Do you like to cook? Like trying new recipes? How about trying possible new products before they hit the market? I write this after doing just that this evening, with a product McCormick might just release later this year (I really hope they do because the dish turned out wonderful), even my grandmother “THE COOK” in our family, loved it and could think of nothing else to add to the recipe.
It’s pretty easy to join the McCormick Consumer Testing Panel. You can do so HERE. You may only get a few “invitations” to try new products out a year, however every one I have participated in have been fun, informative, and I find it neat to try new products out before they hit the market.
I remember my mom having a poem on her fridge, when I was about 10 years old called “The Meanest Mom in the World.” I am and will always be grateful that I had the Meanest Mom in the World. To all mothers out there, Happy Mother’s Day!
The Meanest Mom in the World
“I had the meanest mother in the world. While other kids had candy for breakfast, I had to eat cereal, eggs and toast. While other kids had cakes and candy for lunch, I had a sandwich. As you can guess, my dinner was different from other kids’ dinner, too.
My mother insisted on knowing where we were at all times. You would think that we were on chain gang or something. She had to know who our friends were and what we were doing.
I am ashamed to admit it, but she actually had the nerve to break the child labor law. She had us work. We had to wash dishes, make the beds and learn how to cook. That woman must have stayed awake at night thinking up things for us to do.
By the time we were teenagers, she was much wiser and our life became more unbearable. None of this tooting the car horn for us to come running; she embarrassed us to no end by insisting that friends come to the door to get us.
I forgot to mention that most of our friends were allowed to date at the mature age of 12 or 13, but our old-fashioned mother refused to let us date until we were 15. She really raised a bunch of squares. None of us were ever arrested for shoplifting or busted for dope. And whom do we have this to think for this? You’re right, our mean mother.
I am trying to raise my children to stand a little bit straighter and walk taller. I am secretly tickled pink when they call me mean. I thank God for giving me the meanest mother in the world. Our country doesn’t need a good five cent cigar. It needs more mothers like mine.”
As a daughter of an amazing elementary school teacher, daughter in law of a college educator, and having had the most amazing teachers from elementary school-college I think every week should be Teacher Appreciation week. This year teacher appreciation week is May 6-May 10th. Here is a list of freebies for the teacher in your life.
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Stop by Chipotle Mexican Grill on May 7th, from 4pm to close, and you’ll get schooled with BUY ONE/GET ONE BURRITOS, BOWLS, SALADS or ORDERS OF TACOS.
Many different offers varies by region and/or store. Check with your local store to see what they will be offering. Most stores will have a FREE Chic Fil A sandwich for all educators on May 7th.
Buca Di Beppo
Free Buca-Taster Bowl of Ravioli or Baked Ziti. Valid 5/6-5/10, ID required, Dine in only
New York & Company
“We ♥ nurses and teachers! And since Teacher’s Appreciation Week AND National Nurses Day are coming up—we’re giving all nurses and teachers 30% off (normally 15%) any in-store purchase through 5/8/13″
Ready for a retro rewind? Reebok has recently launched two classic designs that will have you reminiscing about your favorite kicks from the ’80s and ’90s. The DMX Run 10 was created by Reebok back in ’97 and defied what comfort could mean. With DMX moving air technology, this shoe is back and ready to defy expectations once again.
The Pump Twilight Zone is another blast from the past, and only available at Reebok.com! These shoes were made famous by the “Human Highlight Reel” Dominique Wilkins as well as many other superstars of the the late ’80s and early ’90s. Its pump technology adjusts the air chamber to fit your foot and has a high-abrasion outsole of traction and durability. These shoes will be available at 8am on Friday, May 3rd so don’t miss out!
Don’t miss out on these classic shoes and head over to Reebok to grab a pair today
Nestlé USA’s Pizza Division announced the voluntary recall of select production codes of four different frozen pizzas sold in the U.S. These include:
- California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) Crispy Thin Crust White®, UPC 71921 98745; production codes are 3062525951, 3062525952 and 3063525951.
- California Pizza Kitchen® Limited Edition Grilled Chicken with Cabernet Sauce, UPC 71921 00781; production code is 3059525952.
- DiGiorno® Crispy Flatbread Pizza Tuscan Style Chicken, UPC 71921 02663; production codes are 3057525922 and 3058525921.
- DiGiorno® pizzeria!™ Bianca/White Pizza, UPC 71921 91484; production code is 3068525951.
“The reason for the recall is that the pizza may contain fragments of clear plastic. Nestlé USA is taking this action after a small number of consumers reported that they had found small fragments of plastic on the CPK Crispy Thin Crust White pizza.
Consumers who may have purchased the recalled CPK and DIGIORNO pizzas with the identified production codes should not consume the pizza, but instead should contact Nestlé USA Consumer Services at 800-456-4394 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further instructions. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., E.T. and this Saturday, May 4th from 12 noon – 8 p.m. E.T.. Nestlé will provide a replacement coupon to reporting consumers and also may make arrangements to retrieve the pizza for further examination.”