Over the last year or so my parents have hosted several themed dinner and game nights! Among a few others, they’ve served Indian, Korean, and Swiss themed meals so for their most recent dinner it only seemed fitting that we look to our own heritage and do a Dutch themed dinner. Before I show you what we made I would just like to say…you will probably never head out to a Dutch themed restaurant on a Friday night! You will however want to stop by a Dutch bakery on Saturday morning because if nothing else we get the baked goods right!
While my mom and I were planning the menu we found a blog that explained there are three important things you need to know about Dutch cooking…
1. You boil the hell out of it!
2. You mash the hell out of it!
3. And then you mix them together!
Thanks to a great recommendation on Facebook we found some recipes to try and I’m pretty proud to say that all but one of the recipes turned out!
Wilted Lettuce Salad – I have to admit that when I first read the name of this I was a little turned off because wilted lettuce just didn’t sound appealing. And then I realized that you added bacon to the salad and the dressing was made using bacon drippings…my brother would love this!
Dutch Casserole – A soup with kale, potatoes, and kilbasa…I’m just going to assume that because there is kale it is reasonably healthy 😉