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So tonight finds us heading West from Nova Scotia to Nevada on the West Coast of the USA.  Not really knowing what to expect, as our only experience of food from America was when we went to Florida and we ate steak and Lobster in abundance also of recent days when friends visited from California, but have Mexican roots, prepared us Fajitas, which I have to say were nothing like we cook here.

“Nevada became a state in 1864, but brought little to the country of gastronomic significance” More can be read here by following this link – http://www.foodtimeline.org/statefoods.html#nevada
So, family Minter begin the research to see what we can prepare for this evenings dinner. According to research on the internet, “Nevada doesn’t have an official state food. because the cuisine is not definite and there are ethnic and cultural influences, and also depends on what the local area supplies. There are of course States and Cities within Nevada which are associated with various recipes. For e.g The Crab cakes from Maryland and there are baked beans associated with Boston.
Interestingly though Nevada does have an official fish which is the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout (But we had fish yesterday) Of Course Las vegas, Nevada, is known for its magnificent elaborate buffets” and according to the food and wine website Chateaubriand is prepared and eaten in the North of Nevada. We think this is probably a little excessive for a Monday evening dinner…..  Also, unless you are currently staying in Las Vegas, where you can probably get anything from around the Globe, then Nevada generally serves typical American fare, which is the food we generally associate the US with, Hamburgers, steak, eggs etc. As we know this is the food you would find and be able to access in small towns where there is only one diner for miles around.

Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale.

Elsa Schiaparelli

Not really wanting burgers or steak or anything nearly as exotic as shown here for a Monday evening dinner we then fell upon a simple recipe called Nicole’s Chicken Pasta having searched “Recipes from Nevada”

We love pasta and perfect for a Monday evening, and as quoted here
” This is a very good pasta for family get togethers. It can be served hot, cold or at room temperature”.

Every meal time in the Minter household is a family get together…

Granted we could have been a little more exotic with our choice, but who knows the finger may land on Nevada or somewhere very near another time and it may be a Friday or a weekend, where we can experiment with some of the other recipes and suggestions we have found…

Weekdays don’t see us eating dessert as a rule, but there is Blueberry Pie left from yesterday – oh boy it was so so so good…..

Family Verdict:  Hubby says very enjoyable and easy to cook, Rory thought 10/10, very tasty and dad cooked the pasta perfectly…

So we spin the globe again….

and tomorrow takes Rory and myself – as we are home alone to Perth, Western Australia.


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