Page 1

boomers Est. 2011 u Mid April - Mid May 2014

Flex your brain How to keep your noggin sharp

Get meals ready FAST! Etiquette and manners Dealing with loneliness

Volume 4, Number 4 Gulf Coast Newspapers GulfCoastNewsToday.com


2

Boomers

Mid April - Mid May 2014

Blessing.

Helping others is the focus of Alan’s life. We helped him get back to it. Pastor Alan McBride suffered a major arm injury as he was unhitching a trailer from his car. “I heard a sound as loud as a rifle shot,” he said, “and felt paralyzing pain.” Nothing helped until he went to see an orthopedic surgeon. “My doctor explained that my bicep tendon was almost completely torn from the bone,” said Alan. “He made things happen fast and performed surgery the very next day at South Baldwin. I received wonderful care and can use my arm with no limitations. I visit South Baldwin two or three times a week as a pastor and have been there several times as a patient. Everything I’ve experienced is A+. It’s a blessing in this community.” To learn more about surgical services at South Baldwin Regional Medical Center, visit SouthBaldwinRMC.com/SurgicalServices.

Alan McBride, D.D. Senior Pastor Orange Beach United Methodist Church

75997_SBRM_McBride_7_167x9_83c.indd 1

4/4/14 10:52 AM


Mid April - Mid May 2014

May’s Boomers will have a new look and format

Boomers

3

We enjoy publishing Boomers every month and appreciate all of our advertisers and readers. Starting next month, on Tuesday May 13, you will find your Boomers content inside all five Gulf Coast Newspapers. Boomers will be a pullout mini-section in the first section of The Independent, The Courier, The Foley Onlooker, The Islander and The Baldwin Times. We will continue to bring you the same entertaining, useful, informative content that you have come to enjoy in this magazine. The format will change, but the content will remain fresh and relevant to Boomers.

About the cover Baldwin County has an abundance of events and activities that are enticing to Boomers. The cover photo shows Helen Clark, left, with Tommie Werneth. They support Friends of the Art, while enjoying canine companionship. Each weekend offers something to do and someplace to go in our lovely county, allowing you to experience the fun, interact with friends or support a worthy cause.

boomers Est. 2011 u Mid April - Mid May 2014

Flex your brain How to keep your noggin sharp

Get meals ready FAST! Etiquette and manners Dealing with loneliness

Volume 4, Number 4 Gulf Coast Newspapers GulfCoastNewsToday.com

boomers Est. 2011

INSIDE:

Recipes to get meals ready fast!

page 12

Sudie Gambrell Publisher

4u

Get Active, Stay Active Challenge your brain

Paige Renka Layout and Cover Design

6u

Flashback 40

Theresa Corbin Contributing writer

7u

mediStat innovates Multi-dose packaging

8u

Yummy’s corner Etiquette and manners

9u

The roller coaster ride Learning to deal with loneliness

Cindy Dean, Dr. Linda Mitchell and Louise Thompson Columnists

Gulf Coast Newspapers 217 N. McKenzie St. Foley, AL 36535 251-943-2151 sgambrell@gulfcoastnewspapers.com

10u Calendar of Events


4

Boomers

Mid April - Mid May 2014

Get active, stay active

By Theresa Corbin Contributing writer

W

ith all this talk about getting the body in shape, we shouldn’t forget about the role the mind plays in being fit. That’s right; this month in the get active, stay active series we are training our brain and focusing on flexing the mental muscle. Most medical professionals will tell you that in order to obtain peak health at any age, you need to take a holistic approach. This is sound advice since the mind and body work in tandem to create optimal health. When most of us want to challenge our bodies, we will often try to walk/run/dance further and longer, lift heavier weights or try new activities. The same principle can be applied to the brain. Don’t get

stuck in a mental workout rut. Follow these three steps for more mental acuity.

