Southern Utah’s WEIRDEST Family Recipes!
Everyone has a family recipe passed down that is TOTALLY WEIRD to everyone else, right? Today in studio, I was talking about this topic. Here are a few Weird Family Recipes from RIGHT HERE in UTAH!
My Family's Chinese Casserole:
It's pretty unique, even half my family doesn't even like it. BUT I DO! It's ground beef, rice, and Cream Of Mushroom soup all mixed into a casserole dish, baked and those weird little crunchy La Choy Chow Mein noodles on top! It tastes even better on top of bread and butter. I LOVE CHINESE CASSEROLE!
Aaronee's Chili & Pancakes:
This one feels CRAZY, right? It comes from Aaronee's German great-grandma. It was a way to stretch the meat and make it last longer, since they were poor and couldn't afford good meat. It's ground beef, chili powder, onion and garlic powder, make a gravy and mix it ALL IN! Then it goes on top of pancakes! All the grandkids love it, and everyone requests it for their birthday dinners! Cute, huh?
Ike's Homemade Burger & Fries:
Ike's mom used to make this for him growing up, and it still is a HIT today. It's a fried hamburger patty, with grilled peppers, onions and mushrooms stacked on top, with NO BUN. You eat it with a fork and knife. Also, totally homemade French fries cut up and fried on the side. Ketchup also on the side to dip the fries and hamburger in!
Utah's MOST COMMON Last Names: Are You On The List?
Here are Utah's MOST COMMON last names, and how likely you are to run into one!
Everyone knows a Smith. EVERYONE. There's a total of 28,103 in Utah. That's 1/115 people in the entire state! It's also the most popular last name in the entire United States!
If you're a Johnson, there's 26,445 of you here in Utah. 1/122 people in the state. You also have the 2nd most popular name in the United States.
The Anderson's are the 8th most popular name in the United States, but 3rd most popular in Utah! 22,925 of you live here in the state, that's 1/141 people!
The Jensen last name is actually pretty unique to Utah! It's the 4th most popular name in Utah, but only the 229th most popular in the nation! 17,442 Jensens live in Utah!
Christensen is very similar to Jensen. It's the 5th most popular in Utah, but the 372nd most popular last name in the USA. There's 15,792 Christensens here!
I would've thought Jones was the 2nd most popular in Utah, and in the nation, but I was wrong! it's 6th in Utah, and 5th across the country! 15,671 Joneses are in Utah now!
I truly don't know THAT MANY Browns, but it comes in at #7 in the state, and #4 in the United States. However, only 0.87% of ALL Browns live in Utah though. Not even 1% live here!
My nieces and nephews are Hansens, and it surprises me it's SO HIGH on the list for Utah! It comes in at #8 in Utah an #174 across the US. 8% of ALL HANSENS live in Utah!
My Grandma was a Peterson, so I guess this one KIND OF works for me, but it's #9 in Utah, and #59 in the states. There's a total of 14,768 Petersons here now! That's one Peterson per every 218 people!
Rounding out our top ten is Davis. No surprise here. We even have a Davis County in Utah. Davis is more popular across the country, however, coming in at the SIXTH most popular name in the United States!