats which I boil in beer (and Rotarians grill them at the site), my German grandmother's hot potato salad and my German grandmother's cole slaw, sauerkraut and for dessert -- apple crisp.

Husband Jim . . . . turns this shelter house in our park into a little bit of Bavaria!


Table decorations -- some of our old ones, others bought at garage sales and flea markets make the tables festive. Oktober is an easy month for decorations!


Banners -- like the Jagermeister banner
And flags, like these German flags add a bit of the feeling of Germany!


Each table has a different tablecloth and a fallish centerpiece.It's a Rotary party -- for Rotarians and their families -- little children, too and invited guests.
With plenty of beer and wine, it is a fun party!
And we have at least 100 attend this annual party. It's always a good turnout and the evening, as this one was, is always perfect.

Today is Wednesday which means that it's Outdoor Wednesday at Susan's. Join her at A Southern Daydreamer to see what everyone else is doing outside this Wednesday!












18 comments:

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

It looks so fun and the food sounds so yummy. I need to get myself to Kansas!

Blondie's Journal said...

A fun time indeed!! Has the 'fest' taken place yet? Kudos to you & Jim on all of your hard work!!

xoxo
Jane

Jeanne Selep said...

That looks like one serious party!

Really Rainey said...

I love Octoberfest! Always a good party! Have a great rest of the week!
~Really Rainey~

Susan said...

Good for you, preparing all this food. A labor of love, no doubt. Prosit!!

Martha said...

Yes -- the fest was last night. Husband Jim spends the day decorating and I spend the day cooking -- at night we party!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is our kind of fest. J would absolutely love this!

mbkatc230 said...

Looks like a great time! Nothing better than a fresh grilled brat. There are a lot of small German settlements in Central Texas and if we wanted we could "fest" all month! Happy Outdoor Wednesday. Kathy

Martha said...

We've been through Georgetown many times on our way to visit relatives in Austin and Blanco. Love the Hill Country and those German settlements!

Hootin' Anni said...

They are so much fun!!! And the BEER...don't forget the beer. LOL

Mine today is the Annual Jazz Festival in town. Come by if you can. CLICK HERE

Have a glorious Wednesday.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

This looks like a lot of fun. I know it was a lot of work on your part. Happy OW.

Martha said...

The beer and the wine flowed . . . as well as a bottle of Alpen!

Mary said...

What a wonderful job Jim did with the decorations. He's created a beerhall for the rotary. Nice work! Your food sounds perfect, too. Have a great day.

Pondside said...

Oom pa pa pa!! That looks like a great fest. You certainly know how to celebrate - very authentic!

2sisters said...

That looks like a lot of fun (and a lot of work)! Thanks for stopping by our blog!

FHancock said...

How wonderful! Obviously this takes a lot of time, but I'm sure you enjoy it.

Ms. Bake-it said...

Looks fun and obviously a labor of love! Great job on the decorations!

Thanks for sharing!

~ Tracy

Carrie said...

I could use a pint and a brat!!! The potato salad and the coleslaw also sound so yummy!!!