Renny's Recipes: Regional Foods
Hi everyone, Lindsey here, without a recipe for you. Turns out, I am still pregnant. This baby has really taken it out of me. (Actually this baby +full time job+the worst office chair known to mankind has taken it out of me). I have a recipe in mind that I want to make and share with you all, but I haven't had a chance to do it. Not only do I get home too tired to do anything else and force my husband to cook, but last week, as my mom told you, we were gone.
See, the day we were flying to France, PH's grandmother passed away. She lived in a nursing home in Connecticut and was nearly 96 years old when she died. I'd say that's a pretty good life! Since her posterity now lives all over the country they decided to do a memorial service a few months later when everyone could come. It was this last weekend. The service itself was very sweet. I never met his grandmother, but hearing all the stories about her, and seeing lots of family pictures helped me get to know her. I already loved her because she is the grandmother to the best husband in the world, so you know she had to be great.
Well, PH and I flew to upstate New York a few days early and he showed me around to his old haunts (also we went to Niagara Falls). PH moved to upstate New York when he was 13 so he had some old hangouts he wanted me to see.
Our first day there we met up with an old friend of his at a place called Thirsty's. Thirsty's is a bar, but during the summer they grill burgers and dogs up in the backyard. So we sat out back and I got to hear some fun stories about PH in his youth that he maybe didn't want me to hear.
We also went to Tom Wahl's, which is an upstate New York staple. It's like a 50s Diner with, you guessed it, burgers and fries. PH told me the regional food in that area is really burgers, fries, and pizza. That's okay, everyone likes those things for a reason!
Finally, we enjoyed some delicious custard from Abbott's, another upstate New York special. It really was some of the best custard I have ever had!
Our trip was short and sweet, but we had a really nice time! Next time I need to take PH to Vermont and show him around my little town of South Royalton.
What food is special to your region of the country? What are the special little hole in the wall places you want to take visiting friends and family to? Share in the comments below?
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!