How do you celebrate this day to honor those who have fought for our freedom? Are you having a BBQ or picnic to honor this holiday? Serving good old American hamburgers and hot dogs?
On the subject of hot dogs, there is really only one kind I like: Koegels. Koegels is a meat-packing company in Michigan and I grew up eating these Vienna-style hotdogs. They need to be grilled until they split to bring out the outstanding flavor. While most of my family have been long-standing Californians, we continue with this tradition. We will be having Koegels hot dogs and hamburgers and watching our favorite team, the Angels, play, and hoping for a win!
If hamburgers are your style for this holiday, I have a little fun trivia for you! Ever wondered where the name “hamburger” came from? According to the New York Times, the concept of the hamburger dates back to the first century, when Romans served a minced meat dish.
When Germans immigrants arrived in the U.S. in the mid-19th century, they brought their love for quality beef from Hamburg, Germany. So restaurants began offering a “Hamburg-style chopped steak.”
After that, it’s unclear how it became a sandwich, but it was probably first served at county fairs in Missouri, New York, and Wisconsin at the turn of the 20 century. And the hamburger as an American tradition was cemented with the opening of the White Castle in 1921.
So, think about that when you bite into that tasty burger! Lol!
Have a wonderful weekend and a Happy Memorial Day.