It is fun to mix it up on the weekends and this past Saturday I had some friends over for a Backyard Oktoberfest. Now, I know the timing was a bit off but our “mini party” of German food and beverages was a great success. When the leaves fall and autumn is in the air, what is better way to celebrate than with bratwursts, sauerkraut, potatoes, Brussels sprouts and apple cake? This was the first year having a Backyard Oktoberfest and I am pretty sure it will become an annual event.

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