This article is a quick list of common foods that are safe storing in a lunch box at room temperature. It also features the items that require special care. Read up and get those lunch boxes packed full of yummy treats!
The U.S. Army marks its 241st anniversary June 14. On that date in 1775, the Continental Congress established the Army and named George Washington its commanding general. Today, DeCA provides the commissary benefit for all military services.
Plan on 1 pound per person for a regular bone-in turkey; about 1/3 pound per person for a boneless breast or turkey roast. Allow more, if you want plenty of leftovers, or to accommodate guests who favor only white or only dark meat.
Hams may be fresh, cured, or cured and smoked. They can be ready-to-eat, fully cooked, partially cooked, or cook-before-eating, and can be wet-cured, dry-cured and aged, or not cured at all. Here’s a guide to help!
Courtesy of the USDA, use this chart for reference when preparing beef for consumption. This guide includes beef cut, weight, oven temperature, approximate cooking time and tips for safely cooking beef products. Get ready for a yummy BBQ!
Whatever variety you choose, look for apples free of bruises and firm to the touch. Apples stored in the refrigerator will last up to 10 times longer than those left at room temperature. Use this guide to determine what apples are best for you!
If your favorite ice cream flavor is vanilla, you're in good company – vanilla has been America's first-choice flavor for a very long time. Use this helpful article to learn more about why we all love ice cream!
Whatever brand of hot dogs you choose, be careful not to condemn them to death by boiling. Read these helpful cooking tips to make sure they are heated through – moist on the outside and very lightly browned is just about right.
Courtesy of The Cattleman’s Beef Board, this doneness chart will help you roast your desired doneness. For best results, insert a thermometer in the center of the thickest part of the roast reads 5° to 10° below final temperature.
A detailed guide for grilling your favorite veggies! Including: Asparagus, bell peppers, cabbage, carrots, corn on the cob, eggplant, garlic, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, potatoes and zucchini. Fire up the grill!
The Defense Commissary Agency has chosen the names “Freedom’s Choice™” and “HomeBase™” for its private label product assortment. Plans to start promoting Freedom’s Choice and HomeBase have already begun.
Turkeys can be thawed using one of three methods, but the safest, most foolproof, and most recommended is to thaw them in the refrigerator. In addition to being the safest method, this will also result in the best finished product.