We’re almost done with the school year! 🎉🎉🎉
The kids are excited, I’M excited – I think we’re all ready to be finished right about now. These last few weeks, everything seems to ramp up to a fever pitch, and by the time we’re done, we all want to collapse in a large heap and do nothing for a good long time.
After a few days, we start to get our summer rhythm going, though. We head out to the park, or the library, or the pool.
And also, especially in those first days after school’s out when we’re in a holiday mood, we like to treat ourselves a little. We’ll go for ice cream or frozen custard while we’re out and about. We’ll treat ourselves once or twice to some new books instead of getting them from the library. We’ll go out for burgers and fries for lunch after a morning of doing things. It’s good to relax and celebrate a little after a long year of working hard at school (and it’s a treat for me because I don’t have to cook!).
Since May is National Hamburger Month, we’re really obligated to go eat a few, don’t you think? It’s our duty and we will perform it to the best of our ability.
My kids love sharing obscure facts, so in honor of this most esteemed holiday, I’m sharing a few burger-related trivia points so you can impress your own children!
- The biggest burger in the world weighed in at 2,014 pounds and was 10-feet in diameter
- On average, Americans consume 50 billion burgers a year
- The ‘Glamburger’, created in London, features bits of edible gold leaf, lobster, caviar, black truffle, and Kobe beef and costs a cool $1,768
- The Hamburger Hall of Fame is located in Seymour, Wisconsin
- Hamburgers started becoming popular in the U.S. after they were introduced at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair
- The FleurBurger 5000, made in 2013 in Las Vegas, was priced at $5,000
In preparation, we did a little research and tried out Culver’s ButterBurgers. We hadn’t ever been to Culver’s before, and the burgers were delicious. They’re made with 100% Midwest beef and each grilled to order, and you can specify exactly which toppings you’d like on them – lettuce, tomatoes, onions, or even mushrooms, bacon, or cheese. This was a big plus for my somewhat picky eaters! We rounded our meal out with fries and a soft drink (a Value Basket). We were going to top things off with a concrete mixer or milkshake, but everyone was so full from their meals that dessert had to wait for another day.
Also, through June 10th, every time you purchase a Value Basket or medium soft drink, you get a code to enter the Butterburger: Believe It! Sweepstakes, with a $25,000 Grand Prize, and $1,000 daily prizes. You simply take your code, enter it at the Culver’s website, and see if you’ve won.
How do you celebrate the end of the school year?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Culver’s. The opinions and text are all mine.