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Daily Prompt: How to Have A Great Birthday Party


Daily Prompt: RSVP

Plan the ultimate celebration for the person you’re closest to, and tell us about it.

My hubby has a birthday coming up and since I am now selling Dove Chocolates I would like to have a Couples Night of Taste Testing.
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Where is it?   We will have it on our back patio.  007 (2)

Who’s there?
We are asking a few friends and several new friends that we met at MikeFest 2013.
What’s served?
BBQ Ribs which will have the Cocoa Rub added then as they are cooking on the grill, The Chocolate BBQ Sauce will be added.
Salad with Chocolate Fig Vinaigrette, Chocolate Martini’s and A few great chocolate desserts, as well as some bowls of chocolates to enjoy.
A bit of Salsa for my guests with Tortilla Chips as an appetizer.

What happens?

We all have a great time, a lot of laughter around a great fire in the fire pit and enjoy each other’s company.

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If it gets too hot we stick our feet in our pool

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Since we have two patio’s there is plenty of room

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We will just relax and chill for the evening.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us CELEBRATION. 

Here are what some other Daily Prompt Writers had to say:

  1. What does the sky look like? |
  2. Daily Prompt: RSVP « Mama Bear Musings
  3. Party organiser I am not… | thoughtsofrkh
  4. Color by Kilometer | It’s a wonderful F’N life
  5. A Perfect Celebration (short fiction) | The Jittery Goat
  6. Daily Prompt: RSVP | Stevie’s Words
  7. RSVP | Nanuschka’s Blog
  8. Daily Prompt: RSVP or Celebration | Books, Music and Movies : my best friends
  9. RSVP- The ultimate Celebration | Right Down My Alley
  10. Daily Prompt: RSVP | I Work for a Jerk
  11. Festival of the Dance, Downtown Mall, Charlottesville, Virginia | charlottesville winter
  12. Daily Prompt: RSVP | unknowinglee
  13. Daily Prompt: RSVP | iChristian
  14. The Quiet One | Party of two
  15. Y(our) Day | Quill Takes Flight
  16. A Day to Remember | Hasta Que mi Corazón Explote… | Until my Heart Explodes…
  17. RSVP – Celebrating my wife | Dad, It’s ok!
  18. Party For A Special Needs Brother | Adventure of Yasin
  19. Renewing our vows, at least we tried (flash fiction) | Lewis Cave
  20. Daily Prompt: RSVP | The Educated Illiterates
  21. Children’s Day In Turkey | Adventure of Yasin
  22. Daily Prompt: RSVP | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  23. Random Bag of Crap | It’s a wonderful F’N life
  24. “You say it’s your birthday..” | Relax…
  25. Daily Prompt: RSVP | Basically Beyond Basic
  26. Daily Prompt: RSVP | Maggie’s Blog
  27. Let’s Celebrate #15 | Donbury Pond
  28. Daily Prompt: RSVP | Under the Monkey Tree
  29. Daily Prompt: Celebrating Freedom to JUST SAY NO! | Iam Who Iam
  30. Daily Prompt: Father’s Day | One Starving Activist
  31. Set your phaser to phun…. and stuph | hansolosvagina
  32. Homecoming, 2014 | Brother Jon
  33. RSVP : It’s A Party | That Chick Piggy
  34. RSVP: For My Best Friend | Mary Angelini Photography
  35. Canines: Respondez S’il Vous Plait | Fish Of Gold
  36. If I were a rich woman | Vivir, que no es poco
  37. 156. Daily Prompt: Celebration | Sofie’s Diary
  38. RSVP: Celebration | Khana’s Web
  39. Daily Prompt: RSVP | The Blogging Path
  40. Daily Prompt: RSVP | The Tarot Alchemist
  41. Daily Prompt: RSVP | The corner of my imagination
  42. Daily Prompt: RSVP | Overcoming Bloglessness
  43. Jumping the Broom | Compass & Quill
  44. Weekly Photo Challenge Home Made Flower | 2013 Weekly Photo Challenge Blog
  45. Taking Reservations | angieinspired
  46. RSVP (Daily Prompt) | The Rider
  47. Otaku Hangover (Zetsuboshita!)| Daily Prompt: RSVP | likereadingontrains
  48. Her Beloved Bo | meanderedwanderings
  49. Daily Riffed 3: It’s A Thankless Job, But Apparently I Have To Do It | A VERY STRANGE PLACE
  50. Daily Prompt; RSVP | terry1954
  51. We Are The Outsiders | Sisters of Christ
  52. Daily Prompt: RSVP (Celebration) — Birthday Celebration! | Kari Silva Photography
  53. Daily Prompt: Celebration! | Faces and Places and Wide Open Spaces
 If you are in our area come and join the fun…
Tammye Honey


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What Great Ideas To Do With Dove Chocolate


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Daily Prompt: Comedy of Errors Making Pasta


Daily Prompt: Comedy of Errors (and bonus assignment!)

by michelle w. on February 27, 2013

Murphy’s Law says, “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.” Write about a time everything did — fiction encouraged here, too!

Bonus assignment: do you keep a notebook next to your bed? Good. Tomorrow morning, jot down the first thought you have upon waking, whether or not it’s coherent.

