Posts by Jason Dandoy

Issue#27-Pot Of Corned Beef And Cabbage

Ingredients

5 -7 lbs corned beef brisket
5 lbs red potatoes
3 lbs baby carrots
2 medium yellow onions
2 heads cabbage
Water

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directions

Wash and cut potatoes into quarters.

Peel and cut onions into wedges.

Cut cabbage into wedges.

Place all vegetables into a large electric roaster oven.

Rinse corned beef and place on top of vegetables.

Sprinkle spice packets included with the corned beef on top.Fill with water until vegetables and corned beef is slightly covered.Set roaster to 300 degrees and cook for 5 to 6 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender.Tips If you do not have an electric roaster oven you can use a roasting pan and your regular oven and achieve this meal. Just set your oven for 300 degrees and cook until meat and vegetables are tender.Don’t want to heat up the oven, you can use a big stock pot and boil everything on top of stove.Boil until everything is tender.Another alternative way of making this meal is in a large Crockpot. If you choose to cook this meal in a Crockpot you’ll have to cut recipe in half to make it fit.Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or until everything is tender.

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Issue #26 – Transition Services Cat/Dog Program

  1. When would the dog program get started?

It will be starting in the next few weeks.

  1. How long has the cat program been going?

It’s been going for six years now.

 

  1. How many cats have been saved?

Over one hundred cats have been save through the All Fur Love society.

  1. Are cats still waiting for a home?

To spend some time with the cats before they go home

  1. What is the process of adopting a cat?

Contact the All Fur Love society for and adoption application.

  1. How will the dog program work?

We will be training the dogs to get along with other dogs.

 

  1. Where will the dog program be?

At our Cheyenne site in the back building.

  1. What kind of dogs are you going to have?

I’m sure there will be several breeds, it depends on the owners of the dogs, but it will mostly easy going dogs.

  1. How old are the dogs when you get them?

Again, it depends on the owners about how old the dogs will be.

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Issue #24 – Slow Cooker Chicken Pizza

 

 

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Ingredients:101_0037-final-small
1 ½ lbs. boneless skinless chicken thighs
½ Teaspoon salt
¼ Teaspoon pepper
1 small onion, sliced
2 medium bell peppers, cut into strips

2 cups tomato pasta sauce from (26 oz. jar)
1 package (16oz) rotini pasta
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)

 

Directions:
Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper in 3 ½-to 4-quart slow cooker and place chicken at the bottom. Top with onion and bell peppers then add pasta sauce.
Cover then cook on low heat setting 4 to 6 hours.
Cook and drain pasta separately as directed on package. Place pasta on platter then top with chicken and sauce. Sprinkle with cheese.
Then eat and enjoy !

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Issue #24 – Paper Making

 

 

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Things you need to make paper:

Shredded paper
Blender

3 cups water

Tub of water
Smooth piece of wood

DyeTempera Paint

Towels
Paper Deckle Screenstep-1

picture frame

Rolling Pin

China first made paper around 105 A.D., it was handmade and at the time was considered a luxury item and was only available to a few people and was used mostly for religious ceremonies. Paper was introduced to the Japanese by Chinese monks around the 6th century. The secrets of paper folding had spread throughout the world by 750 A. D. and paper folding became more common as paper became more readily available to the general public and less of a luxury item.

Step 1: soak paper in water                                                                                         step-2

Step 2: Put soaked paper in blender

Step 3: Add dye and tempera paint to paper in blender                                      step-3
Step 4: Blend well                                                                                                 step-4
Step 5: Pour contents of blender into tub of water, repeat process one more time        step-5
Step 6: Using paper deckle, place screen over deckle and secure with picture frame        step-6
Step 7: Holding deckle, screen and frame together scoop contents of tub onto deckle,

then clean excess from around outside of picture frame                                                            .step-7
Step 8: Remove picture frame and add a piece of screen on top of paper mixture on deckle, run smooth     piece of wood over top to remove excess water from top.
Step 9: Put towels down on tabletop and put screens with paper mixture on towel and cover with another tow                                                                                                        el
Step 10: Flatten with rolling pin several times              step-9
Step 11: Remove from between screens and put on drying rack for 24 hours.step-10