1. Keep your brain’s momentum going

Many bad habits can lead to a sluggish brain. We have all heard how sleeping too few hours and watching too much TV lowers attention span, IQ and creativity. But did you know that a lack of mental stimulation is not the only detriment to the brain? Bad eating habits can cause just as much havoc. “Too much or too little energy throws a kink in the brain’s delicate machinery,” says livecience.com. A steady pace of digestion in the gut gives a more reliable flow of energy to the brain, likely optimizing the organ’s long-term health and perfor-

mance. And many studies have also linked dieting [those that have too few calories] with distraction, confusion and memory impairment.”

2. Push your Brain:

According to Psychology Today, “Neuroscientists have discovered that reading a novel can improve brain function on a variety of levels.” And reading is just one way to push your brain to become stronger. Other linguistic activities that sharpen the mind include writing or just talking and, more importantly, listening to people. But if language isn’t your thing, there are a number of games and exercises available that can also sharpen your brain. Try meditation, Sudoku, a crossword puzzle, a jigsaw puzzle or all of the above. Chess, checkers, selected card games and


Activities like puzzles stimulate your brain to help it become stronger.

Flexing your brain around Baldwin County Mental stimulation can be enhanced by physical activity. In this photo, Cindy Stone carries sand pines for planting, while allowing herself some “alone time” for thinking and experiencing the beauty of our area. board games can also stimulate the mind. Finding ways to push the brain leads to more brain connectivity, which is crucial for processing information.

3. Introduce your brain to something new

Neuroplasticity is to the brain what building muscles is to the body. Researchers have proven that you can teach old dogs — and humans of all ages — new tricks. According to sharpbrains.com, “For a long time, it was believed that as we aged, the connections in the brain became fixed. Research has shown that in fact, the brain never stops changing through learning.

Plasticity (specifically neuroplasticity, the plasticity of the brain) is the capacity of the brain to change with learning.” This is good news for those of you who want to flex your mental muscle by learning a new language, taking a class or bending your brain in new ways. Now we know it is possible at any age to shape up your brain. Mental health can be as easy as keeping your brain active, pushing your brain to do more and learning new things. Follow these three steps to make your brain as sharp as a tack at any age. And remember, reading articles like this will help your brain bulk up. So stay tuned for the next installment in the stay active, get active series.

1.

Keep your brain’s momentum going by joining the Senior Circle at South Baldwin Regional Medical Center. For $15 a year, you can attend physician-led health seminars, social engagements, education programs and much more

2.

Push your brain by joining a book club. For example, the Jubilee Book Club meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 10:30 am at the Daphne Public Library. On May 21, the club will be reviewing “The Dove Keepers” by Alice Hoffman and “City of Thieves” by David Benioff on June 18.

3.

Introduce your brain to something new by taking a class at the Orange Beach Public Library. The Orange Beach library will be hosting computer classes this spring in which participants can learn their way around an iPad, Facebook, Gmail, Google Plus and more.


6

Boomers

Mid April - Mid May 2014

Flashback 40: April 16-May 15 uThis month in 1974 From various Internet sources APRIL

20

Paul McCartney releases single “Band on the Run.”

APRIL

22

Barbara Walters becomes news co-anchor of Today Show

APRIL

24

Stephen King publishes Carrie, his first novel under his own name.

APRIL

25

NFL moves goal posts & adopts sudden-death playoff.

APRIL

30

President Nixon hands over partial transcripts of Watergate tape recordings.

MAY

2

Former VP Spiro Agnew is disbarred.

MAY

7

Pulitzer Prize awarded to Robert Lowell (Dolphin).

MAY

8

Canada government of Trudeau falls

MAY

9

House Judiciary Committee begins formal hearings on Nixon impeachment.

MAY

11

“Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” by Frank Sinatra hits #83.

MAY

12

28th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Milwaukee, 4 games to 3.


