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
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!
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
We have drawings for prizes!
And although there aren't a lot of Germans,
they eat hearty and little is left.
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.
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.
Sure looks like a wonderful evening :o~)
Good idea having it inside. Ours today was cold! Still fun. I always must have green bean dumpling soup!
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