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Hello There Bloggin World, Thoughts for Thanksgiving in our Country Today

Do you think the History of Thanksgiving Day matters to people anymore? Is the current meaning of a holiday celebration or Family tradition important more than it’s roots? With all the new Electronics, I see division in families across the world. Lack of communication. How will our Youth survive without the knowledge of simple things, family dinners, game time, outdoors? Communication is the utmost important thing for each individual to learn. How is this happening that our Youth is turning to devices to communicate instead of face to face…how will they handle emotions, job interviews, family problems? Do you think it will matter to them the Family time…doing simple things learning to love each other? We should all take a step back and remember to be thankful for the each other and to reach out and show love.

National Hot Dog Day

National Hot Dog Day in the USA Date in the current year: July 23, 2016

National Hot Dog Day in the USANational Hot Dog Day is an informal holiday in the United States celebrated on July 23. It was established by National Hot Dog and Sausage Council. Hot Dog Day celebrates hot dogs as one of the staples of American cuisine.

A hot dog is a cooked sausage served in a sliced bun, typically with garnishes and condiments. Sausages (also known as frankfurters) were brought to the United States by German immigrants in the 19th century. Over the years, hot dogs have become one of the most popular street foods in the USA.

The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council was established in 1994 by the American Meat Institute, the largest and oldest trade association that represents the U.S. meat and poultry industry. The Council is dedicated to providing consumers and media with information concerning nutrition, preparation, safety and quality of sausages and hot dogs as iconic American foods.

The Council designated July 23 as National Hot Dog Day and July as National Hot Dog Month. It organizes and sponsors numerous events held across the United States. The proceedings from the events are often given to charity.

To celebrate National Hold Dog Day, invite your friends over for a cookout and enjoy delicious hot dogs with your favorite condiments and garnishes.

Improving the Environment

Helping the Environment

Helping the Environment

Roger Wood Foods continues to be proactive to improve the environment by recently purchasing this unit for enhanced treatment and cleaning of its facilities wastewaters.  This unit is called a Lamella Carlifier and is manufactured by Parkson Inc. and has been reconditioned by Metchem Inc.  It’s purpose is to remove/separate organic solids from the wastewater allowing cleaner pre-treated waters to be discharged into the City’s system for continued treatment.  The Lamella Clarifier and system is the 2nd of a 3 phase plan to improve Roger Woods Overall pre-treatments system keeping up with ever more stringent environmental regulations.  While these systems remain costly, Roger Wood Foods is commited to being a respected steward of the Environment, as well as producing outstanding Food and Meat products.

Christopher Spencer

Waste Water

It’s Summer Time and Hot Dog Time…..

Memorial Day marked the beginning of what in the hot dog industry is called Peak Season!

Beginning Memorial Day weekend and running through the Labor Day weekend we Americans will eat an estimated 7 billion hot dogs.  That averages out to 818 dogs eaten every second! Wow!!!

In Five weeks, on Independence Day, July Fourth, we will eat about 150 Million hot dogs alone. That is enough to stretch  from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles a little more than five times.

At Major league baseball parks in 2015 almost 20 Million hot dogs were sold and millions more were sold at minor league parks and will be again this season.

Please be sure to check out our many Products from Sausage, To Bun Masters, Great Grillers, Hot N Spicy and Texas Pete Beef  and many more.  Like us on Facebook at Rogerwoodfoods.com and help us be a part of this History!  Thank you !

Baseball and Hot Dogs

Baseball and Hot Dogs

Recipe Showcase: Sausage Rolls

Sausage Rolls

Sausage Rolls

Savor our traditional Lumber Jack Sausage smothered in warm cream cheese rolled up in a crescent roll. Only takes 15 minutes! Continue Reading

Product Showcase: Red Hots

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Red Hots…

are a traditional wiener that has turned up the heat. Very spicy with traditional red color. Bun-sized and perfect to spice up your cook-outs!

Red Hots are truly a Roger Wood favorite. Customers enjoy the rich flavor of a Roger Wood sausage combined with the enhanced spicy taste.

Think about the ‘Toppings’ possibilities! You could spread a spicy chili on top to give it even more of a kick or a homemade Southern Slaw to cool it down. Peppers and onions. Jalapeños. Endless possibilities!

If you’ve never given them a try, you’re missing out! Throw them on the grill for your next back-yard gathering, tailgate party, family reunion- you name it. Look for Roger Wood Red Hots on your next grocery store trip!

