funeral potatoes and ham, a skeen family easter tradition. what truly makes this picture a real treat (i googled funeral potatoes and this beaut popped up) is the paper plate on which the dish is served. i think it was intended for authenticity purposes... the integrity of the meal is ruined if served on fine china. you better believe i'm making this awesome garbage for easter dinner, complete with green pistachio jello and cool whip salad (a little pistachio/salmonella scare ain't gonna ruin my holiday).
matt's classmates are a diverse bunch. his study group of five is made up of a korean, an argentine, a belgian, matt and a fellow american. it's quite fun to get to know everybody and their respective significant others, and we've been doing so over dinner. ethnic dinners. last weekend we had korean barbecue, something i'd never had before, and it was scrumptious. where have you been all my life, korean food? next we've got argentine steaks up to bat, belgian fries on deck and philly cheese steaks in the hole. yum, i heart diversity.
matt and i are at the back of the hosting line, for which i'm grateful... what in the world could we pass off as ethnic utahn food? presentable, GOOD ethnic utahn food? something of which i can be proud? we aren't exactly a sophisticated bunch, culinarily speaking. i don't think i'd feel comfortable feeding a cream of soup casserole to our cultured friends, and although mormon muffins with honey butter are delicious, i'm not so sure those would count as a meal. i thought maybe cafe rio pulled pork burritos would be a good idea. they're always a crowd pleaser, the recipe will feed a small fiefdom, and all utahns seem to love cafe rio. anybody have any bright ideas? please? utah food? somehow i just can't think past squeaky cheese, homemade rootbeer, and sherbet-sprite cocktails. maybe we should pretend we're texans.