|Dana seen here pretending|
to know about medicine or
researching Iowa food
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Iowa Is Maid-Rite For A Rutgers Victory
Someone was certainly eager for Iowa, at least a few days before Rutgers squeaked by Temple in a game that produced 763 texts about how bad a 3-0 football team we've got.
I was taken aback at first when a very fit physician's suggestion was to eat "loose meat," but it's basically a sloppy joe variant, and Eric offered to bring a batch this Saturday if folks are up for it. We know from past experience Big E's recipe (maybe stolen from Andrea) is top-notch.
After a long day as pretentious d-bag (as he coined it at the Wagner tailgate, for not wanting to be refered as "Doc" 24/7) last Wednesday, our beloved warmer and fuzzier Dr. J struck gold with an idea he texted my way to do Maid-Rite sandwiches for the upcoming Iowa tailgate. If you have 65 seconds, this in-depth Quad-City Times expose details the rich history of Iowa's staple cuisine.
On the opposite end of the spectrum (not to be confused with RU superfan "Spectrum"), Dana also suggested Steak de Burgo. Basically filet mignon or roast beef tenderloin slathered in minced garlic, butter and herbs. Very easy for grilling.
Let's get the chatter going about Saturday's menu. If people prefer to go in a different direction, offer a suggestion. Otherwise, the beef-oriented menu suggested by Dana sounds like a winner. I'm happy to procure and prep/grill the steaks but if someone else wants to that's cool too.
Figure some kind of potato dish, corn on the cob and salad would be good on the side but, again, not entirely my show so speak up and state in the chat what you'd like to contribute as Rutgers apparently seeks its first B1G home win since 2017. Dana found this site with 11 iconic Iowa foods. Go figure.
And oh, by the way, with 7 p.m. kickoff let's decide on a time; maybe 3:30 p.m.?
Long-range outlook is favorable; 71 high during the afternoon, cooling as low as 51 degrees at night. Great football weather!