Mid April - Mid May 2014

Boomers

7

mediStat™ innovates with multi-dose pharmaceutical packaging Submitted Any number of causes can contribute to a patient’s noncompliance with a prescription regimen. Travel disorientation, sched- Elizabeth ule disruptions, or Staton, Pharm D plain forgetfulness are among reasons that nearly two-thirds of all patients fail to take any or all of their prescribed medications. If we are prescribed multiple medications, we can easily be confused about what pills we need to take at any given time, as well as how to take each medication. Some medications are specifically prescribed to be taken with or without a meal, for example.

This new multi-dose packaging system makes it easy to remember to take your correct medications at the correct time, all the time.

mediStat, a compounding and specialty pharmacy headquartered in Foley, has introduced an innovative multi-dose packaging system that accurately organizes multiple medications and eliminates the need to keep up with numerous prescription bottles or daily reminder boxes. This unique packaging, which is ideal for individuals taking three or more medications, can also include recommended supplements. The only limitation is that all medications and supplements must be solid forms intended to be taken orally. Medications and supplements for each dosing cycle are organized into a single pouch. Listed on the outside of the pouch are the patient’s name, a list of medications within the pouch, instructions for taking those medications, and the specific time of day in which that pouch of medication is to be taken. The mediStat multi-dose

packaging system can be organized in this manner for anywhere from a 7- to 90-day supply. Along with the convenience and enhanced adherence when using this system on a daily basis, the mediStat packaging system is also ideal for weekend, holiday and vacation travel. “It really provides peace of mind to patients, loved ones and caregivers,” said Elizabeth Staton, Pharm D, one of the six full-time pharmacists on the mediStat staff. “Medication scheduling can be confusing, even to the most mentally acute among us. This new multi-dose packaging system makes it easy to remember to take your correct medications at the correct time, all the time. It’s nearly foolproof and provides a great help for elderly patients, their families and caregivers.” Staton cites some medical realities for the company’s development of the multi-dose system. “At any given time, more than half of patients taking five or more medications are taking them improperly,” she said. The No. 1 obstacle to proper treatment today is patients’ failure to take prescription medications correctly, regardless of patient age.” “Recent studies report that 10 percent of all hospitalizations and 23 percent of all nursing home admissions result from incorrect administration and dosing of medication.” Staton continued, “Our timing for the multi-dose introduction worked out well, as March 18 was proclaimed ‘Medication Adherence Day’ in Alabama. Anything we can provide to reduce medication errors ultimately improves the health of our patients, maintains and promotes a patient’s independence, and also reduces stress on family and friends.” The multi-dose packaging system includes a personal medication calendar and the support of mediStat’s “patient navigators.” A large team of customer care professionals work with mediStat’s pharmacists to follow up with every patient to assist them through the treatment process and assure that medications are being taken correctly.

The multi-dose packaging divides your prescription into individual pockets that tell you the date and time they should be taken.

mediStat can fill patient prescriptions directly at their Foley retail location at 110 E. Azalea Avenue, or by mail following receipt of a prescription order. The company can be reached toll-free at 855-737-2550 or at www.mediStat.com. mediStat employs a staff of 85 inside and outside of its Foley headquarters. Its pharmacy services are now licensed in 10 states.


8

Boomers

Mid April - Mid May 2014

Yummy’s Corner By Cindy Dean

Etiquette and manners Etiquette - the prescribed forms and practices of correct behavior. Manners - socially correct behavior. Where did all the manners go? It wasn’t that long ago that manners and etiquette were expected of everyone. Our parents, grandparents, teachers and elders all taught us manners. If we didn’t speak proper English, we were corrected by our elders. We were taught to sit up straight, elbows off the table, do not chew with your mouth open, say yes ma’am and yes sir. Girls were expected to act like young ladies and boys were expected to act like gentlemen. Those were the days. Whatever happened to that? We all need to revisit the book by Robert Fulghum, “All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” It brings us back to a time when we were taught to stand in line, take your turn, share your things, be nice, play well with others, don’t hit, punch or shove, put things back where you found them,

