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Groundhog Day Menu

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What’s on the menu?

Don’t worry. Not Punxsutawney Phil. So far, no food magazines has splashed roasted or grilled marmots on their pages.

Us desert dwellers couldn’t care less whether or not America’s most famous woodchuck sees his shadow or not. Yet, it’s a popular holiday which is celebrated for four days in a tiny Pennsylvania enclave (pop. 6,271).

People hold onto their traditions (like the tooth fairy) and the right to get up early before the crack of dawn (or possibly not go to bed from the night before) and revel with a throng of thousands.They may be debating whether Phil has been right or wrong for the past decade. For all we know being in Punxsutawney, PA at the exact moment that the Groundhog sees or doesn’t see his shadow could be on their bucket list. We’ll never know…unless of course…you share here.

So what’s on the menu? What will restaurants in that part of our geography be serving? I would guess a lot of port and beer and some hearty Pennsylvania Dutch carbohydrates.

According to this official groundhog day website – the menu is:

  • Roasted mushroom soup
  • German apple brown bread
  • Fresh greens with apple cider vinaigrette
  • Roasted Pennsylvania pork with vegetables & rosemary
  • Garlic mashed potatoes
  • Groundhog cookies

Okay! Someone can invite me for dinner. Check out the recipes too.

For another blog, you can read my interview with Phil Groundhog when he came out of hibernation. He’s such a sensible chap.

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