Facebook Fan Page Review-Greening Granny’s Kitchen

This entry is part 4 of 11 in the series Facebook Fan Page Reviews

Greening Granny’s Kitchen has 125 Fans

Purpose of the Site

Greening Granny’s Kitchen is an unique mix of storytelling and food. Based on a homesteader’s recipes, it features traditional and new gluten-free and lactose-free recipes. This book invites you to:

* embrace healthy eating

* compare traditional and new recipes

* learn about alternative baking ingredients such as maca, amaranth flour, teff flour, date sugar and quinoa

* be inventive in the kitchen

About the Administrators

Garrett and Garth Roberts

This site is a great promotion for the book. It also has timely tips on healthy eating. There is an opportunity on a tab called FREE STUFF to sign up for the newsletter.

I am looking forward to future videos showcasing some of the recipes.

Keep up the great work, I am glad to be a fan!

Facebook Fan Page Review- Grace and Charm

This entry is part 3 of 11 in the series Facebook Fan Page Reviews

Grace and Charm Facebook Fan Page currently has 105 Fans

In case you missed it read why I am doing this series of reviews.

Purpose of the Fan Page

Developing your social skills will:
1. Open doors of opportunity.
2. Increase your earning potential.
3 Enhance your relationships.
4. Attract better and higher paying clients
5. Increases your self esteem
6. You will have more power and influence.

About the Administrator

This charming and informative fan page is administered by Walethia Aquil.

I was captivated by the quote she has on her website:

“What price would you pay for freedom, enhanced relationships, and living the life style you want and deserve.” -Walethia Aquil

She also said, “Don’t allow the lack of knowledge to sabotage your business and personal relationships.”

Most Recent Post (as of this writing)

Dress and Etiquette Really Matter for Lawyers

Interesting Features of the Page

There are several tabs that provide insightful information on ettiquate

  • Grace and Charm Newsletters and Insights
  • Free Special Report

Become a FAN of the Grace and Charm Fan Page

From job search to just entertaining this page will start you on the road to how to act and look in any setting.

M i c k e y Mouse-Mickey Mouse

Fellow baby boomers, how many of you remember viewing the opening of the Mickey Mouse  Club House Show? I still can see my black and white TV with all those kids sitting down singing that song.

I don’t recall if I ever had any aspirations of being on the show. I never asked why there were no folks who looked like me on the show.  I just liked the show and the song. It made you feel good.

 I have been doing a lot on Ebay in my attempt to add to my pension fund and clean my attic. I noticed how many Mickey Mouse collectibles are present. I even added to the listings with some snow globes, video and soon to  be posted Mickey Mouse doll.

So, if you ever want to re-connect to Mr. Mickey from “Back in the Day” check out some of those Ebay listings. Meanwhile let’s all  sing that song. Why? Because we like you!

My 5 Word Review of Avatar

Yes, my baby boomer hubby and I saw Avatar in 4D Imax. Now, notice that I said 4D that was not an error. When you are sitting in the theater with those funny looking glasses and look at everyone else hypnotized by the virtual reality of the screen, it is really 4D.

But here is my review in five (5) words.

DON’T MESS WITH THE FOREST!

Super Bowl Commericials-The Good, The Bad and The Insanely Funny

Ok, I admit that the only true joy of Super Bowl for me are the commercials. So, I decided to give them my own review.   IT DOES NOT INCLUDE ALL OF THE COMMERCIALS. Here are the clips from the commercials I saw.

The Good

Bridgestone: The Bachelor Party

I think the car knew those guys had issues. That poor whale. If it wasn’t for the tires…

Hyundai: New Car

Real class act. Music, attention to detail, etc. Now, I would like to see a series to convince me to buy for more than the paint. How about that engine, safety, etc. But this was a great commercial to bring down the excitement level a wee bit.

Universal: Wolfman

Just makes me wonder if with all the special effect this wolfman will dodge that silver bullet. But then maybe a Bud Light will cure him.

Coke: Simpsons Moving

Does this ad mean to say that Coke has core values of friendship, diversity and economic revival? That coke has a higher vision? That Coke can take a lickin and keep on being Coke?Well Done!