clean up your own mess and say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody. These are basic, plain and simple things, but they all center on manners. I remember when we were growing up, we looked up to adults as examples of how we should be acting. Have you looked at some people lately? There seems to be a fair share of people that have no manners and very little respect for themselves as evidenced by the way they dress and act. (A few years ago no one with any respect for themselves would be caught dead at the store in their pajamas.) That just shows how lax we have become as a society, that we tolerate that. I know, “to each his own,” but I mean, really. How are we to justify how the children are acting today as opposed to when we were expected to have manners and etiquette? Another part of the definition of manners is the customs of a society

or period. With that being said, our society has taken a dangerous turn in the way we treat each other. We have no trouble with telling each other off, road rage, fighting at little league games, blaming the teacher for our children’s behavior, being disrespectful to our elders — oh, the list can go on and on. I am sure some people blame Dr. Spock for his liberal thinking on raising children, but we each should share in the responsibility. We need to take the time each day to try to improve our manners and etiquette. It will make you feel good by being considerate. Go ahead and try it, open the door for the lady coming in behind you, say thank you and please, pick up that piece of litter you see on the floor and smile at the next person you see. Be the example you want to see in this generation that is coming up. Believe it or not, they do look up to us to show them how to act. They won’t show respect unless they see respect in action.


e l l o r coa r e h T ster ride

Mid April - Mid May 2014

for a

ne w

Boomers

9

widow

Learning to deal with loneliness By louise thompson “Life is like the ebb and flow of the ocean. You can see it’s beginning, but you cannot see its ending. To expect life to never change is the same as expecting the ocean to be still. Changes are inevitable.” I found it very therapeutic to write about things that were on my mind after I no longer had a spouse. I wrote and published a small book; this was my therapy. Many times after I was alone I continued to do things as I had in the past, momentarily forgetting that I was only one person. As was our custom, I made a trip to Sam’s Club about every six weeks or so to purchase products that would keep forever — paper products, detergent of all kinds and just stuff. Rushing home, I headed straight into the house looking for my other half, but he was nowhere to be found. He always unloaded the car for me or at least helped me when I needed him. Suddenly, I realized this was one of those “no more” situations. No more help to unload the car, no more help to put purchases in their proper place — just “no more.” No one to talk to, no one to listen, just “no more.” Death is permanent. It is so final. And yet death is a fact of life, a fact we must learn to accept. Once again I realized that to expect life to never change is the same as expecting the ocean to stand still. Life doesn’t work that way; it is forever changing.

The ocean seemed to be the perfect place to find solitude and to get away from it all. I unloaded the purchases from my car, called and made reservations at my favorite spot at the beach and made plans to get away for a few days. How I longed for the peace and contentment I could find at the beach. I looked forward to beautiful, peaceful sunrise and sunset walks on the beach. It was while walking on the beach one afternoon that I met a gentleman who seemed to be enjoying the peace and quite of the gentle ebb and flow of the ocean. We talked for more than an hour and I realized that loneliness and emptiness was not mine alone; he had experienced the loss of his spouse years earlier and did the same thing I had done. He made a trip to the ocean for peace and quiet and to commune with God. He needed answers to specific questions, and we both agreed that the ocean was the perfect place to retreat. He was trying to move on from his life with a lady he had known for a few years. He seemed to appreciate someone to just listen. He talked and talked and I realized that the words he spoke were his most inner thoughts heard only by me — why me? I’ve always thought that people come into your life for a reason, whether it’s a season or sometimes for a lifetime. This was one of those unexplained times that I was there for someone I had never met who needed someone to listen. He had so much to

say about his personal life. Later, when he had time to look back and reflect on our chance meeting, I’m certain he was glad a perfect stranger was there to listen rather than to speak of so many personal things to an acquaintance. It was after dark when we parted, each going our separate ways. He would be heading west the next morning and I would head east within a few days. We may never meet again, but I am certain of one thing. There was a reason we met that afternoon, and I’m glad I was where God wanted me to be. I was overwhelmed with my loss, I needed answers and I needed to learn to accept my new life circumstances; yet I was able to be there to help someone else. Acceptance to the loss of a loved one is truly difficult, but we must learn to accept that loss in order to move on.


