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In preparation for Groundhog's Day

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Excerpt from:

European Roots

(Adapted from "Groundhog Day: 1886 to 1992" by Bill Anderson)

Groundhog Day, February 2nd, is a popular tradition in the United States. It is also a legend that traverses centuries, its origins clouded in the mists of time with ethnic cultures and animals awakening on specific dates. Myths such as this tie our present to the distant past when nature did, indeed, influence our lives. It is the day that the Groundhog comes out of his hole after a long winter sleep to look for his shadow.

If he sees it, he regards it as an omen of six more weeks of bad weather and returns to his hole.

If the day is cloudy and, hence, shadowless, he takes it as a sign of spring and stays above ground.

And if we can't have a little humor about our harshest Winter in (it seems) decades......


Dear Punxatawny Phil,

In case you were planning on six more weeks of Winter...we have a full supply of tasty Groundhog recipes.......just sayin'


I don't know though , you don't seem worth the calories LOL!

Nutrition Info For: Ground hog, cooked
Calorie Count: 351.3

Serving Size Amount: 1 cup cooked

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 351.3
Calories from Fat 185.2

Fat 20.6 g 32 %
Saturated Fat 7.4 g 37 %
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 9.1 g
Cholesterol 119.9 mg 40 %
Sodium 306.4 mg 13 %
Potassium 504.7 mg 14 %
Carbohydrate 0.0 g 0 %
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0 %
Protein 38.7 g 77 %
Alcohol 0.0 g

Vitamin A 0 %
Calcium 3 %
Vitamin D 0 %
Thiamin 79 %
Niacin 35 %
Vitamin B6 28 %
Phosphorus 32 %
Selenium 83 %
Vitamin C 1 %
Iron 8 %
Vitamin E 1 %
Riboflavin 27 %
Vitamin B12 17 %
Manganese 0 %
Copper 4 %
Magnesium 8 %
Zinc 24 %

Happy rest of Winter Ya'll...and don't worry, I live far too many miles from Old Phil to be any real threat!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MOM2ACAT 1/27/2014 5:59PM

    I'm afraid that the ground hog is buried under too much snow to come out here, lol!

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LINDA! 1/26/2014 8:37PM

    When I lived in the north, I always waited to see the ground hog prediction. However, it seemed that he was rarely correct. emoticon

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LAURANCE 1/26/2014 7:59PM

  Oooh, that's here in Pennsylvania, not all that far from where you used to live....

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    LOL I hope it gets warm soon! I'm sick of snow days!

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NANASUEDEE 1/26/2014 7:05PM

    I'm sure hoping it's a cloudy day - I've had enough!!!!!!!

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DMEYER4 1/26/2014 5:23PM

  I sure hope he stays out. I think we have had enough this winter. Stay warm

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