JK Rowling’s new book is out today!

vglIn 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a deeply affecting commencement speech at Harvard University. Now published for the first time in book form, VERY GOOD LIVES presents J.K. Rowling’s words of wisdom for anyone at a turning point in life.

What’s new on DVD and Digital Download 04/14

What’s new on DVD and Digital Download 04/14

Below are the movies out on DVD and Digital Download today and their ratings:

  • The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (DVD) – Rated PG-13 for some disturbing and frightening images, and for thematic elements.
  • Big Eyes (DVD) –  Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and brief strong language.
  • The Boy Next Door (Digital Download) – Rated R for violence, sexual content/nudity and language.
Fun Food Week recipes

Fun Food Week recipes

Sam’s bacon dogs
Very simple!  Buy your fave hot dogs, bacon, hot dog buns, and toppings.  Sam wrapped the bacon around the dogs and fried them up in a cast iron skillet.  Then put them in hot dog buns and topped with favorite toppings like, relish, mayo, honey mustard, onions…

Emilie’s Mom’s Dirt Cake
1 Large pkg of Oreo cookies, crushed (I used a food processor)
Gummy worms
brand new flower pot
brand new spade (for serving!)

blend the following ingredients together:
1/2 stick of butter
8 oz. of softened cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
3 1/2 cups milk
3 small pkg. instant vanilla pudding
12 ounces of Cool Whip

Layers in a flower pot:
Begin with 1/2 of the Oreo crumbs (dirt). Next, put in all of the Pudding mixture, hide gummy worms in this layer. Top with the rest of the dirt.  Refrigerate overnight. Before serving, add a few fresh flowers in the center of the pot ( with stems wrapped in plastic wrap) or use plastic or silk flowers.  Serve the dirt cake with a small garden spade.

Taco Cups
Won Ton wrappers
Taco meat – cooked, seasoned and drained

Heat oven to 350, place won ton wrappers in a muffin pan, pushing them down to create a little bowl. Put in the oven for about 5 minutes to get them started. Take them back out quickly, and put a spoonful of meat in each cup. Pop them back in the oven for 10 minutes, then back out again. Top with shredded cheese, and put that back in until melted. Serve with salsa, sour cream, etc!

Orange floats
Vanilla ice cream
Orange soda

You’ve heard of root beer and Coke floats, but have you tried an orange float?! Yum!

Sliders!
Use an ice cream scoop to make the patties and buy slider buns!  Kids will love this instead of just regular burgers.  Add some cheese, ketchup, onions.  YUM!

Family Nacho dinner
Place the chips on a BIG platter so every chip gets some topping.  Top with the family’s fave toppings and all gather around and EAT!

The Family Friendly Box Office Review 04/10

The Family Friendly Box Office Review 04/10

Below is the new movie out in theaters this weekend and its rating:

  • The Longest Ride – Rated PG-13 for some sexuality, partial nudity, and some war and sports action.
What woman should replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill?

What woman would you like to see replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill – Eleanor Roosevelt, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, or Wilma Mankiller?  Click here to learn more about each women and vote for one of them!

Press the play button below to hear MSJ discuss who they’d love to see on the $20!