December 14th, 2012

USDA Allows More Meat at School

Now THAT’S some meat! Bacon-wrapped filet mignon and crabcakes.

Now, this is not the kind of thing served in the school cafeteria (especially with the white wine pairing) but we’re one step closer to it with the USDA allowing more meat at lunchtime.

Believe me, I’ll bet there are some students who would LOVE to see that plate above in the cafeteria line. Minus the wine.

It won’t be quite that good, but the Agricultural Department plans to do away with the limits on meat in school lunches. They’ll scrap the maximum daily and weekly limits that were previously imposed.

Parents and lawmakers complained that students weren’t getting enough meat to satisfy their hunger.


Some students even put together this pro-meat video to voice their distaste for the limits. Absolute genius.

I particularly love the “I Heart Beef” T-shirt the kid is wearing.

Say it loud! Say it proud!

Well, for once, their efforts struck a chord and the limits have been banished.

Free speech rocks.

Mess with the bull, you get the horns.

Carry on, meat eaters!

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October 15th, 2012

Is Prime Rib Prime Beef?

…and other burning questions answered.

Have you ever wondered is Prime Rib prime beef? (Answer:  Not necessarily. And probably not.)

Is Prime Rib Prime Beef

The prime rib name refers to where the beef is cut from, not its grade.

But this article is a good refresher on beef grades and other beefy distinctions if you need a quick guide.

It always helps to brush up on your beef knowledge so that you can make the best choices for the recipes you try.

Click here to read more on this topic that never fails to make me drool!

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September 7th, 2012

USDA Prime Time

So, I told you it’s National Prime Beef Month. But how to you proclaim to the world your love of this carefully selected and inspected beef?


…your very own USDA Prime T-shirt.

Now I’ll admit, this shirt is probably proclaiming your love for yourself more than succulent beef, but just let people guess what it truly means. That’s the mystery of you. And the reason why you can pull off this shirt.

If anyone asks, just tell ’em it’s National Prime Beef Month and you’re just doing your part. Case closed.

You can get this fabulous shirt here. And to really get into the spirit of the month you can get some real USDA Prime beef here.

September just might be my favorite month!

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