Chili Wheat (Oklahoma, 1978, adapted)

Let’s be honest – Chili Wheat is not a particularly appetizing name for a supper dish.  It sounds like it ought to be a snack food or some kind of hipster breakfast cereal.  Or maybe even a bad joke.  The truth is more mundane:  think Chili Mac but with wheat instead of macaroni.   To understand……

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……