Bob Waliszewski, from Focus on the Family gave us the family-friendly perspective on the weekend's new movies. Bob says that Arthur and Hanna are not family picks, but Soul Surfer is a clear winner for families.
-Our Augusta Riverhawks ice hockey team is in the playoff semifinals tonight against Columbus at the James Brown Arena. The puck drops at 7:30 PM. The winner of this series goes on to the championship game, so our guys need a lot of fan support tonight.
-Carol Gunter, the Augusta Coupon Lady, joined us this morning to talk about saving money and her free coupon classes she offers at the Augusta Chronicle. Listen: Part 1 Part 2
-Coming up Monday: You could win a pair of tickets to see the Augusta Greenjackets during opening weekend on Saturday, April 16th. Listen to win with the Monday Morning Mindbender at 6:10 and the Cheapie of the Week at 7:40. Also, 88.3 WAFJ artist Laura Story joins us in the 8 AM hour.
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-John's three-year old, Evan, asked him last night why Jesus can't come down from Heaven and play with him in his sandbox. What God questions have your kids asked and how did you answer? Join the conversation on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.
-Dieting can be hard, but there's a new smartphone app to help you. It's called Meal Snap. You take a picture of your food and the phone tells you the calorie content and other nutritional information. Read more
-Coming up Friday: Our movie guy, Bob Waliszewski of Focus on the Family, will join us at 7:10 for the family-friendly perspective on the weekend's new movies. At 8:10, Augusta's Coupon Lady, Carol Gunter, will join us to talk about saving money and her free coupon classes offered at The Augusta Chronicle.
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-It's Spring Break for most of us in the CSRA. If you're looking for fun stuff to do with the kids, check out the conversation that's been going on this week on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.
-How does golf legend and Masters champ Gary Player stay fit? He doesn't drink, doesn't smoke and does 1,000 sit-ups per day. Read more
-Jennifer Fortner of Midville provided our quick and easy recipe for Simple Cooking this week with her Peanut Picante Chicken. The recipe is in the post below this one.
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2 teaspoons canola oil
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves or skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into strips
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 package (16 ounces) frozen stir-fry vegetables
1 jar (16 ounces) Pace® Picante Sauce
1 tablespoon reduced sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup dry roasted lightly salted peanuts, chopped
*Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until well browned, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and cook and stir for 1 minute.
*Stir the vegetables, picante sauce and soy sauce in the skillet. Cook until the vegetables are tender-crisp and the chicken is cooked through, stirring occasionally.Sprinkle with the peanuts.
Submitted by Jennifer Fortner of Midville. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and include a daytime phone number. You'll get a thank-you gift if we use your recipe.
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-Trish Blush of Aiken is the newest member to join Cleve's Coffee Club. She caught Cleve's attention with a cute acrostic using the word COFFEE. Listen (mp3 file)
-The ticket application process for next year's Masters Tournament has moved to an online-only form. Also, you'll have a shot at daily tournament badges, in addition to the practice rounds tickets. You can apply for tickets at http://www.masters.com/.
-Your e-mail address may have been obtained by hackers who broke into the database of a company that sends e-mail on behalf of over 2,500 companies. Read more
-Coming up Wednesday: Jennifer Fortner of Midville shares her quick and easy recipe for Picante Peanut Chicken in Simple Cooking with John and Cleve at 8:10 AM.
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-Monday Morning Mindbender
Q: You might have a favorite one and on average you'll use it 2,100 times before you replace it. What is it?
A: A coffee mug
-Cheapie of the Week: Lori Storey of Augusta correctly guessed that it is Listerine Mouthwash (1 liter bottle). Rite Aid has it on sale through Saturday (4/9) for $3.99. There's a printable $1 off manufacturer's coupon, a printable $1 off store coupon, and you'll receive $1 back in +Up Rewards. So, it's like getting the mouthwash for $.99 plus tax. CVS has the 500 ml bottles on sale for $1.87 each. You can use the printable $2 off 2 coupon for a similar deal.
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