I, like most people, like a good sale. And June sales focus on Dad. Here is a list of this month sales:
Fishing and Camping Gear
Cordless Power Tools
Now is the time to look for the treadmill to continue my New Year’s Resolution to move more in 2013.
What is on your wish list, maybe this is the month to find it. Happy Shopping!
June 6th is National Drive-In Movie Day
Here is a link to all the open drive-in movie theaters in Michigan.
What great memories I have of going to the local drive-in as a child dressed up in pajamas in the back seat. Mom and Dad in the front seat and dancing hot dogs would say to go to the concession stand for a hot dinner tonight.
Then years later going to the drive-in as a young adult in a pick-up truck. We would backup and put lawn chairs in the back and watch the movies. The mosquito coils would glow red and my dog would be sound asleep beside me.
I think this is the summer to go to a drive-in again – new memories…
Now is the time to make plans to see a summer concert.
Plan now for fresh air, good music and friends. Happy listening!
Water- and sand-proof your phone this summer.
I have an OtterBox Armor Series cover for my phone and can not say enough about how great it is. A friend has a LifeProof case and I have heard of other covers.
Just a drop of protection to guard a summer full of fun.
With all the fresh produce available why not start a compost pile to use next year. Actually you may be able to use it sooner, it just depends on your diligence turning the pile so it can decompose quicker.
There is a lot of information on composting. This site Composter Connection is a great resource full of answers. Basically compost is good for your soil and easy on the garbage bin.
Another get resource is University of Illinois Extension Office’s Composting Guide. I pinned in onto my Pinterest page – Garden board. It is specific about what goes in and what should not go into a compost pile. I am planning on starting one in the back corner of the yard using a wire frame. Good soil ahead…
May 28th is National Hamburg Day. This past weekend we watched a cooking show (not sure which one, we watched a few different shows) that showcased hamburgs. The ideas are endless – from beef burgers to turkey burgers to portabella mushroom burgers.
One of our favorites is stuffed beef burgers. Start with a lean burger add chopped mushrooms (this keeps the meat moist) and spicy salt (to taste, recipe follows). To make each burger; flatten burger to a little larger than what you desire to fit your bun. Then make the center a little thinner add blue cheese chunks and cover with more burger mix. Pinch the edges tight. Grill until done.
Spicy Salt — I have used this mix for about 20 years it is good for seasoning meat and garlic toast for grilling.
Toast in a hot oven or skillet until fragrant – 1/2 teaspoon coriander seed, 1/2 teaspoon cumin seed and 1 teaspoon sesame seed.
Pulverize the seeds and 3 teaspoons oregano enough to pour. (I use a coffee grinder and use it just for herbs)
Then add 1 cup Kosher salt, 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1/4 teaspoon ginger, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon granulated garlic. Store in an airtight container. Let flavors blend for a few days to a month before using.
Our favorite Portabello Mushroom Burgers. Start with large portabells that have been wiped clean (not washed the mushrooms absorb to much moisture this way) and remove the gills. Brush both sides with olive oil. Place gill side down on a hot grill let rest there for a few minutes then flip over. Once flipped over spoon in pesto (this can be your favorite recipe or variety – ours is Classico brand in the spaghetti sauce aisle) and topped with fresh shredded Parmesan cheese or a slice of tomato and fresh mozzarella. This is excellent in grilled focaccia bread that has also been grilled.
Any way you choose enjoy your burger today…
One of our ideas is to add a touch of summer to your phone – a summer ringtone for your phone. Why not hear ‘Summer Nights’ from Grease or one from the Beach Boys every time your phone rings? There are many different types of phone, try a Google search to see if there is a YouTube video to help you find out how. Good ringing!