Things You Should Know About Shrimp

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Shrimp cocktail is on practically every holiday menu, but many of my clients aren’t sure if they should avoid shrimp or dig in. If you’re a seafood eater and you enjoy these crustaceans, either chilled or in hot dishes, here are seven things you should know.

One medium shrimp provides about 7 calories, which means a dozen add up to less than 85 calories—roughly 15 less than a 3-ounce chicken breast (about the size of a deck of cards in thickness and width). One jumbo shrimp, the type often served in shrimp cocktail, contains about 14 calories, and a teaspoon of cocktail sauce provides 5, so three jumbo shrimp, each with a teaspoon of cocktail sauce as an appetizer, adds up to less than 60 calories, about 10 less than just one pig in a blanket, and 20 less than two mini empanadas or two mini quiche. Continue reading

Come celebrate New Year’s Eve with us!

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Enjoy great food on New Years Eve with Jerry Wade in the Main Bar! We are waiting for you! For questions and reservations call: 703 494-6373

New Years Eve Dinner for Two $120.00 Per couple plus tax and gratuity
Appetizer (Choose one) Oscars famous crab chowder,2 scallops wrapped in bacon,drunken mushrooms,Brie Cheese. Entree Selection (choose one) Filet Mignon, Salmon Madigan,Chicken Cordon Bleu, Roasted asparagus and red pepper pasta. Dessert choice Triple Chocolate Cake or Holiday Trifle Choice of Korbel Champagne, Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio,Dark horse Chardonnay or Louis Martini Cabernet

New Years Eve Live Entertainment with Jerry Wade
Dance the new year away with Jerry Wade and his country music Band, Midnight Breakfast Buffet $10.00 entrance fee

New Years Day Buffet 12noon-2PM
All of your traditional breakfast favorites, omelets, waffles, Pork loin and a host of others $18.95 adults, $9.95 children 5-10, Children 4 and other are free

 

Eating out can be a small treat or a big celebration.

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Going out to eat can be a treat for a special event, like a birthday, graduation or holiday. But it can also be a reward for good behavior or a way to acknowledge your kids’ efforts. You don’t need to splurge on a fancy meal. Just going out for ice cream could be enough to show them you’ve noticed the hard work they’ve done at school, at art class or on the sports field.

4 reasons to fall in love with with hemp hearts

 

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Hemp seeds are nutty and sweet like pine nuts but offer a high amount of omega-3 fatty acids. Flax and chia seeds share the omega-3 benefits, but when they get wet, their mucilage fibre gets slippery and sticky. Hemp’s crunchy yet creamy texture makes it the most versatile vegan omega-3 source. Try it in soup instead of dairy to add creaminess. Its high protein content makes it a perfect addition to meal replacement bars, cereal, porridge, salads, pesto, pasta, dressings, sauces, smoothies, desserts and side dishes.

Hemp seeds contain all the essential amino acids in an easily digestible form. Three tablespoons (30 g) of hemp hearts contain ten grams of protein — more than the amount found in a large boiled egg.

What’s more, 65 percent of the total protein content of hemp seed comes from an easily digestible protein called edestin, which is readily absorbed and utilized by the human body. It is also hypoallergenic, meaning it has a low allergy potential, making it a great replacement for soy and peanuts (provided it is processed in a factory free of tree nuts.)

  1. They may reduce inflammation
  2. Improve heart health
  3. Reduce muscle cramps
  4. Combat menopausal and PMS symptoms

How I Take 3 Young Kids To A Restaurant

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1. Have Some “Restaurant Rules”
Before entering, we covered our “Restaurant Rules” — No pushing, yelling, or shooting paper off of the straws, and then we’ll order dessert. (Or something to that general effect.)

2. Don’t Go Anywhere That Doesn’t Have Crayons Available
They were incredibly busy. We were seated right away, but things were pretty backed up. Thank God they give us crayons and handy-dandy menus with connect-the-dots, mazes, and other things to color that captured the kids’ undivided attention.

3 .Have A Question And Answer Game Ready To Go
While waiting for our food, and running low on activities on the kid menu, we played a Question & Answer game. The question to the kids: “What are the first 5 rides you want to go on the next time we go to Disneyland?” This is my favorite — they are excited about their answers, we (sort of) get to practice taking turns, and my kids could be asked this question every hour, on the hour, and they’d still be excited to tell you their answers. Continue reading