A great new side dish…
Thanksgiving is right around the corner. I thought I would hit one out of the park and give you all an amazing Macaroni and Cheese recipe. The recipe is such a hit I just had to share. Ever have those friends that find something great and like to keep it a secret…not me. Pasta and cheese casseroles have been included in cookbooks since the early 14th century. It was first found in an old medieval cookbook named Liber de Coquina and described as fresh hand-cut pasta sandwiched between a mixture of melted butter and cheese. Thomas Jefferson had his first encounter with macaroni while in both Paris and northern Italy. He even commissioned the American ambassador to Paris William Short to purchase a machine to make it. Long story short, Thomas didn’t think the machine was suitable enough so he imported a macaroni and cheese machine and served “macaroni pie” at a state dinner. As a result, in the United States July 14th was branded “National Macaroni and Cheese Day”. Getting back to my recipe, I actually didn’t make it up but found it searching on the web. http://www.terrancebrennan.com/pdfs/pastas/Macaroni%20and%20Cheese.pdf. I hope you all enjoy it and you don’t find it is too much work to make. Let me know how it was!!!
Happy Thanksgiving!!!! Enjoy!!!!!!
In some #workplaces dressing up for Halloween can be expected and considered part of the company’s culture. If you are a teacher, you wouldn’t want to be the teacher that does not participate or be a team sport. If you choose an inappropriate costume, you may put yourself in even more hot water. Waitstaffing at a restaurant may also be a job atmosphere that allows workers to dress up for Halloween. Keep in mind the image you portray in your costume may become part of your workplace persona long after Halloween passes. If you dress up as something with a political flair, be prepared to have some possible choice comments thrown your way. My advice is to keep politics out of the office. If the subject doesn’t feel right to discuss, it is probably not a great idea to dress up in that nature either.
The role you play will sometimes dictate whether or not you should dress up. If you are new to your #job, ask a co-worker or your #boss if people dress up or not. Bring in a baked good or other sweet to offer co-workers will sure win them over and make you feel part of the team. Below is a great article I read about #Halloween at the workplace. http://www.sfgate.com/business/article/Halloween-at-work-Don-t-let-costume-come-back-to-4927133.php
Enjoy!!! And don’t forget to make that yearly dental check-up on Friday!
So here we are approaching the fall season and all the hottest new fashion trends. While I tend to follow some trends, not all are appealing. As I can try to keep up with the joneses, I’m perfectly fine in a baseball hat, t shirt and jeans. Baseball hats are coming in strong this season and that is ok but, I also heard beanies and turbans will also be gracing the heads of many–oh my! Neutral shades have now expanded to the gray family and include anything from shades of slate to charcoal. This is perfect for that great new skirt you get to wear to work. Skirt hems have been lowered to mid-calf as well as a cut slit up the right side- another plus to wear to the workplace. Sounds like we are heading into the 30’s -hope not too much- you couldn’t pay me to wear ruffles–ugh. In the early 1990’s I do remember a lot of women wearing blouses with ruffles…that is one trend that has re-appeared more than once that I hope just stays away! Color is coming back into season full-force from colored furs to dark colored skinny jeans- think evergreen. High shine fabrics will also be a big hit for fall. I’m thinking a pink skirt with a white t shirt. Speaking of pink, this is a color that has been getting a lot of airtime. A great fabric coat in blush will go a long way and blend beautifully with the rest of your wardrobe. Now, for anyone who just doesn’t have the time to run around looking for all of these wonderful trendy items, I have some really great friends that work as personal shoppers, whom I can recommend….me included—that’s a joke but it does comes natural to some! Read up on some more 1930 fashion trends here…. http://fashion.just-the-swing.com/1930s-womens-fashion. I thought it might be interesting to read about another era in fashion.
One way to ensure a fantastic party is to hire a party planner. Some people have no idea how much thought, detail, and physical labor goes into making an event a huge success. Here are some reasons why:
*They will be the ones to make sure an event runs smoothly beginning to end, allowing you to enjoy your evening and spend time with the guests.
*They have established relationships with many vendors which will save you money and time when making decisions.
*They can help secure a venue for you and deal with all the logistics (contracts, design, and décor) and make sure all of your expectations are met.
Along from being a fun job, this is a great source of p/t time work. From wait staff, bartenders, kitchen help to event planners to even a makeup artist, this is a great way to secure a flexible position that works within your schedule. I found a great article that talks about hiring an event planner and all the pros!
http://www.bigbuzzideagroup.com/2011/01/18/5-reasons-to-hire-an-event-planner-for-your-next-event/. Remember at the end of the day, this party should be about you being able to enjoy yourself and not sweating the small stuff!