It’s just about that time of year, folks! Fall suppers are about to start up in various churches and small communities around Regina and throughout Saskatchewan. These suppers are the BEST because it’s always local people getting together to make the potatoes, cook the beef and turkey, roll the cabbage rolls, make the salads, and prepare delicious desserts. It truly is a community supper.
I have fond memories of going to the fall supper in my hometown of Windthorst. There was always a long lineup of locals and people from neighbouring towns for that feast of beef, potatoes, gravy, turnip, salads, and a whole lot more. It was also a great time to catch up with friends and go play in the park after.
But here’s the one million dollar question. Is is called a “fall” supper or is it pronounced “fowl” supper since waterfowl is sometimes served at these events? I have always referred to them as fall suppers because, after all, it’s a supper that is served in the fall season, plus I’d usually trip, fall, and spill supper all over. I was an awkward child growing up.
My Aunt, on the other hand, always referred to the meal as a “fowl” supper. It wasn’t until I was older that I learned fowl meant birds like geese and ducks. Today, most of my suppers are referred to as “Foul” suppers because they’re usually terrible! Maybe the name of the supper depends on what is served? Perhaps if beef is on the menu it’s a “fall supper” and if duck or another type of bird is on the menu, it’s a “fowl supper?” I think we should just call them “autumn suppers” to avoid a divisive debate.
Whether it’s a fall or fowl supper, take time to enjoy one near you this autumn and make sure you keep 620 CKRM in the loop with your fall supper details because we like to go to them too!