One of the traditions of fans of the Ohio State University is getting four individuals together to spell out Ohio with their arms. The first and last person in the line make a giant “O” with their arms over their head. The second person puts both arms straight up to form the “H” (with their head acting like the crossbar). The third person in line puts both arms above their head with each palm touching the other to make an “I”. All together O-H-I-O! People do this everywhere. There are pictures from around the globe, and in a number of cases one or more of the letters is a local landmark (think Washington Monument standing in for the “I”).

Several years ago, my family made a trip to Mt. Rushmore. It was very impressive and after walking the grounds and getting great pictures we decided we wanted to do our own O-H-I-O with the heads of Mt. Rushmore in the background. We were at the overlook near sunset and asked a gentleman wearing an Illinois sweatshirt to take our picture. We positioned ourselves between him and the heads and lined up. Up went our arms and “click” went the camera. We thanked him and walked on.

Later we remembered to look at the picture and found that while it was a nice clear picture of our O-H-I-O, there wasn’t the Mt. Rushmore heads in the background! We could have been in our own back yard.

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This was a quick little side dish I whipped up for a Mexican meal I made.

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The recipe was a can of black beans, the equivalent amount of corn, one red pepper, 1/2 onion, about 1/3 cup chopped cilantro, a tsp of cumin and a couple of tablespoons of lime juice.

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It was delicious!

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Categories: kosher, Low Carb, Lunch2, Mexican, Recipes, Salad, vegan, Vegetable2, Vegetarian

Author:The Ranting Chef

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5 Comments on “O-H-I-O”

  1. June 9, 2013 at 12:07 pm #

    Cool and unique approach – I like the anecdotes before the recipe like this, whether they are related in any way or not. Awesomeness


  2. June 9, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

    Looks very good Chef.


  3. Shandra
    June 9, 2013 at 1:11 pm #

    Y U M M O 😉


  4. June 9, 2013 at 4:06 pm #

    That looks like it would be good on tortilla chips or tortillas, too.


  5. June 9, 2013 at 11:51 pm #

    Lovely dish for a hot day when you don’t want to cook!


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