Cars.com: Growing Up

Good, no great There site should have challenged their server.

The Bad

Tebow and Mom,

Ouch! Regardless how tough she is that had to hurt. Yep, she should be worried about him if he knocks her over like that for sport.

Boost Mobil: Super Bowl Shuffle

Who said football players couldn’t shuffle? They really can but think they needed more rehearsals. But who had time? Great drummer.

Bud Light: Light House

I just could not get past seeing the house get taken apart while everyone grabbed a beer. Would they rebuild the house after all the beer was gone with the empty cans? If they did it would be great for recycling.

Bud Light: Observatory

They had to be drinking something harder than Bud Light.

Universal: Robin Hood

Will anyone I know personally be in it? Is it too late to sign up as an extra? Will the DVD be out right away. Will he fight for theUniversal Health Plan?Soooo many questions unanswered in that clip/

Bud Light: Voice Box

Bud Light makes you sing in a voice you never knew you had. Wow!

Go Daddy: Danica Patrick

Should have had Betty White play the massage therapist. She could have started very lightly doing a massage. Then the client could say “Go deeper” and she could say, “No, dear Go Daddy never goes deeper into your pocket unless you ask” “But since you asked…

or

The massage therapist could have taken off her face and be someone older, then her shirt and be a man, then different things to show all the different folks who use Go Daddy. Right now all it makes me think is that Go Daddy is great for adult web sites?

The Insanely Funny

I like anything Betty White is in. Besides I am always happy to see seniors and boomers in video. She is quick, charming and funny. The line “playing like Betty White” was a downer. And you really need to see the clip more than once because of the quick scene change. After too many cupcakes you just might not get the fact that Betty White was supposed to be the player. DEEP

Doritos: The Dog Gets Revenge:

The dog taking off the collar and walking on hind legs was good. Now, I would have the dog push a dorito towards the guy to make him speak for it.

Doritos: Play Nice

Now the young player knows an old player when he sees one.

Monster.com:Beavers

Well done. Just wondered what happened to the beaver sweetheard who stood by him when he was just a hungry beaver. Who encouraged him, and fed him. Only for him to run off with the pretty face when he got fame and fortune. But well done with some funny moments.

Sketchers:Shape up

I know it wasn’t supposed to be funny but I kept waiting for the full figured folks to walk around in them. And also imagined folks wearing them to and from the refrig with super snacks.

Ok, that’s my take on the commercials. Please don’t ask me my views about the game. I was working on my website and watching old segments of The Outer Limits. But when the game was over, I had fun with these commercials.

So, what do you think? What was your take on the commercials.

Have You Ever Wanted to Change the Endings of Some Movies?

I am an avid movie lover. I view, review and cite them in workshops and keynotes.  But so often I look at a movie and decide on how I would create a different ending. For example, the movie I posted the other day Dodsworth had one of those endings most of us would cheer. I mean after all he had such a horrid time with his wife. Why shouldn’t he be happy with a lonely woman his age who appreciated his gifts?

Yet, I came up with an alternative, rather controversal new ending. It goes something like this:

His selfish, self-centered and cheating wife goes home alone after he leaves her for another woman. While on the cruise ship she meets a dynamic baby boomer grandmother who provides some character building advice. The woman goes home and gets trained to be a therapist.  Her clients are emerging baby boomer women with a need for a new perspective on life.

Later she becomes remarried and before the film is over actually apologizes to her daugher and hubby.

So, that is my version but do you have movies you would provide a different ending?

Super Soups-Hearty Beef Vegetable Soup/Stew by Cindy Shields

Special thanks to my guest blogger today, Cindy Shields

Hearty Beef Vegetable Soup/Stew

I make big batches of this soup and some times I thicken it and add dumplings. The left overs are frozen in plastic containers, making great meals to heat in the microwave at work.

