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Hello and Happy Poetry Friday! I am so excited to be hosting this week!
Sometimes I like to peruse the National Day Calendar. I was looking there last week and I noticed the sheer number of Food Days there are. Practically every day of the year celebrates some food. Today alone it is National Stuffing Day AND National Gingerbread Cookie Day. It is fun to occasionally pick a food day to celebrate as a family.
Last week, I put out an optional prompt to write a poem about a food deserving of its own National Day. I can’t wait to read any poems that people have written.
When I was trying to decide on a food, I wanted to find something that probably didn’t already have its own day. So I went specific with National Pennsylvania Dutch Hot Salad Day. It would fall sometime in May, since that is National Salad Month.
I don’t actually have the recipe for hot salad written down as my mom taught me and includes directions such as “10 shakes from the salt shaker” and “two swishes of vinegar”. So not really easily measurable amounts. But I was able to find this recipe, which is pretty close to the one I was taught.
Hot Salad Day
Recipes and traditions passed down
From grandma to mom to me
Start with some bacon grease
Add a few shakes of salt
a bit of sugar
two good swishes of vinegar
Don’t forget some love and patience
Then give the cast iron skillet
a good shushle or two.
The healthiest salad ever?
But one worthy of celebration
all the same.
So what food do you think should have it’s own National Day? Let me know in the comments. And be sure to leave a link to your Poetry Friday post below!