As you all know, I live in Minnesota. And, as most regions of our country do, we Minnesotans have certain ways of saying and doing things that are unique. When I first moved here 11 years ago, I heard some of these for the first time, and let me tell you, they ARE definitely unique.
Phrases like "up north", a place that everyone headed to come the weekend. So many people that I met were going there, and I honestly thought it must've been a phenomenal town!
Another oddity is how natives drag their o's out....as in Minnesooooohta. It doesn't take long to pick up this midwestern accent and not even realize it.
Then there's the hot dish, otherwise known as a casserole, popular at not just church potlucks, but come fall, in homes across the state. Hot dish recipes come out of the woodwork this time of year, and I've got one of those today that'll warm you right up, Gnocchi and Meatball Bake. You're going to just love it.
Italian spices are a big favorite in our house, and this recipe is a solid staple on our fall menu. When you combine homemade meatballs, potato gnocchi, tomato sauce and cheese, well, what's not to like about that? It is a real winner.
You can find the full recipe and instructions here.
Photo credit: Minnesota phrases