Heard on the Hill: Cool Day, Hot Dishes

Posted January 26, 2011 at 6:00pm

The Minnesota Congressional delegation was up late Tuesday night, and not just because of the State of the Union address.

Members slaved away in their kitchens in preparation for a Wednesday cook-off in Sen. Al Franken’s office.

“I was up till 2 a.m.,” says the Democrat, who prepared a recipe of his mother’s.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D) was awarded first prize, an engraved casserole dish, for her Taconite Tater Tot Hotdish.