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September 2017

PODCAST: It’s Time For A New One

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Jodi, Murphy, and their girls plan on welcoming a new member to the family this weekend.

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LISTEN: The Eye Roll

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It’s something every mother must face sooner or later, but how do you deal with it?

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How YOU Can Help Puerto Rico

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Why it’s so hard for Puerto Rico to get the aid that they need in wake of Hurricane Maria, and ways we can help now.

MSJ has all the info at 11:05 minutes into today’s show podcast below.


UNICEF

  • UNICEF is a global leader in emergency response, last year reaching children in 344 humanitarian emergencies across 108 countries. We stand ready to provide aid before, during and after a crisis.

Save the Children

  • Save the Children is currently on the ground in Puerto Rico responding to the needs of children. We are coordinating closely with the local partners on the ground to assess the specific needs of children and families amid reports of massive damage.

Puerto Rico & Caribbean Hurricane Relief Fund

  • All donations to this fund will support hurricane recovery and relief efforts in the Caribbean. Initially, the fund will help first responders meet survivors’ immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products, and shelter. Once initial relief work is complete, this fund will transition to support longer-term recovery efforts run by local, vetted organizations responding to this disaster.

The Salvation Army

  • Whether its food, drinks, shelter or cleaning supplies, The Salvation Army is ready to provide practical assistance. And we won’t stop when the winds die down and the flood waters recede. We’ll remain until the healing is complete, until all this devastation is but a memory.

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LISTEN: The Mess That Is Murphy

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Can this professional organizer be able to fix Murphy’s issue?

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Livi’s ‘Happy Heart Kits’

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Kids show us the way!!!  Jodi’s Good Thing story today highlights this 3rd grade sweetheart, Livi.  She’s been worried about children in shelters after hurricanes – here’s what she’s DOING for them.

(Listen to our full interview with Livi starting at 19:13 minutes into the show podcast below)


Livi has a huge heart and has been running a campaign to help the kids affected by Hurricane Harvey. She has been putting together what she is calling Happy Heart Kits. She started this with her own personal things from home. It is a backpack with a coloring book, crayons, 2 reading books, a small toy and a stuffed animal. Her goal is at least 100 bags.

You can read all about it at Livi’s Happy Hearts on GoFundMe. And while you’re there, feel free to make a donation: Livi’s Happy Hearts for Harvey Kids.


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Kit Harington (John Snow) Gets Engaged To Former ‘Game of Thrones’ Actress.

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It’s official! Kit Harington is engaged to former ‘Game of Thrones’ co-star, Rose Leslie.

Jodi shares this Hollywood Outsider at 4:25 minutes into today’s show podcast below.


 


According to USA TODAY

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie, who played lovers in HBO’s Game of Thrones, are taking the love plunge in real life.

The two are engaged to be married.

After People.com broke the news Tuesday quoting a source, the BBC then featured an official engagement announcement the families published in the Times of London newspaper.

The formal post reads: “MR. K.C. HARINGTON AND MISS R.E. LESLIE. The engagement is announced between Kit, younger son of David and Deborah Harington of Worcestershire, and Rose, middle daughters of Sebastian and Candy Leslie of Aberdeenshire.”


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After the Show: Tongue Tied

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We learned a little something new about Producer David…and we are FASCINATED by it. Have you ever heard of this procedure?

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Bill Clinton Co-Authors The Upcoming James Patterson Novel, ‘President Is Missing’

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Bill Clinton is the first President to do this – and it’s coming to Showtime.

Jodi shares this Hollywood Outsider at 4:46 minutes into the show podcast below.


According to VARIETY

Set to be published in 2018, the book tells the story of a sitting U.S. president’s disappearance, with the level of detail that only someone who has held the office can know. Clinton and Patterson’s collaboration on the novel marks the first time an American President has ever co-authored a thriller. The rights were acquired by Showtime in a competitive situation, with many networks and streaming services trying to secure the rights. It is said that CBS chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves’ longstanding relationship with both Clinton and Patterson was instrumental in bringing the project to Showtime.


