I have received a couple of questions about the section of Sweet Tea and Taters called, “covered dish.”
What is a “covered dish?”
Well, so glad you asked. In the south, a covered dish is a meal, made to take to an occasion, such as a potluck, where it will be shared. Covered dishes are also commonly made for families or friends that are in need of a meal. This might include one that is sick, a family with a new baby, or a funeral gathering. You “COVER” the dish, and take it to the family in need of help.
Extending a hand of friendship and generosity through a covered dish is a way of life where I grew up and I am keeping the tradition alive, wherever I live and no matter how weird some people look at me!
So, in keeping with today’s lesson on “covered dishes,” let me suggest a recipe for your next meal.
MEXICAN CHICKEN CASSEROLE
Some might refer to this recipe as “King Ranch Casserole.” This recipe is a little different than a normal “King Ranch,” because it calls for Doritos instead of tortillas. The key is to use the taco flavored Doritos. Over the years, I have played with different flavors of Doritos, and while the flavors might be tasty, the casserole ends up coming out a very weird, unappetizing color. It doesn’t matter how good your food is… if it doesn’t LOOK good, nobody’s eatin’ it!