Smoked Sausage & Cornbread Pie by Ellen Bales

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We found this hearty looking recipe on Just A Pinch Recipes’ website. With a 10 minute prep time and a 25 minute cook time, you could make this meal literally in just a pinch! We suggest using our Original Lumber Jack Smoked Sausage in this meal. Let us know what you think!

SMOKED SAUSAGE AND CORNBREAD PIE

By Ellen Bales

Ingredients

1 lb smoked sausage, cut into 1/4″ slices
1 can(s) (16 oz.) corn, drained
1 c frozen lima beans
1 can(s) (8 oz.) stewed tomatoes
1 pkg (10 oz.) cornbread mix

Directions Step-By-Step

1 Cut the sausage into 1/4-inch slices and arrange in a 2 qt. baking dish.
2 In a medium bowl, combine the vegetables.
3 Spoon vegetables over sausage. Sprinkle with salt and pepper
4 Prepare cornbread mix as directed on package. Spoon batter over vegetable and sausage mixture.
5 Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes until cornbread is golden brown.

Vintage Cheddar and Gruyere Mac and Cheese with Polish Kielbasa by Vikalinka

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Julia Frey of the food blog site, Vikalinka, created this incredible recipe using Polish Kielbasa. We can’t wait to try it using our Roger Wood Polish Lumber Jack Smoked Sausage! Thank you for sharing Mrs. Frey!

“This recipe is extremely simple and quite quick. You can experiment with any cheese you love. I usually use white cheddar (lucky for me no orange Cheddar is available in England) and whatever else I have in the fridge. In this case it was Gruyere, which created an absolutely lovely combination-extreme creaminess of Cheddar went brilliantly with the sharp taste of Gruyere.”

 

Vintage Cheddar and Gruyere Mac and Cheese with Polish Kielbasa

Author: Julia Frey of Vikalinka
  Serves: 4-6
 Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp-butter
  • 1 heaped tbsp-flour
  • 1½ cups-milk, 2% or whole
  • 200 gr- vintage cheddar, grated
  • 200 gr-Gruyere, grated
  • 1 lbs-short pasta
  • 150 gr-Polish smoked kielbasa, sliced
 
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375F/190C.
  2. Cook pasta in a large pot filled with salted water 3-4 minutes less than the package directs.
  3. While pasta is cooking make the cheese sauce. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat, blend in flour with a wire whisk.
  4. Continue cooking for 2-3 minutes while stirring the entire time, then add milk and stir.
  5. Cook the sauce for 5 minutes, it will gradually thicken, continue stirring with a wire whisk to avoid lumps.
  6. When the sauce is the desired consistency take it off the heat and stir in both cheeses, reserve a combined ¼ cup of cheese.
  7. The cheese should melt and completely incorporate into the sauce. Use your wire whisk to ensure the sauce is smooth and lump-free. (Don’t walk away from the stove the entire time the cheese sauce is cooking as it can burn quickly and/or will go lumpy if left unattended.)
  8. When your pasta is cooked drain but reserve ¼ cup of starchy water the pasta was cooking in.
  9. Return the drained pasta into the same pot and add water and cheese sauce, gently toss to coat the pasta. It should be quite runny.
  10. Mix in sliced kielbasa and transfer to a deep baking dish, sprinkle with the remaining ¼ cup of cheese.
  11. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. The top should be golden by the end of the cooking time. If the pasta still looks pale at the end of the cooking time set your oven to broil and let the top crisp up for 2-3 minutes.
  12. Serve with a simple green salad.

Read more: http://vikalinka.com/2014/11/09/vintage-cheddar-and-gruyere-mac-and-cheese-with-polish-kielbasa/#ixzz3Ou4Ms4rG

 

Where to Find Roger Wood Foods Products

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We are asked daily where to find our products.

Roger Wood products are distributed throughout eight states:

Georgia
Florida
Alabama
Tennessee
South Carolina
North Carolina
Virginia
Maryland

And we continue to grow!

 

Our product selection can be found in many locations including these customers! —>> See the Find Us page.

If you can’t find our products in your local grocery, please click on the retailer’s logo and request your Roger Wood favorite today.
OR
Go to your local store manager & request Roger Wood’s products.

Due to the high cost of shipping, we are unable to ship to individual customers.

Product Showcase: Polish Lumber Jack

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Our Polish Style Lumber Jack is straight from the old country. Seasoned with traditional Polish flavors such as garlic and black pepper in a natural smoked casing. If you enjoy our Original and Spicy Lumber Jack Smoked Sausage, you are sure to love the robust flavors of the Polish Style.

There are tons of recipes on the internet featuring Polish smoked sausage, but here are a few of our favorites that we made right here in the Roger Wood Foods kitchen.  Continue Reading