The one and only time that we have tried to make pasta, I forgot what pasta was all about the first time through and tried to make it with Gluten Free Flour.

Nice option to baking

Nice option to baking but not pasta making

The second time of trying we used regular flour and used a YouTube Video…I think he had a few too many glasses of wine… the pasta was way too thin and had holes.

The third attempt got us as far as making the dough from a recipe that my hubby’s friend gave him.  By then, my kitchen looked like a tornado had gone through it and the mess was incredible.

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Perhaps another day I will try again…when I am feeling brave.

Perhaps I might even consider just leaving it to Barilla

http://www.barilla.com/aggregator/recipe/1076

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Perhaps Barilla Pasta is not such a bad way to go sometimes…

Here are what others had to say on the subject of Murphy’s Law Days…have you had that type of day?  Would love to hear.

Tammye Honey

  1. Ilya Fostiy. Memory | Philosophy & Photography
  2. The Undoing of Un Fab I An | In Harmony
  3. Daily Post: Comedy of Errors | tel-uh-vizh-uh-ner-ee
  4. My Thoughts on Personal Disasters | Never Stationary
  5. Daily Prompt: Comedy of Errors: Make Your Own Luck! | A YoungEmt’s Blog
  6. A Comedy of “Goofy” Errors | steph’s scribe
  7. NaNo Fragment-Never Fails | Tommia’s Tablet
  8. Murphy picked on me just the other day… | Hope* the happy hugger
  9. Sod Off, Sod | The Daily Dilly Dally
  10. Nihilism: nothing is wrong, nothing is right | Phelio a Random Post a Day
  11. some people have rules, Murphy has a law | thematticuskingdom
  12. I Didn’t Make Parole | The Jittery Goat
  13. Comedy of Errors | The Nameless One
  14. Daily Prompt: Comedy of Errors (and bonus assignment!) 28th Febuary 2013 | ittikorn1994
  15. Daily Prompt: Murphy is My Co-Pilot | One Starving Activist
  16. Comedy of Errors: Locked in With the CHICKENS | motherofnine9
  17. Daily Prompt: Comedy of Errors | Toddling towards entropy…under 24 hours with G$ | don of all trades
  18. Daily Prompt: Comedy of Errors « Mama Bear Musings
  19. The aptly named Murphy | polysyllabic profundities
  20. The little things | Spunky Wayfarer


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Daily Prompt: What would I reinvent?


Daily Prompt: Undo

by michelle w. on February 21, 2013

If you could un-invent something, what would it be? Discuss why, potential repercussions, or a possible alternative.

Foods and medications with corn syrup additives , corn starch or modified food starch.  I would use the corn to produce gasoline.  The alternatives to corn in foods would be rice or potato starch or syrup.  There would be fewer allergies in the world and gasoline would be cheaper to make and purchase.

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Can’t wait to try

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Nice option to baking

Potential repercussions the nations who produce the petroleum that we are purchasing from would hate us more than they do already.

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By relying on our own corn for fuel, we might get out of debt.  What would our Government have to fight over.  Oh I forgot, there is still the medical issues and the gun control of the thieves who steal guns then commit crimes.  That alone should be enough to keep them busy after they finish fighting over the minimum wage hike.

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Will the trickle down theory affect our prices of production of goods and the shipping of the goods to stores?  Will the increase in that minimum wage be eaten away by the increases seen in the cost of living?

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Perhaps if we went back to the barter system for a lot of things that we need in life things would become easier and more cost effective.

Food for thought.  What are your thoughts on this?  What would you reinvent?

Here are what some other Word Press Daily Prompt Writers think about the subject:

  1. Undo – I’m Afraid Of The Dark
  2. Undo « Natalie Elizabeth Beech
  3. Daily Post: Undo | tel-uh-vizh-uh-ner-ee
  4. Control Z Uggs, Please « Q the Adult
  5. Daily Prompt: Undo … Speed Cameras | Fasting, Food and other musings by determined34
  6. Ilya Fostiy. Is There a God? | Philosophy & Photography
  7. Chocolates, Anyone | The Jittery Goat
  8. Un-invent…hatred, violence, weapons … | Hope* the happy hugger
  9. Delete and undo « Spunky Wayfarer
  10. Udo – The Facebook Ad Excess | Kansa Muse on Micro Farming and More
  11. Let’s Try This Again… « Sorta-Ginger
  12. So Long, Money « Stuphblog
  13. imagine… | thematticuskingdom
  14. Root of All Evil | Chasing The Bubble
  15. Daily Prompt – Undo OR The Right To Live | Beyond Beauty Tips
  16. The courage to say No | Pigments of Life
  17. There’s No Place To Hide, Get Lost, Scratch, Or Pick Anymore | The Jittery Goat
  18. Daily Prompt: Undo | بيسان


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Daily Prompt: Live to Eat|


Daily Prompt: Live to Eat

by michelle w. on December 21, 2012

Some people eat to live, while others live to eat. What about you? How far would you travel for the best meal of your life?

It is sad to say that I only travel as far as my kitchen for my meals.  Since the meals that I eat have to be recreated around my dietary needs and around my corn allergy it is difficult to eat out.

