Lasagna awareness


Backroad Ramblings

July is many things, it’s summertime, it’s hot, and there are lots of fun and silly things to do and celebrate. Some of the best things to celebrate in July are National Ice Cream Month, National Picnic Month and Air Conditioning Appreciation Days.
July also celebrates National Doghouse Repair Month and National Share A Sunset With Your Lover Month. This makes sense. If the guy is being a sweetheart, he gets to share a sunset. If he doesn’t, he’s in the doghouse.
But there’s one celebration in July that doesn’t make sense at all. It’s National Lasagna Awareness Month. Are you kidding? Who’s not aware of Lasagna? I have known people who don’t like chocolate, blueberries, coconut or cheese, but nobody doesn’t like lasagna. Sometimes they make it with weird ingredients, like spinach or eggplant, and sometimes they commit a terrible sin and make it without meat, but still…it’s lasagna. It’s as much a national food as hot dogs and apple pie.
I don’t know why they would celebrate it in July either. July is for grilling burgers and ribs, not heating up the oven with lasagna. Lasagna should be celebrated in November, right after Thanksgiving when everybody is tired of turkey.
Besides, lasagna needs to be savored. It deserves a plate, a fork and garlic bread. It’s just plain disrespectful to eat it the car on the way to a ball game like you do other summer foods. Maybe if somebody came up with a portable, non-messy way of eating it in the car on the way to a ball game it would be fine, but I haven’t heard of that yet. And besides, it just wouldn’t be the same. Like I said, lasagna needs to be savored and respected. It’s that good.
So why would they even invent a stupid thing like Lasagna Awareness Month? Don’t ask me. I think it’s dumb, unless it’s to make us aware of all the different kinds of lasagna.  There’s Mexican Lasagna, Dessert Lasagna, Chicken Lasagna, Vegetable Lasagna…too many kinds to list  
That must be it. People really need to be aware of all the ways you can make lasagna; after all it’s a national favorite food.
But I still think it should be
in November.

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