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)

My favorite recipe from Home Cookin’ with Dave’s Mom is the lentil soup, which comes courtesy of David Letterman’s sister Jan.  This recipe was a winter favorite back in our college days, and is one of the few “starving student” recipes that still finds its way onto our table twenty years later.  Like any good……