International Day of the Nacho has nothing to do with Cinco de Mayo so why are we talkin’ about it? Well, nachos are probably our single favorite snack in the world (besides pork rinds, of course). It’s probably why there’s an International Day of the Nacho on October 21. While you may think of nachos as having sprung from that special day in May, the truth is that nachos are a 20th-century dish. It turns out, the golden nacho cheese wasn’t even invented until the 1970’s! Looking for a special way to celebrate? We have just the right nacho recipe to share today (or any day) – especially when you use Southern Recipe Hot & Spicy Pork Rinds in place of the 3 corner chip.
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Posted on: October 15th, 2018 | By: Southern Recipe
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.
For more than 150 years, Americans have gathered in late spring to honor the sacrifice of those who have given their lives in service to our country. What began with dozens of informal commemorations has grown to become one of the nation’s most solemn and hallowed holidays.
Here are 4 things to do on Memorial Day to pay tribute to America’s heroes and celebrate the start of summer:
There just might not be a better place to spend the weekend than experiencing the country’s largest Memorial Day parade in Washington, DC. Arrive early with a bag of pork rinds to get a seat.
Host a barbecue
After the parade, invite your family and friends over for the season’s first cookout. There’s nothing more exciting than firing up the grill (or the smell of lighter fluid and burning charcoal).
Pay tribute to those who have lost their lives fighting for our country by visiting a local veterans’ cemetery by placing flags and flowers to place on the graves.
Thank a veteran
Organize your neighborhood kids to write thank you cards to veterans across the country — or better yet, send a care package to active troops (don’t forget the pork rinds).
At Southern Recipe, we believe Memorial Day should become something more than just the first cookout of the summer or watching the Indy 500. And although we love celebrating an extra day off, we are proud to honor all who have sacrificed so much for our country.
It’s National Salsa Month, so it’s only fitting that we move on from all those soggy-artificial-flavorless salsas you pick up at the local convenience store. Fresh is the name of the game, so we’re sharing some of our most unique salsa recipes that complement our award-winning pork rinds. Everyone knows rinds have a built-in scoop that’s perfect for dipping.
Try these salsas for your next party:
1. Cowboy Dip:
Whether you’re on a cattle drive or commuter drive, this is the perfect salsa recipe to dip Southern Recipe Bar-B-Que Pork Rinds when the day is done. Saddle up with this easy recipe … Yippee-ki-yay!
2. Mango Bango Salsa:
Your mouth will do the tango with this fresh mango salsa recipe. Hey, mon … when you dip ’em with Southern Recipe Original Pork Rinds you bring the flavor of the islands to any party.
3. Spicy Dill Salsa:
Who said you couldn’t use the great American pickle as an ingredient? Looking for a way to spice up your burger? It takes just one spoonful. So, yes this is a big dill (sorry about that). Pork rind of choice is our Salt & Vinegar flavor.
4. Bacon and Greens Salsa:
Nothing goes better with our rinds than bacon. In fact, pork rinds have long been called crunchy bacon bites. Try this unique salsa with Southern Recipe Hot & Spicy Pork Rinds or anytime you are makin’ bacon.
What more can we say about mom? She was in labor for [insert hours] when you were born, now it’s your turn to repay her with gratitude. (Now doubt we love moms. Check out our family matriarch here.) Change up Mother’s Day with these 4 ideas that will be a joy for mom and you.
Hit Up the Dive Bar. Unconventional, but remember mom wasn’t always, well mom. She got out and enjoyed life well before you were even a thought. Tip: fill up on a high protein Southern Recipe Original pork rind snack before hitting the town.
Pull out a long lost memory. Share a fun – or funny – memory. Find that first-grade photo with the bad haircut or reminisce about the time she chauffeured you around on that awkward first date. Reliving the memory will bring joy to mom, and yes a little embarrassment to you.
