Monday, November 14, 2011
Still Life With Piepan Cans and Zans
At our house we open cans
We have to open many cans
And that is why we have a Zans.
A Zans for cans is very good.
Have you a Zans for cans? You should!*
The innovation on your right should make any Zans happy - a mince pie in a can. Or rather, in-a-can. Just in time for Thanksgiving 1954, you can just open up a piepan can - which rhymes in a Seussian fashion:
Your Zans will love these piepan cans:
Mince piepan cans have many fans
Since food is cannier in cans:
Consider cheesy Liederkranz
Or chicken divan
Or raisin bran
All these might fit into a can!
On holidays our Zans is true
To cans filled up with Cordon Bleu
Canned cranberries, canned peas, canned flan
And cans and cans
of hams and yams
Never does our valiant Zans
Say that he can't - he always can!
And celebrates this fine advance
That brings us pastries sealed in cans.
*From One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (1960). And the Zans picture, originally from the book, was found in Charles Apple's Washington Post article about can history, here.