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Often Used Business Cards

Power Strip

Power Strip

Calendar and Items Clipped

Calendar and Items Clipped

Towel Holders

Towel Holders

Vintage Medium Lid Holders

Vintage Medium Lid Holders

Aprons out of traffic

Aprons out of traffic

Rather than reach under a cupboard

Rather than reach under a cupboard

Instead of painting

Instead of painting

Recycle Bag Dispenser

Recycle Bag Dispenser

Roll Around Petition

Roll Around Petition

Roll around Rack

Roll around Rack

Tupperware Lid Holders

Tupperware Lid Holders

Spice Rack

Spice Rack

Mounted Cups Behind Microwave

Mounted Cups Behind Microwave

Took around kitchen

Took around kitchen

Easy mount and molding

Easy mount and molding

Goodwill Photos

Home Sweet Home

CIMG0069Making my own recipes I am certain what is actually in the food each time and I am not running for the Epi Pen.

Getting Recipes from the web and from various magazines such as Bon Appetite Magazine, Family Circle Magazine I can make great food at home and just modify the ingredients to meet my needs.

Changing Corn starch to Rice Starch or Potato Starch is a simple and healthy trade.

Changing regular flour to Gluten Free Flour is a simple and easy trade out that is healthy and easy.

CIMG1382CIMG1463CIMG2279Not only do we eat healthy, we are able to eat what we want, we save money on car gas and on restaurant costs as well.

Don’t forget to read my fellow bloggers insights on this also:

  1. Hyped up food [Daily Prompt] « Q the Adult
  2. Daily Prompt: Live to Eat | A Hedonistic Wander
  3. Daily Prompt: Live to Eat | Stuph Blog
  4. Eat to Live then to Eat | Phelio a Random Post a Day
  5. Living and eating … « Hope* the happy hugger
  6. Daily Prompt: Live to Eat | Pigments of Life
  7. Daily Prompt: Live to Eat « prettywitgla33es
  8. TDP: Soul Food | jrwritesthings
  9. Toast to Apples | Shadoza: In My World
  10. http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/12/21/daily-post-live-eat/


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Delicate


Weekly Photo Challenge:Delicate…

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/12/14/photo-challenge-delicate/

“Delicate could be the tracings of frost on a window, a child’s tiny fingers and toes, the intricate pattern of a tree’s canopy, or something yet-to-be-discovered. So much of this challenge depends on your interpretation of “delicate,” and we look forward to seeing the range of images you capture”.  – Michelle

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tammyehoney loves cooking

Hubby of course wants his soup again…I needed something a little different yet healthy so I went for the griddle that was on the stove and added two pieces of tilapia…

I then threw some fresh spinach atop of each then some season all and garlic powder of course…

Covered and allowed to steam

Setting the thermostat to low so I could do other things….

then turned fish once and recovered…

placed one in plate then added….

You got it whipped cream cheese from Philadelphia Brand and it is soooo goood….

Adding second piece of Tilapia and spinach over while still hot….

then dig in…

Dinner in less than 20 minutes….and is actually healthy for you…

Tammye Honey

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Kicking My Allergies One Step At A Time


I had been researching pasta machines since September when I did not receive on for my birthday.  I decided that I did not need an electric one (although it would have been nice) and that I could get all of the attachments and come under the cost of the electric one if I went with the hand crank one.

I went to http://www.walmart.com to make my final purchase as they were the cheapest and offered free shipping if my order was over $100.

If you love pasta, then you’ll adore the Weston 01-0201 6 Inch Manual Pasta Machine. With the adjustable, 6-inch rollers, you can have almost any thickness of pasta you want to make for any occasion. A double-cutter attachment means you can make both fettuccine and spaghetti, while easy-to-follow instructions help you along step by step. The included recipe booklet keeps the machine fresh year after year.

About Weston Dedicated to every aspect of the food chain, Weston gives customers what they want and what they need. From house ware products to specialized tools, Weston understands that food is the most important element of our lives. That’s why Weston commits itself to the preservation of nutritional value, efficient output, and quality products. If you want the best in home food equipment, look no further than Weston.

  • 6-inch wide, adjustable rollers
  • C-clamp attaches machine to counter
  • Heavy-duty metal construction
  • Double-cutting attachment
  • Complete with instructions and recipe booklet

What’s Included

  • • Pasta machine
  • • Double-cutting attachment

Specifications

Model No.: 01-0201
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 43.0

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I also bought attachments…could not resist

ravioli

Ravioli Maker

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These are from Bed Bath and Beyond  I did not purchase these only got the ones from Walmart that I would use specifically as they sold them separately and not all together like BBB.

I had to go to http://www.amazon.com  to find my drying rack and a good cookbook to go with my machine.  I was pleased to find a Weston Drying Rack at Amazon for $9.99 so that was really reasonable.  I will be making my lasagna for Christmas with Gluten Free Flour.

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For $9.99 it is easier than the flour surface and takes up less room as I am at a loss for space. I always prefer to go to Amazon when I am looking to price compare an Item.

That was my goal to be corn free and gluten free with my lasagna before Christmas.

