Avon, Ohio Deviled Eggs

“If I wanted to bring a large number of deviled eggs, but I didn’t want to share them with anyone else, can you guarantee fridge space?” -Ron Swanson, Leslie’s House, Season 2, Episode 14 Serves: Ron Swanson Prep time: 15 minutes, plus 15 minutes to boil eggs and another hour for them to cool in refrigerator Notes from my mother about this recipe: “Be sure to get one of those cute egg dishes with the little indentations for putting the […]


Bacon-wrapped Shrimp

“That’s my number one favorite food wrapped around my number three favorite food. I’d go to a banquet in honor of those Somali pirates if they served bacon-wrapped shrimp.” -Ron Swanson, The Banquet Season 1, Episode 5 Serves: see above Prep time: 20 minutes


Eggs in a Bacon Wreath

“Just give me all the bacon and eggs you have… I’m worried what you just heard was, ‘Give me a lot of bacon and eggs.” What I said was, “Give me all the bacon and eggs you have.’ Do you understand?” —Ron Swanson, Indianapolis Season 3 Episode 6 Serves: 1, if it’s for Ron, 6-8 for those with less hearty appetites. Prep time: 25 minutes to cook the bacon in the oven, 6 hours to braid the bacon into a wreath, […]

Ron Swanson's 5 Favorite Foods on America's Table

Ron Swanson’s Five Favorite Foods

It’s a well-established fact that I’m a big fan of Parks and Recreation, and I’ve watched this last (really good) season with a sense of impending loss. Maybe it’s because I grew up in a small Midwestern town myself and recognize an uncomfortably large number of the characters as people I know, or maybe it’s Ron Swanson’s libertarian instincts that appeal to me more than I can say, even while I’m laughing at them, but either way, I already miss […]