Friday, January 6, 2012

Nebraska State Dinner

Grilled steaks
Baked potatoes
Corn salad
Kool-Aid (official state soft drink)
Sorghum Cookies

If we hadn't just gotten through the holiday season, I would have made the dessert. With all the cookies and sugar we have had lately, I decided to skip it. The kids didn't miss it! In this area I haven't seen sorghum syrup but I have found sorghum flour and we also have sorghum fields nearby. I also served corn salad instead of fresh corn on the cob because it is January! I can't find the link but this is the recipe we used:
1 bag frozen corn, thawed
3 cups grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup diced red onion
4 Tbsp olive oil
4 Tbsp fresh lime juice
salt and pepper to taste.
Just throw it all in a bowl and mix!

Sorghum is one of the important crops grown in Nebraska with corn being the number one crop. It is, after all, nicknamed the "Cornhusker State." Much of the corn is used as feed for Nebraska cattle. Beef is also a major product of the state. Kool-Aid was invented in Hastings, Nebraska, in 1927 and in 1998 the Nebraska legislature named Kool-Aid as the official state beverage. The original six flavors were Cherry, Grape, Lemon-Lime, Orange, Raspberry, and Strawberry. We opted for orange.

1 comment:

mshel333 said...

Oh, that looks so good!