Sarah (blogs at Farmer On A Mission), Katie H (blogs at My Prairie Days) and Val (Wag n’ Tales) are fellow North Dakotans. It was their first Sauerkraut Day. They weren’t disappointed.
Only three kids were there to eat with us though. Miss E and Miss A had Val’s youngest George to enjoy the kraut with each other.
Local business owners served the free sauerkraut lunch. Nathan and Katie went to college together. It’s 2 degrees of separation on the prairie.
And what did we eat?
It’s not gourmet but I must admit it is tasty. I know you think it looks gross. But if you are a prairie foodie, you learn to appreciate local fare. The whole town smells like cooking sauerkraut and the civic center smelled very strong of it. I promise it tastes better than it smells. It is served with RED hot dogs, cheese, mashed potatoes, buns and pop (which you probably call soda).
My Norwegian heritage is strong in Miss E. She wouldn’t even eat plain mashed potatoes. “The smell of sauerkraut makes me gag, Mommy. I think I am going to throw up in my mouth.” Needless to say, she sipped on a pop and ate at fabulous homemade meal of chicken and dumplings at daycare. (Thank you daycare provider, Lori!)
Nathan tried coaching the girls on eating sauerkraut. He’s a good German heritage man. They couldn’t be sold on their daddy’s persuasion.
i’m 1/2 German, and i LOVE sauerkraut! especially with pork and dumplings! ugh! this made my mouth water for old-style home cooking!
The Wife of a Dairyman says
I think I would LOVE Sauerkraut Day! It all looks good to me. Your girls matching outfits are adorable Katie!!
Lisa @ Two Bears Farm says
I’m not a big kraut fan, however, I will eat it on reubens. Oh man I love reubens!
The Rustic Chick says
I’m not a big fan of Kraut…my mom used to try to get us to eat it growing up and we hated it! But great post…I had no idea there was a Kraut day! Looks like you all had tons of fun!
Prairie Mother says
I haven’t eaten kraut in years! I remember making it when i was very young with my mom, grandma, great grandma and aunts. What a wild day that was. looks great!
It looks GREAT to me! Seriously! I would eat the whole plate. I love kraut, but I am the only one in my house who does. I also miss the ND Norwegian aspect of food. I used to love lefse when I was a kid. Hope I spelled that right….