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Bachmann: St. Croix River Crossing Hot Dish 'Bridges' Minnesota Meat and Wisconsin Cheddar

Rep. Michele Bachmann's "St. Croix River Crossing Hot Dish" didn't bring home the bacon during the Second Annual Minnesota Hot Dish Off on Capitol Hill.

Sixth District Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) was fixin' up some servings of the old "The Croix River Crossing Hot Dish" on Capitol Hill today for the Second Annual Minnesota Hot Dish Off.

That's right, "St. Croix River Crossing Hot Dish."

Although the political recipe for the "dish" served up an exemption to the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act with a side of litigation, debate and a price tag of $626.4 million (according to MnDot's latest figures); the edible version consisted primarily of noodles, cheeses, bacon and chicken.

Bachmann’s hot dish is named after the and awaits . 

“Our recipes are as diverse as our politics, but we can all agree that a good hot dish is a staple on kitchen tables across Minnesota,” Bachmann said in a press release. “Today is a bipartisan opportunity to on passing the St. Croix River Crossing legislation.”

The judges, former Minnesota Congressman Vin Weber and House Chaplain Father Pat Conroy, rated the hot dishes on taste, texture and consistency, and whether or not the dish included the components that define hot dish.

Let's just say this time Bachmann's dish didn't bring home the bacon.

Sen. Al Franken's “Mom's Mahnomin Madness Hotdish” and Congressman Chip Cravaack's “Minnesota Wild Strata” tied for first place.

Bachmann’s recipe is as follows:

St. Croix River Crossing Hot Dish:

 Serves: One carload full crossing the St. Croix River

What goes into building the St. Croix River Crossing Hot Dish?

• 8 oz. elbow macaroni, cooked
• 12 oz. cooked and crumbled Hormel® bacon
• 1 lb. cubed Gold’n Plump® chicken breast, cooked
• 12 oz. evaporated milk
• 1-1/2 cups 2% Kemps® milk
• 2 Tbsp. Land O’Lakes® butter, melted
• 3 cups shredded Wisconsin cheddar cheese
• 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese

Construction:
Spray 5-qt Crock Pot, or larger, with non-stick cooking spray. Mix together pasta, bacon, chicken, evaporated milk, 2% milk, butter and cheeses; add to Crock Pot.
Set Crock Pot on low for 2-4 hours.

End Result:
Feed to hungry Minnesotans or Wisconsinites.

Shawn Hogendorf March 08, 2012 at 01:05 AM
What would your headline for this press release be?
Susan March 08, 2012 at 02:53 AM
St Croix River Crossing is a loser.
rwilliams March 08, 2012 at 04:50 PM
as Magnum would say, "What a crock!"
D. Knutson March 08, 2012 at 07:41 PM
How about... Susan's Sour Grapes Hot Dish.
Susan March 08, 2012 at 09:52 PM
D., your wonderfully, creative, always positive comments are so on topic, and delightful.... I wonder if commenting on a topic, instead of making personal little insults about other commenters has ever crossed your mind....
myself March 08, 2012 at 11:18 PM
who would eat it? yech!
MARTinNJ March 09, 2012 at 01:41 AM
Hey Glockguy that is absolutely charming. Do you eat with that mouth? Do you style yourself a little Rush in the making? No wonder civil discourse in this country is dead. The Republicans have tried to kill it, like everything decent.

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