Friday, June 30, 2017

TIPS, THOUGHTS & TREATS

Would you eat a burger that costs $777?  I'm a die hard fan of cheeseburgers, but even I would have a rough time shelling out that kind of dough for my favorite treat.  If you're in the mood to splurge though, head to Le Burger Brasserie in the City of Sin.  But what in the world makes it so dang pricey? I saw how this was made on The Food NetworkDecadent Kobe Beef, along with luscious Maine Lobster, 100 year aged balsamic vinegar, creamy French Brie, crispy Pancetta and caramelized onions are the ingredients.  If that's not enough, they throw in a bottle of Rose Dom Perignon Champagne to get you wasted, so you don't notice you're paying that much.


Here's a perfect reason to visit friends and family in Chicago this September. If you already live there, you've got it made!  (waving at Kelly M) Get ready to enjoy the Chicago Gourmet in Millennium Park from September 22 - 24, 2017.  Get your foodie love on with famous chefs, special tastings, super seminars and plenty of cold cocktails to whet your whistle. Tickets start at $185.00. http://www.chicagogourmet.org

CREAMY TROPICAL-BERRY SMOOTHIE - David Venable
Yes, I'm still on a berry tip to round out June and cool things off.  Once again, this is a super simple recipe that works well for breakfast, or even get-togethers.  Save time and money by preparing these right at home.


INGREDIENTS
2 Oranges, peeled and sectioned
2 Bananas, peeled and cut into chunks
1 Mango, pitted, peeled and cut into chunks
2 Containers of Raspberries
1 Container of Blueberries
1 Can of Coconut Water
1/2 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
1 Cup Ice Cubes

DIRECTIONS
Place all ingredients in the blender, in batches if needed, then cover and puree until completely blended and smooth.  Pour into decorative glasses for guests, or colorful paper cups for kids, and serve.

SUMMER READS

What She Ate by Laura Shapiro - takes a peek at food served or eaten by famous women like Eleanor Roosevelt.  Sadly, she wasn't popular for her food because it was pretty horrible! (lol)  Books like these are so fun because they offer up facts that aren't well known.

No One But You by Brenda Novak is a love story from one of my fave authors about Sadie who ends up taking a job working on a farm with Dawson, recently on trial for murder.  Is he guilty? You'll have to read the book to find out.




SHOCKING!
Something is very, very wrong when we hear a news flash about a 25 year old woman entering into a relationship with an 11 year old kid.  Even worse, this woman gave birth in 2014 to a now 3 year old child.


Marissa Mowry was arrested for having sex with a minor from the time he was 11, until the age of 14.  She was picked up at her job as a food vendor in Busch Gardens in Tampa Florida this past Tuesday, June 28 on multiple sexual assault charges.


Do you like pancakes that you don't have to prepare on your own? If so, celebrate IHOP's 59th anniversary on July 18 with a short buttermilk stack for $.59 between the hours of 7am and 7pm.  No cleanup, and no mess.  Just yummy goodness!


Coupon Goodies 
This week I managed to snag the following stuff using coupons:
Hefty Ziploc Bags (various sizes) $.32 each
Turkey Hill Haymaker Tea - FREE
Lipton Tea Bags $ .49 each
Silk Razors - FREE
Clairol Hair Dye (various colors)- $ .31 each
Whole Blend Garnier Shampoo (various scents)  $ .50 each


FREEBIES IN THE MAIL
Salonpas Pain Patch
Starbucks Tasting Flight - Dark Roast
Starbucks Tasting Flight - Light Roast
Bon Appetit Magazine Subscription
Sundown Naturals B12 Gummy Vitamins - taste just like candy



DOVE
This product offers the best way to clean AND moisturize, even for sensitive skin.  In the supermarket or places like Walmart, it will cost at least $3.00.  If you have a Dollar General in your neck of the woods you can get a two bar package for just $1.00, so you can stock up easily.  I also think the message they send about women's bodies is pretty cool.






28 comments:

  1. You post the best recipes! Thanks, and enjoy the weekend!!!

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    1. I hope your weekend is wonderful Angela! Hugs...

