‘Twas two nights before Thanksgiving…..
The Turkeys are busy unthawing and the smell of pumpkin & pecan pie lingers in the air. To some, it’s a comforting feeling, to have everything all planned and in the process of creation for their Thanksgiving feast, but to others, the mere thought of Thanksgiving dinner may bring anxiety- we’re looking at you, procrastinators.
If you are like the majority of the working class, you have yet to prepare much for your big dinner. Or, worst-case scenario, maybe some of you haven’t even been to the grocery store yet to buy supplies! Have no fear, we have created a list of simple, easy, last-minute Thanksgiving dishes that you can bring and show off to your family (just don’t tell them how long it took you to cook 😉 ).
Here are 10 Last-Minute Thanksgiving Dishes:
Check out our Pinterest board “Last-Minute Thanksgiving Recipes” for more simple dish ideas! While you’re there, don’t forget to give us a follow at California Casualty to stay up to date on every new Thanksgiving classroom game and activity we discover! Scan our Pincode with your Pinterest camera to follow:
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It’s fall y’all! And that means it’s time to break out the crock-pot because it is the absolute BEST season to be in the kitchen whipping up cozy fall recipes.
Apples and pumpkins and stews, oh my! All of our favorite cozy fall crock-pot and dessert recipes can be found below and on our Pinterest board, “The BEST Fall Recipes”. Each recipe is linked for your convenience. 🙂
Cozy Fall Crock-Pot Meals:
Fall Desserts (aka our favorite)
We could go on and on and on and on…. but we would need a lot more space! Do you have a favorite cozy fall recipe? What about a traditional family recipe you love to create when the weather cools down and the leaves start turning? We’d love for you to share it with is!
Be sure to check out our Pinterest for more fall recipes (including casseroles) and don’t forget to give us a follow at California Casualty to stay up to date on every new fall recipe we discover! Scan our Pincode with your Pinterest camera to follow:
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As students and educators head back to school, an uninvited visitor is joining them: summer heat. Much of the country is experiencing a late summer heatwave, sending temperatures to possible record highs. Teaching students in hot, uncomfortable classrooms is difficult, and many schools don’t have adequate air conditioning.
Here are some ways to help keep everyone cool in the classroom:
- Minimize using overhead lights (instead, turn off the lights and use lamps or Christmas lights)
- Close shades to block intense sunlight
- Take cool-down breaks between lessons
- Avoid excess movement during the hottest part of the day
- Utilize a climate-controlled computer lab
- Switch off unused electronics that produce heat even in standby mode
- Invest in fans to cool the room
It’s also important for you and your students to stay hydrated. The Centers for Disease Control and Environment advises avoiding sugary and calorie-laden sports and soft drinks when the temperature rises. Water is the best way to hydrate the body, and it helps with cooling. Make sure your students always have easy access to water.
The American Academy of Pediatrics also warns against students engaging in physical exercise in extreme heat because they can overheat quicker than adults. However, if your students engage in physical activity, it is crucial to know the symptoms of heatstroke and heat exhaustion.
- Heavy sweating
- Muscle cramps
- Cold, pale and clammy skin
- Fast, weak pulse
- Nausea or vomiting
- High body temperature (above 103 degrees)
- Hot, red, dry or moist skin
- Rapid and strong pulse
- Possible unconsciousness
It’s important to note the key differences in treating each illness. Heat exhaustion can be treated by moving the victim to a cool location. Apply cool wet cloths and having them sip water. Heatstroke can be fatal and requires immediate medical attention.
Educators can beat the heat with these cool lesson plans for hot days:
- Study the buoyancy of various objects in the water
- Learn about water displacement of various objects
- Create various devices that will float in water
- Determine the best methods of keeping an ice cube frozen
- Study cold weather areas like Iceland or Antarctica
California Casualty can help fund your hot weather study materials with a $2,500 Academic Award. Enter for your chance to win by visiting www.EducatorsAcademicAward.com.
The classic Fourth of July celebration in America is all about friends, family, and the red, white, and blue! And if you are like the majority of Americans you will probably be taking advantage of the summer holiday by attending or hosting a backyard BBQ before fireworks light up the sky. Show your patriotism, and wow your guests, by whipping up an easy recipe that pays tribute to Old Glory.
Here are the best Independence Day recipes that even Uncle Sam would be proud of:
(Each recipe is linked for your convenience, just click on the name!)
7. Patriotic Ice Cubes
Need some more ideas? We’ve got you covered! We have all of these recipes and more on our “4th of July Treats” board on Pinterest, check it out by clicking here. And don’t forget to give us a follow at California Casualty to stay up to date on every new recipe we discover! Scan our Pincode with your Pinterest camera to follow: