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National Mustard Day – Saturday, August 3rd!

by Pennie on July 31, 2013

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Did you know that August 3rd is National Mustard Day?  Fitting, since we just had National Hot Dog day a couple of weeks ago!  And I’m happy to celebrate the ONLY (for me) condiment that goes on a plain hot dog!

You could celebrate by visiting the National Mustard Museum near Madison, WI.  This year’s visitors can expect a fun-filled day for the entire family when National Mustard Day 2013 kicks off at 10 a.m. and festivities continue all day until 4 p.m.

National Mustard Day 2013 Activities include:

  • Opening ceremonies with Dr. Mustard
    • Onsite appearances by the French’s® Mustard Man
  • Live music by the Red Hot Horn Dawgs
  • Free Hot Dogs (*mustard required)
  • Mustard Games that raise money for Restoring Hope Transplant House
  • Magic by Wayne the Wizard
  • Klements onsite grilling brats
  • Oscar Mayer Weinermobile
  • FREE Mustard sampling

Too far to go? Why not create a mustard worthy menu for the entire family with great recipe ideas from French’s, America’s #1 selling mustard.

Here are a couple of recipes from www.frenchsfoods.com.  Visit to find more!

Salmon

SALMON WITH DIJON SAUCE

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins

4  (6 oz.)             salmon fillets Salt and pepper to taste
1/3 cup               FRENCH’S® Dijon Mustard
3 tbsp.                olive oil
3 tbsp.                lemon juice
1 tsp.                  minced garlic

1. SEASON salmon with salt and pepper. Place into greased baking dish, skin side down.

2. MIX remaining ingredients. Reserve 1/3 cup sauce. Spread remaining sauce over salmon pieces.

3. BAKE salmon at 400°F for 10 to 15 min. until salmon is cooked through. Serve with the reserved mustard sauce.

Makes 4 servings

MacNCheeseEASY CHEESY MAC & CHEESE

Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:35 mins

8 oz.                           uncooked elbow macaroni (4 cups cooked)
1 (10 3/4 oz.) can   CAMPBELL’S® Condensed Cheddar Cheese Soup
1 ½ cups                   milk
2 to 3 tbsp.                FRENCH’S® Classic Yellow® Mustard
3 cups (12 oz.)          shredded American or Cheddar cheese
2 tbsp.                         butter, cut into pieces

1.  COOK macaroni according to package directions using shortest cooking time. Drain and place into greased 2-qt. baking dish.

2.  MIX soup, milk and mustard. Pour over pasta and stir in 2 cups cheese. Top with butter.

3.  BAKE at 350°F for 30 min. or until hot and bubbly. Stir. Top with remaining cheese. Bake 5 min. until cheese melts.

Makes 6 servings

Variation: substitute other types of shredded cheese such as Jack, Mexican blend or sharp Cheddar.

One of the reasons I highlighted their Mac & Cheese recipe is that I’ve always added a touch of mustard to my own Mac & Cheese recipe!  It adds that little extra zing.  Other family recipes where we use mustard are my daughter’s Potato Salad (people rave for it) and my own Southern Pulled Pork with Gold Sauce.  I’ve been using mustard for cooking since I was a kid.  I’m pretty sure we could have a full dinner where every dish contains some flavor of French’s mustard!

Enjoy Saturday celebrating the Classic Yellow Mustard that was first introduced in 1904 at the St. Louis World’s Fair!

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