Friday, 3 July 2009


A time for backyard barbeques, fun with family and friends and some FUN FACTS from Alexxa!!! Hope all of you enjoy these tiny tidbits of trivia!

Although we do not have a fixed menu for the celebration of the Fourth, you can almost count on traditional favorites such as hamburgers and hot dogs, chicken, ribs, garden salads, potato salad, chips and watermelon. Just to give you an idea of where all these yummy things are coming from:
* There's a 1-in-6 chance the beef on your backyard grill came from Texas. The Lone Star State is the leader in the production of cattle and calves.
* The chicken on your barbecue grill probably came from one of the top broiler-producing states: Georgia, Arkansas, Alabama, North Carolina and Mississippi.
* The lettuce in your salad or on your hamburger probably was grown in California, which accounts for nearly three-quarters of USA lettuce production.
* Fresh tomatoes in your salad most likely came from Florida or California, which when combined, produced more than two-thirds of U.S. tomatoes.
* The ketchup on your hamburger or hot dog probably came from California, which accounted for 95 percent of processed tomato production last year.
* As to potato salad or potato chips or fries, Idaho and Washington produces about one-half of the nation's spuds.
* For dessert, six states — California, Florida, Texas, Georgia, Arizona and Indiana — combined to produce about 80 percent of watermelons last year.
Anyone want to come to my house? RIBS are on the menu....YUMMMMY!
The British are Coming!!
* These days, this cry applies to tourists rather than "redcoats." Nearly 5 million tourists from the UK visited the United States in a recent year, more than from any other country except Japan.
* $74 billionDollar volume of trade last year between the United States and the United Kingdom, making the U.K., our adversary in 1776, our sixth-leading trading partner today.

Here's Tribe, wishing all those who celebrate, a Happy and Safe Fouth of July!!!!

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