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

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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

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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

 

A survival guide to company holiday parties

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A veteran event planner, Greg Jenkins has seen a fair share of office holiday party gaffes. He recalls one tipsy guest who took down the Christmas tree, having lost his balance and tried in vain to steady himself by grabbing onto it.

Also etched in his memory is the “wardrobe malfunction” at another holiday gathering, when a young female employee in a low-cut dress got too wild on the dance floor.

You don’t have to destroy property or expose yourself to make a bad impression at the company holiday party. Staying glued to your smartphone or complaining about the food may seem innocuous, but such behaviors can hurt you professionally. What you do at these celebrations can also help to further your career. Continue reading

9 Thanksgiving Turkey Myths and Facts

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Even though you break out the big bird every year at Thanksgiving, you may not have all the facts straight on preparing turkey.

Myth: It’s OK to Thaw Your Turkey on the Counter

Fact: No, no, NO! It’s important to keep your turkey below 40 degrees at all times to inhibit bacteria growth.

Myth:  It’s Best to Cook Stuffing Inside the Turkey

Fact: Even though grandma swears she never got anyone sick “back in her day,” this practice puts everyone at risk of food poisoning. The reason? By the time the raw turkey juices cook through at the center of your stuffing, the bird itself is way overdone. Continue reading

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.