Don’ts: a) don’t get her something that she hates (for example, if she hates to vacuum, don’t get her a new vacuum cleaner). b) don’t fight with your family on her day. Crunch on some Bar-B-Que rinds instead of your siblings. c) don’t forget to at least call, no matter how old you are, you still are her little baby.
Ok, all you Pork Rind Lovers let’s go old school with an outdoor activity you may not have done since you were a kid. Let’s have a picnic!
First step is to plan ahead and check the forecast. The whole point of going on a picnic is to take advantage of the great outdoors, so choose your spot on a day when the weather doesn’t “rain” on your day.
Second step is to follow the following packing list:
A comfortable blanket to sit on (stay away from the old blanket that you found in the trunk your of the car).
A cooler for items that need to be kept cold (well, you do need to ice down the libations). Freeze bottled water or lemonade and use as ice packs to keep the leakage down.
Packing your goodies – You don’t need to get an old-fashioned wicker basket (do they even make those anymore?), but use something sturdy for a carrying case.
As for food, you don’t need to go overboard. Keep it simple, premade sandwiches, boneless chicken, fruit and multiple bags of Southern Recipe Pork Rinds (you were wondering when we were going to add them).
Plastic storage containers and plastic storage bags. These items keep the spillage down while also keeping food separated and fresh.
The question is … why isn’t National Beer Day on the same day as National Pork Rind Appreciation Day, also celebrated on the same day as the “Big Game”? There’s nothing better than eating pig skins while tossing around the old pigskin, and there’s nothing like a refreshing beverage while watching the Big Game.
But really, who doesn’t like to partake in a cold one with a bag of Southern Recipe pork rinds or pork cracklins? In honor of this special day, we thought it would be a good idea to pair up some of your favorite rinds with a few different beers.
American Light Lager, Blonde (the beer not the barmaid) or Amber Lager pairs well with pizza, pretzels, shrimp and Southern Recipe Salt & Vinegar rinds.
There’s no reason we can’t extend the fun we have on April Fools’ Day beyond just one day.
Here are few classic pranks that never go out of style (just be aware, you know what they say about paybacks).
Take yellow onions and dip them in melted chocolate or caramel to make them look like candied apples. Don’t forget to sprinkle chopped nuts on top. Make sure you have plenty of Southern Recipe Bar-B-Que pork rinds on hand to offer as a peace offering!
Rubber band the kitchen sink sprayer handle so that it immediately sprays out as someone turns on the faucet.
Leave a note on a friends’ car apologizing for scratching/denting their car (don’t forget to disguise your handwriting). They’ll go crazy looking for the scratch.
Change the language on your colleague’s computer – they’ll think their company is part of a corporate takeover.
Hard boil all the eggs in the refrigerator and place them back in the carton.
When finished with your favorite Southern Recipe Pork Rind favor, take the empty bag and fill it with a different pork rind brand, carefully seal the top and offer to your friends. What?!? Now, we’ve crossed the line – that’s just cruel!
Let’s get ready for the hoppiest (sorry about that) holiday around … Easter! Whether you’re hosting a big family brunch or bringing a dish to the in-laws, we have the ultimate recipes to “rind” out the day.
Fried Green Tomatoes
A southern classic with a crunchy twist! Using pork rinds will give the tomatoes a crunchy texture and a savory flavor that will make any mouth water. Find a delicious recipe for Fried Green Tomatoes here!
Shrimp and Grits
So good, you’ll swear the shrimp are pork’s swimming cousin. Try our recipe for Shrimp and Grits here!
Cheddar is always better when you add pork rinds to the mix. Give this recipe a go for Cheddar Biscuits and impress the family!
National Chip and Dip Day is fast approaching and we think it’s time to skip the chip and change the name to National Rind and Dip Day. Forget about those thin potato or bland tortilla chips, when you need a hearty scoop to handle these dips, you need the almighty pork rind.
Try these big, bold, hearty dips, and you just might skip dinner.