Hot dish melts away party differences for Minnesota Congressional delegation

By KBJR News 1

Hot dish melts away party differences for Minnesota Congressional delegation

March 12, 2014 Updated Mar 12, 2014 at 11:14 PM CDT

Washington, DC (NNCNOW.com) - We Northlanders know there are few better ways to chase away winter's chill than with a steaming plate of hot dish.

Minnesota's congressional and senate delegations remember that even in Washington D.C.

Wednesday afternoon, Minnesota lawmakers held their fourth annual "hot dish off".

The recipe contest gives the lawmakers a chance to say goodbye to winter and shake off partisan differences for at least a few hours.
Democratic Senator Al Franken, for example, says he and Republican Representative Michelle Bachman are good friends behind the scenes.

"That's what this is about. It's us as a delegation having fun. We really do like each other. We have lunch a couple of times a year and we talk about Minnesota issues." said Sen. Franken.

This year, Senator Franken's hot dish was called Phoebe's Sunday Supper and contained sauerkraut and mashed potatoes.
Representative Bachman's was named Polar Vortex Mex.

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