Wednesday, June 23, 2010

North Carolina Dinner

North Carolina-style pulled pork barbecue sandwiches
Three-Potato Salad
7-layer salad
Blueberry Sonker

North Carolina-style barbecue has a vinegar base rather than a tomato base. I chose the Three Potato Salad because potato salad is great with barbecue and it uses sweet potatoes. North Carolina is the leading producer of sweet potatoes in the US. Pepsi was first made and sold in North Carolina in 1898. A sonker is a variety of cobbler unique to North Carolina.


mshel333 said...

Looks delicious! Yes, the Carolinas' BBQ sauce is a little different from farther down South. I love Three Potato Salad. There's just something about sweet potatoes...

mshel333 said...

Did the kids like the meal?

Christy said...

They didn't really like the potato salad but they did like the pulled pork and, of course, the dessert. The soda was a real treat too!

Laurie Joyce said...

I love your state-based menu plans! They are so clever! I think you got NC (my home state) spot on- except that I have never heard of sonker before. We do love cobbler, though. I think Chess pie is perhaps the most iconic dessert of my childhood in central NC. Thanks for the great ideas for our study of the states.