Annual Christmas Party!

This years Chapter Christmas party was a lot of fun. Chef Fritz Sonnenschmit was his usual engaging self. Twenty five or so members and friends gathered to enjoy a pot luck dinner and to taste a meatless meal created by the Chef.

The scene was the Fair St Methodist church on the corner of St James & Fair St.

Chef Fritz

Tasting time

Bill Banks Sr & Burt Darrow. Bill is 92.

Chef Fritz was kind enough to leave us with a recipe for his culinary meal of the evening.

Meat less Wiener Schnitzel, Lemon, Austrian cucumber salad, Marinated cherry tomatoes. 4 Portions, 12 tasting.

4 Large Portabella mushrooms, gill removed, and peeled

1 Large egg

1/4 cup milk

arrowroot to dust

3 cups crushed corn flakes

Salt and pepper to taste

for garnish 4 lemon wedges

Oil to fry.



Whip egg and milk for 2 minutes add salt and pepper

Trim Mushroom, dust with arrowroot and submerge in egg mixture and bread with crushed corn flakes, (Standard breading procedure) and pan fry golder about 5 minutes.

Note: for garnish, 4 leaves of bib lettuce dipped in sour cream with Dill.

Do not refrigerate after breading!!


Austrian cucumber salad   8 portion


2 Cucumbers peeled
1 small red onion diced
1/2 tsp kosher salt
4 oz sour cream
some white pepper
1-2 T lemon Juice or white Vinegar
2 tsp maple syrup
1 T chopped Chives


Peel cucumbers and slice thin, place into bowl, add salt and pepper and rest for 5 minutes, add lemon juice and maple syrup and sour cream and chives and marinate for 1 hour in the refrigerator, add just seasoning.

Marinated cherry tomatoes

1-2 pints cherry tomatoes washed and sliced in half.
1 tsp Kosher salt, some black pepper from the mill
1 small red onion
1-2 T balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp sugar
1-2 sliced thin scallions
1-2 T extra virgin Olive Oil


Combine all ingredients and toss well, Marinate for 1 hour at room temprature
Adjust seasoning to tast.


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