I have frozen several batches of homemade spaghetti sauce that I made from the vine tomatoes that my roofer brought me so I am good to go with my sauce.

Now to conquer the battle of the cheese.  That will be at least an hour in the store with my list that I was able to get from  http://www.cornallergens.com/food/corn-free-cooking-baking.php that I take with me when I shop.

The actual list if you do not want to go through the entire website is located here

http://www.cornallergens.com/list/corn-allergen-list.php

I actually discussed my corn allergy the other day when purchasing insurance to find out that my new insurance agent has just found out that she also has a corn allergy along with several other allergies.  She also thought for the longest time that she was just losing her mind and was perhaps becoming a hypochondriac since no one else around her seemed to be bothered by the same allergies that she had.

She stated that a huge weight had been lifted off from her shoulders by my talking and sharing with her.  I hope that by spreading the information that I have obtained around and others sharing with me that the world will be better equipped to help us survive our allergy one day at a time and one step at a time.

Thank you for reading.

Tammye Honey


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Bad Foods Nutrition Alert Just Out…


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Some came as a surprise and some were like it does not take a rocket scientist to figure out lol…anything deep fried, breaded or in an Alfredo sauce should make bells and whistles go off to the brain lol.

Here are those from the experts list…

This was from “Yahoo News” Today

http://health.yahoo.net/articles/nutrition/photos/25-diet-busting-foods-you-should-never-eat#0

Wendy’s

No brainer for me

“[In June, Wendy’s launched this item, claiming it was “as far as it gets from fast food.”

Calorie-wise, this meal isn’t that bad if it makes up your entire lunch. But it has more salt than you should have in a day, let alone at one sitting.

One order: 550 calories, 18g fat, 27g sugar, 2,530mg sodium.

Choose this instead: Try the Ultimate Chicken Grill, a grilled chicken breast on a sesame-seed bun: 320 calories, 7g fat, 8g sugar. Still, with 950 milligrams of sodium, don’t make it a daily habit.]”

Olive Garden

Anything in a butter sauce is high in fat….

“[Shrimp are low-fat, low-cal, and high in protein and iron. What’s not to like?

In fact, the garlic-butter sauce in this dish helps rack up nearly two-thirds of your daily fat and about one and a half times your sodium limit.

One plate: 900 calories, 41g fat, 3,490mg sodium.

Choose this instead: Get a lighter version of this dish without the melted cheese and with marinara sauce on the side. The Venetian Apricot Chicken is another option; it has one-third the calories and 1/10 the fat, but still packs a good deal of sodium.]”

Well If I am going to Cinnabon it is not to watch my weight or to eat healthy.  I know that before I get there.

“[The luring scent of Cinnabon is a mall staple. But just one of these decadent pastries means trouble. They deliver about half the calories and just about all the fat you should consume in a day.

One bun: 1,092 calories, 56g fat, 47g sugar.

Choose this instead: Cinnabon has no options that are particularly healthy, but you can try a Minibon, designed for smaller—and smarter—appetites: 300 calories, 11g fat.]”

Dunkin Donuts

Gee I thought their low fat muffins were low fat…so this was a surprise to me.

“[Muffins are often mistaken for the doughnut’s healthy cousin. But muffins can be surprisingly high in fat.

This one is particularly offensive; you’d need to eat about three glazed donuts to match its nutrients and calories.

One muffin: 620 calories; 25g fat, 7g saturated; 54g sugar; 93g carbs.

Choose this instead: For an alternative—but equally decadent—breakfast treat, one glazed donut is a better bet: 220 calories, 9g fat, 12g sugar, 31g carbs.]”

Auntie Anne’s

Always has been a trusted name in nutritious food ugh you really let me down here…

“[Auntie Anne’s sells snacks, not meals. But this concoction—a Nathan’s hot dog wrapped in a pretzel bun—contains almost half your daily upper limit of fat and sodium.

One Jumbo Pretzel Dog with butter: 610 calories; 29g fat, 13g saturated; 1,150mg sodium.

Choose this instead: Go for the original pretzel without the butter and salt and you’ll whittle your treat down to 310 calories and only 1 gram of fat. Now that’s more like a snack!]”

A serious no brainer here….

“[Sure it sounds bad, but how bad is it? This afternoon pick-me-up delivers nearly one-third of the maximum fat you should consume in a day, and over half a day’s saturated fat.

One 16-ounce Grande: 510 calories; 19g fat, 11g saturated; 59g sugar; 300mg sodium.

Choose this instead: Your best bet is a regular cup of coffee without all the bells and whistles. If you just can’t live without a Frappuccino, make it a Coffee Frappuccino Light Blended Coffee: 130 calories, 0.5g fat, 16g sugar.]”

Cold Stone Creamy Milkshake

Think this one says it all in it’s name lol…

“[Chances are you already suspect that milkshakes aren’t all that healthy. But this particular shake, made with chocolate ice cream, milk, and peanut butter, is in a class of its own. This frosty monster delivers an entire day’s worth of calories and almost three and a half times the daily limit for saturated fat.

One “Gotta Have It” (Coldstone speak for “large”): 2,010 calories; 131g fat, 68g saturated; 153g sugar.

