The Sausage Supper

Every November, we make the journey to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hamel, IL to partake of their sausage supper. It’s quite an event, and something we look forward to all year long.

We got there right as they started serving, and we still had to wait a bit. This is not a problem for us, though, as the wait is always in one of the school’s classrooms. The children, especially, like looking around at what the students there are working on, and this year, we got to wait in the third and fourth grade room, which was especially interesting to Turkey and Bunny.

When they finally called our numbers to go in for the supper, the first thing we did is select our desserts. This is my kind of place! There is always a fantastic assortment of homemade pies, cakes, and cupcakes.

After we chose our desserts, (I got something chocolate-y and delicious!), we were seated at a table in the gym. From there, everything moved very quickly and efficiently. Drinks were poured–milk, water, or coffee. The food was brought out quickly–applesauce, cranberry sauce, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes and gravy, bread, green beans, and of course, the main attraction, pork sausage. All of the food was amazing, and we could eat as much as we wanted, (which is always good news to a pregnant woman!).

When it’s all said and done, we all left extraordinarily full, and with 20 pounds of fresh sausage to take home, (at only $2.25 a pound, too, for what is hands-down the best sausage I’ve ever eaten!). It’s a great event, full of community spirit, some of the best food I’ve ever eaten, and a great chance to support one of our Lutheran churches to boot!

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