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TURKEY TIME!

Well, it’s hard to believe but it’s that time of year again – TURKEY TIME!!  And, you just can’t talk about turkeys without thinking about the wonderful tasting fresh turkeys that Rogers sells and distributes.  In this blog, I want to talk about the special Fresh Free Range Turkey we…

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The Closer to the Bone – The Sweeter the Meat?

“The Closer to the Bone–The Sweeter the Meat –Last Slice of Virginia Ham is the Best that you can Eat” This 1957 song by Louis Prima wasn’t really referring to meat or chicken—but political correctness keeps me from going there.  However, this phrase really does have a mythological (or not)…

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What Would the Colonel Think?

Yes, I am talking about KFC, or Kentucky Fried Chicken, as us old folks remember it by.  We grew up with Kentucky Fried Chicken being represented by Colonel Harlan Sanders – the white haired, white suited founder and spokesman. Last week, the KFC Corporation announced that by 2018 all their…

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Euthanasia for my Chickens

Most of you reading this blog probably like eating various forms of chicken products – thank goodness!  But, before you even get to enjoy that tasty morsel a lot has already gone into the processing of those birds.  So today, I want to talk a bit about how the birds…

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“A Chicken in Every Pot!”

Well, we now have a new President of the United States.  This prompted me to explain the age old quote “A Chicken in Every Pot.” This might be one of the most miss assigned quotes in political history.  Four different Presidents have been credited with this quote.  The most associated with…

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Gobble, Gobble!

It’s November so how could I do a blog on anything other than the National Bird of America—the Turkey!!  Well, it’s not really the National Bird (the National Bird is the Bald Eagle) but Ben Franklin lobbied hard to make the turkey the National Bird.  He was against the Bald…

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Woody Breasts

As I have mentioned in previous blogs—-the average weight of chickens has soared in the past 50 years.  In 1955 the average weight of a chicken was 3.07# while today it is 6.24#!!!!!  More than double.  And that is just the average.  Many growers are raising birds close to 10#. …

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Mutant Chickens

I was around for the beginning of Kentucky Fried Chicken and oh how I loved it.  The Colonels 11 herbs and spices (which I am pretty sure included MSG) really made that chicken tasty and popular.  Back then they were the first chain to cut and serve the chicken in…

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Survey Says??

Survey Says?? Moms prefer seafood over chicken.  I am so bummed. The most recent data shows that on Mother’s Day——-26% of all Moms wanted seafood——–18% wanted ethnic food (Italian, Mexican, Sushi, etc)——-16% wanted steak——12% wanted buffet——-and only 9% wanted chicken.  Go Figure.  Chicken just barely beat BBQ at 8%.  I…

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The Dark Side Of Chicken

JOIN THE DARK SIDE (OF CHICKEN).  Well not really—chicken is a wonderful and delicious protein that is good and good for you.  What I am referring to is the dark meat portion of the bird—especially referring to the boneless skinless thigh meat.   It always seems to get the short end of…

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