Tuesday, September 18, 2012

National Cheeseburger Day

Today is the day the American food industry hails cheeseburgers. It's National Cheeseburger Day! On this day you are encouraged to fire up the grill, drop on some tasty burgers and top them with your choice of cheese. Some guys throw on a variety of cheeses in order to blend and enhance the flavors. Pepper jack and cheddar gracing a juicy half-pounder is a favorite for a friend of mine. Another buddy will fire up a few one-third pounders. When they are just about done, he wraps aluminum foil around the edges to form a border, laying in some shallots, a little garlic and lots of blue-cheese crumbles in the middle. Serve this with a chilly brew, and you could call it a holiday anytime. We sure do.

There is a small Michigan town that dedicates an entire weekend to the joyous celebration of the cheeseburger. Since cheeseburgers are great for lunch, dinner, or both, this holiday is a perfect time to tell the family you'll be doing the cooking today.

A quick Internet search indicates there is a special day for just about everything. Case in point: tomorrow is International Talk Like a Pirate Day -- Arghh! September 20 is National Punch Day; you can decide which type of punch you want to celebrate. September 21 is World Alzheimer's Day, and the list goes on.

We all like to celebrate and have fun. Holidays offer great opportunities to observe traditions, gather friends and family together, eat and drink special concoctions, make lots of memories, and just have a good time. After all, who can be sad while talking like a pirate?

Men, this might just be the year to declare a special "holiday" for your family. It could be "Garage Cleaning Day, "Eat Dessert First Day" or, better yet, "Forget The Chores And Go Golfing Day." No matter what the special day, you are guaranteed to make memories and enjoy smiles all around.

As for me and my house, we will be serving cheeseburgers today!

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