Take a look at this potluck last night at the library!
Darcy Dougherty Maulsby from Sac City, IA, is the author of a new book called “A Culinary History of Iowa” which is filled with the history and stories of food made famous in Iowa. She came to Garner at the request of Friends of the Library to talk about her book and show a slide presentation. The person whose idea it was to have a potluck of family favorites must follow this advice we learned from Darcy. WE DON’T MEET IF WE DON’T EAT!
Here are some foods and facts we learned last night:
1. The breaded pork tenderloin has been perfected in Iowa. Indiana claims to have invented it.
2. Have you ever eaten a turkey and dressing sandwich?
3. Archie’s Wayside in LeMars was named one of the top 10 best damn steakhouses in America.
4. Blue Bunny ice cream is also made in LeMars, IA.
5. Maid-Rites were invented in 1926 in Muscatine.
6. Scandinavian foods such as Kringla, KrumKake and Lutefisk are popular as are Bohemian Czech pastries like Kolaches.
7. Jello is served at all church pot lucks.
8. Have you ever eaten Sterling potato chips?
9. And how could we ever forget the Kitchen Klatter ladies from Shennandoah, IA? As a kid I could hardly stand to hear them on the radio or look at their magazine but my mom treasured her “friendship” with these gals – not unlike my sentiments regarding the Goat Gazette or this blog! What goes around comes around!
Here is Connie’s pincushion for today.
Connie has a hint for all of you when making small pincushions. Instead of batting which proved hard to turn inside out, she ironed on Stacy Easy Knit to the back of the pieced front after it was quilted on flannel as well as to the back. This made turning the Pincushion so much easier.
And a little Hazel – look at that dirty little face!
I think I covered it all. It’s snowing today but not heavily nor a blizzard – yet. It could still happen, I guess.