SENATE BEAN SOUP – In the past it wasn’t unusual to say to someone, “You are full of beans.”
Primarily, it was a way of telling that person they were exaggerating. My mother expressed this to me several times during my youth. I was raised on corn bread and beans.
This simple soup has been on the menu of the U.S. Senate restaurant every day for more than 100 years. A resolution was passed around 1905 demanding the soup be served each day. So for 100 years it has been staring at us!! A solution to one of our nation’s big problems – STOP THE B.S.*
Let’s substitute split pea instead. We can still say, “You are full of beans”.
I like beans so much and there are so many varieties. Maybe I should change the name of my column to “Bean there, done that”
I have an idea for next year’s Cass County Fair related to beans. Tune in next week!