10

Boomers

Mid April - Mid May 2014

calendar of events uArts

Old Time Country Festival

9 a.m.-4 p.m., April 19 Free admission Baldwin County Bicentennial Park, 51233 Alabama 225, Stockton Food, entertainment, blacksmith demonstrations, antique cars and tractors, pony rides and much more. 251-580-1897

Earth Day

10 a.m., April 19 Free admission Fairhope Municipal Pier, 3 Beach Road, Fairhope Promotes environmental citizenship and steers environmental awareness around the world. Children’s activities, live music and exhibits. 251-990-8662; EarthDayMobileBay.org; info@earthdaymobilebay.org

Jazz Gumbo

April 21 $10 JSOP members, $15 for non-members, $5 for students with ID and free for military people in uniform. Admission includes a cup of seafood gumbo. Northwest Florida State College, Pensacola State College, University of West Florida Door prizes are given away via drawing of admission tickets, and attendees can purchase 50/50 tickets for another drawing where the winner gets half and JSOP gets the other half as a benefit to the society’s music program. One may order from the menu and cash bar is also available. Guests are welcome. Those joining the society get free admission to their first Jazz Gumbo. 850-433-8382; JazzPensacola.com

Delta Woods and Waters Expo

9 a.m.-4 p.m, April 24 Free admission 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center, 30945 Five Rivers Blvd., Spanish Fort Celebrate the beauty of Mobile-Tensaw Delta with informative presentations, exhibitions and interactive displays by experienced outdoorsmen, professionals, educators and enthusiasts. 251-626-4884; DeltaWoodsandWatersExpo.com

Fairhope Dances

7-10 p.m., April 24 $5 members, $9 guests James P. Nix Center, 1 Bayou Drive, Fairhope

and Entertainment

This evening’s band will be Exit 105. Buy a chance to Split the Pot (tickets: 1 for $3, 3 for $2, and 7 for $5). Open to singles and couples. BYOB and snacks acceptable. Smoke free environment. 251-928-2835

Mulligan Brothers at Music at Meyer Park

6 p.m., April 24 Free Meyer Park, 400 E. 22nd Ave., Gulf Shores This emerging group from Mobile proves that good stories and lyrics still matter in music and well-written songs don’t need a catchy chorus or a happy ending to win over an audience or to be played over and over. Their self-titled debut album has drawn rave reviews earning them a spot in this year’s Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival along side Alabamabased acts Jason Isbell and the Alabama Shakes. 251-968-1172; GulfShoresAl.gov/musicatmeyerpark

Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast’s Greatest Beach Party

12 p.m., April 25, 10 a.m., April 26-27 The Flora-Bama, 17401 Perdido Key Dr., Pensacola What started as just a reason to party has become one of the biggest beach parties on the coast. Those who participate in the Mullet Toss will throw a dead mullet over the state line of Florida and Alabama to see who gets the farthest.

The Choral Society of Pensacola’s “Lyric Libations” Gala

5:30-8 p.m., April 25 $25 per person Dollarhide’s Music Center, 41 South Palafox Place, downtown Pensacola Lyric Libations patrons will be treated to a tasty variety of heavy hors d’oeuvres and fine wines, several enticing silent auction items, a 50/50 drawing, and ticket giveaways for the Choral Society’s performance of the magnificent Bach Mass in B minor on May 10 850-484-1806; brownpapertickets.com/event/612727; ChoralSocietyOfPensacola.com

Seniors Car Show Fundraiser

All day, April 26 PZK Hall, 17933 State Highway 104, Robertsdale $30 for judging; $10 for no judging 251-947-8972


