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6 April 2011 Dinner News – Canada’s History of Meltdown

Chalk River, Ontario, Canada

Sleepy town was the site of a disaster in the 50's.

With all the talk of the ongoing disaster in Japan I found an interesting article on CNN.com today that brought the debate much closer to home.  In the 50’s there was a melt down at the nuclear laboratory on the Chalk River in Ontario Canada.  Even this past week there have been small earthquakes in the area that have continued the debate of what is safe and what is risky at this remote location where pharmaceutical and research nuclear material is still made today.

Take a minute to walk through the pictures and read some of the history of this wonderfully rich region of maple and pike even if the curling barn is too far away to visit in person.

The Meal

Entree

Canadian Burger With Beer-Braised Onions and Cheddar

Baked Northern Pike – Fishing trips on the Chalk river boast of Northern Pike, Bass and Pan Fish and this simple green pepper and bacon treatment would be perfect after a day on the river.

Atomic Canuck Chili – I was not able to find any recipes from the annual Lion’s Club Winter Festival Chili Contest online… but in honor of the yearly event… here is another Canadian chili.

Side Dish

Three Sisters Soup – Corn, bean and squash soup passed down through various Indian cultures throughout Canada.

Maple Cornbread – from the Ontario Maple Syrup Producers website.

Dessert

Butter Tart – Like a pecan pie, but with raisins and walnuts.

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Posted by on 6 April 2011 in Canada

 

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2 April 2011 Dinner News – NCAA Final Four

 

Frito Pie and Corn Chowder for the NCAA Finals

Bring Tex-Mex and Indiana Corn Fields to your NCAA Party

The Meal

Houston is chili, potatoes, and Mexican chocolate while Indianapolis is corn, tomato and pork country.  Bring these cuisines together to celebrate both the Men’s (M) and Women’s (W) Final Four games this weekend.

Entrée

(W) Pork Tenderloin Sandwich – It may sound plain, but it even has a cult following.

(M) Pork Chili with Tomatoes – from the Cosmos Cafe in Houston. We had this for dinner last night and found it to be light and tasty… step by step post coming soon!

(M) Woolworths Frito Pie – Lunch counter version of the portable favorite… buy Fritos in individual bags and have party guest build the pie in the bag for a tailgate feel.

Side Dish

(M) Texas Beef Council Side Dishes – +20 salad and potato suggestions straight from the cow.

(W) Indiana Corn Casserole – Baked corn and veggie goodness.

(W) Indiana Corn Chowder –  Creamy bacon goodness with plenty of veggies and potatoes.

Dessert

(W) Traditional Indiana Persimmon Pudding – baked dish in the British style of “pudding.”

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Posted by on 2 April 2011 in United States of America

 

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