- I'm craptastic at coming up with Halloween costume ideas, but the lovely Annabelle at Shopping Detox is a master! She's clearly been thinking about this for a long time, while I hastily borrowed a nun costume from a friend simply because it was free, comfortable and warm. That's all I care about, man. But if you're not like me, then spend some time with Annabelle.
- I think I found my new source for kick-ass recipes! Peas and Thank You has scads of delicious recipes, and they're all vegetarian!!!! This is terribly exciting for me, and I'll let you know how this turns out:
|Curried Sweet Tater Tot Casserole|
Here is a story about why I'm extra excited to eat this: Where I'm from, we call casserole Hotdish. Scoff if you want, but no other word so perfectly sums up what you're eating than the word Hotdish. Hotdish comes in a plethora of flavors--indeed it's among the most versatile foods, but one of my all time favorites has always been Tator Tot Hotdish.
|Each family has a different version of this dish,|
and ours did not include french fried onions,
but you get the gist of it.
- By now you're probably sick of hearing me ramble on about the American Midwest, so here's the perspective of a recent transplant on the blog Becoming Midwestern.