Saturday, April 14, 2007

14 April 2007 - Sausage Feed

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Well the Second Annual Sausage Feed was a success despite the rain. There were eight (8) hardy souls that came down to Stockton in their rain gear {read as cages}.

The sausages came from the Lockeford Meat and Sausage Company in Lockeford right on Hwy 88. There were five (5) varieties. The Dakota brat, which is their signature sausage, a brat filled with garlic. Then there was a mild Italian, an unsmoked Polish, apple sausage and Bavarian.

All were very good except Eric and Garlic don't mix so he sat on Pdub's lap and skipped the Dakota brat.

Besides the sausages there was veggies and a green salad with a low cal raspberry vinaigrette dressing. Gian's Deli potato salad. Bush's Baked Beans simmered with jalapenos which were gone after putting a serving in a container for Yvonne, who had to work. There were seven (7) different mustards but the sausages really did not need the mustard so I have a lot of left over mustard. I also had four loaves {we used 2} of the very good bread from the River's Edge Cafe. Some chips to go with the drinks. Cookies from Elk Grove and also the River's Edge for dessert. {forgot to bring out the strawberries}

Tom P, sausages, Don I, Jess H, Jennifer B, Pdub, Eric, Scott, Lisa and Phil T.

We did not have a chance to do wheelies on the Honda C70 this year {Deuce almost ruined the shocks last year}. Too much rain water on the streets.

Gary G and Cindy were half way to Stockton when Gary had to turn around. He was feeling sick with flu like symptoms and did not want to infect any of the rest of us. Sorry you had to miss the food. Gary phoned both me an Pdub about his conidtion.

Here I am moving the brats for their final cooking from the low fire to the hot fire.

During the eating and conversations we did manage to set the Ride Calendar for May through September of 2007.

May - Mines Road - Del Puerto Canyon Road
June - Amador County
July - Occidental - Bodega Bay
August - El Dorado County Loop to Ice House Rd
Sept - Downieville and beyond
Late September - Jess H's Ride to the Grand Canyon