2 lbs stew meat
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

5 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp Heinz 57 sauce
1 large onion,chopped
4 stalks celery, chopped
12 cups beef broth (3 jugs)
4 cups V8 juice
3 bay leaves
1 tsp Spicy pepper medley
1 tsp Roasted garlic and peppers
2 tsp Basil
2 tsp Oregano
1 tsp Thyme
1 tsp parsley
1/4 tsp crushed chilies
1/2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp seasoning salt

1″ spaghetti in your fist, broke into 1″ pieces

1 turnip
1 large parsnip
4 large potatoes
6 large carrots
1 leek, chopped

If making dumplings, add dough to soup when vegetables start to boil. Cook covered for 10 minutes, uncover and continue to cook another 10 minutes. Remove dumplings to a bowl and keep warm in oven. Continue to make either the soup or stew. Always thicken the stew just prior to serving so it will not burn.

1 green pepper
1 red pepper
1 1/2 cups frozen peas

Sour cream (optional)

Brown the stew meat in the butter and shake Worcestershire on top of stew. Add the next 16 ingredients and bring to a boil. Turn down heat and simmer for 1 1/2 – 2 hours. Add the spaghetti broke into 1″ pieces and bring to a boil, stirring several times so the spaghetti won’t clump together. Add the next 5 vegetables, peeled and cubed into the same size pieces (I like bite size pieces). Bring to a boil again (add dumplings if desired) and simmer for 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender crisp. Add the peppers chopped into pieces and the peas. Bring to a boil once more turn off and serve with a dollop of sour cream on top. For stew, thicken with a mixture of either 1 cup corn starch, 1/2 cup water and 1/4 cup Bisto traditional gravy mix or with flour, water and Bisto.

Dumplings

2 cups all purpose flour
3 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

2/3 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 tsp fresh parsley chopped

Mix flour, baking powder and salt well. Add the milk oil and parsley mix until it forms into a ball. Drop tablespoons of dough into boiling soup. Simmer covered for 10 minutes, uncover soup and continue to simmer another 20 minutes. Remove dumplings before thickening for stew.

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I Was Almost Conned By This Guy

It was a restless night. Just too much on my mind. We left the TV on and I woke up to hear Kevin Trudeau talking on an info-commercial about how you can get FREE money from the government.

Well, I have heard that from Lesko but never got the book. And, I thought, in my foggy thinking, this guy is saying that the other guys book was not the way to go. He is saying that he gives less pages and just the right info.

I continued thinking, “I really could use FREE money”. My mind drifted to bills, goals that needed money, people that needed money, and I drifted back to sleep. Oh, I did not go to sleep until I wrote his number down on my bed stand.

Later that day, I looked and the number and was about to grab my credit card. Then I stopped. I said, “Rosie, you know better, check this guy and his offer out first.”  So, I did a search on google with his name and the word “scam” in the search.

Wow, there was enough there to make me laugh at how I almost gave this guy FREE  money. Some complained about paying large amounts for shipping. So, here is a post I just read so you can decide for yourself before listening to your impulses like I almost did.

Read this article about this famous info-commercial expert.

Now, if only we practice the technique but add truth to it that would be a good thing. What do you think? Is this article wrong? Did you buy the book and benefit from it? Are his critics just player haters? I do want to be fair because I never put money out to get the book.

Super Soups-Creamy Thanksgiving Soup by Betty Lynch

Another Great recipe from guest blogger, Betty Lynch from My Country Kitchen.

This recipe will be on the menu with leftover turkey next week.  This will be a great way to use left over turkey.  This hearty recipe will also do well in a crock pot.  Cook on low 5 to 6 hours until the vegetables are tender.  Then last 30 minutes stir in the cream.  Serve this soup with a salad and french bread.  Yummy!!

Creamy Thanksgiving Soup

1 large onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons butter
3 cups diced unpeeled red potatoes
2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
2 cups cubed cooked turkey breast
2 cups frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
2 cups heavy whipping cream

1. In a large saucepan, sauté onion in butter until tender. Add potatoes and broth.

2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir in the turkey, vegetables, salt, pepper and poultry seasoning.

3. Cook 10-12 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender. Stir in cream; heat through (do not boil).

Serves 8 (2 quarts)

Enjoy!