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September 27th is National Corned Beef Hash Day
you're looking for something to do today then get breakfast ready
because it's National Corned Beef Hash Day! You know you want a
plateful of this magic! So let's get right into celebrating
National Corned Beef Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Well, I'm sure by now you have a good idea as to why most food
holidays are created. Nothing is ever celebrated if a lot of people
don't like it and corned beef hash isn't immune from this unspoken
rule! So someone out there has to really like this mess of a meal. In
fact, a whole lot of people probably banded together, while tossing
together their hash, and said, "You know, this is so good that I want
to eat this all day!" Then a bearded man stepped out of the shadows and
said, "Let's do this every year!" OK, so I have no idea how it started
but it could have been something like that. So what is corned
beef? No, it's not beef that had corn thrown at it; it's just cured
beef! They salt up a slab of meat, usually a brisket, and then let it
cure for a while. Then you'll want to boil it for a few hours with some
added spices. You cook it this long so that it pretty much falls apart
and the spices add a little extra flavor to it. Then you're ready to
tear it up and do as you please with it!
And in this case,
you're going to add things to it like potatoes and maybe some other
flavorful ingredients. Because that's all hash really is; it's smashed
together chunks of goodness that are usually served up for breakfast.
It's not the prettiest looking dish but it tastes good and it will fill
you up fast! Are you ready to take care of that hunger?
So, how can you celebrate today? Well, let's take the easy
route first... head on over to a local restaurant around the breakfast
hours! I'm sure you can find somewhere near you that will serve you
this lovely dish. So kick your feet up, relax, read the newspaper, sip
your coffee and await the beginning of your celebration. But you
know, there is another lazy option available. It may not taste as good,
but it's just as easy to use to celebrate with. That's right; canned
corned beef hash! It's ready and waiting for you inside its metal home.
Just open it up and pour out the magic!
Alright, so that really
isn't the most appealing option for a celebration but you're welcome to
pick up a can of something else that is probably right beside the
hash... plain old corned beef! Get a couple cans of that, some potatoes
and some spices and you're ready to make a whole skillet full of corned
beef hash. The best way to start off any day is with a full
stomach and I do believe that's how your day should begin!