Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Minnesota Food

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 
"eat Minnesotan"

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

And found
French Blue Cheese
A French dressing with blue cheese crumbles in a bottle
Proudly made in
(not Kansas)!

Who knew!

It's a good dressing and will be a bring back every time we visit.

The only thing we didn't do for our
"Minnesota Night"
was a jello salad and bars for dessert!

1 comment:

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

Not what the health mavens suggest, but looking delicious, nevertheless! What an interesting salad dressing. Never seen anything like it.