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3 reasons you need pork on the grill this Memorial Day Weekend

I just read in two different news articles concerning the fact that pork is at an all time low as far as cost goes. This is most likely a result if the impending trade war with China as we are slowing down our export of pork and getting stuck with the excess in the meantime.  The good news about this, (if you’re not part of the Pork Producers program), is that everyone should have an opportunity to have extra pork products on their grills this weekend.

Hopefully you are someone who will be able to take advantage of these epic pork prices. And if so, here are three reasons that you should head towards your local grocery store right now to stock up on some pork products to last you for the next three days.

  1. Pork Ribs. Pork ribs, especially baby back ribs, but really… all pork ribs… are my all time favorite. I even like taking a full rack of pork ribs and I will throw them in a crock pot to slow cook in their own fat for about six or seven hours. This results in a pork rib that is moist, juicy and hot, and which will just fall off of the bones and melt into your mouth. The cartilage on the ends of the bones even become gelatinous and is easily consumable. They are even better when cooked in a grill however.
  2. Pulled pork sammiches. These start with a fatty roast that is either put in the crockpot for about 5-10 hours slow cooked, until the meat beaks apart to fine shreds. Or, you can par-boil it on the stovetop until the same results are achieved. They are best when simmered in their own fat however, as the water dilutes the flavor somewhat.
  3. Dark meat pork steaks. Get a dark meat roast, and cut against the grain into thick and juicy steaks. Apply a dry rub of red pepper, garlic, black pepper, paprika, and salt, and grill them until white all the way through
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Happy Memorial Day; 3 places you must go if you’re a vet this weekend

As hard as it is to believe, it’s that time of the year again and Memorial Day Weekend is upon us. That means many things to many people. If you were part of the greatest generation then you will reminisce about the great struggle of WWII and ponder upon some of the miraculous outcomes from it.  The restoration of Israel as a nation for instance, or the rise of The United States  to be the greatest world power.

Perhaps though you are too young to be affected emotionally by such things. If that is the case then you are still most likely influenced by a loved one or friend for whom this day holds honor. And if you are a veteran then this day holds special meaning for you, as well it should. Because you are one of the heros for whom this day holds meaning for the rest of us. Here then are thre places you can go this weekend just because of who you are and what you have done… Enjoy!

  1. Blue Star Museums. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America. Each summer since 2010, Blue Star Museums have offered free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. See the map below or select from the list of states for museums that are participating in the Blue Star Museums 2018 summer season.
  2. Busch Gardens. Busch Gardens is the name of two amusement parks in the United States, owned and operated by SeaWorld Entertainment. The original park is in Tampa, Florida, and the second park is in Williamsburg, Virginia.

      3. California’s Great America. Roller coasters, live shows, amusement park food favorites and a water            park. Satisfy your craving for thrilling rides on coasters such as Demon, Flight Deck or Gold                        Striker,  the tallest and fastest wooden roller coaster in Northern Cali, with high speed turns, twists           and drops at speeds of up to 54 miles per hour. Coming in 2018, blaze a new path on RailBlazer, the           west coast’s only single-rail steel roller coaster with a 90 degree initial descent and three inversions.           For those with families with younger children, Planet Snoopy offers pint sized thrills that the kids               will love. everyone has used up most of their energy, time to head over to Boomerang Bay for a cool           down by the lagoon or hop on a tube and lounge on down the long and lazy river. In the end, this               amusement and water park has everything needed for a great day of fun right here in beautiful                     California!

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