Tips for Graduation-Party Success

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Well, you’ve done it! You’ve gotten your child through school and now it’s time to celebrate. Whether your loved one has recently conquered college, high school or kindergarten – a celebration is in order. Small or large-scale events, it’s important to mark these occasions. As a personal family member used to say, “You swallowed the hog, don’t choke on the tail!” Get busy planning a graduation party that he or she will remember for years to come. Here are some helpful tips to get you on your way:

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Murphysboro “Praise The Lard”

praise the lardWe are heading out to one of the best BBQ contest in the country. It is put on by Mike Mills and his crew at 17th Street Bar & Grill. It is one of the few dual-sanctioned contest which means it has both KCBS and MBN or MIM competitions.  We are going to compete in both contest and we are looking forward to it. Make sure and check out the events for Saturday under “Live Music” I will be officiating.

Thanksgiving Food Safety Tips

ham turkey 024General food safety tips to keep you and your guests healthy this Thanksgiving.

  • Thaw your turkey in the refrigerator, microwave or submerged in a sink (change the water every half hour) for maximum safety.
  • Use soap and water to wash all places that touched raw turkey.
  • Roast the turkey until the temperature taken at the thickest part of the thigh reaches 180 degrees F.
  • Keep cold foods cold, and hot foods hot. If dinner is delayed make sure that foods are kept at temperatures below 40 degrees or above 140 degrees.
  • Enjoy dinner, but don’t forget to refrigerate leftovers within two hours.
  • You must eat leftovers within 2-4 days, freeze them, or throw them away.

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Certified Hereford Beef

logoWe have formed a partnership with the Certified Hereford Beef Program and have been providing our customers with this top quality beef. Marla has a loin before we sliced it and on the other side is the finished product in our cooler.  These have turned out better than any others we have tried.