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Old 08-20-2007, 03:56 PM   #21
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Old 08-20-2007, 06:07 PM   #22
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I also was thinking chicken fried steak.Is he there just for one meal or more.If he will be there for more Chili with beans and corn bread.And actually even though Mexican isnt really original it is an American favorite.They do it different in England so Im thinking snack stuff,lunches and breakfasts depending how long he is there.OOh peanut butter and jelly.The list goes on and on.
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Old 08-20-2007, 06:22 PM   #23
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JP, I forgot about beans and cornbread. I loved that as a kid. It was always navy beans with some strips of bacon cooked in with the beans and there was always plenty of butter and jelly to go on the cornbread. I think it's pretty American.
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Old 08-20-2007, 06:32 PM   #24
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Before I think about recipes, I would certainly make sure he gets to a clam shack. At least for a snack.

As someone who has lived in New England and adores the food, I would go with lobster, but bake and stuff them.

Sweet corn and lobster, oh yeah, and maybe some steamers, cannot get more American than that. Can finish off with Indian pudding.

Now we live in VA. Would probably start with crab cakes. Then a Smithfield type ham - a country ham - in steak form with red eye gravy. Maybe some sauteed sweet taters. And greens cooked with bacon. Oh yeah, and biscuits.

Finish with an apple pie.

Just a few ideas.
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Old 08-20-2007, 06:39 PM   #25
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New England pot roast comes to mind, with gravy and dinner rolls.
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Old 08-20-2007, 06:43 PM   #26
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Before I think about recipes, I would certainly make sure he gets to a clam shack. At least for a snack.

As someone who has lived in New England and adores the food, I would go with lobster, but bake and stuff them.

Sweet corn and lobster, oh yeah, and maybe some steamers, cannot get more American than that. Can finish off with Indian pudding.

Now we live in VA. Would probably start with crab cakes. Then a Smithfield type ham - a country ham - in steak form with red eye gravy. Maybe some sauteed sweet taters. And greens cooked with bacon. Oh yeah, and biscuits.

Finish with an apple pie.

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I loved the food in New England too, but the ham steak sounds fabulous!!! I haven't had that in so long - I'm putting it on my grocery list today. Would you mind posting how to make the sauteed sweet potatoes because that sounds perfect with the ham.
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Old 08-20-2007, 06:49 PM   #27
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"American" Food

You know what? If I were you I'd make whatever the heck I wanted. Frankly, the U.S. is such a melting pot that trying to make up a menu that's "strictly" American is nearly impossible. Northern U.S.? Southern U.S.? The MidWest? The West Coast?

Not to mention your guest's preferences. I mean really - he only "tolerates" turkey at Thanksgiving (which isn't even a British holiday by the way - lol). There may be other things he doesn't "tolerate", & it would be a shame to prepare a clambake, lobsters, boiled dinner, etc., & find out that his Nibs doesn't like that.

What's also funny is that in the UK they're almost as much of a melting pot as we are. In fact, a friend of mine over there eats regularly at the local Indian restaurants.

Sorry if this sounds snarky, but I hate it when I'm forced into something like this. While I always try to cater to what I know guests' preferences are, if I'm cooking blind, blind is what they get (although it's always good ).
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Old 08-20-2007, 06:59 PM   #28
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Breezy, it is not the guest who only tolerates turkey at Thanksgiving. It is the OP's DH.

She is trying to make whatever the heck she wants LOL. What she wants to make is something American that he can't easily find where he is from. She is not looking for something "strictly" American, just something that is special to this country. That is my understanding at least. I think it is a really nice and kind and welcoming thing to do. I would be honored if I were visiting another country and my hosts went through the trouble to feed me things that are special for that area instead of just making some standard fare I could get anywhere. That is just me though.
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When i saw you were in Maine, my first thought was serve him something with maple syrup. Pancakes, waffles, crepes, anything! Preferably with blueberries on top.
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Baked ham and sweet potatoes also comes to mind.
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