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AFTER THE SHOW: Dane and The Eagles

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More sweet stories from 1 of the best nights of Murphy’s life!  And why Jodi wasn’t there.

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At [22:30] in the show podcast below, Jodi is asking Sam how she should get prepared for a wedding this weekend.

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Healthy Bedtime Snacks

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We all know how difficult it is to resist reaching into the fridge on the way to the bed. Hopefully, you can fill your fridge with some of these light snacks that will be better for you and your sleep.

According to Cooking Light

Popcorn

One of the main benefits of popcorn is the visuals! You’re consuming less while your brain sees more. Think of comparing a whole bag of popcorn to a whole bag of chips. Which one takes up more space in the bowl and how much will an entire bowl of either impact your daily consumption? Popcorn is lighter on the calories and promotes better digestive health.

 

Salted Watermelon

Low in calories and maxed out hydration factor. Putting a smidgen of salt onto some watermelon will bring out the sweetness of the fruit as well. It’s the perfect snack for hot summer nights.

Roasted carrots and sunflower seed butter

A strange combination will bring you protein and carbs in a light and healthy way. It’s not too filling (an important factor before bed) and you can always add some chocolate to the mix to sweeten the taste.

Greek yogurt

I think we all have a sense that this stuff is good for you. This will also deliver protein and carbs in a way that will not keep you full but will make you feel refreshed before bed.

 

Raw unsalted pumpkin seeds

You know how eating turkey at Thanksgiving makes you tired? I’m sure you’re aware of the reason it does that: tryptophan. Surprisingly, pumpkin seeds also contain this amino acid and that will not only give you healthy fats and fiber, but will promote a better night’s rest thanks to the boost in serotonin that these seeds provide.

 

More tips can be found at Cooking Light

 

 

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Recipe: Stuffed Zucchini Boats

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We’ve been a little obsessed with Zucchini lately if you haven’t heard. So if you don’t feel the same way we do about it, here’s a recipe that will hopefully get you on the boat with us.


Sausage-Stuffed Zucchini Boats

According to Food Network

Ingredients

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

With a teaspoon, scoop out the flesh from the interior of the zucchini, so they resemble boats. Place the zucchini boats in a 9-by-13-inch casserole dish. Chop the zucchini flesh and set aside.

In a medium saute pan over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and let heat through. Add the sweet and the hot Italian sausage, and cook for 4 minutes. Add the garlic, onion, chopped zucchini flesh, tomatoes and some salt and pepper. Cook until softened, about 4 minutes.

In a medium bowl, add the Parmesan, mozzarella, breadcrumbs and parsley; mix to combine.

Spoon in and mound the sausage mixture into the zucchini boats. Sprinkle the breadcrumb mixture over top. Place in oven and bake until golden on top, 20 minutes.

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AFTER THE SHOW: Watching Weight w/ Murphy

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Why Murphy is bringing his own scale to the Dr.’s office.

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Producer Bailey is having a frustrating problem this year. He explains why at [8:40] in the show podcast below:

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New Info on ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2

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“I had a love hate relationship with this show.  I hated to see some of the scenes – but could NOT stop watching.  I will BIG TIME Binge Season 2.”   -Jodi

Listen to Jodi talk about it at 30:55 in the show podcast below:

According to Cosmopolitan

The author of Big Little Lies also wrote season 2’s story.

Alexander Skarsgard may or may not turn up again.

 

Watch out Monterey, here we come! #BLL2

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The Monterey Mom squad is back!

 There’s a new director attached: Andrea Arnold, who previously directed episodes of Transparent and I Love Dick, as well as films including the Oscar-winning short Wasp.

 

Meryl Streep will play Perry’s mom.

It’s not coming out until 2019.

 

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AFTER THE SHOW: Registry Fun

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Sam helps Murphy & Jodi buy a wedding gift from a registry – when there’s NOT much left!

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At 2:40 in the show podcast below, Jodi explains why she can’t play one family game anymore at the house.

 

Remember when Sam made a list of what he’s looking for in a relationship?  Meet our dear friend who INSPIRED that list after he was widowed.  And his update – WOW.  So Beautiful!!  Jodi’s favorite After the Show session, ever.

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Jodi’s Homemade Lemonade

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It would be SO easy to just do a lemonade powder mix and let my kid sell that at her lemonade stand.  But, I COULD NOT.  Not with THIS awesome & easy recipe in my family!  And now, my kitchen smells like LEMONS.  And let’s be honest, all kitchens should smell like lemons.


Ingredients

  • 6-7 lemons, juiced
  • water
  • 1 cup sugar

 

Directions

Warm the water on the stove (no need to bring it to a boil) and dissolve the sugar in it.  Slice the lemons in half and twist them until they are cleaned out!  I am happy when the juicer is almost full of fresh lemon juice.

Pour the warm sugar water into a pitcher, then pour in the fresh lemon juice.  (we also add some lemon pulp)   Fill the rest of the way with water.  Viola!!    IF you find it not lemony enough – slice & squeeze more lemons.  This recipe is SIMPLE.  Happy Summer!!!!


Why THIS lemonade recipe is sweet for me:   Phoebe made her sign and got the tablecloth ready while I shopped for lemons.   I was so busy getting all the stuff ready, I didn’t really give her sign a good LOOK.   I only noticed what she WROTE when we were headed out.  At the bottom of her sign, she wrote that the money will be donated to the Children’s Hopsital.   She plans to sell all summer and then donate in August.   God Love it!!

Enjoy it.  It tastes like summer.

Simply & Sincerely,
Jodi

P.S.   My Phoebe asks for 50 cents a cup, and is amazed when neighbors give her dollars and ask her to keep the change.

Get even more delicious and quick food ideas from dinner to dessert, HERE!


(Hear more about Jodi’s Homemade Lemonade at 16:40)

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AFTER THE SHOW: Bucky’s List

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Remember when Sam made a list of what he’s looking for in a relationship?  Meet our dear friend who INSPIRED that list after he was widowed.  And his update – WOW.  So Beautiful!!  Jodi’s favorite After the Show session, ever.

 

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At 24:15 in the show podcast below, Murphy Sam and Jodi go around the table playing the top song when they were 14  years old that’s supposed to define them.

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