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Tuesday was supposed to be a picnic in the park with the kids.
We had the fixings for sandwiches a blanket and a Frisbee. My wife had a bag full of deli meat, cheese from Applegate.
The Applegate Naturals meats are our choice because they are antibiotic free. They come from humanely raised turkeys, pigs and whatever animal produces Genoa salami — more pigs I think. Their tagline for beef products is, “Our cows are on grass.”
Despite the lack of nitrates that make other deli meat moist, the smoked turkey and roasted turkey breast were both moist and delicious. The sodium in both turkey choices were 360 mg — not extremely low, but not bad for meat with no added nitrates. The uncured Black Forest ham contains only the nitrates naturally occurring in sea salt and celery powder.
Applegate’s website (applegate.com) is worth checking out just for the deli counter video. You have to watch it to understand. Imagine if Chick-fil-A cows talked. It’s sort of like that.
I watched the video on the Applegate website while we waited for the rain to stop. I also cleaned the kitchen and took the dog for a walk. Coming in with wet shoes and a drenched dog, I decided a picnic was out. Thankfully, I had everything I needed for lunch, because by this point, the kids were all starving.
I did take the time to put the sandwich stuff on Wilton Armetale. We have a couple collections of the dishes that shine like silver, but can be abused by a family without losing a family heirloom. So today, the bread went in the Flutes and Pearls oblong bowl.
The healthy choice always seems to be unpopular among the juice-box crowd. Grace likes strawberries — but not local ones — just those from Costco. The Kayla loves green grapes. But for her, they start going bad seconds after they are removed from the vine, whether they originated from an organic vineyard outside Traverse City, or came to Michigan via train from Argentina. Despite their pickiness, all four kids enjoyed something from the Applegate deli. The boys liked the meat, while both girls enjoyed sandwiches with the cheddar. I’m the only one who would touch the Sir Kensington’s Spicy Brown Mustard. It’s made with Maple Syrup, which maybe all brown mustard is, but Sir Kensington uses only Vermont Maple Syrup. Suddenly, I’m thinking waffles sound good for dinner.
I wonder how brown mustard would taste on waffles?
Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen