submitted by Neil T
You’ll recall that I’m an expert on Minneapolis. There are actually two cities, side by side, St. Paul and Minneapolis, which are really one city, but which is known as The Twins’ Cities because it was founded by the abandoned fraternal twins, Paul and Minnie. I have rubbed the forepaw of the famous statue of Paul and Minnie suckling from a beaver.
Scott Kazmir had one squirrelly inning, giving up 2 runs for 3 runs total, but otherwise Kazmir pitched well. I thought Twins pitching was very good. Astros hitting missed Correa, and early season Lowrie, with no runs on 6 hits, and 11 runners left on base. Ugh. Castro came out with a strained right quad, which sucks. Conger made the best play of the game though, with a bare handed bunt catch and doubling off the runner at first.
Here’s a list of other famous things from Minnesota: Spam, walleye on a stick, Bob Dylan, Prince, Minnetonka toy trucks, post-it notes, Moonlight Graham, and Norway. As usual, for tonight’s game, I wanted to supply an authentic Minnesotan hot-dish recipe. I’ve done taco hot dish and barbecue hot dish before, so tonight I thought I’d do something truly Minnesotan and less Texan:
SPAM HOT DISH
(from the Food.Com—you can look it up: http://www.food.com/recipe/spam-hotdish-277370. It’s worth it, because there’s an unforgettable picture.)
2 cups macaroni
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1(10 1/2 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
10 1⁄2 ounces cream or 10 1⁄2 ounces milk
1(12 ounce) can Spam
1⁄2 tablespoon onion flakes
10 -12 slices American cheese (about 10-12 slices stacked together)
Cook macaroni as directed on package.
While macaroni cooks, cut up cheese slices and spam.
Mix milk or cream, soup, cheese, spam, and onion flakes. Stir toghether and add the noodles. Bake at 325 for 1 1/2 hours.
With 2 fifths of vodka, serves a family of 4. Delicious!