Chicken Delicious (Tennessee, 1978)

Chicken Delicious, from the Thorn Grove Baptist Church cookbook, is kind of like the casserole version of the everything bagel.  It combines several different elements of 1960s/1970s cuisine into a single dish, and then amps it up to eleven by wrapping everything in bacon and seasoning with MSG.  Outside of whatever fungal matter exists in……

Curried Dried Beef (Wisconsin, 1962, adapted)

Curried Dried Beef is a delicate riff on the infamous “S–t on a Shingle“, a staple of WWII-era American military cuisine.  More politely known as “Creamed Chipped Beef” or “S.O.S.”, the basic formula is a simple white sauce fortified with chipped beef, served over toast or muffins.  It is easy to prepare, high in protein,……