Choose this instead: A better bet is the 16-ounce Sinless Oh Fudge! Shake, with the same chocolaty taste, but a quarter of the calories and only 2 grams of fat.]”

Smoothie King

Hmmm…besides all the cornsyrup that they pour into it lol…This is actually listed for people who are looking to gain wait if you look close at their menu according to the report lol…

“[Fruit and yogurt can’t be bad, right? Wrong. Smoothies are often made with ice cream or milk and can be crammed with sugar. At least this treat gives you a heads up: It’s listed on the menu as a smoothie for people looking to gain weight.

But the calories are excessive—more than two Big Macs put together. And that’s just the small.

One 20-ounce smoothie: 1,044 calories, 35g fat, 120g sugar.

Choose this instead: Low-Carb Strawberry smoothie: 268 calories, 9g fat, 3g sugar.]”

A breaded sandwich

Fast Food in General…and breaded sandwiches…how funny are they…

“[It really is a shame. Some of the best-tasting foods are actually some of the worst in terms of fat and calories. But it can be hard to avoid them, especially in places—like malls—where nutrition information usually isn’t available.

So we did the work for you; take a look at a list of foods you should skip—or pick—at a mall, restaurant, or grocery store.

(A 2,000-calorie-a-day diet should have no more than 66 grams of fat, less than 20 grams saturated; 2,400 milligrams of sodium; and 300 grams of total carbohydrate, including sugars.)]”

Chili’s Onion String and Crispy Jalapeno Stack

Question here … anything deep fried should have hit the list from all the fast food chains… or am I missing a bigger point?

“[Diners and bloggers alike were outraged by the fried-onion Chili’s appetizer, the Awesome Blossom.

The unhealthy behemoth was removed from the menu, but its replacement is only a bit better. This appetizer is meant to be shared, but even one-quarter of the dish delivers an entire day’s limit for fat.

One appetizer: 2,130 calories; 213g fat, 31g saturated; 1,320mg sodium.

Choose this instead: Chili’s doesn’t have particularly healthy appetizers. If you must have one, try the Chips and Hot Sauce (470 calories). However, the chips’ sodium is 2,790 milligrams—500 milligrams over the maximum daily intake.]”

Macaroni Grill’s Kids’ Fettuccine Alfredo

Is this as bad as most restaurants that offer a hot dog and macaroni and cheese that is processed?

“[Kids’ meals, in theory, are smaller than adult portions; children simply don’t need as many calories.

The average 10- to 12-year-old, the upper age limit for many kids’ menus, needs about 1,600 to 1,800 calories daily. This meal puts them at half of that, with more fat than a grown adult needs in a day.

One order: 890 calories, 67g fat, 1,480mg sodium.

Choose this instead: Coax your little ones into ordering the Grilled Chicken and Broccoli: 390 calories, 8g fat. It’s still high in sodium, so ask for sauce on the side and use sparingly.]”

Quiznos’ Chicken With Honey Mustard Flatbread Salad

Started out good with chicken and flat bread lol…

Had to include the findings here cause this one to the eye does look healthy….

“[Unhealthy salads lurk everywhere. They promise grilled chicken, leafy greens, and fewer carbs, but often deliver bacon, cheddar cheese, and high-fat dressing.

Don’t be tricked; this salad will cost you half a day’s calories. The dressing alone has 48 grams of fat, nearly your daily max.

One salad, dressing and bread included: 1,070 calories, 71g fat, 1,770mg sodium.

Choose this instead: The Cantina Chicken Sammie, a 205-calorie, low-fat, veggie-filled flatbread sandwich: 455mg sodium, 12g protein.]”

Pizza Hut’s Meaty P’Zone

Ok now we never go to eat here so looking at the picture I am thinking ok cheese might put over the top till I read the findings then I know why lol….

“[The TV commercials for this 1-pound monster feature hungry dudes who don’t want to share. One chows down and tells another, who looks on longingly, to order his own. But these pizza-crust calzones should be shared—preferably with a crowd. Eating the whole thing is akin to consuming about six cheese slices in one sitting, and it delivers one and a half times your daily limit for sodium. One serving size is one-half of a P’Zone.

One whole P’Zone: 1,480 calories, 66g fat, 3,680mg sodium.

Choose this instead: One slice of the Natural Veggie Lover’s multigrain crust pizza has 190 calories, 6g fat, 380 mg sodium, and 9g protein.]”

One pound?  Seriously?  That is a small family meal not for one person….

Lunchables’ New Wholesome Deep Dish Pepperoni Fun Pack

I call these mom on a really tight schedule lunches who has a ton of money….

“[Ideally, a lunch box should strike a balance between taste, fun, and nutrition. 

However, an easy prepackaged solution like Lunchables may not deliver. The nutrition info is based on a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet—that of a grown adult. The processed food is too high in fat and sodium for the average 8-year-old’s daily recommended intakes.

One Fun Pack: 470 calories, 20g fat, 880mg sodium.

Choose this instead: For the same ease, try another variety of Wholesome Lunchables, like the Turkey and Cheddar Club, which comes with water and applesauce instead of cookies and fruit punch, and has 360 calories, 8 grams of fat, and 600 milligrams of sodium.]”

