Idea Exchange: December 31st – January 4th

Monday, December 31st:

HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING-NO SHOW

TODAY: New Year’s Eve, Champagne, One Voice, Make Up Your Mind

 

Tuesday, January 1st:

HAPPY NEW YEAR! HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING-NO SHOW

TODAY: New Year’s Day, Bloody Mary, Paul Revere birthday (1735), Betsy Ross, birthday (1752), Beanie Babies, Ellis Island (1892)

 

Wednesday, January 2nd:

Today we discussed Cream Puffs, Swiss Cheese, January Food Holidays, other holidays in January, what to look for in the night sky this month, Science Fiction and snow days. Recipes: Sausage Chive Pinwheels, Soft & Chewy Cookies 3 ways and Day Before Pay Day Fried Rice.

TODAY: Cream Puff, Swiss Cheese, Science Fiction, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Jacob Grimm’s birthday (1785)

 

Thursday, January 3rd:

CHILL: TURN OFF YOUR JOB AND TURN ON YOUR LIFE, Dr. Bryan Robinson

Stop stressing and learn to chill with this mindfulness and meditation guidebook that can help workaholics and others let go of anxiety and achieve and maintain the healthy work/life balance they need.

 

Discussion today centered on fruitcakes, festival of sleep, chocolate covered cherries, writing thank you notes, weird science facts about rainbows and the sun. TODAY’S TIP: use cold water when making coffee because it has more oxygen and minerals than warm water. Today’s recipes: Nutty Irish Coffee, Taco Soup, Festive Fruitcake, One Pot Vegetable Soup.

TODAY: Chocolate Covered Cherry, Women Rock, Festival of Sleep, Brooklyn Bridge (1870-began work). Alaska admitted to union-1959, Drinking Straw-1888, JRR Tolkien’s birthday.

 

Friday, January 4th:

We talked about Family Trivia games you can put together, National Bird Day, natural remedies for getting rid of a cold, natural remedies for dry skin, characteristics of shortbread, and setting aside money for unexpected emergencies. Recipes shared: Baked Butternut Squash, Quick Mexican Bean Soup, Butternut Squash & Carrot Soup and Pecan Date Shortbread Cookies.

TODAY: Spaghetti, Trivia, Blender created, Isaac Newton’s birthday, Roller Skates-1863, First appendectomy performed in 1885.