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.

Friday, October 5, 2012

If It's Oktober it must be Oktoberfest Time!

At least in our town on the prairie!
It's not a German town but my heritage IS German
And Husband Jim has been to the REAL Oktoberfest in Munich!

For the last 18 years, he and I have hosted

Shared duties.
He sets up the liquid refreshments
He decorates the Shelter House at Gunn Park
He makes the announcements at Rotary and sends out the email invitations

And we turn Gunn Park into a little bit of Bavaria for just one night!

With banners

And table decorations

German music in the background -- not a band nor an accordinist
but rather a CD!

And I do the food

For 70 or more
year after year
For 18 years

A table full of German delectables

After dinner

We have drawings for prizes!

And although there aren't a lot of Germans,
they eat hearty and little is left.

The brats

 We've tried a couple of other brands but keep coming back to Johnsonville.
No "fancy" brats for us - no Cheddarbrats, no beerbrats, just plain Johnsville brats
which WE then boil in beer
And then grill

The favorite side?

My German grandmother's hot potato salad
Updated to the 21st century
Far less bacon and bacon grease than her recipe calls for!
We think it's the perfect accompaniment to a good brat!

Oh, yes and there is sauerkraut, too.
A brat wouldn't be a brat without sauerkraut!

It's Friday and I'm joining Michael at Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday.


Rebecca said...

How many brats do you estimate you've served over these (was it) 18 years?!?!?!

I sure wish I lived closer. This looks like such a fun event.

Rose H (UK) said...

Sure looks like a wonderful evening :o~)

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Good idea having it inside. Ours today was cold! Still fun. I always must have green bean dumpling soup!