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Post Your Favorite Comfort Foods - 02/22/08 03:22 PM
I saw a poll that was being conducted for America's favorite foods and thought it would be fun to see how Active Rain members and readers rate their favorites. Food is often closely associated with memories and something may stand out because you ate it on your first date or your Grandmother always served it for Christmas. If you could list the food and then an explanation, (if there is one) then it will probably be easier to understand your choice. Since it is my idea - I will start: Potatoes and gravy - why? I just like it lutefisk and (50 comments)
Stagers Have Bed Obsessions - 02/18/08 04:26 PM
That is right and I am telling!! You know I am right and it is time to own up to it. In an editors' meeting for the Real Simple magazine office, there was a discussion on beds. They concluded that: Only 1 in 7 people in the room knew how to make hospital corners (hint - it has nothing to do with pushing patients in the hallways)No one really knew what a neck roll was for nor what you would do with a neck roll ( use has nothing to do with choker necklaces)No one knew if a duvet was the (31 comments)
Brainerd For A Lifetime - 02/18/08 03:23 PM
According to recently released population projections, by the year 2020, there will be more adults age 65 or older than school age children in Minnesota. How will this affect the Brainerd Lakes area? How about the great and beautiful state of Minnesota? What about the United States as a whole? The Central Minnesota Council on Aging has developed Communities for a Lifetime. These are community coalitions consisting of senior service providers, older adults, law enforcement personnel, private businesses, elected officials and interested parties. The goal of Brainerd for a Lifetime is to inform and plan for how Brainerd can thrive (1 comments)
The Kitchen Chronicles - 02/13/08 07:02 PM
A hilarious compilation of four videos helping consumers and of course, featuring Merillat products. The music alone is worth a peek and they really are quite entertaining and should I say?cute???? Soiree Awry : The unpredictable dinner party or a Martha tale There was a possible scenario of staging a coupe to ruin her dinner party, which turns out to be the perfect dress rehearsal. Dog Day Afternoon: The fine art of improvisation or a Lucy tale Patty is a supermom and even the view out of her kitchen window is perfect. Watch for the pears, pig menu holder and other objects (0 comments)
Google Before You Go - 02/12/08 04:14 PM
Going out to eat? Ordering linens for your staging inventory? Shopping on line for a spendy new leather handbag? Are you heading out to the bookstore for a coffee and to pick up a new novel? Stop - Google first. That's right! Google the name of the company or website and the words "promotion code" or "coupon code". You can save a bundle using this quick feature. You may get numbers or letters that you type in when you check out on line. Other times, you print off a coupon to present in the store or restaurant. We have had (25 comments)
Say "I Love You" - 02/11/08 02:54 PM
Jonathan Tyrrell was trapped in a burning furniture store, speaking on the phone to the fire department dispatcher who told him help was on the way. Jonathan was to stay down low and keep tapping on the wall with his hammer. "Please don't be long" Tyrrell said, "I've got a wife and kids". He spoke about that which was most important to him. Shortly after, he was rescued. However, in the same building a group of 9 firefighters were cut off from their escape route and called "Mayday" to dispatchers. Soon the firefighters realized that they could not be rescued. (16 comments)
Driving Minnesota on the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway - 02/06/08 10:47 PM
The Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway was officially designated as a State byway in 1998 and in the year 2005, earned a National designation because of the national significance of our area resort history. The byway runs for 54 miles and is full of fun, fables and history. It truly fits the ability of byways to make automotive travel enjoyable. The primary mode of transportation for trips of 100 miles or more is the automobile. Come drive the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway and admire our sparkling lakes with deep and rich tales of history interwoven with stories of Paul Bunyan. See (4 comments)
Elvis Spotted at Bethany Good Samaritan - 02/04/08 04:48 PM
He's baaaccckkkk. That is right -Elvis was here in Brainerd - singing and strutting his stuff and was last seen at the Bethany Good Samaritan Care Center entertaining the residents and staff members. Elvis on most days can be found working as an engineer for School District #181 on the South Campus. Once a year, you can catch him in the act at the Miss Brainerd Lakes pageant held in the Tornstrom auditorium in Brainerd. Bill Musel, a.k.a. Elvis, moved to the Brainerd area about 16 years ago and began his side career with the Up North Family Theater that (17 comments)
Winning the New Club state championship sponsored by the Minnesota Curling Association was a team from the Brainerd Lakes Curling Association The event was at Curl Mesabi in Eveleth and ran at the same time as the women's and men's state curling championships . With the advent of the New Club Division - curling clubs that were founded in the last 10 years are now able to compete in a state championship competition. Home ice for the Brainerd Lakes Curling Association is the Hallet Center in Crosby. If you want to watch they are curling (4 comments)
Miss Nisswa Pageant - 02/02/08 12:42 PM
On Saturday , February 2, 2008 the Miss Nisswa pageant will be held at the Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa. Tickets are $5 at the door and include and cake and punch reception in the church immediately after the pageant. A good time to catch up with the latest locals neighborhood news. If you have been mostly inside due to the extremely cold Minnesota temperatures of late, this pageant and our balmy 25 degrees should warm you up. Scholarships totals have been raised to $5,300 with the newly crowned Miss Nisswa receiving a $2000 Scholarship and many gifts. (0 comments)
Salisbury Steak - as Served in Minnesota - 02/01/08 06:58 PM
Here is what we are having at the Lordbock house for supper tonight. With a warm up in temperatures today bringing us from -50 to 20 above - I'm working again and looking for something that makes it appear that I have been in the kitchen cooking all day, when I have not. This is quite tasty and does not take very long to prepare. I would classify this recipe in the comfort food range with the meat and potatoes being a sure winner with most people. I am serving this over mashed potatoes, with a hot vegetable, muffins and (4 comments)
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