Sep 12, 2010
About an hour ago the kids started asking what's for dinner, "there's nothing to eat in here!" they whined....
Nothing to eat? Granted, it rained all day today and I am due for a store run and didn't feel like it today, but.... nothing to eat?
I'm from Minnesota, and there's never "nothing to eat"! Give me an empty kitchen and in 45 minutes you'll have HOTDISH!
To the uninformed, hotdish is anything on hand thrown into a casserole, put something else in there to keep things moist, LOL, and something else on top, voila, dinner! Among one of the MN favorites would be tater-tot hotdish, but I didn't have any of those - but I didn't have to resort to rocks, either...
So what's in it tonight? Chicken, Cheese, Broccoli, a few biscuits, fried onions for crunch and all was thrown on top a bed of rice, although a true hotdish stands on its own without being thrown on top of anything (and especially not rice), my son has mastered the use of the rice cooker and is obsessed!
If you would like to know more about this curious Minnesotan phenomenon, click here!