Wednesday, April 2, 2014
A to Z Blogging: Oh, Baloney! (Or is it Bologna?)
Given the subject of this blog you'd think that with the letter prompt of B I'd be talking about Books, or maybe Bloggiesta, or even Boys (I'll probably talk about boys still, maybe even tomorrow!) but no, today I'd like to talk about Bologna. (I can't even write it without singing the commercial, you know the one? Well, here, I'll just show you.)
So I went grocery shopping yesterday. We needed snacks and lunch food for the kids. I saw bologna on sale and thought, oh, it's been awhile. I think so and so likes it, if I remember right. She's probably sick of PB and J and bagels. I'll get it!
I get home, she sees it, makes a face and says all incredulously, "You bought bologna? Ew."
"But wait, I thought you liked it?"
"Well, that was before everyone told me what was in it!"
Gah, what has the world come to that you can't even happily eat a bologna sandwich anymore?
So what is bologna anyway? I've done about a minute's worth of research and it appears to be based off an Italian sausage that is probably actually pretty good, if you like sausage anyway. It's mix of pork and beef and fat and spices.... and mixed down together to make a uniform paste. Maybe that's where we get grossed out?
My feeling is a bologna sandwich every now and then isn't going to kill you. Luckily, my daughter felt the same way and ended up taking her bologna sandwich to school despite her initial reluctance. (However, I wonder if she ate it?)
Here's to a good old American (or should we say Italian?) sandwich!