Saturday, March 26, 2011

McAlister's Does Tea Right!

The best thing is at McAlister's Deli is not the Havarti Sweet Chipotle Chicken Panini (Delicious!) or the Southwest Roasted Corn Soup (Mmmmm!) but their really BIG glasses of Iced Tea and the servers who come around about half way through your lunch and offer to get you a refill.  I like to get mine unsweetened and sweeten it up myself with a couple of pink packets, but the Sweet Tea is a favorite of many.  Always perfectly brewed and always perfectly refreshing - in a really big glass - McAlister's Iced Tea.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Where Knowledge Junkies Get Their Fix

I've hesitated to post this favorite because I know you will all think I am such a nerd... but I can't wait any longer:  Mental Floss Magazine!  This bi-monthly magazine is full of easy-to-understand and not-too-long articles on all sorts of topics - art, literature, history, geography, science, pop culture, and technology.  It explains the interesting parts of these topics with a sense of humor and intelligence without getting bogged down in the gritty technical details.  My sweetheart picked up the first copy for me at a newsstand a few years ago, just because he knew I would like it, then started getting me the annual subscription soon after.  When it arrives in the mail, I have to hide it until I have read it all the way through or one of my kiddos is likely to snatch it and sneak it off to their room.  Yes, it's now a family favorite.  If you like to learn about a wide variety of subjects, I guarantee you will love Mental Floss!

*** Update - After I wrote and posted this entry this morning, I opened up the Wall Street Journal to find an article about Mental Floss being bought by a British company.  Apparently the new owner does not like the name "Mental Floss" as Brits don't floss (ewww!) so don't be surprised if there is a name change in the near future.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Perfect Movie Night

For the perfect movie night, pick up a back of Popcorn, Indiana Kettlecorn Popcorn.  Of the brands that we've tried, we think this is the best combination of salty and sweet.  Crispy, Crunchy, Delicious!  And the ingredient list could not be any simpler - popcorn, sugar, canola oil, salt - no high-tech, whacked  out chemicals.   Mmmm, love it!