SMF Members and their immediate families are invited to the first Southern Louisiana Gathering! When: October 8-9-10 Where: The farm of Alblancher -PM Al for specific directions. A general map has been posted in this thread. Some fine southern BBQ is planned as well as Gumbo and Breakfast Sausage making demos Friday afternoon and evening. The gumbo and sausage will be part of the menu that night and the next morning. If ya have never made gumbo or sausage this is a good time to get your feet wet! We are asking all participants to provide one side for one of the meals. Please contact eman (Bob) to coordinate side dishes so we don’t have 10 sides of beans! LOL Everyone should bring their own beverages but coffee, water, and Kool Aid for the kids will be there. Facility Info: Al and his wife’s farm have full bathroom facilities and water. Limited electrical is available. If you are bringing a RV please contact Al well in advance. He can make temporary electrical available but you should carry water on board and no dump station is available on the site. A kitchen is available for final prep of sides if needed. There is plenty of tent space. Bring your lawn chairs. We encourage you to make a voluntary donation either once there or to ShooterRick via PayPal. Use the send funds option in PayPal to [email protected] and memo S.LA. If you know you are coming and can make the donation in advance you will help offset the out of pocket expenses of the hosts and give us a firmer head count. You do not need to make a donation to participate so please come regardless. In order for us to purchase food quantities please RSVP by reply to this post at least 2 weeks before the gathering. Main Menu, S. LA Gathering Friday Supper: Gumbo, grilled Sausage, French bread, tater salad. - I do know several folks that would like a Gumbo making lesson. Target serve time 6pm to leave time for sausage making demo, prep of butts and briskets for Saturday, and socializing in general. Saturday Southern Breakfast: Sour dough biscuits, homemade breakfast sage sausage, grits, and scrambled eggs, homemade preserves. Saturday Lunch: Finger Foods. Crackling fry, Chicken wings., Moink balls, and ABTs, Saturday Supper: Pulled Pork and Brisket, baked beans, Participants’ sides: Any leftovers. Sunday Breakfast: Homemade cinnamon rolls. Baked grits with left over cracklings, pulled pork, cheese and jalapeños. Ya all come and enjoy some southern food and hospitality. If you have any questions contact ShooterRick, Eman, Alblancher, Bayouchilihead, or Mbally3011. These folks will be happy to help you if they can and this event could not happen without there efforts, time, and financial support.