We went to Minnesota earlier in the month
Actually, we went for the Super Bowl
(which was held in Minneapolis)
No, we didn't go to the Super Bowl
But we were up to babysit
Minnesota is the midwest
The upper midwest
It's food is different than what we are used to
on the prairie of Kansas.
For one thing, a casserole is not a casserole --
it is a "hot dish"
And according to Daughter Sarah,
the hot dish is the
tater tot/hamburger one
made at least once per week in most Minnesotan households
during the winter
Once home, we decided to
The famous hot dish.
A pound of hamburger, browned, with a diced onion
Once done mix the browned hamburger onion mixture with about 3 cups of frozen vegetables
(I used a mix of vegetables) and 1 can of cream of mushroom soup.
Pour into a 9 x 13 casserole and top with a 16 ounce package of frozen tater tots.
Bake for about 1/2 hour in a 350 oven.
And nothing goes better with a casserole -- oops, I mean hot dish
Than a salad
Not a "gourmet" salad
But romaine and iceberg and cherry tomatoes
Dressed in the SE Kansas traditional dressing
of Ott's French with Blue cheese crumbles
The only place I've ever seen that combination
until we grocery shopped in Minnesota
French Blue Cheese
A French dressing with blue cheese crumbles in a bottle
Proudly made in
It's a good dressing and will be a bring back every time we visit.
The only thing we didn't do for our
was a jello salad and bars for dessert!