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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.

 
 

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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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**FATHER’S DAY ALERT!!!** Summer’s HEEEEERE

 

Summer’s coming and this would be a great utensil to have. I found this and thought it was so inventive and useful.

Grill Wrangler – Three-in-one BBQ tool.

Grill Wrangler - Three-in-one BBQ tool

With a simple slide-n-lock mechanism, Grill Wrangler transforms to tongs to spatula to grilling fork.

Features:
– Tongs – wide mouth with smooth spring action for grabbing and gripping
– Spatula – large stainless steel face with steam vents
– Fork – easy-release button for sticking, turning and serving

Materials:
– Stainless steel
– Plastic handle

 
 
 
 

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St. Patrick’s Day: Some Things You May Or May Not Know

 
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As we prepare to honor the patron saint of Ireland by donning green and drinking too much, it feels only fitting to pull the curtain back a bit on March 17. So without further ado, here are some things you may or may not know about St. Patrick’s Day.
 
 
1. St. Patrick, the Apostle of Ireland, was born in the year 387 at Kilpatrick, near Dumbarton. Which is in Scotland. Making Ireland’s patron saint Scottish. At 16 years old, Irish raiders captured him in the midst of an attack on his family’s estate. The raiders then took him to Ireland and held him captive for six years. After escaping, he went back to England for religious training and was sent back to Ireland many years later as a missionary. St. Patrick was actually born Maewyn Succat, according to legend; he changed his name to Patricius, or Patrick, which derives from the Latin term for “father figure,” when he became a priest.

2. His birth name was actually Maewyn Succat. It wasn’t until he was in the Church that it was changed to Patricius, or Patrick.

3. Green may be the national color of Ireland, but the color most associated with St. Patrick is blue. The Order of St. Patrick was established in 1783 as the senior order of chivalry in the Kingdom of Ireland. The color associated with the honor needed to differentiate it from the Order of the Garter (dark blue) and the Order of the Thistle (green). So they went with a shade of sky blue.

4. According to legend, St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland in the 5th century. But, of course, there weren’t any slithering reptiles to drive off the island. The reference is thought to be metaphorical: St. Patrick — who converted pagans to Christianity — was the man who supposedly drove “evil” non-Christians from the land.

5. St. Patrick used a three-leafed shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to pagan Irish, forever linking the shamrock with him and the Irish in the popular imagination. He would tie shamrocks to his robes, which is why we wear green today. (The shamrock was also important in Celtic mythology because of its three leaves — a sacred number to the Celts.)

6. The very first St. Patrick’s Day parade was held in the U.S. The Irish have been celebrating the feast of St. Patrick since the ninth century, but the first recorded parade anywhere was in Boston in 1737. The parade was not Catholic in nature because the majority of Irish immigrants to the colonies were Protestant. Ireland did not have a parade of its own until 1931, in Dublin. Even today, 18 out of the 20 largest St. Patrick’s Day parades are in the States — New York’s is the largest.
 
 
 

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World Salt Awareness Week

 

This week is “World Salt Awareness Week”


 
World Salt Awareness Week“World Salt Awareness Week” is held from Monday March 11th to Sunday 17th March. This year’s theme is Less Salt Please, showing how you can reduce the salt in your diet without compromising taste and flavour. For more information visit World Action on Salt website.

When it comes to awareness about salt (sodium) consumption, most of us know that consuming too much salt can hurt our health. “Too much sodium raises blood pressure, which is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke,” says CDC Director Dr. Thomas R. Frieden

But for many people, the awareness stops there; they don’t realize where most of the salt they take in is coming from. Is it the salt shaker on the table or by the stove? Is it the salt that naturally occurs in foods? These are indeed the source of some of the salt Americans consume, but the greatest amount—about 65 percent–comes from packaged foods and restaurant items.

According to the CDC, 10 types of foods are responsible for more than 40 percent of people’s sodium intake: luncheon meats such as deli ham or turkey; pizza; poultry; soups; cheeseburgers and other sandwiches; pasta dishes; meat dishes such as meat loaf; and snack foods such as potato chips, pretzels and popcorn; and breads and rolls, which in themselves are not too high in sodium until you consider the amount that we typically eat of these products.[1]

You can lower your sodium intake by eating fresh, unprocessed foods, and reading product labels to select those lower in sodium. Talk to your healthcare provider about your sodium consumption. To learn more, visit cdc.gov/salt [2]
 
 
 
 
 
Source:

[1] March 11- 17 is World Salt Awareness Week 2013 rosecrest.org Copyright © IlluminAge AgeWise, 2013
[2] Salt Awareness Week 2013 heinzsight.com.au
 
 
 

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The FastDiet

 

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The “fast diet”, does it work? Is it possible to eat normally for five days a week then fast, not in the traditional sense, for two days and become slimmer and healthier as a result? Will this diet really reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease and cancer?
 
 
 
 
Well if you believe the studies than the simple answer is Yes. Just by limiting your calorie intake for two nonconsecutive days each week, 500 calories for women and 600 for men, you’ll lose weight quickly and effortlessly with the FastDiet.
 
