I thought this would be a great way to learn about the states by cooking different foods that are know for their state.
When you see those special things, buy them and save them!
This is my new cupcake holder, of course I already have one, but I saw this black one at Target (Halloween Section), and I decided it will come in handy for other things....
In this case, I displayed food items from different States
Texas Bar-B-Q chicken sandwiches (click here for recipe)
Boston Baked Beans
New Mexico Cornbread
Idaho potatoes with Wisconsin Cheese
Alabama Southern Potato Salad
South Carolina Southern Cole Slaw
Florida Key Lime Pie
Other Food ideas:
Georgia: Peaches, Peanuts, Valdalia Onions
New Jersey: tomatoes, Italian Sub Sandwiched
Maryland: Crab Cakes
Vermont: Syrup, Cabot Cheese, Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream
New York: Pizza, Cheesecake
Louisiana: Gumbo, Jambalaya
California: Avacadoes, Garlic, Grapes, Wine
Florida: Oranges, Sugar, Key Limes
Alaska: Salmon, Eskimo Pies!
Washington: Rainier Cherries, Apples
Michigan: Kelloggs Cereal
Pennsylvania: Philly Cheesesteak, Hershey Chocolate
Mississippi: Mud Pie
Illinois: Chicago deep Dish Pizza, Chicago Hot dogs
feel free to add to the list....
This is also a good idea for celebrating just your state (California Party, Florida Party, etc.)