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  2. Your right there is something really wrong about pedophiles. Reminds me of this book I heard about called Consent. Celebrating the small things today, like having a whole ton of books to read. theglobaldig.blogspot.com

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    1. When I heard that story, I just couldn't believe it, and to have a child with this kid was just crazy! I'm thrilled that you can sit back to relax and enjoy some good reading. That's a good way to weekend! Hugs...RO

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  3. Great post RO, thanks for all the tips, the news and the beauty tips. I used to be a Dove only girl but I also during the summer when my skin isn't dry and flaking love to use Yardley of London, my super market runs sales on it for 79¢ a bar and I can always get it at dollar tree for a buck. :) Happy Friday

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    1. Hey Debbie, I love new tips, so that one about Yardley of London is a keeper! Definitely need to grab that this weekend! Happy Friday right back atcha! Hugs...

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  4. That smoothie recipe is divine. And doling out that much for a burger would be insane. Thanks for sharing and greetings!

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    1. I'm trying more and more to include fruit in my diet, so this one sounded pretty yummy! Happy weekend to you! Hugs...

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  5. That lady makes me queezy... 11 years old. And just wow, $777 for a burger. I love them, but nah, ten bucks is my limit.
    Yummy fruit smoothies are a summer fave for me, too.

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    1. Everytime I think about this lady and this kid, it truly saddens me, and to have a child, too! What in the world??? I will search the world for a yummy cheeseburger, but I just have to admire this picture. (lol) Happy Friday and loads of fun in the RV. I've always wanted to try that for about a week, and hope you share some pics when you come back. Hugs...

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  6. Oh that is crazy on the burger. Good thing veggies aren't that expensive! lol

    Disgusting on that woman. I'm glad they charged her! Too often women are let off the hook when they're the predator.

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    1. I'm still quite shocked when I think about this woman, and the fact that a 14 year old has a three year old is too crazy! That would be interesting if someone came up with a idea for a $777 Veggie Burger *heh* Happy Saturday!

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  7. I don't think I could bring myself to pay $777 for ANY meal.
    Love berries though. Any way they come.
    Sigh and shudder on the woman molesting a child. I don't care what gender the predator is, it is wrong, wrong, wrong.
    Have a wondeful weekend.

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    1. I agree with you on that. This woman was a predator and took advantage of that child. Then to have a baby rom the relationship is too crazy! I'm with you. Give me berries, berries and more berries!!! Hugs...and happy Saturday!

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  8. Nice freebie haul!

    Ya know, when a burger has that much stuff on it, it no longer really tastes like a traditional burger and really doesn't sound all that appetizing. I doubt I would pay that much money for one meal even if I had a lot of money to do so. I'd rather spend that much money on treating my entire family and a few friends to a good meal.

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    1. I need to get into the free stuff in the mail a lot more so I can catch up with you, Mary! I've also been focused on trying to win a trip! I'm with you. As much as I love cheeseburgers, it would be much more fun to hang out with friends and family for a good time. Hugs...

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  9. NO ONE I would pay that for a burger

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  10. "to get you wasted" lol. That cracked me up. But yikes $777 for a burger!! No way, even if it was the best EVER lol!! Still, it sounds delicious... and if you have that kind of money it's probably no big deal anyway!

    Oh my gosh I want that smoothie! I could live on those.

    25 and 11? *sputter* that's crazy... man you never know these days. And do they think they won't get caught??

    I haven't been to IHop in ages but mmm... pancakes.

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    1. I'm a serious fan of cheeseburgers, but I would have to draw the line at $777. There's no amount of champagne that would make me pull that out of my purse! (lol) I can't over that woman! Happy Sunday Greg!

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  11. WE use Dove. Thanks for the tip. Wow that woman is sick. I love the smoothie idea, sounds refreshing!

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    1. My brother uses Dove faithfully. Yes something is seriously wrong for her to think that was okay, AND to keep it going for 3 years?!

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  12. OMG, that woman? She must be so sick in her mind.

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    1. Everytime I think about this woman and what she's done to a child, I get so angry. She did this for 3 whole years!!! Thanks so much for stopping by and Super Sunday to you! Hugs...

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  13. What She Ate sounds like a book I'd really enjoy and I've really liked Brenda Novak but I haven't read any books from her in ages. I love a good cheeseburger but there's no way I could pay that much for a burger! The story about the 25 year old in the relationship with the 11 year old is just sick. No words!

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    1. I grabbed What She Ate because I'm hooked on the trivia piece of it, and Brenda Novak is the best! I love that she has a fundraiser for diabetes every year in addition to writing such good books. That woman and that kid? Too much!

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