September 05, 2011
Labor Day 2011
Like many Americans, we here at Planet Moron visited with family this holiday weekend, in our case, traveling to Pennsylvania to partake in a traditional Labor Day feast.
Mmmm, brats and hot dogs.
And what better to accompany meat sandwiches than a big old side dish of meat.
We were told these were “calico beans.” While I did not look up the meaning of “calico” I assumed it loosely translates into “not a lot of.” This is Pennsylvania you understand, and we don’t go in for these new dietary fads most of which seem to involve an awful lot of things that are not meat.
Of course, if anyone absolutely insisted on having a vegetable, there were carrots.
Speaking of things that are not carrots, if anyone is interested, we noticed as we drove by that the Wesley Yeager VFW Post 606 in Fort Loudon, Pa is having a “meat raffle” in early November.
Have I mentioned lately that I love Pennsylvania?
For those of you who choose to celebrate Labor Day by engaging in endeavors that do not primarily include the consumption of meat, may we suggest that you pay tribute to the original meaning of this great American holiday and join together with Labor Secretary Hilda Solis.
And buy Canadian!
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Posted by: Mªrty | Sep 5, 2011 10:02:05 PM
Jon, only a Yankee would cook brats in a pan.
Posted by: John | Sep 6, 2011 10:04:02 AM
That did cross my mind, lol.
Posted by: Planet Moron | Sep 6, 2011 10:36:34 AM
The Harrah! Brats in a frying pan?
Tell me it was raining cats and dogs outside, or at least you are an inner city dweller where no weber or old smokey, or, god forbid, hibachi was available.
Posted by: kx59 | Sep 6, 2011 9:53:29 PM
I didn't want to make excuses, but it was raining most of the weekend. In any case, being an urban DC metro area dweller, I assumed I'd get some credit for it not being seared Ahi tuna.
Posted by: Planet Moron | Sep 7, 2011 6:55:16 AM
A container of malt beverage nearby would have helped the image greatly.
And your image also.
Posted by: barryjo | Sep 7, 2011 8:44:28 AM
That's what the other hand was doing, lol.
Posted by: Planet Moron | Sep 7, 2011 10:38:43 AM
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