Mid April - Mid May 2014

Boomers

11

calendar of events uArts

Bald Eagle Bash

3 p.m.-7 p.m., April 26 $35 in advance, $40 at door Arthur C. Skipper Tonsmeire, III Weeks Bay Resource Center Fundraiser for the Weeks Bay Foundation. More than 800 pounds of fresh Gulf shrimp will be prepared by 14 of the area’s best seafood restaurants. Enjoy live music by the Modern Eldorados as you taste their creations. BaldEagleBash.com; 251-990-5004

Baldwin Pops Concert on the Bluff 6 p.m.-8 p.m., April 27 Henry George Park, Fairhope Donations requested. 251-232-1093; BaldwinPopsBand.com

Annual Alabama Master Gardeners Conference

April 28-30 $100 Daphne Civic Center, 2603 U.S. 98, Daphne Nationally-known and local speakers, roundtable discussions and guided field trips. AMGAConference.org; info@amgaconference.org

2014 Taste of the Towns

6-8 p.m., May 1 $25 adult in advance, $30 at the door 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center, 30945 Five Rivers Blvd., Spanish Fort More than 30 restaurateurs and caterers will provide tantalizing tastes of their specialty dishes. A silent auction will be held and door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening. Complimentary beverages and a dessert station will be available. Music will be provided by Glenn Normand of Grand Band Entertainment and the sound by Jim Parker of Power Productions. Lori Dubose of WABF-1220 AM will be the mistress of ceremonies and the lovely Dogwood Trail Maids will be on hand to greet guests. Carolyn Parham 251-621-2996

30th Annual Pensacola Crawfish Festival

12 p.m.-11 p.m., May 2; 10 a.m.-10 p.m., May 3; 11 a.m.-5 p.m., May 4 Bartram Park, downtown Pensacola The entertainment lineup features a variety of artists that encompasses traditional Swamp Pop, Cajun, and Zydeco beats straight from Louisiana. The lineup includes artist such as The Redfield, Hazy Ray, Chubby Carrier and Gravy.

and Entertainment

The mission of the Fiesta of Five Flags is to celebrate our heritage, promote tourism, and build pride in Pensacola through festive activities which enhance the quality of life in our community. 850-433-6512 or FiestaOfFiveFlags.org

Pirates Cove Wood Boat Festival

May 3 and 4 Free admission Pirates Cove Marina and Restaurant, 6664 County Road 95, Elberta More than 30 wood boats ranging from a Mayan dugout canoe to a 72-foot Mobile Bay Schooner are entered. Proceeds from the food and beverages sold at the event benefit the Josephine Volunteer Fire Department and the Optimist Club of Perdido Bay. 251-987-1547; PerdidoWoodBoat.org Eileen@perdidowoodboat.org

The Visitor

7 p.m., May 3 $10 advance, $12 at the door, children under 5 free Loxley Civic Center, 4198 Municipal Park Drive, Loxley A family-friendly adaptation of Larry Shue’s “The Foreigner” 251-510-0654; commediatroupe@gmail.com

5th Annual Live Oak Arts Festival

May 10 $60 vendor fee-arts and crafts, $90 vendor fee-food vendors Downtown Pascagoula, MS Features live music all day, local cuisine, fine arts, handmade crafts and gifts, a tree dedication ceremony, story telling, activities for kids and more. 228-938-6604; loaf.pascagoula@gmail.com

Foley Walk-in Med Care & Foley Medical Weight Loss Awadhesh K. Gupta, M.D. 1440 N. McKenzie St. Foley, Al.

251-970-3400


12

Boomers

Mid April - Mid May 2014

Food for Thought: Hit the kitchen running By Dr. Linda Mitchell Columnist As much as I love to cook, to browse cookbooks in search of a new recipe, to savor the aroma of spices as I choose the ones I will use, to gather ingredients to the sound of my favorite music filling the air … that almost never happens. Dr. Linda Instead, I hit the kitchen running, grabMitchell bing for ingredients and bowls, hoping I remembered to turn on the dishwasher from the night before, maybe finding a second to hit the button for Pandora to cover the sounds of “Is it ready yet?” “How much longer?” “I’m starving.” When time is precious, it makes life easier if you have in your arsenal recipes that are mouthwatering, but quick and simple to prepare. These are keepers — every ingredient earns its place and the end results — healthy and delicious. The in-oven time allows you to take care of other tasks, while the actual prep time is pretty short.