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Scientific trials of intermittent fasters have shown that it will not only help the pounds fly off, but also reduce your risk of a range of diseases from diabetes to cardiovascular disease and even cancer. “The scientific evidence is strong that intermittent fasting can improve health,” says Dr. Mark Mattson, Chief of the Laboratory of Neurosciences, National Institute on Aging, and Professor of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University.

This book brings together the results of new, groundbreaking research to create a dietary program that can be incorporated into your busy daily life, featuring:

• Forty 500 and 600 calorie meals that are quick and easy to make

• 8 pages of photos that show you what a typical “fasting meal” looks like

• The cutting-edge science behind the program

• A calorie counter that makes dieting easy

• And much more.

Far from being just another fad, the FastDiet is a radical new way of thinking about food, a lifestyle choice that could transform your health. This is your indispensable guide to simple and effective weight loss, without fuss or the need to endlessly deprive yourself.


 
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The FastDiet: Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, and Live Longer with the Simple Secret of Intermittent Fasting [Hardcover]

by: Michael Mosley (Author), Mimi Spencer (Author)

Amazon Price: $13.20
Kindle Edition: $10.99


 
 
 
 

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February 23 – National Banana Bread Day

 

Banana Bread Day, Sweet!!!


 
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Go bananas over this sweet, sweet bread because today is National Banana Bread Day! There’s no better way to celebrate “National Banana Bread Day” than by baking a quick loaf. Celebrate with others around the nation with this delicious baked good.

Banana bread is a sweet, cakelike bread which contains mashed bananas. Banana bread is a quick bread which typically uses baking soda as the leavening agent instead of yeast. Rather than dough, the bread is baked from a thick batter, which does not require kneading.

Banana bread first became a standard feature of American cookbooks with the popularization of baking soda and baking powder in the 1930s (and appears in Pillsbury’s 1933 Balanced Recipes cookbook). The first banana bread recipe was thought to have been created by William Swanson. The home baking revival of the 1960s and the simplicity of its recipe led to an explosion in banana bread’s popularity. The cookbooks of the 1960s added to its popularity because they commonly listed multiple variations of bread that added fruits and nuts.

Banana bread is very popular at bake sales and has become one of the most common items for sale for breakfast in cafés in Australia but the loaf is often less dense than in North America.
 
 
 

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February 9 – Pizza Pie Day

 

Today is Pizza Pie Day


 
Mamma's Brick Oven Pizza - Pepperoni PizzaIt’s Pizza Pie Day and the obvious way to celebrate would be to order a pizza or bake one of your favorites.

I had a taste of three different kinds homemade pizza on Super Bowl Sunday and they were all fabulous. So today I think everyone should celebrate by making their own pizza. It’s not hard just time consuming, but so worth it. You can get pizza dough at Trader Joe’s or try your regular grocery store.

I’ve found some recipes for you. From a Pepperoni Pizza to a Mu Shu Pork Pizza, click through to find a pizza that will tickle your taste buds.

Make it a family night! Have fun.
 
 
 

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February 9 – National Bagels & Lox Day

 

Today is National Bagels & Lox Day!


 
Smoked Salmon @ UrthLox are thin slices of cured salmon which are usually paired with a bagel, cream cheese and capers and is an iconic Jewish-American dish.

Originating in Poland in the 17th century, Jewish families ate bagels at the end of the Sabbath on Saturday evenings. Bagels symbolize the circle of life with Lox symbolizing the saltiness of tears.

The Mid-1800’s the transcontinental railroad shipped salted salmon to the East coast and saw Lox become a popular sandwich filling.

Celebrate this day by partaking in a great Jewish-American tradition. Enjoy a tasty bagel topped with cream cheese, lox, red onion, and capers with maybe a tomato or two!
 
 
 

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February 7 – National Fettuccine Alfredo Day

 

It’s National Fettuccine Alfredo Day!


 
fettuccine-alfredoFettuccine Alfredo is a delicious pasta dish made with fettuccine (a flat ribbon-cut noodle) tossed with butter, cream, and melted Parmesan cheese.

Italian restaurateur Alfredo di Lelio created Fettuccine Alfredo in 1914 to help his wife regain her appetite after the birth of their first son, and it worked! Soon after he began serving it at his restaurant in Rome. Today, it’s one of the most popular pasta dishes in America, and the invention of the dish is commemorated on February 7 with National Fettuccine Alfredo Day.

Fettuccine Alfredo supposedly became popular in the United States when Hollywood stars Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks dined at Di Lelio’s restaurant while on their honeymoon. They spread the word when they returned to America.

Fettuccine Alfredo is popular with adults, as well as kids.
 

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February 5 – National Pancake Day

 

National Pancake Day


 
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Since beginning its National Pancake Day celebration in 2006, IHOP has raised more than $10 million to support charities in the communities in which it operates. On February 5, 2013, guests from around the country will once again celebrate National Pancake Day at IHOP and enjoy a free short stack of Buttermilk pancakes. In return for the free pancakes, guests will be asked to consider leaving a donation for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals© or other designated local charities.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Source:
About National Pancake Day (ihop.com)
 
 
 

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