I listen to K-FYR AM 550 on the radio as often as I can. I generally listen every day at different times. A couple times a week I get to listen to the afternoon show called K-FIRE KAFE’ with Todd Mitchell. What I enjoy about this show is that Todd goes to these towns across North Dakota and talks to the people about their town. Many times I say to myself that one day I will go visit this town. Todd is a very funny host and has a good radio voice.
For a few weeks now Todd has had this debate about what Pigs in a Blanket is. He went to a restaurant and got beef rolled in a cabbage leaf billed as Pigs in a Blanket. I was appalled because I am from the south and Pigs in a Blanket is sausage wrapped in a pancake. Apparently up here Pigs in a Blanket is beef rolled in cabbage. Anyway, I had been meaning to put my two cents in on this debate and finally did yesterday. I wrote Todd an email explaining my position in a very humorous light. I did not want to offend, I just wrote with a grin on my face.
Yesterday Todd read my letter on the air. His show is on from 3pm-5pm BTW. I was driving and listening. Even though I wrote the letter, it was SO funny to hear him read it almost as if, I was hearing it for the first time. I was laughing so hard and thankfully, I did keep my eyes on the road through fits of belly laughter. I will post my email below titled: Cows in the Cabbage. Enjoy ~b
I have been meaning to contact you since you first mentioned the Pigs in the Blanket catastrophe. I moved from Alabama over three and a half years ago. I had never heard of beef in cabbage being called Pigs in a Blanket. That is just wrong!
Sausage which is made from a pig, wrapped in a pancake which is soft and fluffy like a blanket is the only thing that should be called Pigs in a Blanket.
If that regular old man caller chiming in from a rotary phone is right about the origin of Pigs in a Blanket up here, they should have called it Pigs in a Sheet then, Cows in a Sheet when it went to beef. I like hearing that old man talking on the radio BTW.
If you go down south and order Pigs in a Blanket, you will get sausage wrapped in a pancake. If you expect the Cows in the Cabbage, you might as well be speaking French because the fine folks in the south will think you are from another country, or at least from California ... correction: if you were from California, I suppose you would order Tofu in a Tote Bag.
Cheers, I love your show,