While talking food and drinks on facebook and twitter is fun…at the end of the day two things always come to my mind (mostly because I cant have them) Runza’s and a pitcher of Elk Creek from Sandy’s Bar. What are these things? Why they are Nebraska Food. Lets take a trip back…In the Summer of 1988 the Film industry was struck with the Writers strike. The company I was working for at the time ‘Rogers & Cowan’ suffered as well …and I was let go (That made twice I was let go as the result of a Union…and you wonder why I am the way I am) It was a great paycheck those two years so i decided to go back to school…a high school buddy was still attending UNL at the time and invited me out. (in the summer of course) I was accepted and one miserable year later I left it in my review mirror. But never forgot Runza and Elk Creeks…and you always crave what you cant have.

So you want one?
Elk Creek
1/2 gallon Everclear® alcohol
1/2 gallon vodka
1/2 gallon gin
4 liters Mountain Dew® citrus soda
4 liters 7-Up® soda
4 liters Squirt® citrus soda

Serve in a pitcher…drink slow,all good…drink fast,might not make it to the street.

The Runza:
1/2 lb. ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2 cups chopped cabbage
2 tablespoon butter
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper

Brown beef and onions. Wilt cabbage in butter. Add to beef mixture with salt and pepper. Roll dough very thin and cut into 6 or 7 inch squares. Place about 3 tablespoons of meat mixture in center of each square. Bring corners of dough to the center, pinch edges together and place smooth side up on greased baking sheet. Let rise and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

Fight On!

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