Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A New Family Tradition

So a few weeks ago Sam started having a little craving for something back from his mission--
UTZ Crab Flavored potato chips.
He went on-line and decided to order some, just a few!


He ordered a few other flavors but most of the bags were of "The Crab Chip" which aren't really crab flavored chips but are really "Old Bay" flavored chips that Sam grew a major liking of while he served in the Maryland Baltimore Mission.

Well this "Crab Chip" hype led to another one of Sam's bright ideas which was to start having Baltimore Night where he or we would try to recreate some of his favorite meals from his mission. Our first Baltimore Night dinner included homemade fried chicken, macaroni and cheese and collard greens. For the record, I made the greens and they were really good.
Our friends the Beaches joined us for our first Baltimore Night and I think they were pretty impressed with Sam's fried chicken. We went through almost a whole entire bottle of "Crystal" hot sauce to go along with all the chicken wings. It was really fun and the boys absolutely love the idea of a regular occurence of our newest family tradition!

10 comments:

Emmy Slusser said...

What a cute idea! I would cook food my mission, but there is something about throwing beans into a pile of lard. . for some reason I am not running to recreate that! :0)

Abby said...

I am anxiously awaiting my invitation to Baltimore night. Especially once you move and have plenty of room for me to come stay. I'm just saying.

Our Crazy Family said...

OH how fun! Tell him to pass along the recipes so I can do that too! IT would be fun to start making some of the things from Richards mission for him for dinner just out of the blue and see what he says ;) Yay for Baltimore!!!

Mindy Burns said...

Fun!!!! I've never had collard greens- maybe I should try them!

Heather said...

You could invite us and I'm sure Chloe would sing "Good Morning Baltimor" for you. Just wondering...the Mac & Cheese in the picture looks mighty familiar. Did you happen to try my recipe? Or does all mac and cheese look like that?

Janae said...

Collard Greens are definitly a huge hit on the east coast! Any kind of holiday you see people SWARM the produce section for those giant green leaves. Jason & I have never eaten them though. You really liked them?? How'd you prepare them? Now you have me curious. :)

Karilyn Carreon said...

That looked good to me... Im just not sure about the Crab Chips... or were they just salted chip?

cari said...

I'll send the collard green recipe through FB to whoever wants it...it really was a good recipe. The crab chips are actually not crab flavor...they are Old Bay flavor which is a seasoning that is used when they cook the crab. It is an acquired taste. Heather, I love your recipe for mac n cheese and this one wasn't nearly as good. Next time I'm making yours.

Tawny said...

Wow! Too fun. Brandon's little brother just got home from Baltimore. I am going to have to share this with him.

Josh said...

Great idea! This is Josh Bastian from the Baltimore Mission. I just found your link on the Baltimore website and here's a picture of you eating mission food (no pigs feet, C'mon!). I am telling you right now we are taking this idea and running with it. Take care!