Here it is, Memorial Day Weekend. It’s officially the Kick-Off Weekend for Summer (which, come to think of it, I’m surprised the NFL hasn’t tried to get in on, really). All across the United States of ‘Merica, good hard-working folk will be icing down summery brews, doing a little light yard work, opening up swimming pools, and lighting their grills for some BBQ-ing that in most cases isn’t really barbecuing at all.
More importantly, there will be parades and honors, cemetery visits, respectful moments of silence, and prayers to thank the fallen and lost.
And then it’ll be time for a little cookin’ out, because if there’s one thing the good ole U. S of A. knows how to do, it’s cookin’ out.
Well, that and obsess over stupid, pointless celebrity train-wrecks, but that’s neither here nor there.
Sure, there will be the occasionally more fancy fare, your ‘wursts and the occasional steak. Perhaps a brave piece of fish or something. But, by and large, when it comes to the first cook out weekend of the Summer, the menu lists hamburgers and hot dogs.
Hamburgers: meaty, round, dripping luscious fatty goodness down your face and arms with every bite. Cheese is an option, but not really optional.
Hot Dogs: the quintessential meat in tube form. A simple and much-beloved sausage of, well, you know, meat parts (?), best slathered in a nuclear yellow mustard and nestled in onions and/or kraut.
So, which is it? What’s your preferred cook-out staple? This calls for discussion! Let’s make it an official Weekend Debate topic (Holiday Edition):
Best Summer Holiday Cook-Out Food: Hamburgers or Hot Dogs?
You know what to do. Let’s hear what you like.
Me, I’m a hamburger guy. When it comes to meat in tube form, I prefer something that ends in the letters w-u-r-s-t and snaps when you eat it.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to buy a six-pack of summery brew and fill up my propane tank.
Have a great holiday weekend!
Try not to break anything.