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Mission Barbecue: What in the Sam Hill is in their Dangerously Delicious Collard Greens?!

Have you ever had an item off of a menu that smelled and tasted so good that it left you wondering what was in it afterwards? Well, that has been my experience at a restaurant named Mission Barbecue.

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Mission Barbecue now has me on a “mission” to find and share what makes their Collard Greens taste so good. Would you believe I have ever looked them up before, this is positively shocking because all who know me, knows that I wear the title:

“The Duchess of Research”

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So join me, as I go on a mission to search out some of the menu items. I am almost afraid to look.

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But not THAT afraid, so continue reading.

Disclaimer: I will only look up some basic menu items, not necessarily items I eat, but items my family and friends have sworn by. If you do not have time to read the content below, I will save you save time upfront.

After viewing their nutritional facts, I can safely conclude their menu items are full of calories, fat, and sodium. This may be partly the reason behind everything tasting so good. After reading their their nutritional website, my countenance have fallen, I may have to lay off of their collard greens indefinitely.

Exhibit A – Collard Greens (FOUND THE CULPRIT! MSG) Their ribs, meat loaf and mac & cheese contain MSG as well.

Calories per serving: 189

Cholesterol: 6

Sodium: 980

Fat: 3

Saturated Fat (This stuff clogs the arteries): 2

Protein: 3

*Keep in mind men only need 56 grams per day and women 46 grams per day*

Fiber: 0

Sugar: 2

*They admit their MSG usage here: https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:dGazi3a-fQAJ:https://mission-bbq.com/allergy+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=safari

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Exhibit B – Green Beans & Bacon (Whhhhy the bacooooon?)

Calories per serving: 170

Cholesterol: 19

Sodium: 1016

Fat: 7

Saturated Fat (This stuff clogs the arteries): 2

Protein: 8

*Keep in mind men only need 56 grams per day and women 46 grams per day*

Fiber: 

Sugar: 4

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Exhibit C – Cornbread 

Calories per serving: 205

Cholesterol: 49

Sodium: 228

Fat: 9

Saturated Fat (This stuff clogs the arteries): 5

Protein: 4

*Keep in mind men only need 56 grams per day and women 46 grams per day*

Fiber: .82

Sugar: 11

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Exhibit D – Mac & Cheese (FOUND THE CULPRIT of the Great Taste! MSG

Calories per serving: 304

Cholesterol: 50

Sodium: 998

Fat: 20

Saturated fat (This stuff clogs the arteries): 11

Protein: 15

*Keep in mind men only need 56 grams per day and women 46 grams per day*

Fiber: 1

Sugar: 4

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Exhibit E – Brisket (Lean portion)

Calories per serving: 480

Cholesterol: 203

Sodium: 1173

Fat: 18

Saturated Fat (This stuff clogs arteries): 7

Protein: 73

*Keep in mind men only need 56 grams per day and women 46 grams per day*

Fiber: .74

Sugar: .06

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Exhibit F – Brisket (Moist portion)

Calories per serving: 595

Cholesterol: 156

Sodium: 1213

Fat: 46

Saturated Fat (This stuff clogs the arteries): 19

Protein: 39

*Keep in mind men only need 56 grams per day and women 46 grams per day*

Fiber: .74

Sugar: .06

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Exhibit GPulled Chicken

Calories per serving: 443

Cholesterol: 295

Sodium: 1290

Fat: 24

Saturated Fat (This stuff clogs the arteries): 6

Protein: 51

*Keep in mind men only need 56 grams per day and women 46 grams per day*

Fiber: .77

Sugar: .2

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*Exhibit H – Yard Bird (Worst OFFENDER)

Calories per serving: 1158

Cholesterol: 369

Sodium: 2415

Fat: 70

Saturated Fat (This stuff clogs the arteries): 19

Protein: 116

*Keep in mind men only need 56 grams per day and women 46 grams per day*

Fiber: 1

Sugar: 5

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Exhibit I – Smoked Salmon

Calories per serving: 373

Cholesterol: 140

Sodium: 310

Fat: 20

Saturated Fat (This stuff clogs the arteries): 6

Protein: 45

*Keep in mind men only need 56 grams per day and women 46 grams per day*

Fiber: 0

Sugar: 0

If you want to learn more about their menu items, go to this link: https://mission-bbq.com/sites/default/files/Mission_NutritionInfo_v19_0.pdf

So the moral of the story is below:

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Golden Nuggets Continued

If you are just reading this for the first time, you may want to refer to my previous post title “The Golden Nuggets” in order to understand but in a nutshell; Friday evening I attended a Youth Leaders’ Meeting  at our Youth Pastor’s home and he had this couple from a Global Organization called “Youth With A Mission” speak to us and I wanted to share some of the conversation in which I call “Golden Nuggets”.

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Golden Nugget #4 Obedience (to listen) vs Compliance (to do)

The Global Leader mentioned the difference between being obedient and compliant. It is important that when we are doing something; that we evaluate our motives, intentions and heart to see if we are doing it for the right reasons. The Global Leader’s premise was that as a youth leader, we need to share with the kids we work with that when they choose to give their life to Christ, a genuine change will occur inwardly, and manifest itself outwardly for all to see. We all know a genuine person when we see one. He also went on to say that when observing a crowd at church, everyone may behave similarly, but once they all leave and go back to their daily routine, the similarities stop.                      For example, let’s say there are two teenagers, and a list of things are given to them to complete. Teenager #1 completes the task without grumbling and complaining, and a teenager #2 completes the task with a bad attitude. They both completed the task, so what was the difference? The difference is that when God looks on us doing different task for Him and others, He looks beyond the outside and observes the condition of the heart. when completing the task. One was obedient while the other one was compliant. Both behaviors looked the same on the outside and both will also yield different fruit in the long run. So the condition of your heart MATTERS to God when we are doing things for Him and others.

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Golden Nugget #5 Value-driven not Role-driven

The Global Leader also discussed how many people are seeking for a role or title, but if valued integrity is established in our work ethic, titles will follow. He also said a real leader has followers, a leader without followers, is not truly leading.

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Gold Nugget #6 REST

The Global Leader said we have to know when to retreat. Jesus always retreated to pray and commune with His father and we can learn from that. Whenever exhaustion strikes, listen to the body and take time to refuel. Do not be afraid to say the word “no” when asked to serve. A rested person is an effective person. We. need. rest.

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I just wanted to share the rest of the little Golden Nuggets with you all,

Happy Sunday!

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I came up with the word “Schoolspiration” for a newsletter idea at work. I was surprised when I put the word in google that it did not exist, so I decided to title my newsletter “Schoolspiration”.

Working in a high school as a school teacher at the time, and trying to decide what my newsletter should be about, I decided I wanted it to be short, informative and inspirational.  Although the word “School” is in the title, it is not only for those in the field of Education; it is also for those interested educating themselves on varying topics.

The concept of Schoolspiration came about my fifth year of teaching after I was placed on the “School Climate Correlate”. The Correlate utilized surveys and brief interviews of faculty/staff to continually monitor employee morale. The information gathered allowed the Correlate to get an overall feel of the emotional climate within our school. My personal task on the Correlate was to write a monthly newsletter in which I included short inspirational stories, quotes and wellness tips.

Considering the busyness of school personnel, I aimed to keep the newsletter short. The following year I relocated to another school district, and several colleagues from my old school contacted me suggesting I publish what I had written. I did, and you can find it on amazon.com but in the spirit of continuation I also decided to create a blog so that I can share Schoolspiration with more people!

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