Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Happy Iowa Caucus Day

I am trying to decide how our little family will observe the Feast of the Iowa Caucus. I thought about making an Iowa-themed dinner, but all the state fairs are closed for takeout and corndogs just don't seem special enough. Although corndogs do combine corn meal and pig meat, which I understand are the national dishes of Iowa. So I'll keep them on the list.

Then of course there's Greek food. The Greeks invented democracy. I don't think they ever envisioned the caucuses starting in January and the election not until freakin' November, but still one must give credit where credit is due. So -- pastitsio? Gyros?

On the other hand, represented as it does the starting pistol of one long, long haul of campaign mailings, robocalls, and more than enough hot air to relaunch the Hindenburg, maybe the slow cooker is the most fitting approach.

It's important to celebrate the start of the campaign season. Because it won't be long before we're so sick of it all that we'll all have lost our appetites.

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