Praise the Dutch Oven
This morning on the news, I received word that a tremendous social injustice has been righted, a long-ignored problem corrected, a blight on our society finally addressed. Yes, the State of Oklahoma now has proposed to recognize the official State Cooking Utensil--the Dutch Oven! How relieved I am to know that we no longer are ignoring this critical aspect of our social compact. How blessed am I to live in such an enlighted state.
I made the mistake of mentioning this to my wife...
who promptly informed me that if I ever again wish to taste her delectable, melt in your mouth, make you think you've died and gone to Heaven, ultimately tender and delicious pot roast, I should not mock the Dutch Oven.
Therefore, I rise today ladies and gentlemen to lend my support to the measure recognizing the Dutch Oven as the official State Cooking Utensil of Oklahoma. Long may it boil.