We got home from Church in time for a meal of New York System Hot Wiener Sauce,
Baked Apples and Sweet Potato fries. The Hot Wiener is a distinct Rhode Island dish where they have whole restaurants devoted to them. (Gee, sounds like a coney island to this Detroit girl!) Grant loved the sauce and given the amount of spice, I made the kiddos at least try it, but they ate their dogs loaded with ketchup and mustard instead. And silly me, in the midst of everything, forgot to take a picture! Grant says he'll attest to their awesomeness if need be.
Right now we're settling in to (hopefully) watch a Michigan victory against Rutgers while we feast on a traditional Rhode Island dessert; Doughboys. According to my research: "Doughboys are shaped pieces of pizza dough, deep-fried in oil until golden brown, and sprinkled with confectioners sugar while still warm. Doughboys can be found all over Rhode Island and as fried dough at carnivals or Italian concessions in other areas of the country." I don't care what you call them, my family devoured them.
Alright, I'm off to watch the game and hopefully not be made miserable by the boys in maize and blue yet again this season. We were going to be heading in different directions tomorrow, but a change in plans means we're all headed to Toledo to celebrate Shell's birthday! Sounds like fun, so until then...
Rhode Island Fun Fact of the Day: Most colonists in Rhode Island were farmers. Many owned large plantations along Narragansett Bay where slaves raised crops and cared for cattle. Even though slavery was important to its economy, Rhode Island was the first colony to prohibit the importation of slaves in 1774.
No better way to start a Fall Saturday morning than with my favorite recipe for Apple Cinnamon Waffles
Working hard on Noah's lunches
Did manage to share with the kiddos that their flat selves had been to Newport - thanks Amber!
Frying up some doughboys
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The inside of a tasty doughboy