One Pot Supper with Cornish Hens with Sweet Potatoes

(I keep Cornish hens in my freezer; they are an easy meal for family or a fancy one for guests.) n 2 Cornish hens n 2 tablespoons olive oil n 2 sweet potatoes n 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon n 1 tablespoon lime juice n 1/4 cup pecans, chopped n 2 slices bread Preheat oven to 425 F. Put one slice of bread underneath each bird as you place them in a pan. This will absorb the juices so they won’t run into the sweet potatoes. Brush with 1 tablespoon oil. Cut unpeeled sweet potatoes into quarters and add to the pan. Sprinkle them with oil and with cinnamon. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes or until done. Remove from oven and sprinkle with lime juice. Serve with a salad or green veggie.

Easy Caramel Croissant Pudding

(This is a great way to use croissants that have gotten slightly hard.) n 2 large croissants n 1 cup sugar n 2 tablespoons water n 1 cup heavy cream (may use 1/2 cup cream and 1/2 cup milk if you like) n 2 eggs Preheat oven to 350 F. Tear the croissants into pieces and place in small oven proof dish. Heat sugar and water over medium heat for about 5 minutes, whisking as it caramelizes. Once it turns a deep amber color, add the

cream and milk and turn the heat to low. Remove from the heat, still whisking, and add the eggs. Pour over croissants. Place in the oven for about 15-20 minutes. Remove from the oven and drizzle with chopped nuts, caramel and chocolate if you’d like.

Pear and Ginger Breakfast Muffins

(These freeze well if you want to prepare ahead and have available for a quick breakfast.) n 2 cups self-rising flour n 1 cup sugar n 3/4 cup brown sugar n 1 teaspoon ground ginger n 2/3 cup sour cream n 1/2 cup olive oil n 2 tablespoons honey n 2 eggs n 2 cups chopped and peeled pears n 1/4 cup chopped nuts (optional) Preheat the oven to 400 F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper cups. Mix together the sugar, 1/2 cup of the brown sugar, and the ginger. In a separate bowl, whisk together the sour cream, oil, honey and eggs. Then gently mix this into the dry ingredients. Stir in the chopped pears and divide the batter among the muffin cups. Top each muffin cup with nuts and 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar and bake for about 20 minutes.

Chocolate Croissants

(One of my favorites and a quick and easy luscious treat.) n Puff pastry n 4 ounces chocolate (dark or milk depending on your preference or you can mix it up with both) n 1 egg, beaten Preheat the oven to 425 F. Unfurl the sheet of puff pastry dough and cut into 4 squares. Then cut each square in half, creating triangles. Break off a small piece of chocolate and place in the center. Roll up the pastry from the wide end to the point. Seal it with your fingertips and curl it around into a crescent. Place on the greased or parchment lined baking sheet and brush lightly with the beaten egg. Bake for 10-15 minutes until puffed and golden.

Croque Monsieur Casserole

(Make this up the night before and the next morning just preheat the oven, pop the casserole in, and make coffee while it cooks. Breakfast served.) n 6 slices bread n 1/3 cup Dijon mustard n 4 ounces your favorite cheese n 4 slices ham n 6 eggs n Salt and pepper to taste


Mid April - Mid May 2014

Boomers

n 1/3 cup whole milk or cream n 1/4 cup grated cheese n 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce Spread the mustard on the bread slices and make sandwiches with the ham and cheese slices. Cut each sandwich in half and squeeze into a 10 1/2 by 8 1/2 baking dish. Beat together the eggs, salt and cream and pour over the sandwiches. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Next morning, preheat the oven to 400 F. Remove the plastic wrap and sprinkle with grated cheese and Worcestershire sauce. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Tip: A great taste depends on great cheese and ham, so use the best.

