NATIONAL CHICKEN MONTH – September

For over two decades, the National Chicken Council has banded together with major chicken producers in the U.S. to promote chicken sales in September. As a result, September is known as National Chicken Month! This once slow month, as the summer grilling season waned, has turned into one of the year’s best performing sales periods. …
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NATIONAL ROAST LEG OF LAMB DAY – May 7

Each year on May 7th, National Roast Leg of Lamb Day makes a menu suggestion worthy of a celebration.  The leg of lamb is a mild and tender cut of meat that, when roasted, is a unique and tasty dish to many.  A typical preparation involves covering the leg of lamb with butter, rosemary sprigs pushed inside …
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NATIONAL PRIME RIB DAY

National Prime Rib Day annually recognizes this special meal favorite on April 27th each year. Sometimes known as the “King of Meats,” Prime Rib is a choice cut from one of the eight prime cuts of beef. A rubbed-on seasoned and then slow-roasted prime rib will give you a deliciously tender, tasty main course. Find many …
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NATIONAL COLORADO DAY

April 12th recognizes the Centennial State and the 38th state to join the Union on National Colorado Day.The first of the Four Corner States, Colorado is dominated by the Rocky Mountains. Prehistoric Colorado comes to life in the Florissant Fossil Beds. Discover one of the most abundant deposits of fossils in the world while taking in …
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NATIONAL BLOODY MARY DAY

For all those who celebrated more than they should have, National Bloody Mary Day serves up one of the world’s most popular hangover cures on January 1st. It would seem the Bloody Mary is the product of several hard day’s nights, lackluster cocktails, and seemingly tasteless liquor. When the Russian Revolution pressed fleeing men into …
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NATIONAL MONTE CRISTO DAY – September 17

On September 17th, National Monte Cristo Day recognizes the indulgent and delicious sandwich.   A Monte Cristo is a fried ham and cheese sandwich. The French sandwich called the croque-monsieur inspired the Monte Cristo. However, the sandwich goes by other names, too. If you find a menu with French Sandwich, Toasted Ham Sandwich, or a French …
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NATIONAL BARBEQUE MONTH

National Barbecue Month in May encourages us to break out our special recipes and get some mouthwatering deliciousness started. Whether you prefer charcoal, wood, or gas, barbecuing is fundamentally a slow cooking method over indirect heat. While the type of protein and seasonings vary, each part of the country specializes in their own flavors and …
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Zoo & Aquarium Month – June

National Zoo and Aquarium Month is an excellent time to plan your trip and make a donation to favorite zoo or aquarium. Launch into summer by visiting an aquarium or zoo near you. All around the country, parks are gearing up for visitors. They offer programs all year round regarding the wildlife they support that are educational …
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Jen’s Gyros

The trick to these, like so many have discovered. Is getting the texture and spices into those delectable slices of Gyro meat. After much research, trial and error this is what I have perfected. As this takes a good bit of time and work, I highly recommend making the meat ahead of time in enough …
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Greek Gyros Meat

1lb ground lamb1 lb ground beef3 Tbsp minced garlic1 Tbsp Onion powder1 1/2 tsp Marjoram1 tsp Rosemary1/2 tsp salt1 tsp black pepper Directions Preheat oven to 325° Add beef, lamb, onion powder, garlic, marjoram, rosemary, salt and pepper to food processor. Process for 1 – 2 minutes until thick paste forms. Smooth mixture onto lined …
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