Last summer, Joey P. (a five-year camper) said, “The food has changed my life. I mean it is so good.” And you know what, I would have to agree.
When you sit down to a meal, how often is it a meal that someone whipped up for 200 of your closest friends and family members? Answer: Never. At Camp Foley, our awesome Cooks, Directors, and Staff make it possible for everyone to come together, three times a day, over some pretty delicious food.
One of those menu items: Tater Tot Hotdish (TTHD). This camp meal has a cult-like following at Camp Foley, and it is NEVER to be called Tater Tot Casserole. Because this is Minnesota. #HotdishForLife
It consists of tater tots, ground beef, and cream of mushroom soup (plus some secret seasoning). That’s it! But somehow those ingredients come together in a 100% amazing taste experience. Your taste buds haven’t lived until they’ve tasted Tater Tot Hotdish.
At camp, Tater Tot Hotdish is served with a bowl of cooked vegetables. And remember: Every table has to finish their vegetables! WHY?! Because vegetables are not only good but good for you.Campers and staff can also head to the salad bar for some leafy greens, fruit, and a variety of other items.
I caught up with one alum, Leslie Strobel, to see why she loves Tater Tot Hotdish so much.
Who do you think loves tots more…
Leslie or Napoleon Dynamite?
Interviewer: What are three words you would use to describe TTHD? Leslie Strobel: Delicious, Filling, Awesome I: Why is TTHD your favorite camp dinner?LS: Because it’s something I associate with camp; a meal that I only eat there. I: How do you eat your TTHD? LS: Well… If there are extra tater tots after all of the vegetarians take them, I get some and add it to the hot dish because I love tater tots. I: No ketchup? LS: No, I am a purist.
Do you agree – Is TTHD better without ketchup? Let us know in the comments section.
Stay hungry, Camp Foley.
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