Chicken and Rib Feast n 12 beef or pork ribs n 12 chicken thighs n 1 cup apple juice or cider n 1/4 cup maple syrup or other pancake syrup n 2 tablespoons olive oil n 2 tablespoons soy sauce n 1 cinnamon stick n 6 unpeeled cloves garlic Load up a couple of freezer bags with the ribs and chicken pieces. Add all the remaining ingredients and seal the bags. Shake gently to make certain everything is mixed together. Leave to marinate in the fridge overnight

Chicken and rib feast

or for a couple of days. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Pour the contents into a large roasting pan or two and cook in preheated oven for about an hour or until done.

SOUTH BALDWIN

PODIATRY Foley • Lillian

Dr. Debra M. Gibson Comprehensive conservative and surgical treatments are a daily practice at South Baldwin Podiatry for all foot related issues, including: • • • • • •

Bunions Hammertoes Heel/Arch Paint Ingrown Toenails Fractures/Trauma Wound Care

• • • • • •

Flat Feet Correction Removal of Soft Tissue Masses Sports Injuries Warts Neuromas Fungal Infections

Dr. Gibson also offers an extensive collection of products to meet the needs of diabetic patients. These specialized shoe lines are designed to help diabetics comfortably deal with the many foot problems associated with diabetes, without sacrificing style.

www.southbaldwinpodiatry.com

Comprehensive Care at Every Step...

FOLEY LOCATION 1 770 North Alston Street, Foley, AL 36535 251 -943-3668

LILLIAN LOCATION 1 2831 6th Street, Lillian, AL 36549 251 -943-3668

No representation is made about the quality of the podiatric services to be performed or the expertise of the podiatrist performing such services.

13


Boomers

Mid April - Mid May 2014

APRIL 18 SEE WHAT ALL THE BUZZ IS ABOUT! What: Gulf Coast Buzz, your guide to food, fun and entertainment When: First and third Friday of each month Where: Inserted into your newspaper and on newsstands (look for our teal racks) Coverage Area: Focused on Baldwin County with events included from the surrounding areas

BE IN THE KNOW... READ THE gulf coast

14

Whats Inside? n Comprehensive event calendar n Live music listings n Restaurant reviews n Recipes n Hunting and fishing columns n Beer and wine columns n Information on upcoming events n Puzzles and games n And much, much more!


Mid April - Mid May 2014

Boomers

Dr. Gene J.A. Terrezza, O.D. & Associates, P.A. Dr.’s Cobb, McDonald & Terrezza O.D.

316 S. McKenzie Street, Foley 251-943-5115

“Eyewear That Sets You Apart From The Crowd”

Providers for Tricare, BCBS, VSP, EyeMed, VCP, Spectera, Medicaid, Medicare & More...

WALK INS WELCOME

SAME DAY APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE www.TerrezzaOptical.com Hablamos Espanol

www.facebook.com/TerrezzaandAssociatesFoley

$50.00 off Progressive Lenses

$25.00 off Transition Lenses

$25.00 off Sunglasses

*May not be combined with insurance or other discounts

15


16

Boomers

Mid April - Mid May 2014

Confused?

We can help you get your life back Taking your medication has become much easier. mediStat convenience packaging now takes the confusion out of taking your daily medications. The easy pull-and-tear pouch and clearly labeled packages make it easy to identify and accurately take your medications. • Maintain your Independence • Reduces Stress on Family and Friends • Increase Adherence • Facilitate Weekend and Holiday Travel • Easy-to-Read Labels • Increase Medication Visibility • Reduce Medication Errors • Easy to Open • Affordable • Peace Of Mind

110 East Azalea Avenue, Foley, Alabama

855.737.2550 mediStat.com

Boomers (May, 2014)  

The monthly magazine for and about our 'Boomers' on the Gulf Coast.

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you