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iusse #24 – Star Wars The Force Awakens Movie Reveiw

 

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a long long time ago in a movie review far far away

Darth ColoredThe first order has risen and threatens to take over the galaxy. Newcomers Rey and Finn team up in their search to find the last remaining Jedi Knight, Luke Skywalker. Along the way they join forces with a much needed ally Hans Solo. The plot was very interesting. It had a lot of action and adventure The music, by original composer John Williams, kept pace as the action unfolded. We also liked the costumes, the were a perfect match for this futuristic theme. But by far the best part had to be the light saber battle between Kylo Ren and Rey.In the film we are surprised to find that Princess Leia and Han Solo have a son who turns out to be Kylo Ren, who had been lured over to the dark side and was the prodigy of Darth Vader. Whether you are a first timer or a long time fan, this movie is a definite must see 2 thumbs up great flick lots of action Sci-Fi

 

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Issue #24 – Keeping You On The Cutting Edge

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“…we make it comfortable for every type of person and needs.”

On a Tuesday morning The Circles Interview team arrived to Edge Fitness to meet Amber
for a quick chat, what would we thought would be a walk in the park turned into a workout…
What inspired you to work in fitness? 

Overall health and wellness of other people. Growing up it’s always been a major part of my life. I wanted my kids and everyone else to feel the same importance. When I was young my dad had a heart attack at an early age and that’s what inspired me.

What classes does the gym offer?

Currently we offer yoga, boot camp, young at heart which is for senior
citizens. We are looking to grow our fitness classes.

 What are some tips for people wanting to lose/gain weight? 

Look towards healthy food items and staying on track with your
diet. Seeing it as a way of life not just a diet, finding the foods that work best for you.

 How long have you been in the fitness industry and what kind of certification do you need?

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I have been in the fitness industry for 6 years, prior to that I
was a personal trainer, I have a certification from the national
academy of sport medicines certification and personal trainer

Have you been in any competitions or trained anyone for a competition? 

I personally have not. I have overseen other trainers that do it, it’s a
lot of hard work and dedication.

Have you ever worked with a celebrity and if so which one? 

I have not it’s a saturated industry not everyone gets to work with celebrity. handshake gym

How many clients do you usually have?
Clients vary month to month, it varies on the season of the year, beginning of the year they decide they want to get in the shape as a New Year resolution. You usually have a fluctuation in the beginning of the year and then it kind of dwindles down until the summer. It can go from 5-20 people a week

How many trainers do you have? 

We have 3 locations, we have trainers throughout the valley, some locations have 2 some have 3 and looking to add some more

What’s your favorite cheat meal?
Pizza, pastas, fried foods and anything sweet, now you’re making me hungry! Lol

Have you ever trained someone with a disability? If so which disability and how?

I’ve had injuries more than anything. I had a client with vertigo one and that was a challenge, I had a client that was blind depending on the extremely each person is different ,I’ve had probably about 3

Is the gym wheel chair accessible?

Yes our Facilities are wheel chair accessible, we make it comfortable for every type of person and needs. We do have handicap parking at each location as well

Where can someone go to signup?

At any one of our 3 locations at the front desk or with anyone of our staff members or they can sign up online. We also offer free 3 day passes.

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issue #24 – Circles Slow and Easy Sesame Chicken

 

 

 

 

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Have you ever been in the mood for some Asian food but did not want to go out to get it?

Here at Circles we have found a slow cooker recipe that we tried and would like to share with our readers. Hope that you like this recipe as much as we did.

