When we drove Route 66 in 2008 we had a basic game plan, but some of the most memorable times on our trip were the unplanned side trips and stops at places we didn’t realize would even fall into our path – such as finding the national memorial in Oklahoma City Memorial, or Abraham Lincoln’s home in Springfield, Illinois.
While visiting Rocky Ridge Farm – home of Laura Ingalls Wilder and her husband, Almanzo – we met two moms and their young daughters who were on their own special road trip; following the travels of the Ingalls family. When we told them we were following Route 66 and would be passing through a corner of Kansas, they eagerly encouraged us to take a side trip to Independence, KS to visit the Ingalls homestead. And that’s just what we did.
I was scrolling through Facebook a few days ago and came across this photo and honestly, my mouth started watering. I just knew I had to get the recipe up on the blog for all of you! I emailed the owner of the Hispanic Kitchen website and with his permission, here you go. Unfortunately, I cannot indulge because I am allergic to shellfish, so please give them a try and let us all know how good they really are!
We left St. Louis about 2:30 in the afternoon heading southwest toward The Show Me State of Missouri. We had a difficult time trying to pick up Route 66. My pal, at the restored gas station, in Illinois was right when he said Illinois has the best signage.