Archive - Nov 21, 2009
I must admit, I am not a big fan of paid posts on blogs. I’ve read many paid posts as I surf blogs and most of them are uninteresting content promoting uninteresting content. However, this morning, I found two blog posts that caught my attention. First, I found Freaky Frugalite’s post a lot of turkeys will be there. It was a paid review of Jones Soda’s “ORIGINAL Tofurkey & Gravy Soda”. I must admit, tofurkey and gravy soda sound original, but I don’t think it is something I will serve on my table.
Jenn at My Kids are My World has two great posts up about Tofurky and gravy soda. It is fun reading and reinforces my desire not to try the soda.
With that, let me get to my recommendations: When I drive home from Virginia and cross Pennsylvania on Interstate 78, I often stop at Dietrichs Meats in Krumsville, PA. They describe themselves as an authentic Pennsylvania Dutch Butcher Shop. Typically, I stop and pick up something small to eat and some of the soda. This time, I picked up a case of Reading Draft White Birch Beer and Reading Draft Sarsaparilla Soda. I’m not a big soda drinker, but these are also sodas that have authentic character. I also picked up a sixteen pound smoked ham.
h to feed twenty people, so had a nice ham dinner. Then Kim took some of the ham to her parents for their dinner when they returned from a long trip. We had a few days of leftover ham and we’re still working on it.
Kim suggested that we make Ham and Coke. It didn’t seem quite right to pour Coke on a nice smoked ham, but I did, and let it bake in the over on a low heat for a long time. When we ate the ham, you couldn’t taste the coke, but the house filled up with a wonderful smoked smell and the ham was delicious.
So, there’s my unpaid response to a couple paid posts. Seems like Jones Soda hit on a good idea for paid posts, and I’ve enjoyed reading Rebecca and Jenn’s posts about their soda. However, I enjoyed even more, the ham and the soda that I picked up at Dietrich’s meats in Pennsylvania and if people send me free soda or hams, I’ll enjoy them.