Idea Exchange: November 12th – November 16th

Monday, November 12th:

CHURCHILL: WALKING WITH DESTINY, Andrew Roberts

In this landmark biography of Winston Churchill based on extensive new material, the true genius of the man, statesman and leader can finally be fully seen and understood–by the bestselling, award-winning author of Napoleon and The Storm of War

When we seek an example of great leaders with unalloyed courage, the person who comes to mind is Winston Churchill: the iconic, visionary war leader immune from the consensus of the day, who stood firmly for his beliefs when everyone doubted him. But how did young Winston become Churchill? What gave him the strength to take on the superior force of Nazi Germany when bombs rained on London and so many others had caved? In Churchill, Andrew Roberts gives readers the full and definitive Winston Churchill, from birth to lasting legacy, as personally revealing as it is compulsively readable.

Today we discussed easy holiday hacks, thanksgiving tips and sweet potatoes and shared these recipes: Cream Cheese Frosting,Hawaiian Punch I, Hawaiian Punch II and Holiday Hawaiian Punch Slush and Cinnamon Sugar Bourbon Pumpkin Muffins.

TODAY IS: Pizza with the Works, Chicken  Soup for the Soul, Moms and Dads

 

Tuesday, November 13th:

WOUNDS OF WAR: HOW THE VA DELIVERS HEALTH, HEALING AND HOPE TO THE NATIONS VETERANS, Suzanne Gordon

U.S. military conflicts abroad have left nine million Americans dependent on the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) for medical care. Their “wounds of war” are treated by the largest hospital system in the country―one that has come under fire from critics in the White House, on Capitol Hill, and in the nation’s media. The resulting public debate about the future of veterans’ health care has pitted VHA patients and their care-givers against politicians and policy-makers who believe that former military personnel would be better served by private

health care providers.

This high stakes controversy led Suzanne Gordon, award-winning health care journalist and author, to seek insight from veterans and their families, VHA staff and administrators, advocates for veterans, and proponents of privatization. Gordon spent five years closely observing the VHA’s treatment of patients suffering from service related injuries, physical and mental. And her book WOUNDS OF WAR is the end result.

We talked about peanut butter lovers’ month and I asked for favorite pairings with a pb sandwich. Recipes shared: Peanut Butter Banana Split Sandwich, a couple of Sweet potato recipes; Pumpkin Crunch and Buckeyes.

TODAY IS: Indian Pudding, World Kindness

 

Wednesday, November 14th:

10:35AM- THE KINDNESS ADVANTAGE, CULTIVATING COMPASSIONATE AND CONNECTED CHILDREN, Dale Atkins and Amanda Salzhauer

In homes and school communities nationwide, there is re-energized interest in the values of community, compassion, and tolerance, and in finding our way to a kinder culture―a culture that starts with our families. Headlines speak of hate crimes, intolerance, and us-versus-them divisiveness.

The Kindness Advantage is a practical and concrete guide for you to equip your child with the skills they need to have a positive influence on the world. We all benefit when children are raised with the understanding that they can have an impact by making conscious choices.

The Kindness Advantage offers inspiration and activities to teach kids empathy, inspire a culture of compassion and connection, and empower children to make a difference in their community and the world.

We talked about Yams vs. Sweet Potatoes, unique things about each letter of the alphabet. Recipes:  Cinnamon Roll Casserole, Cranberry Muffins, Pecan Crusted Sweet Potato Casserole,

TODAY IS: Guacamole, Education Support Personnel, Young Readers

 

Thursday, November 15th:

THE LOCAL DISH WITH BILL LEISSES OF BEAVER DAM PIGGLY WIGGLY. OUR LIVE BROADCAST ON DAILYDODGE.COM 

Bill made a Leftover Turkey Casserole with mashed potatoes, green been casserole, turkey, stuffing, gravey, Parmesan cheese and cranberry sauce. And he also showed us how to cut a pomegranate and de-seed it in order to use the avrils. I shared easy holiday centerpiece and place setting ideas. You can see the show by clicking on the VIDEO tab on the home page of DailyDodge.com  Other recipes: Iced Mulled Pomegranate Cider, Pomegranate Glazed Sweet Potatoes, & Pomegranate Mimosas.

TODAY IS: Clean out your Fridge, I love to write, America Recycles

 

Friday, November 16th:

Today we talked about yesterday’s show; homemade bread; fast food; buttons; Beaver Dam Holiday Parade; the CP holiday train (will stop in Watertown and Columbus on Friday, December 7th); & cleaning tips before the holidays. Recipes from today’s show: Cranberry Fluff, copycat Dairy Queen Crunch Coat, Apple Maple Spice Cake, Sweet Potato Turkey Hash and how to make baked potatoes in the slow cooker.

TODAY IS: Fast Food, Day for Tolerance