Happy Holidays To All!!

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Hi all, I’ve been gone for quite a while now and I have to say I really miss doing a daily post.

I decided to set aside a few minutes to post this “Happy Holidays” message to everyone.
 
 
 
 
“It’s the time of year when the holiday season is celebrated with great cheer. My hope is you will be encircled by love and warmth with family and friends during this holiday season.”
 
 
 
Happy Holidays to All!!
 
 
 

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June 12 – Daily Motivation – Quotes About Life – Inspirational Quotes

 
god_is_talking_to_you_are_you_listening_postcard-p239783566993367544qibm_400Just had to post this really quick. I ran across this quote today as I was applying for jobs online.

“You can’t live in the past and expect to have a future” – unknown

It’s like God is talking to me telling me “get out of your comfort zone“, which is what my Mom told me a couple of weeks ago. Funny how things are said in totally different ways.
 
 
 

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June 7th – National Donut Day!

 
national donut day 2013Each year National Donut Day is celebrated on the first Friday in June.

This event was created in 1938 by The Salvation Army to honor The Salvation Army Lassie’s who served coffee and donuts to the soldiers during World War I.

Salvation Army volunteers set up “huts” overseas in abandoned buildings close to the front lines. The Salvation Army Lassie’s provided baked goods, writing supplies and clothes mending to the soldiers. Serving the sweet treats brought comfort to the soldiers who were likely missing the comfort of their family.

The Lassie’s found it difficult to provide freshly baked goods due to the condition of the hut’s. Two volunteer’s Ensign Margaret Sheldon and Adjutant Helen Purviance decided to fry donuts on soldiers’ helmets. Seven donuts were able to be fried per batch. Try the original Salvation Army Lassie’s Doughnut Recipe.

For National Donut Day there are donut shops offering freebies or deals.

Here are some donut deals:

Participating Dunkin Donuts shops are offering a FREE donut with purchase of a Dunkin’ beverage. Offer is valid at participating shops June 1, while supplies are available. Browse local shops.

Participating Krispy Kreme Doughnut shops are offering a FREE doughnut June 1, with no purchase required. Browse for local shops on the Krispy Kreme website.

FREE contest–Entenmann’s and The Salvation Army are featuring a Donut Day Sweepstakes for lots of free donuts and other prizes. Enter online for FREE, no purchase necessary.

Don’t forget to check your local listings for the deals in your local area.
 
 
 
 

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May 27 – A Memorial Poem

 
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This prayer caught my eye. A little 3rd grade boy wrote it in 2001. I liked it and just had to post it.
 

Memorial Day

I think about the people that fought in the wars,
some have died to keep us free.

I think about the men and women,
Who saved lives on land and at sea.

I look at the monuments,
In memory of the brave.

I help plant red flowers
At my grandfather’s grave.

At the parade, I see flags flying,
Red, white and blue.

I watch rows of different uniforms,
Navy, white and brown too.

The soldiers salute with pride.

Memorial Day remembers and honors
those who have died.

© 2001 Tim F., 3rd Grader, Academy Elementary School, Madison, Connecticut.

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Memorial Day BBQ – BBQ Tri-tip on the Grill

 

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

With Memorial Day around the corner I wanted everyone to know about tri-tip, as promised in an early post.

Tri-tip is the best cut of meat to BBQ on the grill. It’s the most popular cut in the Central Coast of California and Central Valley regions of California to BBQ.

Tri-tip is a cut of meat from the bottom sirloin. It’s a small triangle muscle and there are only one per side of beef. Weight can be 1.5 lbs to 2.5 lbs each.

It’s best not to over season a tri-tip. Salt, pepper, garlic salt and granulated garlic is all you need to season this flavorful cut of meat. BBQ correctly, indirectly over medium heat, on the grill and the flavor is amazing. I prefer to BBQ as a roast (also known as a triangle roast), but you can also cut into one inch thick steaks and BBQ on the grill. Always allow the meat to rest for at least 10 minutes before carving or serving.
 
 

 
 
Tri-tip roast (triangle roast) is a lean cut of meat and should not be overcooked. A tri-tip roast should be cooked to medium. A thermometer can be used to check for doneness. To some people this roast at medium may seem underdone. My advice would be to grill to medium, let rest and slice then grill slices to preferred doneness.

This cut of meat has become very popular for its full flavor, lower fat content, and comparatively lower cost. Some Costco’s and Sam Club’s around the country have started to carry it.

If you are unable to find it in any of your local stores ask a butcher for the cut. Make sure they are a member of the “North American Meat Processors Association” (NAMP).

Ask them for cut IMPS/NAMP 185C (with fat) or IMPS/NAMP 185D (without fat – This is the preferred cut).

All in all this is the best cut of meat for the grill. Find it, enjoy it and let me know what you thought.
 
 
 

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Don’t forget the true meaning of this weekend.

 

 
I never ask the people who look at my blog to pass a post along to others, but in this case please do so.
 
Everyone needs to remember why we have BBQ’s and get together with families on this weekend.
This is important. Remember to love your family while you have them.
 
Please pass it along.
 

 
 

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Oklahoma City Tornado Relief

 

I love Teleflora is doing this.

For every bouquet sold by May 31st Teleflora will donate $1.00 to the Red Cross.

Order and pay for all your bouquets for the next few months. Graduation is coming up, any birthdays you have in the next couple of months, flowers for a BBQ you have planned.


 
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The Red Cross is there for everyone.

Someday you may need them too.


 
 

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Share the Love: FREE $10 Credit to New Ibotta Users!

 
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Graduation….around the corner

 

This is what the 2013 world of seniors will be doing in a few weeks.

 

GRADUATION: grad·u·a·tion [graj-oo-ey-shuhn] noun

1. an act of graduating; the state of being graduated.
2. the ceremony of conferring degrees or diplomas, as at a college or school.
3. arrangement in degrees, levels, or ranks.

 
 

Make sure their accomplishments are known and celebrated. Order graduation announcements and party invitations today….oh and don’t forget the “Thank You” cards.

 
 

ORDER NOW!!!

Make sure to look at the top of the web page for a discount code


 
 

 
 

With a high school diploma or college degree in their hands our young people are about to embark on a tough new world, one tougher then when I graduated for sure.

There are so many unknowns and I’m sure concerns for a new graduate these days so I wanted to pass along some encouragement.

These are two quotes I like a lot and I hope they will encourage you in your new life.

 
 

Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.
Will Smith
 
 
You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world.
Tom Brokaw
 
 
 
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