Thursday is Oatmeal Day!

Granny & Joey

(Big Joe and Granny)

” Eat your oatmeal, it’s good for you”!  I can hear my Granny now, telling me and my brothers as she added the sugar, butter and milk to our bowls.  Sometimes she’d throw in raisins!   Yummy!  We always wondered why the Quaker guy on the box wore a wig.  Oatmeal has come  along way since those days back in Mississippi.   Now you can buy twenty different flavors and they even come in breakfast bars!   My favorite these days is maple and brown sugar with a tablespoon of peanut butter.  Trust me, you’ll love me for that one.   Oatmeal makes me think of family, so  I called Mom and asked if she had a recipe  for oatmeal.  She was pleased to send this reply:

Tired of the same old oatmeal? Try my recipe for a change. In a quart microwavable bowl, pour 1/2 cup of quick cooking oats( Not Instant) and 1 cup of water. To this, add  8 or 10 raisins, a handful of chopped walnuts and microwave on high for 3 minutes. Remove and add 1/2 cup of skim milk. Stir well. Add Splenda to taste, a drop or two of vanilla flavoring and a tsp. of cinnamon. Sometime, when I don’t feel like “dieting”, I add a tsp. of peanut butter before I add the milk. Yum!!!

Thanks Mom!

Now I have a great list for you!


Wait! Before you pour the kids a bowl of cereal, check out this list of the worst kids cereals. (Ranked worst to least worst.)

  1. Reese’s Puffs (worst)
  2. Corn Pops
  3. Lucky Charms
  4. Golden Grahams
  5. Cinnamon Toast Crunch
  6. Cap’n Crunch
  7. Count Chocula
  8. Trix
  9. Froot Loops
  10. Smorz
  11. Fruity or Cocoa Pebbles
  12. Cocoa Puffs

The best kids cereals (ranked best to least best)

  1. Mini-Wheats
  2. Organic Wild Puffs
  3. Honey Sunshine
  4. Mighty Bites
  5. Clifford Crunch
  6. Hannah Montana
  7. Life
  8. Kix
  9. Cherrios (except Honey Nut)
  10. Puffins
  11. EnviroKids Organic
  12. Bunnies

Here’s more about Oatmeal Day!

National Oatmeal Day

Oatmeal is an extremely healthy, versatile food that can be eaten any time of the day. It is perfect for breakfast because it is very filling and it’s great as a snack because it does not have too many calories! And don’t forget about oatmeal cookies which are a yummy treat to have for dessert.

Here’s an oatmeal related tidbit: the Quaker Oats Man is one of the oldest advertising mascots in America. He became the first registered trademark for this breakfast cereal in 1877 and was purposely made to reflect the Quaker faith and its values of honesty, integrity, and purity. The Quakers tried to have their association with the Quaker Oats cereal removed, but they lost the court battle.

Enjoy National Oatmeal Day and celebrate its history and tastiness!

35 Awesome Tombstones!


Okay, no one likes to talk about it, but we all DIE!   When I do, I want to leave a special message behind for all to see for years to come!     Click the Banner to see what  awesome messages others before you, left behind!

What would your epitaph say?

Goodie Of The Week Wednesday

Good Morning Mother Lode!


One Good Deed

I would like to nominate John Childe of Copperopolis, Ca. This man is a retired fireman/paramedic. Last Friday an elderly man (80 years old) lost control of is motorcycle in front of our house, I believe a stray dog was in the road and he tried to miss it. Apparently he flew over the front of the  bike. When my husband and I got to the scene of the accident my husband was calling 911, John Childe was on his was to the store when he came upon the accident. The accident victim had stood up and was taking off his helmet, John told the man to leave his helmet on and to please sit down. The man sat down but he took off his helmet off, John acted fast by holding his hands around the victims neck until paramedics arrived.
Later we found out the victim had broke his neck, and if John had not held his neck until the paramedics arrived the elderly man could have died or been paralyzed. He had the same injury to his neck as Chris Reeves had.
I’m so glad John was there to help, had John not been there I’m sure the elderly gentleman’s out come would NOT have been as good as it has turned out to be.
Thank You
Natalie Serrano

Nominate someone today for their good deed by clicking here.  Send your email to Big Joe at Today’s Country 93.5 KKBN

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Join us this morning for more Halloween Fun, The Impossible Question, and our Friends from The Sonora Police Dept will be dropping by for Law Enforcement Wednesday!  It’s gonna be a great day!



Winter’s just around the corner. While closed windows and doors are a no-brainer when it comes to keeping in the heat, they can also trap unpleasant household smells. So, here’s a quick lesson in odor removal (MSN):

• Let’s start with a little instant dry cleaning for old clothes: Put a small amount of vodka in a spray bottle and lightly mist the garment. The alcohol kills bacteria without leaving a scent. Costumers use this trick to get the smell of mothballs, sweat, and mildew out of the vintage clothing in their wardrobes.

• Whenever you eat an orange, lemon, lime or grapefruit, run the peels through the garbage disposal. You’ll take care of sink stink without the risk harmful fumes.

• Odor buster #3: Vanilla extract. If you wipe your freezer with a cloth dampened with vanilla, you’ll get rid of all the smells that linger on ice. To disinfect the freezer, use a solution of white vinegar and water. It gets the icebox clean without leaving a “chemical” smell.

• To deodorize food storage containers, soak plastic ones in warm water and baking soda. For glass jars and dishes, use a mixture of one teaspoon powdered mustard to one quart of warm water.

• You can get rid of the musty odor in your basement by using an onion. Just slice it in half, put it on a plate and leave it overnight. The next morning there might be a slight onion smell, but that soon goes away – and takes the musty basement smell with it.