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Fun Facts for the Fourth!

The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays, because it is a chance to celebrate not only our nation’s independence, and all of the freedoms that we enjoy because of it, and it is a wonderful time to gather with friends and family and enjoy some great food and people!
 
Our family has a cookout every year, complete with barbeque and lots of side dishes, potluck style.  Pork BBQ is always on the menu for our family, mostly because it is an easy way to serve a lot of people, but burgers, hot dogs and chicken generally make an appearance as well.  In honor of some of these foods, we wanted to share some “Fun Facts for the Fourth”!
 
According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC), Americans will eat approximately 150 million hot dogs on July 4th, with the majority (61%) preferring beef hot dogs, followed by pork at 12% and turkey at 7%.  (You can check out more hot dog facts from NHDSC here!)
 
Are you more of a beef person?  BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com shares some interesting facts about different types of beef dishes, and where they are popular across the country in this great infographic!
 
 
They even have some recipes, if you’re up for trying something different (you can check them out here).  I think the burger bar is a neat idea!
 
What is your favorite meat or side dish for the Fourth?  Whatever your preference, as you celebrate America’s Independence, we hope that you enjoy your time with friends and family, and some terrific food raised by the farmers across the nation who work so hard to produce safe, healthy, affordable food every day.
 
Happy Fourth of July!
 
Monday, July 03, 2017
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