Supplies that you’ll need are:

Crockpot
1 ½ lbs skinless, boneless chicken breast
½ cup Honey

½ teaspoon garlic powder

¼ cup Soy Sauce

2 teaspoons Cornstarch

2 tablespoons Ketchup

3 tablespoons water

2 tablespoons dried minced onion

1 tablespoon Vegetable oil

Sesame Seeds

Supplies

Directions:

1. Cut chicken into bite size pieces and spread on the bottom of the slow cooker.

2. In a bowl mix together honey, soy sauce, ketchup, minced onions, vegetable oil,and garlic powder; pour over the chicken.

3. Cook on low for 3 to 4 hours or until chicken is tender.

4. Remove the chicken and place onto a plate set aside
5. Add cornstarch to the sauce by dissolving cornstarch with water and stirring until
smooth
6. Cook on high for an additional 10 mins or until sauce thickens up a bit.
7. Serve with rice and sprinkle with sesame seeds to your liking.
Additional tips:

To serve in a pineapple like we did, start by hollowing out a half a pineapple to
make it a more restaurant like presentation. Cut the cook time in half by cooking
the chicken and sauce on high and serving with instant rice

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Issue #21 – Happy Holiday TSI Spotlight

Circles Magazine Wanted to know what holidays people celebrate and how its celebrate them, so we took a short poll to find out here are the results. We asked Austin Green Brandy Yaklin and Sarina Stern for.

what holidays do you celebrate and how you celebrate it?

 

 

Austin: Hannukah,I Wear a Yamulka/kippiah light the menorah and we say the hannukah prayer.

Brandy: birthday, Valentine’s Day Chirstmas and thanksgiving with my Grandma

Sarina: I celebrate Hannukah , I Celebrate it by lighting candles ont he menorah using the shamash {the candles used to light the other candles} and we get presents.

What is your best holiday memory that you had growing up

Austin: Putting up the light and setting up hannaukah bush

Brandy: Chirstmas,becasue i get to celebrate it with my family.

Sarina: Actually it is recent memory, it was getting a plush of my favorite character Bill Cipher

What are your family traditions for the Holidays?

Austin: My family and i just light the menorah ans say the Hannuka prayer

Brandy: i go out to dinner with my family and watch movies at my grandma’s house.

Sarina: We us

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Issue #21 – Top 11 Movie Reveiw

holidays are right around the corner, it is a time for celebration,
festivities, and families. In today’s society, cozying up on a couch
with the whole family, for a movie, is perhaps one of the more common ways to get in some family time. Movies, can be enjoyable so here at Circles we have created a list of some enjoyable feel good holiday themed movies for your watching pleasure.

1. Miracle on 34th Street:

This movie exists in two forms, the original (1947) and the remake (1994) both films are enjoyable in their own right, but the original is a real classic. It is a tale of department store Santa who is institutionalized for claiming to be the real thing. Eventually, the whole event goes to trial, and the faith and beliefs of all the people involved are both questioned and challenged. If you have never seen this film, get your family together and give it a watch you may enjoy it.

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2. It’s a Wonderful Life:
Thinking of this film one line comes to mind, “Every time a bell rings an angel gets its wings” this is one of the most iconic lines spoken in film. Essentially, a “what if?” scenario of if someone no longer existed what would happen? George Bailey is a small time bank owner who is providing for a small town and fighting back a big business owner from owning everything. When something goes wrong, everything in his life begins to fall apart

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3. Home Alone:

A movie that plays with the concept of a child left at home scenario. Kevin McCallister is a boy in immense family who get left behind, when the family goes on vacation for the holidays. Hijinks ensue once a pair of bumbling thieves try to break in and steal from Kevin’s family home, so Kevin, begins to defend it with slap-stick comedy stylized traps. One individual stated that if the movie was a food it would be, “Chocolate ice cream topped with kit-kats and chocolate syrup all over!” She finds the movie a rich,
comforting, and satisfyingly good

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4. A Christmas Story

The image of a tongue being stuck to a frozen metal
pole is forever frozen to the memories of people who have
seen this flick. It is a more down to earth comedic look
at the holidays. With a more realistic approach to family and traditions, this film has become a family tradition itself, and it is just hilarious!

