The Kartoffelklösse (Kartoffelklöße, Grüne Klöße, Thuringer Klöße) Project began when I was a young child. During the cold winter months, my family often gathered at my grandparents apartment for Sunday dinner. If Pork Roast, Rouladen, Sauerbraten, or Turkey interest you, then you will appreciate the star of the meal, a potato dumpling called Kartoffelklösse. This site is really about family traditions and comfort food.
Here we go again with this year’s version of who’s in and who’s out. I think we need a whole new way of picking candidates. We should poll each candidate, whether in or not sure if they’re in. The poll could be simple:
What is your favorite food?
What does warm and fuzzy mean to you?
What do you think comfort food is?
Should you buy your own groceries while in office?
Define quality family time?
How much money should a family of 4 spend each day on dinner?
Do you think that politicians should pay into Social Security and get the same benefits American taxpayers get?
Should government healthcare and pension plans be abolished?
Is paid in Social Security a benefit, or a handout? How do you feel about cutting benefits to senior citizens?
Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes
Depending on the answers to these questions, politicians could give some insight into their understanding of problems facing real American people.
As children of the 50’s and 60’s, or as I like to call it “the Ozzie and Harriet years,” for the most part, our mom didn’t work outside of the home. She was running a household with a husband and five children. There were no “Soccer Mom’s at that time. Maverick, Bret and Bart were characters in a TV show and never candidates for the President and Vice President.
Poor Man's Lobster
Going rogue in the kitchen meant making a dinner from scratch without a recipe, only using leftover ingredients in the refrigerator, or minimal store bought ingredients, while staying strictly in the weekly budget. No money left... no food. Hey why doesn't our government do that?
I’ll vote for someone who eats meatloaf and mashed potatoes, over someone who can afford to eat filet mignon, porterhouse steaks lobster, king crab, or caviar every day.
Don't watch the campaign during dinner. It's bad for your digestion.