Anyone else already have their family's Thanksgiving feast on the brain? Me too. I'm thinking about it as I sit here and have come up with '5 Foods I Can't Wait To Eat on Thanksgiving' and I'm not going to wimp out and say these are in no particular order- from 5 to 1- here are my faves...
5 Foods I Can't Wait To Eat on Thanksgiving
*I'm counting it as a separate item because I could just as easily drink it from a straw as pour it over the food on my plate.
4. Mashed Potatoes
*First off- mashed potatoes just plain rule. Second, I'm not making this dish and they always taste better to me when someone else has prepared them. I feel the same way about sandwiches.
3. Green Bean Casserole
*Such a Turkey Day staple, it can't not make my list.
*I LOVE stuffing. Whether it's made from scratch or out of the box, good stuff. What do I like most about the stuffing served at our Thanksgiving? We never have the same kind from year to year- you get some variation- but it's always tasty.
*YES. I'm putting cranberries at the top spot and realize I may be the only one to do it. We always have homemade cranberries (where you boil the berries and sugar on the stove) and it's the only time throughout the year. A big bonus- no one else at our dinner likes them as much as me- so I usually get to take all the leftovers home.
It's your turn. I want them in order- YOUR 5 foods you can't wait to eat on Thanksgiving. Please comment below.
It's safe to say not everything will be on sale during Black Friday but there are a few items on this list that I would've never guessed you should wait on...
9 Products NOT To Buy On Black Friday
2. Winter clothing
3. Holiday decorations
4. Higher-end HDTV
5. Electronics accessories
6. Fitness equipment
7. Home improvement supplies and tools
8. Gas Grills
9. Automotive supplies
This Yahoo article didn't just put these items on here willy-nilly, click here for the full article and an explanation of each product not to buy on Black Friday.
I'm pretty skeptical whenever I see an article title that uses "foolproof' because let's face it- few things in life are. That being said, Neil Strauss, author of The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists has some pretty good suggestions when it comes to 'foolproof' ways to successfully flirt...
4 Foolproof Ways To Pick Someone Up
Way #1: Be brief and to the point before quickly moving on
Way #2: Keep some fun facts on hand to share that will make a memorable impression
Way #3: Impress the object of your affection’s friends first
Way #4: Forsake the flattery and say something sincere
From my female point of view- these aren't too shabby. To read a more in depth explanation of each, click here for the full article. Do you have any tips you'd add to the list?
If you've been following my blog for more than two weeks- you know that I post about A LOT. If I ever get business cards made up "Minnesota Enthusiast" will be listed somewhere on that card.
I found another one- an article from the Huffington Post about MN.
The articles highlights include...
*The Twin Cities are the most active metropolitan area in the country
*Minneapolis boasts the best parks in the country
*High wages, low rent
*We've been smoke-free since way back
*Unemployment is low -- and that means better mental health
No matter how you feel about your job, from time to time, you're bound to complain- it's just human nature.
On Monday, I posted about 20 Companies With Amazing Employee Perks, click here to read the article. There probably aren't many unhappy workers at those companies...
But according to a Monster.com survey, 15% of American workers say they disliked or hated their jobs. That was the highest level of dissatisfaction among those surveyed in seven countries. Another 31% were merely satisfied. On the up side, 53% of U.S. workers said they liked or loved their jobs.
Which country has the happiest workers?
Canada- with 64% liking or loving their jobs and only 7% saying they were dissatisfied, according to the survey. Workers in the Netherlands and India were close behind.
Click here to read all the article's findings.
I agree with almost every single one of these- especially numbers 4, 8 and 9...
Thanks Buzzfeed! Click here for the full article.
A big "OOHH for Nice" and a huge thanks to Chrissy Stockton, a Minnesotan and contributing producer for NYC-based 'Thought Catalog'. She wrote these tips for interacting with 'us' and I think you'll not only enjoy reading them yourself but will have fun sharing it with your out-of-state friends too...
6 Helpful Tips For Interacting With Minnesotans
Need more details about these tips? Check out Chrissy's full post here. thoughtcatalog.com
Have you ever lost your wallet and thought...
"That's it. It's gone. Time to replace my ID and credit cards and will never see the cash again." Not this time...
When you walk into a fast food restaurant and the calorie information is posted along with the menu- does it change what you order?
For most people, according to a new survey, the answer is...no.
I try not to frequent fast food places on a regular basis but when I do- even though I'm a calorie counter- I'm treating myself and not paying any attention to the nutritional info. How about you?
Click here to read the full article.