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Tomorrow on MommaJam, we are giving away a FREE Friday Funday at the Early Skills Center in Norwell. Kids must be 3 to 6 years old (kindergarteners welcome). Funday has a wide variety of activities, such as a cozy story and craft time, a fun and engaging music and movement class, or a very loud and active theme based event (the most popular!).
Tune in at 7:10 a.m. on 95.5 WATD-FM, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 for your chance to win! We’re also talking about fall festivals around the South Shore.
This week on MommaJam we had top chef Denise Herrera from Burtons Grill Hingham dish about its Gluten Free BBQ dinner special that’s available tonight, Aug. 13, 2013.
The beauty of Burtons Grill is that you can special order gluten free every night, so if you miss this dinner – no worries.
Tune in to hear all about the sumer flavors simmering over at Burtons Grill. The segment also features cooking tips for hot summer night and busy summer days.
The next MommaJam is Thursday, Aug. 22 at 7:10 a.m. Listen live on dial at 95.9 or at 959WATD.com on your smart phone or computer.
Grill-Worthy Recipe Tips for the Weekend:
This weekend, try serving up one of Stop & Shop’s flavorful and affordable recipes, such as “True Blue Burgers” or “Grilled Peaches with Sweet & Tangy Sauce.”
While you’re grilling, don’t forget to use a meat thermometer to avoid harmful bacteria such as E. coli. Follow these temperature suggestions to ensure the perfect meal:
- Ground beef hamburgers – 160oF. Cooking ground beef until the pink is gone is not always an indicator of thorough cooking as it can still be pink inside and cooked to a safe 160oF. Color is not always a true indicator.
- Ground and whole poultry – 165oF
- Chops, steaks and roasts from beef, veal or lamb – 145oF for medium rare, 160oF for medium and 170oF for well done
- Pork chops and roast – 150oF
- Fin fish – 145oF
- Shrimp, lobster and crabs – Cooked until the flesh is pearly and opaque
Save time – and money—with Stop & Shop brand products in time for Memorial Day. No matter what you are serving up this holiday weekend, you can grab all of the weekend staples you’ll need at any Stop & Shop, such as:
- Nature’s Promise (organic & natural) brand meats, including ground beef & turkey, chicken breasts, Italian sausage, and more
- Stop & Shop brand hot dog buns, spices, and condiments help round off any meal for a fraction of the price
- Chips & dip galore—from potato chips to salsa, grab all of your family’s favorite snacks
- For perfect grilling accessories, check out Stop & Shop’s Smart Living line of tools and gadgets
Also, don’t miss out on Stop & Shop’s weekly deals; click here for information on how to download Stop & Shop’s mobile app to access the current circular, Weekly Specials and Real Deals.
We’ll also give away a $20 Stop & Shop gift card to a caller after the MommaJam segment. Tune in on Thursday, My 22, 2013 at 7:10 a.m. for the live MommaJam show on 95.9 WATD-FM.
Fancy a flatbread? Love lobster? Willing to try wild boar? We scoured the South Shore to uncover the freshest local ingredients, appealing appetizers, savory main meals, and delicious desserts you don’t want to miss. From gourmet menus to hidden gems, our A to Z guide will leave you craving a culinary adventure. Read full my article in South Shore Living…
Looking for the best Mother’s Day gift? Tickets to the Boston Bites Back event is at the top of the list.
Join 100 of Boston’s top chefs as they come together in a show of strength and solidarity to raise $1 million for The One Fund.
Spearheaded by celeb chefs Ken Oringer & Ming Tsai, the Boston Red Sox, Governor Patrick, Mayor Menino, and ARAMARK, Boston Bites Back (BBB) will be a once-in-a-lifetime tasting event at Fenway Park bringing Bostonians together to eat, drink and demonstrate Boston’s unrelenting spirit, while raising money for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.
“BBB is an opportunity for the city to join as one and acknowledge our strength as a community,” said Ken Oringer, owner of Clio, Toro, Copa & Uni. “Nothing speaks more to our collective resolve than an evening of hospitality, unity and hometown pride in one of the most iconic venues in Boston – Fenway Park.”
