This weekend, we enjoyed a gourmet meal prepared by Ryan all on his own, as well as the deliciousness of kabocha squash for the very first time. But—that’s not all!
On Saturday afternoon, we bundled up (snow was in the forecast!) and headed over to Nick and Emily’s house for an Oktoberfest celebration!
Nick and Emily visited Germany for the real Oktoberfest back in October, and they went ALL out for this party—homecooked German food, German decorations, German music (apparently they discovered the German Jonas Brothers during their trip), and lots and lots of German BEER!
…the homebrew that we helped make over a month ago! Remember that night? It was finally ready for tasting! And taste it, we did. Along with our homebrewed Altbier, they served Franziskaner, Paulaner, and Hofbräuhaus.
As delicious as the beer was, the food was truly spectacular. Emily and Nick had cooked up a veritable feast of German dishes.
They had Elk Goulash:
Two types of potato salad:
German cheeses, breads, and pickles:
They also had three types of wursts (bratwurst, weisswurst, and frankfurters), two types of sauerkraut, and homemade pretzels.
*Note—this is not my plate (obviously). I enjoyed many helpings of the sauerkraut, pickles, pretzels, and potato salad. Yum! Ryan informed me that the wursts were, in fact, the best. Hey-o!
And they had desserts. Ohhhhh, did they have desserts.
Homemade German chocolate cupcakes:
To. Die. For. Seriously.
Black Forest Cherry Cookies:
And Ritter Sport chocolates as far as the eye could see (purchased by Nick and Emily personally during their tour of the Ritter Sport chocolate factory!):
It was a great afternoon and evening with friends new and old! Thanks, Nick and Emily, for letting us partake in your first annual Oktoberfest—first of many, we hope!