Idea Exchange: April 8th – April 12th

Monday, April 8th:

We talked about: milk bottles, the Full Pink Moon for April, Tornado Awareness week and how the birth of my first daughter coincided with the tornado in 1980, the shredding event in conjunction with Earth Day, pantry staples you should have on hand, cleaning stainless steel appliances, fresh herbs and why sunlight is good for you. Recipes shared: Raspberry-Lemon Cheesecake Bars, Easy Slow Cooker BBQ, Spiral Stromboli, Turkey Brie Stromboli and Fish Tacos with Chili Lime Sauce.

TODAY: Milk in Glass Bottles, Empanada, Tutor appreciation, Zoo Lovers, Astronomy Day, Draw a picture of a bird

 

Tuesday, April 9th:

BEYOND A PARENT’S LOVE: LESSONS LEARNED IN LIFE-PLANNING FOR SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN, Minoti Rajpat

Planning for one’s financial future can sometimes be difficult. Raising children also has its challenges. Now imagine how hard it is for parents of special needs children to plan not only for their retirement but for the long-term care of their children. One entrepreneurial certified financial planner has dedicated the last three decades of her practice to helping families of special needs children. She has just released a book that assists them through the emotional, legal, and financial pitfalls, Beyond a Parent’s Love: Lessons Learned in Life Planning for Special Needs Children.

Today I shared how to “glaze a ham”, tornado awareness tips and tips for cleaning your kitchen. We also talked about how to remove oil stains from a cement driveway and the formula for determining the time it takes you to hear the thunder after you see the lightning. Recipes that we shared: Brown Sugar Ham Glaze, Almond Butter Cookies, and Parmesan Scones

TODAY: Dry or powdered milk, Chinese Almond Cookies, Name Yourself, First Public Library

 

Wednesday, April 10th:

Today we talked about our favorite Easter candy, ways to color hard boiled eggs, the best way to hard cook eggs, and spring cleaning tips from Focus on Energy. Recipes: Zesty Slow Cooker Chicken BBQ, Soothing Milk Bath, DIY Easter Egg Dye, Cinnamon Sugar Crescent Twist Bread, and Raspberry-Banana Breakfast Tacos.

TODAY: Cinnamon Crescent Day, national Sibling, Golfers, Encourage a young writer, Salvation Army

10:30-11:00 GARDEN DOCTOR PROGRAM with DICK ZONDAG from JUNG’S GARDEN CENTER

 

Thursday, April 11th:

A TINY HOME TO CALL YOUR OWN: LIVING WELL IN JUST RIGHT HOUSES, Patricia Foreman

Unfetter and unclutter your life by learning how and why to transition to a tiny home

Do you feel as though you’re living in an expensive and ill-fitting home filled with too much stuff? Do you have too much space filled with too many things, constantly dealing with house maintenance and financial upkeep? Living in a tiny home could be the solution. But how do you know?

Tiny house guru Pat Foreman examines the hows and whys of tiny-home living, to help you assess whether it’s the right solution for you.

We talked about National Pet Day, Barbershop Music, 8 track tapes, getting rid of moths, common mistakes that might be costing you sleep and tornado tips. Recipes: Garlic Chicken with Honey and Rosemary, and Any Season Fruit Bowl.

TODAY: Cheese Fondue, Barbershop Quartet, Eight track tape, Jackie Robinson, School Librarian

 

Friday, April 12th:

We talked about Grilled cheese, big wind day, licorice, pro and prebiotics and state nicknames. Recipes: Rustic Honey Cake, Ham and cheese Quiche, Cilantro Scallion Dip, Spring Vegetable Soup, chunk Avocado Citrus Dip, B + T Guac and Grilled Cheese tip to get the crispy outside and melty inside.

TODAY: Licorice, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Reach as High as you can, Look up at the Sky, Big Wind day