Thanksgiving Recipes? | PPE Update | VoIP Desk Phones | 5 Consequences of Victim Thinking | News to Start Your Day
(November 18th is Mickey Mouse Day – as well as Mickey and Minnie’s birthdays – I guess if you are a Disney fan, this is a big day for you!)
It’s Hump Day, friends! The week is halfway over, and we’re just one week away from the beginning of Thanksgiving celebrations. Those celebrations will look different for many people this year. I know it doesn’t feel like we’re nearing the end of the year here yet. The weather is still a bit warmer than usual, there’s still so much to do before the actual end of the year, and everything we do is just a bit unusual. 2020, you know?
One of the things that seems to have the power to bring people together is good food. Time honored recipes that are passed down in families, little secrets to make this pie the best it can be or that pan of stuffing (dressing where I am from) taste just perfect. The comfort we feel eating familiar foods is a powerful tool of community and family. We were thinking it’d be neat to share some of that togetherness with you.
I have a cookbook from my small hometown in south Georgia. It is compiled and sold by a group through the Methodist church there, and my mom bought me one for Christmas one year. I use it a few times a year, when I’m wanting that special nostalgic recipe from home. I know I can find my fifth grade teacher’s special punch recipe when I need it, a recipe (or three) for squash casserole from some of the best cooks I know, or Mrs. Sue’s pound cake recipe in those pages. Just flipping through and seeing the recipes and names of those who shared them brings up fond memories.
So many of you have shared personal things with us since the beginning of this daily email journey. We are hoping you’ll now be willing to share your favorite family recipes. We’ll share them here in the email, add our own family recipes – some are even winners from our annual chili cookoff – and if we get enough, we’ll publish them all into an e-book to share with you all. A CK Community Cookbook, if you will.
If you have a favorite recipe handy that you’d like to share now, just respond and give us the details. We’d love to include your name, city and state as well. We’re working on a link where you can submit them, so if you need a day or two to pull your food-splattered recipe card out (we want the good ones!), be on the lookout for that.
Check out our first submission below!
To start things off, our Technology Product Manager, Cris, shared this recipe with us:
Cranberry Sauce (not from the can) – Cris Anzai (Buford, GA)
Once I discovered that cranberry sauce could be easily made from scratch I’ve been making this every year!
- 1 bag of cranberries (preferably fresh, but frozen could do)
- Orange zest (maybe one or two peels)
- Lemon zest (maybe one or two peels)
- tsp of vanilla
- 3 tbsp or 1.5 oz of Grand Marnier (optional) can sub in orange juice for non-alcoholic version
- 1 1/2 cups of sugar
- A pinch of salt
- Put all ingredients minus salt in a sauce pan and let it boil then reduce heat to medium and simmer for about 10 minutes (stir occasionally) until the cranberries pop or burst open. Add salt to taste at the end.
- Can be made the night before and refrigerated.
- Spice things up by adding cinnamon, nutmeg, or all spice (but not all three at once)
- Add chopped walnuts or pecans
- Goes great on a leftover turkey sandwich
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5 Consequences of Victim Thinking – John Miller, Author & CEO of QBQ.com
Have you heard something like, “It’s better to give someone a hand up than a handout”? Well, contrary to societal opinion, it’s not a mean or cruel statement. It’s wisdom because it strikes at the heart of human nature.
Sure, there are times to give freely to people in need because we’ve been so blessed. I believe we’re called do so and I bet you do just that.
But, when I put my hand out—feeling entitled, deserving, and play the victim—there are clear consequences:
- I become lazy
- I get angry
- I fail to contribute
- I don’t serve
- I stop learning
Let’s look at these briefly.
I become lazy – If I am handed stuff, why sweat, labor, and toil? Even though we were created to create and designed to work, any person given all he or she needs will find the path of doing nothing an easy one to tread. I simply become lazy.
I get angry – When I believe I’m entitled and then don’t get “what I deserve,” my thoughts are, Hey, not fair! and Why would they do this to me!? And because thoughts drive feelings, the output can only be one thing: Now I’m mad! Anger is generally an unhealthy place to be, serving none of us well.
I fail to contribute – There’s not a “motivational speaker” who hasn’t said, “What goes around comes around!” and “To get you must first give!” Well, no matter your view of these sweaty people on the platform, they’re right. It’s just the way the world works. It’s forever true: we reap what we sow. Truly, when my hand is out, I’m not using it, nor my feet, energy, or talent to add value to anyone else’s life. Fail!
I don’t serve – This sounds like contribution, but it comes before. Contribution is the result; service is the act. The act of serving feeds our soul, ignites our spirit, and creates joy—in us. When engaged in victim thinking, there’s about zero chance I’ll be serving and thus contributing to anyone—not even myself.
I stop learning – If I am lost in the forest, have never been a Boy Scout and want to survive, I would have to learn and learn fast! There would be no time for the traps victim thinking leads to: complaining, blaming, and procrastinating. I would work—intensely—to find food, water, and shelter. I may lack the skills, but the desire to learn would envelop me. If you hand me all that I need to make it, I would learn nothing.
So there you go—five consequences of playing the victim.
News to Start Your Day With:
- Right at 56,093,800 cases worldwide, with 39,090,900 people who have recovered, with 1,346,576 deaths AND 11,698,100 cases in the US with over 7,089,700 people have recovered, with 254,311 deaths.
- Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced a nightly curfew at 10pm for businesses beginning Thursday and lasting at least three weeks. Similar restrictions were set to begin Friday in Los Angeles County, home to more than 10 million people.
- A rapid at-home coronavirus test just got FDA approval. Lucira Health’s, a California biotechnology company, single-use home test kit, which it expects to sell for less than $50, requires a prescription from a doctor. Patients must swab their noses, swirl the sample into a vial, then wait up to 30 minutes to see the results.
- Thousands of people gathered Wednesday in Berlin to protest a move to expand the government’s ability to implement and enforce new coronavirus-related restrictions. Both houses of the German parliament were expected Wednesday to pass the law, which will allow Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government to approve various public health rules, such as mandatory masking and canceling large public gatherings.
- Apple will cut App Store fees by half, to 15%, for software developers with less than $1 million in annual net sales on its platform, the company announced on Wednesday. Apple currently takes 30% of paid apps and in-app purchases from the App Store, which is the only way for most people to install software on an iPhone.
- The price of bitcoin was trading about 8.6% higher Wednesday morning at $18,172, breaching a level it hasn’t hit since Dec. 20, 2017. Bitcoin is now creeping up toward the all-time high it posted in a late 2017 rally that saw the values of several cryptocurrencies surge.
- Target’s fiscal third-quarter earnings easily outpaced analysts’ estimates as the discount retailer won market share by turning shoppers’ pandemic habits into lasting gains. The big-box retailer’s curbside pickup service grew more than 500% and its home delivery service Shipt was up nearly 280%.
- FAA clears Boeing 737 Max to fly again after 20-month grounding spurred by deadly crashes. The planes have been grounded since March 2019 after two crashes killed 346 people. The crashes sparked harsh criticism of Boeing from lawmakers and safety experts over the planes’ design and the company’s internal culture.
- Disney recently revealed updates to some of the projects that are in production at the company’s theme parks, and in addition to new images of various rides that are still under construction, fans can get a peek at photos from its new “Star Wars”-themed hotel. These photos and updates were shared on Disney’s blog.