SUMMER DAYS AND NIGHTS BRING JULY FUN

July is our favorite month of the year; time to gather friends for a day at the water park or pool, have a s'mores party and hit the drive-in movie theatre. With all that fun going on, we've got the tips and tricks to make this July one for the books:

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1. MAKE A SPLASH

Play hooky from work or your daily routine and hit the pool or a water park. Slipping down a water slide is the perfect way to enjoy the summer sun—just don't forget sunscreen!

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2. FIREWORKS WITH FRIENDS

Join in Fourth of July fun by watching your town's firework celebration, then end the festivities with the perfect pairing of s'mores and board games.

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3. HIT THE ROAD

Going on a vacation by car? Long drives are made more bearable with a yummy breakfast in hand. The perfect recipe for a fun morning ride? Coffee + Farmland Ham & Cheese Biscuits.

GoingSlow Cooker Pork Carnitas
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4. HAVE A BLOCKBUSTER EVENING

New summer movie releases always leave us hanging on the edge of our seat. Grab pals and a cooler of favorite snacks for a visit to the nearest drive-in movie theatre, and don't forget the crunchy caramel popcorn for a sweet twist on a traditional movie night treat.

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5. STOCK UP

Spend an evening cooking up pork chops, brats, ham and other main courses to freeze or refrigerate for future meals. Cooking ahead of time is a lifesaver for those hot nights when slavin' over a stove just seems unbearable. Our favorite heat wave fix? A Cook's Ham Steak Pasta Salad.

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