IDEA EXCHANGE: 01/22 – 01/26

Monday, 01/22

TODAY IS: Blonde Brownies, National Soup Swap, Celebration of Life, Polka Dots, Come in from the cold, Answer your cats questions

Today we shared the following recipes: 30-Minute Clam Chowder, Chicken and Dumplings for Two, Makeover Chicken Noodle Soup, Baked Apple Spice Donuts and Cheesy Wild Rice Soup and we discussed Breakfast Trends from 2017 and Weird Plant Names

Tuesday, 01/23

TODAY IS: Rhubarb Pie, National Pie, Measure your feet, Snowplow Mailbox Hockey, Better Business Communication, Compliment, Spouses Day

John and I talked about our favorite Pies. Then we wondered why we never see recipes for Grape or Orange pie. A couple of listeners shared their recipes for GRAPE PIE. We also discussed how to care for gold jewelry, how planets are named and what “new” potatoes are. Also shared recipes for: Summertime Oatmeal (overnight oatmeal), from the book HOW NOT TO DIE COOKBOOK, Bacon and Cheddar Breakfast Sandwiches. Black Forest Freezer Pie

Wednesday, 01/24

TODAY IS: Peanut Butter, Eskimo Pie, Just Do It!, Speak Up and Succeed

We talked about the best items to purchase in both January and February as well as how much food to plan for your Super Bowl party. We shared the following recipes: Angel Food Lemon Bars, Stuffed Mushrooms with Parmesan and Thyme, Copycat Starbucks Lemon Bread, Upside Down Pizza Casserole

 

Thursday, 01/25

TODAY IS: Irish Coffee, Fluoride, Oppostie Day, 101 Dalmations’ birthday-1961, Fun at Work (also on 1/27)

We talked about easy ways to decorate and “dress up” easy Valentine treats using pretzel rods, brownies and cake balls. We also shared tips on record keeping (in case you’re getting your tax info ready). Recipes we shared on air today: Caribbean Nachos, Beef Taco Pie, Dessert Nachos, Valentine Treats all dressed up.

 

Friday, 01/26

NORWICH: ONE TINY VERMONT TOWN’S SECRET TO HAPPINESS AND EXCELLENCE, Karen Crouse

The extraordinary story of the small Vermont town that has likely produced more Olympians per capita than any other place in the country—and whose citizens provide a model for achieving excellence while leading a well-rounded life.

Norwich, a charming Vermont town of roughly three thousand residents, has sent an athlete to almost every Winter Olympics for the past thirty years—and three times that athlete has returned with a medal.

How does Norwich do it? To answer this question, New York Times reporter Karen Crouse moved to Vermont, immersing herself in the lives of Norwich Olympians past and present. There, amidst the organic farms and clapboard colonial buildings, she discovered a culture that’s the opposite of the hypercompetitive schoolyard of today’s tiger moms and eagle dads. In Norwich, kids aren’t cut from teams. They don’t specialize in a single sport, and they even root for their rivals. What’s more, their hands-off parents encourage them to simply enjoy themselves. Making it to the Olympics is seen not as the pinnacle of an athlete’s career but as a fun stop on the way to achieving other, longer-lasting dreams. Norwich, Crouse realized, wasn’t just raising better athletes than the rest of America; it was raising happier, healthier kids.

Full of inspiring stories of Olympians who excelled on and off the sports field—and had a blast doing so—Norwich is the book for every parent who wants to raise kids to be levelheaded, fulfilled, and successful.

 

 

TODAY IS: Peanut Brittle, Televisions birthday, Clashing Clothes, Toad Hollow day of Encouragement, Rock Mountain National Park (1915), Disneyland Groundbreaking in 1954

I shared tax document tips as well as weather stats from previous Super Bowls. Also gave Healthy Spinach hacks and the following recipes: Mini Pretzel Hot Dogs, Grilled Cheese Lasagna Squares, Pepperoni Pizza Cups, and Baked Vanilla Doughnuts.