Since I've arrived in Taiwan, I've missed many foods specific to the midwestern United States. I've craved chicken-fried steak, cornbread, chili, mashed 'taters, and even Chichago style hot dogs (I've also found myself craving goat cheese and artichoke, but that's a different story).
That's the reason why I want to be back in Springfield for the fourth of July: I know that there will be parties where people will be eating the food I crave. But it isn't long now before we go back, and I suppose I can wait two more weeks before succumbing to the treasures of the midwest.
I already have planned what I will do on my first day in the U.S., here goes:
- Don't get any sleep on the plane, however, sleep through the entire layover at the Denver airport (the traditional "Colorado Coma")
- Back in Springfield, wake up whenever I want. Then head over to the Brewpub.
- Eat artichoke dip, chicken fried steak, cornbread, and mashed 'taters
- Wash it down with a root beer float
Missouri! I'm coming back!