It’s time for back-to-school and we ask the question, “Why do kids have all the fun”? Ahhh, as we reflect on the innocence from our playground youth, we long for the easy life of being a kid in school, again. Here are six ways to act like a grade school kid this month:
1. Skip the corporate briefcase! Dust off the backpack from the basement and proudly sling it over your shoulder. If you’re lucky you’ll find a stick of gum and a dried out Sharpie. Have nothing to put in the sack? Make friends by adding a few bags of Southern Recipe Cracklins.
If you don’t like bacon, stop reading now and admit yourself into the closest hospital, because something is clearly wrong.
Ok, all kidding aside, there are times you need a bacon fix and you don’t have time to fry up a batch – that’s where we come in. Southern Recipe pork rinds offer all that bacony flavor without greasy fingers. Yes, we do love bacon. In fact, we’re bacon’s southern brother, but here are a few reasons we’re better than bacon:
1. Portability– have you ever tried transporting bacon in your pocket? Those grease spots aren’t coming out any time soon.
2. Protein– with 9 grams of protein, pork rinds are a great post workout snack. And although bacon is pretty respectable on protein, it crumbles in the gym – literally.
Did you know 98% of all the food and household goods you buy made it to you because of a truck driver? It’s true!
Help us give a shout out to these Road Warriors of the Interstate so they don’t go unnoticed! Celebrate Truck Driver Appreciation Week all month long by entering our Pedal to the Kettle sweepstakes. It’s easy to enter! Visit porkrinds.com and vote for your favorite truck driver pork rind recipe for a chance to WIN $2,000 and a year’s supply of our Southern Recipe pork rinds! Vote each day to increase your chances of winning.
What’s your favorite dog? Wait, let’s rephrase that … what is your favorite hot dog? Whether it’s Cincinnati-style, Italian or even just a plain dog with brown mustard – there are just as many hot dog recipes out there as there are states in the Union.
And in light of National Hot Dog Month, we’ve looked for the most unique and appealing city dog recipes across the land to share … along with their perfect Southern Recipe pork rind pairings (of course).
Baltimore – soft bun with fried bologna wrapped around a fried hot dog and mustard.
Cleveland – kielbasa in a bun (it’s technically not a hot dog, but we’re giving Cleveland a pass), french fries, hot sauce and cole slaw. Southern Recipe Salt & Vinegar Pork Rinds hit the mark … and then some.
Chicago – poppy seed bun, pickle spear, celery salt, tomatoes, pickled peppers, chopped onions, relish, and mustard. There’s a lot going on here, stay with a complementing flavor like Southern Recipe Original Pork Rinds.
Kansas City – sesame seed bun, sauerkraut and melted Swiss cheese. We recommend a little heat, try Southern Recipe Hot & Spicy to take it up a notch.
Denver – hot dog in a bun, chopped red onion, green chile sauce, sour cream and chopped jalapenos.
After celebrating Independence Day, you probably think your holiday fun is done for the month. Ha, think again! We’ve scoured event calendars from around the world (ok, we actually just Googled “holidays in July”). But just like all of the pork rind lovers out there, we think quirky is much better than boring. Enjoy … and start celebrating today!
July 2: I Forgot Day – By definition, this day is not a day to remember. So, just what are you forgetting? Can you even remember?
July 5th: National Bikini Day – On July 5, 1946, the first Bikini was worn and modeled. Men, before you get your hopes up on seeing the latest and skimpiest Bikini, remember, the hairy guy down the street just may celebrate as well. And no one wants that.
July 14th: National Nude Day – see Bikini Day above, and just say no.
July 30th: Father-in-Law Day – yes, we know it may be hard, but it’s only one day. Break out the Southern Recipe Hot & Spicy Pork Rinds and watch a ball game together, it’ll be over before you know it.
It’s time to celebrate National Camping Month and take a hike with the more than 40 million people that go out in the wilderness each year. We love everything about camping … the smell of the campfire, the musty smell of the tent and even when it rains it’s a perfect time to relax.
Campfires are great for ambiance and burning marshmallows for late night s’mores, but there’s nothing better than a meal cooked over an open fire. Be sure to bring a cast iron frying pan because we’ve got a few easy one-skillet recipes to make your outdoor experience an adventure.
Campfire Tip: your recipes should be made with ingredients in easy-to-pack cans. Fully cooked meats, potatoes, and vegetables make it easy prep and cook over an open fire. You’re basically heating to warm your meal, not fully cooking your recipes.
The most important tip? In case of rain, you’ll need to pull out multiple bags of Southern Recipe Pork Rinds to stop your family from grumbling and stomachs from rumbling. Don’t worry; pork rinds have 8 grams of protein to help stave off “starvation.”
Doesn’t it seem that every month we read about a new health trend? Don’t get us wrong, we think that healthy eating starts with moderation (even though we also know it’s really hard not to plow through a big bag of Salt & Vinegar Pork Rinds during lunch). Pork rinds do offer some very positive health attributes …
9 grams of protein (50 % more protein than peanuts)
only 4.5 grams of total fat (half the fat of potato chips)
Rinds are also a good alternative snack for those with diabetes
only 2 points for Weight Watchers
Whoa, all that “healthy talk” has gotten us hungry for some Hot & Spicy Pork Rinds. But really, in honor of Men’s Health Month, we suggest cutting out all your empty snacks … and committing to eating pork rinds. Hey, we’re not crazy after all.