Over the weekend, I received an e mail word from a pal who previously lived right here within the Rockford space. Within the e mail, he included a hyperlink to a bit about “traditional” Midwestern meals dishes he discovered on an internet site.
After mentioning that he himself had lived within the Midwest as soon as upon a time (which he completely ignored), he stated I ought to try the article as a result of “you individuals want to alter up that (curse-word) you name meals!“
Effectively my buddies, the “you individuals” he was speaking about is us, so let’s check out a few of the meals that Midwesterners eat that the remainder of the nation considers gross.
No Shock, Casseroles Get A Smack-Down From Non-Midwesterners
The web site piece I am referring to is from Buzzfeed.com, and was written again in 2018 by Jesse Szewczyk. “Can We All Agree That These 12 Midwestern Meals Are Really Gross?” takes a have a look at the stuff Midwesterners (supposedly) eagerly stuff into our pie-holes each likelihood we get.
In equity, the writer says that the Midwest is the house of consolation meals, however a few of the takes on Midwestern meals usually are not all that comforting. Like, as an illustration, casseroles–in explicit, tuna casserole with crushed potato chips on prime:
Canned tuna isn’t good, and it definitely would not style any higher when baked right into a tacky casserole of crushed potato chips and peas.
Yeah…about that…I’ll need to agree. As a toddler of the Nineteen Sixties, when you would actually be deported for not having 3-4 completely different casseroles in your dinner rotation, I used to be served a ton of casseroles by my Midwestern mother. Tuna casserole was in her sizzling rotation, and sure, it was gross.
However, if I did not wish to sit on the desk till I ate it, even when it meant all night time, I choked it down.
Then There’s Ambrosia Salad, Friday Fish Frys, And Pet Chow
Okay, so I occur to agree with the grossness of tuna casserole, and I discover myself nodding my head on the notion that the ambrosia salad pictured above is…properly…fairly disgusting. However these items? I like each of them.
I draw a tough line on a Friday night time barbecue and pet chow. I like each of these, though not on the similar time. That might simply be bizarre.