As we sit right in the middle of March Madness with everyone checking their parentheses, I found a few more to consider. We already had Great Adventure vs Jersey walks, now let’s try the food.
We just finished eating one of the two most traditional dishes in New Jersey and America. I’m talking about that St. Patrick’s Day staple, corned beef and cabbage. Whether you make it at home or eat it out, it just wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day unless you had it. Personally, given the same ingredients, I would prefer a “Reuben” sandwich, but that’s my own. Where is it?
The other meal we only eat about once a year is the traditional Thanksgiving dinner of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and cranberry sauce. When was the last time you saw this on the menu at your favorite Jersey restaurant?
So with this challenge, I’m pitting these two meals against each other. But since this is New Jersey, I have to add a third – macaroni in red sauce, with meatballs, sausage, braciola and pork butt. Macaroni can contain anything from lasagna to manicotti to baked ziti and whatever you choose.
Since I’ve long been a fan of macaroni on the Thanksgiving table, it’s only fair that I include it here in the poll, which includes corned beef and cabbage.
So if you had the choice between corned beef and cabbage, traditional Thanksgiving dinner, or macaroni and gravy, what would you choose?
I surveyed both my listeners and the following social media and here’s what we found.
You just started ww3. Well done Steve!!!
Macaroni ANY DAY!!!!
Do you know macaroni and gravy is a New Jersey thing in New York. I have this argument with my husband all the time. My grandparents friends come straight from the boat from Sicily, the grandparents still live there and own a bakery. Said if you order macaroni and gravy they will have no idea what you want. It’s pasta and stew or pomadaro
donna blake hack
Macaroni and sauce and meatballs etc. which is part of Thanksgiving anyway lol macaroni day or night, hot or cold lol
Thomas Thomi Hawk Hickey
Well just say I like being the odd one out! Bring the Corned Beef!!!
Amy Spagnuolo Higgins
Macaroni, sauce, meatballs, garlic bread and a salad! It’s the perfect meal for any holiday! Turkey makes you sleepy…..corned beef and cabbage make you gassy! MDR
Corn Beef & Cabbage. We had it twice this week!
Sheri-Lyn Champagne Barragan
Corned beef, meatballs, stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy. Might as well add some green beans for the healthy look.
Macaroni, sauce and meatballs!
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