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Just in the Nick of Time … it’s Picnic Day!

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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:

  1. A comfortable blanket to sit on (stay away from the old blanket that you found in the trunk your of the car).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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).
  5. Plastic storage containers and plastic storage bags.  These items keep the spillage down while also keeping food separated and fresh.
  6. Plates, forks, knives, napkins, cups and bowls if you decide to share our Bar-B-Que rinds. Or keep clean up simple by making Walking Tacos.
  7. Sunscreen and bug spray.
  8. Magazines, books, Frisbee, baseball mitt, board games and music.
  9. A corkscrew if you bring a bottle of wine.
  10. It’s a great time to try craft beers. Check out our tips on pairing some of your favorite rinds and food with different types of beers.
  11. Trash bags and “wet ones” type towelettes for cleanup.

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Cheers to Beer Day

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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.

So, this month give a toast to the liquid gold … but remember to enjoy your rinds responsibility.

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Six April Fools’ Day Pranks You Can Play All Year Long

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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).

  1. 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!
  2. Rubber band the kitchen sink sprayer handle so that it immediately sprays out as someone turns on the faucet.
  3. 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.
  4. Change the language on your colleague’s computer – they’ll think their company is part of a corporate takeover.
  5. Hard boil all the eggs in the refrigerator and place them back in the carton.
  6. 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!

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Bunny Hop to These Skins

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.
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Macaroni and Cheese
There’s nothing quite like a southern recipe using Southern Recipe Pork Rinds. Ooey, gooey goodness. Find a great Macaroni and Cheese recipe here!
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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!
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Shrimp and Grits
So good, you’ll swear the shrimp are pork’s swimming cousin. Try our recipe for Shrimp and Grits here!
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Cheddar Biscuits
Cheddar is always better when you add pork rinds to the mix. Give this recipe a go for Cheddar Biscuits and impress the family!

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Skip the Chip, Not This Dip

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.
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5 Ingredient White Queso Dip
We like this dip because everyone has these simple ingredients in their pantry. It pairs well will Southern Recipe Hot & Spicy Pork Rinds. Get this 5 Ingredient White Queso Dip recipe now!

Classic Cowboy Dip
Yippee-ki-yay … whether you’re on a cattle drive or commuter drive, this is the perfect salsa recipe to dip into when the day is done. Pairs well with Southern Recipe Original Pork Rinds. Find the recipe for this Classic Cowboy Dip here!

Mango Bango Salsawhite-queso-pork-rind Skip the Chip, Not This Dip
Your mouth will do the tango with this fresh mango salsa recipe. Hey, mon … when you dip ’em with Southern Recipe Bar-B-Que Pork Rinds you bring the flavor of the islands to any party. Get this easy recipe for Mango Bango Salsa here!

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It’s the Winter Olympics … Pork Rind-Style

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Watching the Olympics and getting a hankering to join in on the competition? We’ve put together a few games … but with a warm state twist. Who needs the snow when you’ve got good ‘ol southern ingenuity?

Luge
This one is a little tricky, please proceed with caution and with your safety in mind. Go down to your auto shop and borrow their mechanic’s creeper (this is the wheeled flat dolly that allows mechanics to do work underneath your vehicle). Take it to the highest hill and push off. Ride the two-man luge with only your best friend.

Curling
This is an easy one. Pull out a few round citronella Patio Torches (round is best), grab a broom, and you’re ready to go. For added excitement light the touches!

Biathlon
The Biathlon event is where you shoot at targets throughout a cross-country skiing course. This event is a little trickier because you’ll need to strap on 2 x 4’s to your work boots and maneuver through a gravel road while shooting at road signs. Come to think of it that may just be another Saturday night in the south.

Now you’ve won your gold medal, sit back, relax and watch the Winter Olympics with a bag of Southern Recipe Pork Rinds.

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I’ve Fallen Down on Valentine’s Day and I Can’t Get Up

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Ok, the most dreaded of all the holidays is fast approaching … that’s right, we dare to utter the words, Valentine’s Day! Don’t worry guys, we’ve got you covered (you’ll thank us later, ladies). So many questions, so few answers … until now.

  1. Chocolates may be trite, but not if you show your true manly self by coating Southern Recipe Original Flavor Pork Rinds with chocolate. Nobody can resist this double trouble snack.
  2. You never, ever, never-ever ask a woman, “What do you want for Valentine’s Day?” The best present is to show that you “get her,” which means you don’t have to ask. Just listen to her, she’ll throw you a few bones. Look for comments like, “I really need a _____,” “Her necklace is so beautiful,” or “We’ve never been to that restaurant!” If she says anything like this, take the clue.
  3. You’re not 15 years old, avoid any stuffed animal holding a red heart-shaped box. In fact, bypass the entire red aisle at the local drug store.
  4. This day is not all about material things. Don’t buy the first thing you see on Amazon just because you can get it delivered the next day. No girl wants an electric razor (unless she hints, see tip #2). She’ll be more likely to let her legs go prickly in protest than use it. And no win in that one.

And remember, this day is about you and her, and about celebrating your relationship together. The most important thing is to give her your attention and show her you care, but with your own personal twist.

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Let’s Dance, Let’s Celebrate

SR-PRAD Let's Dance, Let's CelebrateWe’re all about celebrations. Run out of gas as you coast into the gas station, celebrate. Snag the last bag of Southern Recipe pork rindsreally celebrate. NFL allowing touchdown celebrations – celebrate and celebrate again.

Which leads us to our annual Pork Rind Appreciation Day celebration.  This year we’re honoring the original Touchdown Dancer, Billy “White Shoes” Johnson with his very own game, Gridiron Groovin’. It’s easy to enter.  Visit PorkRinds.com, select your favorite touchdown dance moves and you’re automatically entered to win $2,500 and pork rind prizes. That’s it. Plus, each day you play up to the Big Game, you’ll be helping the rind-worthy charity, Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund.

Think you got the skills to dance like a pro in the end zone? Well, it doesn’t skills, just ability to celebrate. And we know you got that.

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Deck the Halls, Y’all

‘Tis the season for … gift shopping! Although we don’t have all the answers to your holiday shopping woes, we do have three tips to keep you from getting too “Blitzen-ed” about gift giving.

SR-deck-the-hall Deck the Halls, Y'allGive experiences rather than objects.
People who receive gifts, such as football tickets or a trip on the Bourbon Trail, feel more connected to the gift giver than people who receive material items. And by giving an experience, you’ll both make memories.

Shop online.
It’s quicker, and you’ll have more of an opportunity to comparison shop. Who has time to fight the mall crowd … don’t get us started on the parking lot. If you have a gift snoop on your hands, make sure you clear your browser history. Idea: Southern Recipe pork rinds and snacks. Hey, we all gotta eat!

Be charitable.
Ok, so some crazy person on your list really has everything he or she needs. This is an easy one. Find something they’re passionate about and donate to that cause. There are thousands of charities helping so many causes.

All this generosity makes us hungry.
Here’s how to fuel up while you’re on the go.

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