Curry Spaghetti (Missouri, 1964, adapted)

Curry Spaghetti is one of those recipes that I made out of sheer curiosity.  It is exactly what it sounds like – spaghetti served with a curried tomato sauce – a combination that I had never seen in the wild and, to be honest, didn’t seem terribly appetizing.  The only thing I had to commend……

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……

Lentil Soup (adapted from Home Cookin’ with Dave’s Mom, 1996)

Lentil Soup is far and away our family’s favorite recipe from Home Cookin’ with Dave’s Mom. The recipe comes to us by way of David Letterman’s sister Jan, without any backstory. Like any good cold weather soup it’s warm and rich and sticks to your ribs, but what makes it special is a healthy dose……