Ruffles’ Cheddar & Sour Cream Flavored Potato Chips

These are out of my food items due to corn oil however still found them interesting…

“{Ruffles don’t just have ridges, they’ve also have 17% of the upper limit of daily fat in just one serving. The calorie count is low, but chances are you’ll eat more than a serving, as most packages are the larger 1.5-ounce size.

The 1-ounce serving size: 160 calories, 11g fat, 230mg sodium. The larger size: 240 calories, 16.5g fat, 345mg sodium.

Choose this instead: Try Baked! Ruffles in the original flavor. The 1-ounce serving has 120 calories, 3 grams of fat, and 200 milligrams of sodium, plus 2 grams each of fiber and protein.]”

Haagen Dazs’ Dulce de Leche Low-Fat Frozen Yogurt

Ugh just when I was going to look and see if this came in the sugar free kind…

“[Frozen yogurt is often relatively healthy; even the most decadent flavors tend to have less fat than ice cream.

However, not all fro-yo is created equal. To be fair, this flavor does have 15 grams less fat than the regular ice cream flavor, but one serving packs 25 grams of sugar.

One serving (1/2 cup): 190 calories, 2.5g fat, 25g sugar, 35g carbs.

Choose this instead: Try a brand that offers no-sugar-added options, such as Edy’s. The French Vanilla flavor has only 100 calories, 3 grams of fat, 14 grams of carbs, and 4 grams of sugar in a 1/2 cup serving.]”

Kar’s Yogurt Apple Nut Mix

Just when you thought you had nutrition in a bag…

“[Words like yogurt, apple, and nut make this snack seem healthy. But a serving size is 1 ounce. The tiny snack, often found in vending machines, contains nearly three times as much—2.75 ounces. Bags in stores contain five times as much.

Eat a whole 2.75-ounce bag and you’ve consumed 412 calories—the equivalent of one and a half Snickers bars.

A 1-ounce serving: 150 calories; 10g of fat, 2.5g saturated; 90mg sodium; 3g protein; 2g fiber.

Choose this instead: Select a healthier trail mix, like Peeled Snacks. A 2/3-cup serving of the Fruit & Nuts FigSated mix has 150 calories and 6 grams of fat.]”

Reese’s Puffs Cereal

This is so full of corn that I would not venture near

“[Starting your morning off with this bowl of sugary puffs may be worse than getting up on the wrong side of the bed. One serving of this breakfast treat has more sugar than an actual Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.

A 3/4 cup serving with 1/2 cup skim milk: 160 calories, 3g fat, 12g sugar. (One Reese’s Cup has 7 grams of sugar.)

Choose this instead: For an organic and natural take on the peanut-buttery puff, check out EnviroKidz Peanut Butter Panda Puffs from Nature’s Path. The same serving size with milk has slightly more calories, but less sugar: 170 calories, 2.5g fat, 7g sugar.]”

Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts Brown Sugar Cinnamon

To me just add a little chocolate to dip it in and make smores then it is really unhealthy…

“[At least breakfast cereals have relatively easy-to-understand serving sizes. Pop-Tarts, on the other hand, report nutrition information for one serving, but each package contains two—and is impossible to reseal.

Eat both, and this breakfast delivers a quarter of your daily limit for fat, and more than half your added sugar for the day.

Two pastries: 420 calories, 16g fat, 26g sugar, 66g carbs.

Choose this instead: Your best bet is to eat just one pastry. Or you can try Fiber One’s Brown Sugar Cinnamon Toaster Pastry: 190 calories, 4g fat, 16g sugar, 36g carbs, 5g fiber.]”

Thought that is why there is now resealable sandwich bags….

PowerBar Performance Energy Cookies & Cream

It’s name said it all to me lol…

“[PowerBars are often shaped like candy bars and can taste like them too.

This particular PowerBar has only 1 gram of fiber and nearly three-fourths of the upper limit of daily added sugar, so there may be healthier options. (The USDA says to limit added sugar to 40 grams, or about 10 teaspoons, per day.)

One bar: 240 calories, 26g sugar, 45g carbs, 8g protein, less than 1g fiber.

Choose this instead: Try the PowerBar Harvest line. Made with whole grains, 1 Oatmeal Raisin Cookie bar still has 250 calories, 43 grams of carbs, and 22 grams of sugar, but offers 10 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber, vitamins, and minerals.]”

Arnold’s Whole Grain Country White Bread

just the corn syrup in this bread makes me cringe…

“[Don’t fall for the “whole grain” marketing trick without knowing all the facts.

While “whole grain” sounds good, this product doesn’t have nearly the amount of heart-healthy whole grains as products that say “100% whole grain.”

Two slices: 220 calories, 3g fat, 300mg sodium, 42g carbs, 4g fiber.

Choose this instead: Try two slices of Arnold’s Light line of breads, like the 100% Whole Wheat: 80 calories, 0.5g fat, 170mg sodium, 5g fiber. Or try the new Deli Flats from Pepperidge Farm. One 100% whole-wheat roll has 100 calories and 5 grams of fiber.]”

VitaminWater

Still have yet to find one without corn syrup added…

“[VitaminWater uses the old trick in which the nutrition information on the label is based on a serving size, but the bottle contains multiple servings—leaving you to do the math.

