Thursday, November 5, 2009
Need your help - American Cuisine
Bron, Jake & I were watching a movie at home last night, when someone ordered a 'chili dog' at a baseball game- they both turned to me and asked, pretty much in unison, what's a chili dog? I was almost embarrassed explaining it. It's a hot dog, covered with meat chili, topped with raw onions and cheese. We got to talking about other fine 'American Cuisine' dishes - and we decided we're going to have a Bar Americain night at home.
I'm going to be cooking up some truly American dishes...but I need your help - what quintessential dishes want to make you break out singing the song 'I'm proud to be an American'? Think simple, probably not so-good-for-you food...ala concession stands.
Let me know what you think? Maybe chili dogs, potato salad and angel food cake with strawberries? Only issue is making things from scratch - they don't have Hormel Chili in a can at the supermarket here (not necessarily a bad thing).
Thanks for your help on dishes - love all the comments on the posts so far :)