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LISTEN: Sam’s Parental Concerns

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Sam has a few concerns with his son playing football. Is it out of line, or just a normal part of parenting?

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Slow Cooker Week

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Jodi’s Slow Cooker Lasagna

Ingredients 

  • Red Sauce – with meat (cooked & mixed together)
  • (use either your fave jar OR make from scratch)
  • Oven Ready Lasagna Noodles
  • Whipped Cream Cheese
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Directions

To begin – the red sauce doesn’t even have to be hot.  That’s why this recipe is great for leftover red sauce.

Spray bottom of slow cooker with a little cooking spray.  Spoon 1 thin layer or meat/sauce mixture on bottom.  Then spread a thin layer of cream cheese on uncooked lasagna noodle.  (break them if you need to make them fit your slow cooker)

Next, sprinkle some of the shredded cheese.  Top that cheesy layer with a little of the meat mixture.  Then you repeat – starting with spreading the whipped cream cheese on the uncooked long noddle.   Do shredded cheese again, then red sauce.  Top that layer of sauce with a little more shredded cheese.  THEN you are ready to cover it tightly in the slow cooker.  Put it on low, and cook for 3 – 3 ½ hours.  DO NOT open it to check on it.  (that cuts slow cooking time down by 30 minutes)

It should be perfect and ready after 3 – 3 ½ hours.  SO good!!!!

***no need to go heavy on any of the layers.  But use the amounts YOU like.   There is no hard measurement for the cheeses…..that’s your call.


Sam’s Honey Garlic Slow Cooker Ribs

Servings: 3–4

Ingredients

  • 1 (2½–3 lb) rack of pork ribs, halved
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 cup honey
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 10 cloves garlic, minced

Directions

Season ribs evenly with salt, pepper, paprika, and chili powder. Rub in on all sides.

Add honey, soy sauce, and garlic to a large slow cooker.

Transfer the ribs to slow cooker and turn them over in sauce until coated. Position the ribs so they are standing up, with the meatier side down, and so the meat side is against the walls of the slow cooker, with the bone sides facing in.

Cover and cook on high for 4 hours, or low for 7 – 8 hours. Check after the allotted time, you want to make sure the meat is cooked through and tender.

Remove the ribs and transfer to cutting board.

Cut between the bones to separate into individual ribs.

Serve with additional sauce from the slow cooker, as needed.


Jodi’s Slow Cooked Chicken and Gravy

Ingredients

  • 1 Whole, Cut – Up Chicken
  • 1 Can – Cream of Chicken Soup (Jodi uses two cans of soup because she likes more gravy)
  • 1 pack of Lipton Onion Soup Mix
  • 1/2 cup water

Directions

Wash & pat dry the chicken parts, then place in slow cooker.

Sprinkle with garlic powder and pepper. In a mendium bowl, stir the soup, soup mix and 1/2 cup of water together.

Pour over the chicken pieces.

Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. Serve over rice.

Serves 4-6


Jodi’s Simple Slow Cooked Roast

Ingredients

  • 1 Chuck Roast
  • 1 pack of Onion Soup Mix (I used Lipton)
  • 2 cans of Cream of Mushroom Soup

Directions

Sprinkle the roast with the dry soup mix, rub it in on both sides.

Place the roast in the slow cooker.   Then spoon the mushroom soup into the slow cooker on and on the sides of roast.  Cover, and cook for 6-7 hours on low.   The juices with mix with the soup and make a GREAT gravy!

You CAN add fresh carrots and potatoes.  We serve it with rice since there’s so much good gravy.


Jodi’s Slow Cooker Korean BBQ Pork

Ingredients

  • Pork Roast
  • Bottle of Korean BBQ sauce

Directions

Place roast in slow-cooker and cover with BBQ sauce.

Cook on low till roast just falls apart!  Jodi cooks it for about 6 hours.

Serve it with a salad and a starch for dinner.

Then as a sandwich for leftover the next day! Easy and delicious!


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