Each bottle contains 2.5 servings of the sugar-sweetened water, so a whole bottle delivers 33 grams of sugar (a can of Coke only has 6 more). That’s a lot of calories when plain water could do the trick.

One bottle (2.5 servings) of the Charge flavor: 125 calories, 32.5g sugar.

Choose this instead: New VitaminWater10 has only 10 calories per serving, or 25 if you finish the bottle. But it contains zero-calorie sweeteners.]”

Quaker Natural Granola, Low-Fat

A lot of these either have corn syrup in them or modified food starch which is corn…

“[Granola is tricky. Although the name is practically synonymous with healthy, some types—including this cereal—contain a startling amount of sugar per serving. One serving contains 18 grams of sugar, as much as a Twinkie.

A 2/3-cup serving: 210 calories, 3g fat, 4g protein, 3g fiber—but 18g sugar.

Choose this instead: A 2/3-cup serving of Health Valley’s Low Fat Date Almond Flavor Granola: 180 calories, 1g fat, 10g sugar, 5g protein, 6g fiber.}”

Bear Naked Chocolaty Cherry Grain-ola Bar

Another not so corn free product…

“[We love Bear Naked for its generally low-fat, low-sugar concoctions, but we just can’t get behind this bar.

It has almost the same nutritional stats as a Hershey’s Sweet and Salty Reese’s Peanut Butter bar. Or you could eat almost three Nature Valley Oats and Honey granola bars for the same intake.

One 54-gram bar: 230 calories, 10g fat, 14g sugar.

Choose this instead: Barbara’s Crunch Organic Oats and Honey Granola Bar; two bars have only 190 calories, 8 grams of fat, and 10 grams of sugar.]”

Amy’s Organic Thai Coconut Soup

Shame on you Amy’s parents are counting on you to stay nutritious

“[Generally we love anything from this vegetarian brand, but we have to draw the line at this soup. While packed with veggies and protein-powerhouse tofu, one serving has more than half of your daily limit of saturated fat and a quarter of your sodium.

One 1/2-can serving: 140 calories; 10g fat, 8g saturated; 580mg sodium.

Choose this instead: Lentil Vegetable, one of Amy’s low-sodium soups, is still chock-full of veggies and protein, but with less fat and sodium: 4g fat, 0.5g saturated fat; 340mg sodium.]”

That was their big 26 bad ones for this month…guess bacon and coffee can breathe for a month…

My surprise was the glazed donut being ok….hmmmm….

Two days later they do a review on the best chicken fingers to be found…. now if that is not talking out of both sides of your mouth what is?

Here are their findings:  (Thought I would spare the long of it and just give results)

Perkins Chicken Fingers Plate

[Its chicken fingers were the only ones whose chicken flavor stood up to the crust. Its broccoli tasted freshly steamed, and its potatoes were full flavored.

Cracker Barrel’s sides were also tasty, but those from Country Kitchen, IHOP, and Denny’s were less successful: The broccoli was flavorful but waterlogged; the potatoes had that fake-butter flavor found in some microwaved popcorn.]”

Have a great day and try to stay with a well balanced diet of healthy foods now…hmmm

Namaste,

Tammye Honey


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I am so honored and now have to respond…

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The rules for this one are :

1. Display the award logo somewhere on the blog.

2. Link back to the blog of the person who nominated you.

3. State seven things about yourself.

4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award and provide links to their blogs.

5. Notify those bloggers that they have been nominated and of the award’s requirements.

So here are some questions and information about me to go along with the rules :

14 things about me:

I am currently remarried and loving it

I am an only child

I love living in the country

I had spinal surgery at age 40 and 41

I do not like okra or grits and live in the South…

I have a Corn allergy which includes corn syrup, meal, oil, flour, modified food starch, etc… Not good when you live in the South…

I have been crafting since I was really little

I have only my ears pierced and no tattoos

I have two dogs and two cats

I do not care for going to a circus

I love all types of music

I have an office that looks like a bomb hit it due to running five businesses from it

I know where things are in it

I am a Christian and do not declare any particular denomination

10 questions:

1. What is your greatest strength?

2.What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod?

I do not have any songs on my IPod I only have Audio Books lol

3.What is one of your favorite quotes?

It will all work out in the end, just be patient and let God show you …

4.What’s your favorite indoor/outdoor activity?

Indoor would be crocheting or sewing or cooking ugh that was three…Outdoor would be doing something with hubby and doggies…

5.What chore do you absolutely hate doing?

Carrying laundry basket and changing bed cause laundry basket is too heavy and bed hurts back

6.What is your favorite form of exercise?

Playing with dogs

7.What is your favorite time of day/day of the week/month of the year?

Really early morning smelling the coffee brew.  No particular day of the week and Love Spring and Summer…

8.What sound do you love?

Love to hear birds chirping and the sound of wind chimes.

9. Who is your celebrity crush

Do not have one

10.If you could choose to stay a certain age forever, what age would it be?