“Food is our common ground, a universal experience,” said Ming Tsai, owner of Blue Ginger & Blue Dragon. “This event is an occasion for Bostonians to reconnect over food, mingle with chefs and honor our city’s inspiring resilience. It’s an opportunity for Bostonians to literally ‘bite’ back.”
Held Wednesday, May 15, 2013 from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM at Fenway Park, chefs will be cooking and serving guests from behind concession stands as well as at tables throughout the Big Concourse and the Budweiser deck.
Only 5,000 general access tickets will be sold at $200 each. There will also be 200 VIP tickets at $1,000 each, allowing additional access to an intimate and exclusive gathering in Fenway’s EMC Club.
An online auction leading up to the event will feature many one-of-a-kind packages including unique dining experiences from Oringer & Tsai, personal shopping with fashion expert Gretta Monahan, and hometown sports venues.
To learn more, buy tickets or bid on auction items, please visit www.bostonbitesback.org.
- Boston Bites Back benefits The One Fund (wcvb.com)
Tune in to hear the chatter about vacation week on Thursday, April 11 on 95.9 WATD-FM at 7:10 a.m. either live on the dial or from your desktop. MommaJam and the Morning News Team talk up what to do next week with your family.
Tune into MommaJam on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 7:10 a.m. on 95.9 WATD-FM for your chance to call in and win a $50 gift card for Burtons Grill Hingham’s Spring Gluten Free dinner.
March is National Nutrition Month.
This week, we are talking about heathy shopping at the grocery store.
We have 6 great tips from Stop & Shop’s full-time nutritionist, Julie Menounos, on ways to get the most out of your grocery shopping experience with healthy eating in mind.
1. Don’t shop hungry.
2. Make a grocery list. Plan out your weekly meals and build a list around your meal plan.
3. Shop the perimeter of the store. This is where the freshest, most natural food lies. Fill your cart with fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and dairy items, then venture down the center aisles to stock up on staples like whole grains, beans, and vegetable-based soups.
4. Pay attention to symbols to help you shop. For example, at Stop & Shop, you can look for the Healthy Ideas® symbol next to the price to find products that are better your family.
5. Read the ingredient list. If you are not sure how to accurately interpret the Nutrition Facts label, the ingredients list can provide you with enough information to make a healthy decision. If sugar is listed in the first or second ingredient of your breakfast cereal, swap it for something healthier.
6. Back at home, add fruits and veggies to your families favorite foods: Add strawberries to cereal or blueberries to yogurt. Try sliced pears in a grill cheese sandwich or just put the slices on the side of the plate for extra fiber in the meal.
Bottom line: Try to eat as much fresh food as you can to keep your kids happy and healthy! :)
For more information on how to shop healthy, go to Stop & Shop’s Living Well web page.
- MommaJam on 95.9 WATD-FM: Food Labeling for Dummies
- MommaJam on 95.9 WATD-FM: 6 Tips for Getting Kids to Eat Real Food, Not Junk
Tune into MommaJam next week for the live segment on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 7:10 a.m. on 95.9 WATD-FM. Listen live on the dial or at your desktop.
Food Labeling for Dummies from Animal Welfare Approved Helps Moms Select Healthier Ingredients for Kids
We cover food almost weekly at MommaJam because eating healthy is so important for kids.
One key “ingredient” to eating right is knowing what’s in the food you’re buying and reading and understanding labels.
The Animal Welfare Approved, an organization that certifies farmers using the highest quality standards for raising pasture and range animals, has published a guide called, “Food Labeling for Dummies.” The guide helps you understand technical terms or marketing labels on packages in the grocery store.
Food Labeling for Dummies is easy to read and explains the difference between organic versus all natural, an overused, misleading term. Other words the guide explains: heritage, heirloom, cage free, grass fed, and much more.
Speaking of delicious, clean food… Did you know that Burtons Grill only buys preservative-free meats – that is why the salmon there tastes so good. A gluten-free dinner night is coming up in early April. And, the B Choosey Children’s Menu is always a hit with the kids. Check out Burtons Grill in Hingham at the Derby Street Shoppes.
- MommaJam on 95.9 WATD-FM: 8 Things to Fix Around the House
- MommaJam on 95.9 WATD-FM: 6 Tips for Getting Kids to Eat Real Food, Not Junk