I have volunteered to run the cub scouts end of year banquet. The scouts theme for this year is American historical/famous figures, cities, landmarks etc. Needless to say, our dinner should reflect the theme as well as cater to the tastes of 6-11 year olds and their parents. We would like to create a menu that draws from each of the 5 regions - Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, and the West. Modern recipes tend to cross-over....I hope to keep it authentic, simple, have the offerings marry well, and be economical....any suggestions on what to serve? Thanks for your help. Lesann
Just off the top of my head. You really could change up the courses, but this, I think, allows for most of it to be done ahead of time.
Appetizer: Midwest: Mini deep-dish pizzas (in mini muffin tins)
Soup: Northeast: Clam Chowder
Salad: Northwest: Greens with Washington apples and Tillamook cheddar
Entree: Southwest: Enchiladas
Dessert: Southeast: Georgia peach pie (or cake, maybe)
What a fun event you're gonna have! While I'm thinking of stuff I might suggest for my daughter if she had that assignment; I'm thinking of a regional American cookbook I bought for a friend at the Native American Museum in Washington D.C. I think it had a bunch of good stuff for you there - or ideas you could simplify for the young-uns palates I'll try to find it and get back to you. EmoryJ