The iconic, world-famous, and slightly-creepy Ronald McDonald might be seeing his end soon. It seems a group is seeking to do away with the clown citing he promotes an unhealthy lifestyle to kids. While a strong case can be made for this argument, where does it end? Does the cute redhead of Wendy's do the same? And what about the golden arches in general? And don't clowns scare more kids than anything? We've been to the circus and can attest to that on a personal level, anyway.
At least around these parts, Taco Tuesday has become somewhat of a tradition among a close group of friends. Every Tuesday, a few of us gather for witty banter, a few libations, perhaps the latest episode of Lost, and, most importantly tacos. It's a nice social dish, especially when guests are allowed to assemble their own. Call a friend or 5 tonight, put a few Corona's on ice, chops some onions, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, and whatever else you'd like to stuff in a shell, and enjoy!
There's not much better than take out food. Delivery is good too, but at least when you go pick up something, you feel like you at least earned it a little. There's a Thai place near us that has the best take out food, and we've deemed this Monday night an appropriate night to go grab some. However, since you're most-likely not near the same place, we suggest you make some of your own Pad Thai and join us in deliciousness.
While a new dispensary seems to pop up every five minutes since the legalization of medicinal marijuana, the number of Coloradoans registering for "treatment" is on the rise, as well. Not surprising, but it does beg the question, "What exactly does it take to get your hands on the substance?"
It's Friday, it's been a long week, and, to be honest, we're bushed. Tonight, at a loss of any sort of idea for a recipe, we asked the lovely ladies in the accounting department what they would ideally like for dinner. "Hot wings." Easy enough. But to class it up a bit, we're calling the wings, "drumettes." That should make it easier to justify going through 15 moist towelettes.
A member of the hard-working WSi team is headed out tomorrow for a much needed vacation. And while we all will remain in the office green with envy as she soaks up the rays in Playa Del Carmen, we thought we could at least send her off with a recipe indicative to the land on which she is about to step foot. Enjoy the Poc-Chuc and bring us back something nice! Safe travels!
With the recent healthcare overhaul being signed, a new era of medical coverage is going to be ushered in. If you haven't had the chance to thumb through the entire staggeringly long document and read each and every detail, chances are you aren't aware of everything the new legislature entails. Recently, and it's an issue that has the tan-obsessed fuming over, a point regarding the new taxation of tanning salons has been brought to light...and there isn't an SPF strong enough to protect the owners from being affected by the new law.
Whole Foods, or at least the location on Colorado Blvd., is having a blowout sale on their fresh salmon. It was upwards of $13/lbs, but right now you can grab some of the delicious fish for a cool $8.99/lbs. If that's not a deal, at Whole Foods or anywhere else, we'd sure like to know what you consider a "deal." While you're at the market, pick up some nori, fresh mint leaves, sushi rice, and asparagus for tonight's hand rolls.
While we tried to think of something clever to sell tonight's recipe to you, it really just comes down to the fact that the name of the dish includes the words, "Party Boats." If you need a better excuse to make this tasty appetizer, well, then, do it because City Market is having a sale on shrimp. Otherwise, PARTY BOATS!
Today marked a historic day in healthcare overhaul, as Obama signed a massive bill into legislation. While a great number of changes are expected to come along with this, many of which a lot of people oppose, the bill will now require some 200,000 restaurants to include calorie counts on menus. This practice has been adopted in some places but has remained hush in others. That said, sometimes we'd prefer not to know how many calories are in some of these menu items.
The high tonight in the Mile High City is supposed to be a balmy 20 degrees. It has been snowing all day, the roads are treacherous, the visibility is low, and doing anything other than having the ultimate movie night tonight sounds downright impossible. Cook up a meaty lasagna, throw on your Redbox rental (we suggest the classic 80s flick, "Valley Girl"), and stay warm indoors while the sky opens outside.
...Because some decisions aren't as easy to change as a college basketball bracket. Doctors are reporting an increase in vasectomies during March Madness. Maybe it's because after the operation, you have to stay put for a bit, and what's better to watch than a little college hoops? If you have to be couch/bed-ridden, might as well have some entertainment, right?
We're done with Irish recipes until this time next year, we promise. Corned beef shall not grace the pages of the WSi blog for a good long while. It's been some time since we've posted a breakfast so we're getting back on that this evening. Dinner's in your hands, but we've got tomorrow's meal all planned out. If you don't have time to make an omelet during the week, Saturday is only a day away.
In this day and age of watching what we put into our bodies, we stay focused mainly on carbs, fat, calories, artificial ingredients, etc. Sodium is not always the first thing on the label we see. But if you do happen to notice just how much salt is in some of the products out there, you;d be taken back. Kraft, in an effort to make the world a healthier place has since decided to reduce the amount in their foods by 10%.
While Irish fare isn't looked to as the "healthiest" of cuisine, that doesn't mean it can't be augmented to be just that. Most of us are at least somewhat conscious of our health, unless you're Donna Simpson (look it up), but that doesn't mean you have to skirt the traditional dishes of St. Paddy's altogether. A simple tweak to Corned Beef and Cabbage can make the dish healthy without sacrificing tradition or taste.
There are bound to be a number of St. Patrick's Day festivities going on around you this evening. Thinking more about partaking in a green brew or two, your mind is most likely not thinking about the morning after and the dreaded hangover. While we all swear by certain "cures," there really isn't a set-in-stone remedy. Don't let that stop you from trying, though. It is sometimes all just mental.
Is anyone planning on playing a little hooky from work tomorrow and partake in the all-day festivities of St. Patrick's Day? We know of some Irish pubs opening their doors as early as 8AM. That's dedication. While we'll definitely be in the office (someone has to take care of these staffing needs, afterall), if you plan on making tomorrow a marathon of green beverages, kick it all off with a traditional Irish dinner tonight.
Penrose-St. Francis Health Services was named one of the 50 top hospitals by HealthGrades, a Boulder-based independent health care ratings organization. HealthGrades analyzes patient outcomes at all 5,000 of the nation’s nonfederal hospitals, using data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Sometimes, nothing beats the taste of good, hearty homemade sandwich for lunch. And, especially in this economy, saving a few bucks where ever you can, is ideal. However, after awhile, that sandwich can become a bit mundane. If you feel like adding a little variety to life, turn that everyday hoagie into a delicious and portable taco bar.
Scene: You're at the movies with friends, family, or, perhaps, a date. Before finding the theater and settling into your seats, you hit the snack bar. Faced with the normal treats, popcorn, nachos, pretzels, candy, you also notice a "lighter" menu with healthier foods. "What is that?" You think to yourself. You continue, "Maybe opting for something a bit better for me won't leave me feeling like I have to slide out of my seat at the end of the film." The heads at Sony are hoping this is exactly what people will think as they urge theater owners to offer better snacks.