Idea Exchange: December 17th – December 21st

Monday, December 17th:

ASTONISHING TALES: Matt Geiger

In his new collection of stories and essays, acclaimed author and humorist Matt Geiger seeks to de-familiarize us from the world, from the smallest detail to the most cosmic mythology, in order to see it all as if for the first time. Turning his philosopher’s vision to his own abundant Neanderthal DNA, parenting, competitive axe throwing, old age, and much more, he sets out in search of comic profundity. With a nod to the limits of human knowledge and understanding, particularly his own, he draws from the wisdom of an 83-year-old pin-up legend, Peter the Great, Santa Claus, modern boxers, Medieval monks, and of course small children. Blending whimsy and gravitas, he unveils beauty, joy, and happiness in a seemingly broken world.

John Kraft hosted the show. Recipes shared: State Fair Fudge; Fantasy Fudge; Coconut Almond Bars and Cranberry Nut Granola Bars.

TODAY IS: Maple Syrup, Saturnalia, Wright Brothers

CHRISTMAS MINUTE: CHRISTMAS CARDS

 

Tuesday, December 18th:

PIPPIN, NO LICKIN’, Layne Ihde

Pippin the cat wouldn’t take a bath. Because he wouldn’t, all kinds of funny (and stinky!) things start happening to him. In hilarious and unforgettable ways, Pippin is challenged with realizing his actions not only affect himself, but others, too. Will his parents and classmates get him to change his mind?

John Kraft hosted the show today. Recipes shared: Cajun Appetizer Meatballs, Mulled Wine, Big Swirl Ice Box Cookies, Mega Chocolate Chip Cookies.

TODAY IS: Bake Cookies, Roast Suckling Pig, Flake Appreciation

CHRISTMAS MINUTE: Story behind ‘I HEARD THE BELLS…”

 

Wednesday, December 19th:

John Kraft hosted. Recipes shared: Blue Cheese Wafers; Santa’s Whiskers, Creamy Turkey Casserole.

TODAY IS: Oatmeal Muffin

CHRISTMAS MINUTE: 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

 

Thursday, December 20th:

John Kraft hosted the show. Recipes shared: Jane’s Dip; Cookie Turkeys, Crock pot Sugared Pecans, Spinach-Sausage Egg Bake, and Beef Stroganoff

TODAY IS: Fried Shrimp, Sangria, Go Caroling, Sacagawea

CHRISTMAS MINUTE: SONGS OF THE SEASON II

 

Friday, December 21st:

John Kraft hosted. Recipes shared: Bean Bake Casserole; Saltine Toffee, Everybody Loves This Steak

TODAY IS: Hamburger, Kiwi, Winter Solstice, Flashlight, Don’t Be A Scrooge

CHRISTMAS MINUTE: A VISIT FROM ST. NICHOLAS