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5. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation:

The “Vacation” films are all funny and are now considered to be
classic comedies. However, many believe the Christmas “Vacation”
to be the best! So, if a good family movie night includes you laughing till your sides hurt maybe Chevy Chase has the cure to your funny bone.

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6. A Charlie Brown Christmas

What are the holidays without a Charlie Brown special? Not the holidays, is the answer…just kidding. Over the years,Charlie Brown, has become synonymous with the Holidays and if you see this amazing special you will know why.

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7. The Nightmare Before Christmas:

Produced by Tim Burton (director of Beetlejuice, Mars Attacks!, and
Frankenweenie), is a stop-motion animated movie about the city
of Halloweentown, full of ghosts, vampires, werewolves (yes; there is a city that has werewolves and vampires), and other monsters. The king is Jack Skellington, who over the years, has gotten tired of the same thing, having Halloween every day. Through his sulking
and wandering he discovers doors that lead to other holiday
towns. The songs, composed and written by Danny Elfman and are
some of the best in any Holiday Jack Skellington

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8. Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas:

The song that goes with this film describes the absolute worst
loathsome creature. The Grinch is a being literally green all over
with jealousy and envy. It is a heartwarming redemption story
and a lesson learned all in one and it is great for both kids and
adult viewings.

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9. Gremlins:

Looking for a slightly scary yuletide bash, this movie teaches
people many interesting pieces of advice and facts about Mogwai’s.
Such as to never get them wet, or to feed them after midnight,
and to be careful around all lights especially sunlight which has the
power to kill them. So, enjoy this horror comedy with the family
or any other way you can because it fantastical fun!

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10. Die Hard:

New York City Cop, John McClean, is on his way to see
his estranged wife and kids. While schmoozing around at the holiday party that his wife is attending he gets into a heated argument with her. His luck only gets worse as he is caught in the crosshairs of a terrorist group and their heist plans. John McClean reluctantly leaps into action in order to save the holidays for his family. John McClean’s weather forecast is in and he says, “It is a snow day for terrorism!”

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11. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles:

A Thanksgiving comedy movie that was released of the Thanksgiving of 1987, starring John Candy and Steve Martin, and it’s considered to be the best and only Thanksgiving movie ever! It’s about Neal Page (played by Steve Martin) just trying to make it home for the holidays to see his family in Chicago. By chance he befriends a traveling salesman, Del Griffith (played by John Candy), as they try to get from New York to Chicago, and it’s a
ride that neither they nor you will ever forget! The holidays
just got a lot better this year!

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Issue #21 – Autumn Apple Treat

Ingredients

• 14 Ounce bag of soft individually-wrapped caramel candies 4 – 6 Apples 2 Tablespoons of water Wooden Popsicle sticks

Here’s a sweet and fun recipe for the holidays and celebrations.

Instructions

1. Start by unwrapping all of the caramel candies and placing them into a small Crock pot.12

2. Add the water and cover. Cook for 1 -2 hours until all the caramel candies are melted. Make sure you’re stirring every 20 minutes or so.3

3. Stick a wooden stick down the apple, not going all the way thought the apple though to sore as a handle.4

4. The caramels were completely melted at the one hour and twenty
minute mark. Unplugged the crock pot and using oven mitts, removed the crockery and placed it on a pot holder.5

5. At this point make sure you’re laid out a piece
of parchment paper on the counter top so you have somewhere to put the apples once you coat them in the caramel.6

6. Pick up each apple by the handle you created with the wooden Popsicle stick and dip it into the melted caramel. I had to use a
spoon to kind of ladle the caramel all the way to the top of the apples and let it drip down. Just make sure you completely coat the
apple, leaving just a little bit of the apple showing around the wooden Popsicle sick.final

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