September 18th National Cheeseburger Day

So after the founding fathers finished writing the Constitution they celebrated by having cheeseburgers the next day! Well, maybe not really but it could have happened. You know, a big cookout outside the Hall where all the founding fathers got together for a picnic!

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I find it interesting that two of America’s favorite foods come from cattle, hamburger and cheese. Now I know, a lot of hamburgers today are made out of turkey and that goats produce cheese as well, but come on… give credit where credit is due.

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No one really knows when the cheeseburger became all that popular. Maybe it was after Saturday Night’s depiction of no hamburger, cheeseburger only. However I know I was eating hamburgers long before that!  And I am sorry but, a veggie burger with fake cheese is not a “cheeseburger”.

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And naturally, it’s bad for you. Seems like anything good is actually bad. So maybe we should cut back on them, but we can’t cut them out completely. Besides, we’d put McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s and who ever else is known for their cheeseburgers out of business.

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How to celebrate – Eat a cheeseburger today. Have a cook-out. Appear on Saturday Night Live.

July 18th National Hot Dog Day

Today is National Hot Dog Day. It always comes the third Wednesday of July which happens to be the 18th this year. America has a love affair going on with hot dogs. They are a fun food to eat and filling. That combination generally works really well together.

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Almost a fast food, the hot dog has been around for a very long time. They started as sausage and have evolved over the years from being one of the most unhealthy foods you can eat to getting a whole lot better. I still remember finding things in my hot dogs that I did not want to know what they were. Today many are Kosher and a lot aren’t even made out of pork.

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24 million hot dogs are sold at baseball games alone in America. Most don’t look all that good but people eat them anyway. One can’t hardly imagine going to a baseball game and not having a hot dog. (I love Baseball but it can be boring at times so having a hot dog to eat entertains you for a while).

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And, of course, what would the backyard cook-out be without the hot dog! There are 837 million packages of hot dogs sold in grocery stores to Americans every year. Multiply that by normally 12 in a package, is… is… is a lot of hotdogs! Today was created by the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council which I can’t imagine why!?!

How to celebrate- Have a cook-out and make some hot dogs. (The burnt ones are always the best) Go to a baseball game and have a hot dog. Get creative in a way to serve your hot dogs for supper tonight.