Love where I am now

Here are my Nominees for this Award…and I have linked back to :

1. http://momoftwosalums.wordpress.com/2012/06/14/1294/

2. http://tadams4u.wordpress.com/

3. http://kittybloger.wordpress.com/

4. http://mommahasapottymouth.wordpress.com/

5. http://mazeaday.wordpress.com/

6. http://whatidesiredtosay.wordpress.com/

7. http://omnomalicious.wordpress.com/

8. http://onlinedatingjournal.wordpress.com/2012/06/14/your-blog-is-lovely/ (You are such a call them as you see them blogger you deserve to get a few times lol)

9. http://honesttoddler.wordpress.com/

10. http://fromscratchclub.com/ (Thank you for Gluten Free Recipes because sometimes they are corn free also…)

11. http://doninmass.com/

12. http://diaryofamadcrafter.wordpress.com/

13. http://manipalphotoblog.wordpress.com/2012/06/14/love-long-lost/

14. ** Hubby Wife so am giving Kudos to both in same http://bassasblog.wordpress.com/2012/06/13/you-make-me-shine/ http://georgiaabout.wordpress.com/

15. http://lillandjill.wordpress.com/ (For all the coffee that has snorted from my nose)

I honestly have not made a dent in my list nor are they in any particular order other than who nominated me at the top so please do not feel that you did not make my list because I do not love you if I follow you because I do…

Hopefully this time I have accomplished the task correctly and you have received your awards…

Thank you

Tammye Honey


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Such an Honor Thank You


I am so honored an now have to respond…

The rules for this one are :

1. Display the award logo somewhere on the blog.

2. Link back to the blog of the person who nominated you.

3. State seven things about yourself.

4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award and provide links to their blogs.

5. Notify those bloggers that they have been nominated and of the award’s requirements.

So here are some questions and information about me to go along with the rules :

14 things about me:

I am currently remarried and loving it

I am an only child

I love living in the country

I had spinal surgery at age 40 and 41

I do not like okra or grits and live in the South…

I have a Corn allergy which includes corn syrup, meal, oil, flour, modified food starch, etc… Not good when you live in the South…

I have been crafting since I was really little

I have only my ears pierced and no tattoos

I have two dogs and two cats

I do not care for going to a circus

I love all types of music

I have an office that looks like a bomb hit it due to running five businesses from it

I know where things are in it

I am a Christian and do not declare any particular denomination

10 questions:

1. What is your greatest strength?

2.What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod?

I do not have any songs on my IPod I only have Audio Books lol

3.What is one of your favorite quotes?

It will all work out in the end, just be patient and let God show you …

4.What’s your favorite indoor/outdoor activity?

Indoor would be crocheting or sewing or cooking ugh that was three…Outdoor would be doing something with hubby and doggies…

5.What chore do you absolutely hate doing?

Carrying laundry basket and changing bed cause laundry basket is too heavy and bed hurts back

6.What is your favorite form of exercise?

Playing with dogs

7.What is your favorite time of day/day of the week/month of the year?

Really early morning smelling the coffee brew.  No particular day of the week and Love Spring and Summer…

8.What sound do you love?

Love to hear birds chirping and the sound of wind chimes.

9. Who is your celebrity crush

Do not have one

10.If you could choose to stay a certain age forever, what age would it be?

Love where I am now

Here are my Nominees for this Award…and I have linked back to :

1. http://momoftwosalums.wordpress.com/2012/06/14/1294/

2. http://tadams4u.wordpress.com/

3. http://kittybloger.wordpress.com/

4. http://mommahasapottymouth.wordpress.com/

5. http://mazeaday.wordpress.com/

6. http://whatidesiredtosay.wordpress.com/

7. http://omnomalicious.wordpress.com/

8. http://onlinedatingjournal.wordpress.com/2012/06/14/your-blog-is-lovely/ (You are such a call them as you see them blogger you deserve to get a few times lol)

9. http://honesttoddler.wordpress.com/

10. http://fromscratchclub.com/ (Thank you for Gluten Free Recipes because sometimes they are corn free also…)

11. http://doninmass.com/

12. http://diaryofamadcrafter.wordpress.com/

13. http://manipalphotoblog.wordpress.com/2012/06/14/love-long-lost/

14. ** Hubby Wife so am giving Kudos to both in same http://bassasblog.wordpress.com/2012/06/13/you-make-me-shine/ http://georgiaabout.wordpress.com/

15. http://lillandjill.wordpress.com/ (For all the coffee that has snorted from my nose)

I honestly have not made a dent in my list nor are they in any particular order other than who nominated me at the top so please do not feel that you did not make my list because I do not love you if I follow you because I do…

MomofTwosalums

I have had the honor of being nominated for another three awards by none other than my best friend Nikki.

The first award is :

The rules are as follows :

  1. Link back to the blogger who nominated you.
  2. List 7 things about yourself
  3. Nominate 7 Beautiful blogs that you think people should check out.
The next is :
The rules are :

1. Thank the person that nominated you, and provide a link to their blog

2. List 7 things about yourself that readers might find interesting

3. Nominate 7 bloggers for the award, provide links, and let them know!

And last but not least :

The rules for this one are :

1. Display the award logo somewhere on the blog.

2. Link back to the blog of the person who nominated you.

3. State seven things about yourself.

4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award…

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