Saturday, October 23, 2010


Sunday, October 24, is National Bologna Day.

Are you a bologna fan?  I am not.  If I were starving, like I hadn't eaten in three days and bologna was the only thing to eat, I could maybe eat it fried well done with lots of mustard, cheese and bread...maybe...  More than likely, I would do what I did when Mom but a bologna sandwich in front of me when I was younger - remove the bologna and eat the bread.

 Maybe Hardee's will be handing out their bologna biscuits free.  Probably not.

On one of our first trips to the local Lowe's after our move to North Carolina, we saw this lunch wagon sitting in the parking lot.  I was intrigued.  Just what is a bologna burger?

(I felt like such a private detective/FBI agent taking this picture with my zoom lens while parked across the parking lot.)

I pictured it being something like this:

from Fun Playing with Food
Several weeks later, we went to a local cafe for dinner.  They had a bologna burger on their menu.  I had to ask our server to describe it for me.  "Yer not from 'round here, are ya?"  She was practically salivating as she was telling us about their bologna burger.  It was similar to the picture below.  

I am told that the Wilkerson's Famous Bologna Burger is two or three thin slices of bologna grilled, then tossed on a bun with some grilled onion.  Still have not been hungry enough to eat one.

While I was searching information about National Bologna Day, I found some interesting uses and recipes at Southern  Have you ever thought of using bologna for a lubricant on squeaky hinges or rusty bike chains?  You will also be able to find recipes for Bologna Gravy, Bologna Spaghetti, and Bologna Stew at there.  I know you have been searching high and low for recipes like that to add to your menu.

Throughout this post, every time I spelled B-O-L-O-G-N-A, I thought of the song...You know the song I'm talking about...

Happy Bologna Day!  May you have all the bologna you can eat, including mine!



Lisa said...

Blach! This is just wrong!!! I hate bologna, too.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I think I ate enough bologna as a kid to keep them in business for years!!!
I too would have to be very hungry now to eat it.

I still LOVE that song though, and that little boy is adorable.
Now, all day, I will be singing the song.