Idea Exchange: March 4th – March 8th

Monday, March 4th:

We talked about the only day of the year when the calendar gives us a command: “MARCH FOURTH!”; the anniversary of the American Automobile Association (and our memories of TRIP-TIX and the drivers ed “simulator”; jig saw puzzles ( British recipes and how their descriptions differ from ours; Mardi Gras; the new Amish store near Reeseville; the history of the Waltz; weather forecast for our area this month; bizzare holidays for March; and growing herbs in your kitchen now. Recipes: Poundcake Pops, 5-Ingredient Pizza Bake, Traditional Pound Cake, Beignets.

We discussed the history of Cadbury Chocolates; AAA’s birthday (trip-tix and simulators), Jig Saw puzzles (; British recipes and how their descriptions and instructions differ from ours; Mardi Gras; the new Amish store near Reeseville, history of the waltz; weather forecast for March (our area); Bizarre holidays for March, and growing herbs in your kitchen. Recipes: Pound Cake Pops, Five-Ingredient Pizza Bake, Traditional Pound Cake and Beignets.

TODAY IS: Pound Cake, Cadbury Chocolates, Hug a G.I., AAA birthday (1902), Dance the Waltz, Scrapbooking


Tuesday, March 5th:

WHAT TO EAT WHEN,Dr. Michael Roizen and Dr. Michael Crupain

NY Times best-selling author Dr. Michael Roizen reveals how the food choices you make each day–and when you make them–can affect your health, your energy, your sex life, your waistline, your attitude, and the way you age.

What if eating two cups of blueberries a day could prevent cancer? If drinking a kale-infused smoothie could counteract missing an hour’s worth of sleep? When is the right time of day to eat that chocolate chip cookie? And would you actually drink that glass of water if it meant skipping the gym? This revolutionary guide reveals how to use food to enhance our personal and professional lives–and increase longevity to boot. What to Eat When is not a diet book. Instead, acclaimed internist Michael Roizen and preventive medicine specialist Michael Crupain offer readers choices that benefit them the most–whether it’s meals to help them look and feel younger or snacks that prevent diseases–based on the science that governs them.

We talked about AAA, trip-tix which is now available on Social Media; driving on the left side of the road in Ireland, Namesake Day, Dr. Dolittle original movie in 1967, the history of Cheese Doodles, Luck of the Irish nominations, March birthstone and cleaning your hair dryer. Recipes: Modern Shamrock Shake, Irish Potato Candy, and Irish Shortbread.

TODAY IS: Cheese Doodles, Namesake Day, Dr. Doolittle, Mother-in-Law, Healing from the inside out


Wednesday, March 6th:


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Today we talked about the history of OREOs; the dentist, frozen foods, BOOK NOOK authors for the week, fun facts about names; this month’s crescent moon. Recipes: Oreo Mini Cheesecake, Seriously Sneaky chocolate Cake, Pistachio bread and Make Ahead Breakfast Casserole.

TODAY IS: Frozen Foods, Chocolate cheesecake, Oreo Cookies, Alamo, Read Aloud, Fun Facts about Names, Michelangelo’s birthday


Thursday, March 7th:


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.

We talked about the game of Monopoly; celebrate your name week; Roast Crown of Pork; 5 items you should toss (kitchen sponges, pillows, etc.); things professional cleaners know-and you should too!) and bald eagle sightings in the area.  Recipes: Nut Clusters and No Bake Energy Bites.

TODAY IS: Crown Roast of Pork, Monopoly game-1933, Peace Corp., Telephone-1876



Friday, March 8th:


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.


We discussed Daylight Saving Time; the  history and  problems; different kinds of plants for your home; Barbie (doll)’s birthday on Saturday. Recipes: Crustless Spinach Quiche, and Salmon Cakes.

TODAY IS: Peanut Cluster, Aunt’s Day, Plant a flower, Learn what your name means