April 27- National Prime Rib Day

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Food Facts on Prime Rib

  • A standing rib roast is a cut of beef from the primal rib, which is one of the eight cuts of beef.
  • A rib eye roast is cooked without the bones.
  • A rib eye steak result from removing the bones and most of the fat and lesser muscles.
  • Look for a prime rib that has a good marbling and bright color, which adds to its juiciness and tenderness.
  • The prime rib is a highly coveted piece of meat that usually draws long lines at dinner parties and holiday gatherings.

April 26 – National Pretzel Day

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Food Facts of Pretzels

  • A pretzel is a baked food made from dough.
  • 1800 Southern German and Swiss German immigrants who became known as the Pennsylvania Dutch introduced soft pretzels and pretzel bakery businesses.
  • The annual United States pretzel industry is worth over $550 million.
  • The average American consumes about 1.5 pounds of pretzels per year.
  • A privately run “Pretzel Museum” opened in Philadelphia in 1993 and gives each customer a free pretzel on this day.

April 24 – National Pigs in a Blanket Day

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Food Facts of Pigs in a Blanket

  • Pigs in a Blanket refers to cut up hot dogs or small cocktail wieners wrapped in dough.
  • Typically served at parties or social gatherings and often dipped in mustard, truly a crowd pleaser.
  • There are a many variations on this appetizer, sausages can be used for the pig part and croissants or pancakes for the blanket.
  • Those with an Eastern -European decent, Pigs in a Blanket often means stuffed cabbage.
  • Pigs in a Blanket can be accompanied with “Devils on Horseback” which is an appetizer of prunes wrapped in bacon.