Tag: food

Floss, polish and reclamation

Don’t you love going to the dentist for a cleaning? Your teeth feel so smooth and clean. You can go like this “thhhhhh” between every tooth.

We know we’re suppose to clean our teeth like that after every meal, but we don’t. It’s not that we can’t clean our own teeth or we don’t know how. It’s just better when someone else does it.

So, here’s my big idea…

How about we set up Floss N’ Go booths at the mall food court?

You finish your lunch, you pop in there and for like 5.99 they professionally floss your teeth and you get on with your day.

Maybe there could even be a 6.99 ‘floss and polish’ special too, or the 8.99 ‘floss, polish and reclamation’ special?

With the ‘floss, polish and reclamation’ special the “FPR”. They could baggy all the remnant food bits they collect from your mouth and you could take them home for the dog or for a snack for later. Okay… that’s gross.

Good idea?

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November 15 is National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day

Today is Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day

Image from eatocracy.cnn.com
Image from eatocracy.cnn.com

“The origins of National Clean out Your Refrigerator Day are not entirely clear; one Web site pins it on a Whirlpool Appliance Ad campaign from years ago, while other sites say it’s to make space for Thanksgiving provisions.  more here…

To help you out – –  here are Mike’s top five tips for cleaning out the fridge…
#5. Throw out that salad dressing bottle that’s upside down in the door rack – if you haven’t used that last little bit yet, you’re not going to.
#4. The Tupperware that’s in the far back corner that no one knows what’s in it – throw the whole thing out, Tupperware and all – before it climbs out of there on it’s own and eats the dog one night.
#3. Do it before you eat so nothing comes up when you gag.
#2. When checking best before dates…. remember to check the year too.
#1. Get the job done quickly and don’t get wrapped up in that game where you open the door really quickly to see if you can catch the light still off.. kept ME goin’ for hours!

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Today is #NationalMenMakeDinner Day. Rules and Regs.

The first Thursday of November is National Men Make Dinner Day. Here are the official rules (you may want to print this) …

Official Rules

Rule #1: National men make dinner day is always celebrated on the first Thursday of each November.

Rule #2: Man agrees to participate in national men make dinner day. Bonus points if he does so without seeking promise of night out with boys in return.

Rule #3: Man, completely un-aided, chooses a ‘published’ recipe from any source, or Internet.

Rule #4: Main meal must include minimum of 4 ingredients and require at least one cooking utensil other than a fork

Rule #5: Man goes shopping for ‘all’ necessary ingredients. Bonus points if he takes inventory of cupboards and fridge first.

Rule #6: Man organizes all necessary ingredients in order of importance on kitchen counter. At this point, he may need to make a phone call or shout out the word ‘honey’! Followed by a question. This is not allowed.

Rule #7: Man may, if desired, turn on radio or his favourite CD. Man agrees not to be within 30 feet of TV remote during cooking process. At this point, spouse and any other family members should not be anywhere near kitchen. (unless smoke detector goes off!)

Rule #8: Following recipe carefully, man starts to cook dinner! Apron is optional, (bonus points if recipe includes one of the following : capers, saffron, or the word ‘scallopini’).

Rule #9: Man must use the ‘clean as he goes along’ rule! Following each completed use of utensils, cookware, etc., everything is rinsed, cleaned and put away

Rule #10: Man sets table, beverages are poured, no ketchup bottles, sour cream containers, or big boxes of salt on table.

Rule #11: Spouse and/or family members are served! This is an opportune time for a photo. Man is ‘allowed’ to gloat no more than three times during the meal.

Rule #12: After meal, table is cleared by man, dishwasher is loaded. Man returns to couch.

More info on the day here…

Mike’s top five ways to tell it’s National Men Make Dinner Day.

#5. Flour everywhere, big mess in the kitchen, take-out chicken bucket in the trash.

#4. One word: bacon

#3. Two words: Hamburger Helper.

#2. Bacon AND Hamburger Helper! 🙂

#1. After two hours in the kitchen; eventually a coin toss decides if it’s Panago or Domino’s.


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I think I ate too much this weekend

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi - Lucasfilm
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi – Lucasfilm

I think I ate too much this weekend…

#5. I did notice my van listing to one side on the way to work this morning…

#4. I couldn’t find my belt this morning – – just a tiny piece of leather strip that couldn’t possibly fit around anything.

#3. I nicked myself shaving this morning and some gravy oozed out.

#2. Jabba the Hutt just wrote an open letter to me…

#1. I was at the mall on Sunday and three kids came up to me and asked if they could sit on my lap and tell me wanted for Christmas!

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from a fellow Top Fiver – Mike’s Top Five Fort Wayne Hamburgers

from a fellow Top Fiver in Fort Wayne…

Mike’s Top Five Fort Wayne Hamburgers

Posted on February 8, 2012 by Mike Flohr

Don Hall's Gas House is one of many Fort Wayne locations where you can find the Big Buster!
Don Hall's Gas House is one of many Fort Wayne locations where you can find the Big Buster!

I eat out. A lot. If you’ve been following my posts, you know that already. While I’ve focused on particular restaurants thus far, I thought I’d do something a little different this time out. I’m starting a series of posts I call my “Favorite Fives.” Each list will be – you guessed it – my five favorite foods in a particular category.

Entrées, appetizers, desserts, you name it, I have a list for it. Some posts may be pretty detailed, some may just hit you with the facts. The first list is one of the latter and equally the easiest and the most difficult for me to assemble: my favorite five hamburgers. The beauty of hamburgers is that they’re like snowflakes…no two are quite the same. Read more

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What is a banger?

This is a banger
This is a banger.

Thank you Wikipedia…

The term “bangers” is attributed to the fact that sausages, particularly the kind made during World War II under rationing, were made with water so they were more likely to explode under high heat if not cooked carefully.

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#Valentine's Day gift ideas (cheap)!


If you don’t have a lot money to spend on your sweetheart this year, you might be looking for some cheap Valentine’s Day gift ideas — so we asked our Facebook friends for some advice…

  • Make a card
  • Don’t buy anything. It’s really cheap that way. 🙂 lol
  • Lap dance 😉
  • Home made dinner, book of homemade coupons for foot rubs and kitty litter cleanings
  • Buy yourself a present. You got to love yourself too.
  • Giving her money to buy her own gift..
  • No roses…. Buy other flowers… Roses have a crazy markup on v day
  • My hubby loves chocolate, so I’m making him a chocolate cupcake bouquet! Google it, their pretty cool!
  • An IOU for flowers on the 15th when all the left overs are marked down..?
  • Just be single and stay single! men are all liars n scam artists anyhow 😉

Here are five more…
#5. A nicely framed list of all the things your mother said you should look for in a mate.
#4. Spell out her name with Kit Kats and red suckers from last year’s Halloween stash.
#3. Spell out her name in the snow.
#2. Remember, there’s no better way to show respect and admiration for someone than good sturdy handshake (be sure to wash your hands first if you also did number three).
#1. Remember nothin’ says lovin’ like a heart shaped meatloaf in the oven (and that’s not a euphemism for something, I mean an actual meatloaf in the oven)!

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