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Birthday Meals

January 30th, 2018

When I was a girl, Chicken and Dumplings was always my birthday dinner request. Mr Chiots often requests lasagna. This year, I decided to make Skyline lasagna. We both went to college in Cincinnati and ate at Skyline frequently. We try to eat there when we go back to Ohio, it’s not easy to find outside of the area.

If you’ve never had Cincinnati style chili, you’ve been missing out. There are plenty of recipes on-line, but we prefer to get cans of the real thing. Since we only eat it once or twice a year it’s worth it for us. We’ve converted our neighbors to it as well, they were excited to join us for dinner on Saturday night.

Do you have any regional foods that you have grown to love? Do you still live in an area where you can get them?

3 Comments to “Birthday Meals”
  1. Laura on January 30, 2018 at 9:14 am

    Looks awesome!! where can I find the recipe for the lasagna???

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  2. Nebraska Dave on January 30, 2018 at 9:51 am

    Happy birthday to Brian from Brrrr cold Nebraska Dave. I’m sure you both will enjoy the Skyline lasagna.

    Have a great lasagna dinner day.

    Nebraska Dave

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  3. Brenda on January 31, 2018 at 9:03 am

    I don’t know if you’ve read the book “Eligible,” which is a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice set (mostly) in suburban Cincinnati, but you’ll be happy to know that Darcy enjoys Skyline chili. The book is pretty silly, but does feature Skyline!

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