Saturday, May 21, 2016

4C Lemon Iced Tea Mix

Recently, I have had the opportunity to drink iced tea made from 4C brand Lemon Iced Tea Mix on more than one occasion. I must say, the flavor offered by this iced tea mix is very pleasing. The amount of lemon flavor that is present in this iced tea mix is just the right amount for my tastebuds and its sweetness level is also just right.

Several different – sized canisters of this iced tea mix are available at supermarkets across America and the canisters are convenient and easy to use. In addition to being very tasty and convenient, this top – rate iced tea mix is also very reasonably – priced.

Presented here, is one food writer’s product review of 4C brand Lemon Iced Tea Mix.

Sizes
4C Lemon Iced Tea Mix is available in several different – sized canisters. The 21.2 ounce container holds 32 servings and the 26.5 ounce container holds 40 servings. The 74.2 ounce container holds 112 servings and the 92.8 ounce container holds 140 servings.

Price
The regular retail price charged for one 74.2 ounce canister of 4C Lemon Iced Tea Mix at Hartford, Connecticut area supermarkets is approximately $6.45. Keep in mind that this large canister holds 112 servings and / or makes 28 quarts of iced tea.

Taste / Flavor
4C Iced Tea Mix features a nice, refreshing flavor. What I noticed right away when drinking this iced tea, was how well – balanced it tasted. Through the years, I have sampled many different brands and flavors of iced tea and have tried several different iced tea mixes. A good percentage of these teas have either been too sweet, or too tart.

Not so with 4C brand Lemon Iced Tea Mix. The iced tea made from this mix is quite refreshing and leaves me wanting more, which is a good thing. Also, the lemon flavor in this tea mix really does taste like lemon, not just some lemon flavoring.

Packaging
This tasty iced tea mix is packaged in a tall cardboard canister that is easy to open. The container re – closes effectively, by means of a tight – fitting plastic lid. The canister features a bright yellow background, with an appealing illustration of a glass of cold iced tea on the front label. The rear label on the 4C Iced Tea Mix canister lists all pertinent ingredient and nutritional information.

Nutritional Facts
4C brand Lemon Iced Tea Mix contains 70 calories, 0 grams total fat, 0 mg of sodium, 18 grams total carbohydrates, 18 grams of sugars and 0 grams of protein, per 19 gram serving.

Availability
This delightful iced tea mix is normally stocked and sold at supermarkets across America. If your favorite supermarket does not usually stock 4C brand Lemon Iced Tea Mix, ask the manager if it can be ordered and stocked in the future.

Overall Rating
4C brand Lemon Iced Tea Mix is a great – tasting variety of iced tea mix that is not too tart and not too sweet. This well – balanced item is competitively – priced and available at supermarkets everywhere. 4C brand Lemon Iced Tea Mix is highly recommended by this food writer.

Sources :
Personal experience with the product
The product label

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4th and Inches: Is NFL Free Agency Worth the Risk?

For NFL teams, as soon as the Combine is over, they immediately set their focus on free agency. This time of year, teams start cleaning house of players they no longer want or need and begin to get a real sense of what they are looking for on both the free agent market and in the draft. I guess you could say this is the NFL’s version of spring cleaning.

Free agency is a great opportunity for teams to fill some holes just before the draft. But is it worth taking a chance? Will teams take a chance on seasoned veterans such as Dwight Freeney and Charles Woodson? History teaches that taking these types of gambles can bring either heartache or pain. For example, the Eagles took a chance on Nnamdi Asomugha and it worked out because opponents became so scared of him they wouldn’t throw the ball in his direction. On the other hand, they took a chance on Michael Vick, and that hasn’t worked out quite so well. Another example is Denver who picked up Peyton Manning once he was released from the Colts. Manning had a great season last year and came in second to Adrian Peterson for both MVP and Offensive Player of the Year. So can we say without a doubt that free agency definitely has its pros and cons?

There will be a lot of free agents on the market this year because there are several teams who are over their salary cap limits, such as the Panthers and the Cowboys. If you are wondering what the salary cap is, I will explain. The salary cap is the amount of money a team is allowed to spend on their roster every year. The current cap limit is $123 million. That sounds like a lot of money, but when you have several players on a team who want half of that, it doesn’t take long for it to be gobbled up.

Each year, depending on contract deals, the cap will go up or down, and teams are expected to stay under it, but that is easier said than done. Take the Panthers for instance, who are currently $10 million over the limit and are projected to be a few million more over next season unless some tough decisions are made. If a team is still over the salary cap limit around the start of the season, they will have to do whatever is possible to ensure they get under it.

On the reverse side of the coin, you have the Bengals who are $30 million under the cap. This means that they won’t have to worry too much about who to let go of to make some room on their roster. They should have plenty enough cash to stretch out from free agency to rookie signing.

This time of year can make a general manager a hero or a zero, and with this year’s draft prospects predicted not to be so great, many managers will be around the free agency craps table rolling the dice. Come December, we will know which ones rolled lucky sevens and which ones rolled snake eyes.

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4th Impeachment Complaint Against Pres. Arroyo Sacked

The fourth impeachment complaint against Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has been sacked again. This time, I didn’t bother listening why. It is useless. And hopeless.

President Arroyo doesn’t want to leave office and will do everything in her power to stay there. I just wonder how many millions of pesos were spent again in buying off congressmen so that they will vote for the thrashing of the impeachment complaint.

We have a very intelligent president, too smart actually for the people’s benefit. She has the brains alright, but she doesn’t have the heart. I will not be surprised if one day, we will learn that she has sold the country to smugglers. I think she is capable of that.

And everybody thought then that former President Ferdinand Marcos was the worst president of the island nation? Well, we now have the embodiment of the devil in nice stylish clothes.

Where are all the babaylans and voodoo experts? Why not take a photo of President Arroyo and cast a spell on her instead of hapless individuals? Where is their power if they say they are powerful.

Anyway, I know I am getting out of bounds here. But I guess the situation is that hopeless.

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49ers Release Josh McCown

Last year the 49ers ranked last place in the exhibition season. NFL teams finish process today of going from 90 players to 53 in five days. That means, league-wide, 1,184 players are trimmed from rosters. NFL teams finish process today of going from 90 players to 53 in five days. According from sources from the Sacramento Bee, third-string Quarterback Josh McCown has not made the 53-man cut.

So who will be listed on as the third string Quarterback on the depth chart when the season begins next Sunday and the 49ers face division rivals the Seattle Seahawks? I can’t help to wonder if Carson Palmer is still a possible suitor for the 49ers. Rumors date all the way back to the beginning of the NFL lockout that Carson Palmer was very insistent on being traded. Rumors also spread like wild fire that the Carson Palmer was looking to be traded to San Francisco. Recent reports indicated [Carson] Palmer has visited the Cincinnati Bengals, who’ve insisted many times over that they will not trade the veteran Quarterback and will force him to retire if he really wants out of Cincinnati.

If we look at the facts again, Carson Palmer has many reasons to come back to the West Coast, where he was a Quarterback for USC in his college days. Not only does Carson Palmer have the same agent as [Jim] Harbaugh in David Dunn, but Palmer himself is a California native of Fresno. Palmer’s wife, Shaelyn, also grew up in the Bay Area.

Statistically, the 49ers finished with the worst passing game in the league during the preseason, compiling a 32.3 passer rating with no touchdown passes, eight interceptions and league lows of 92 completion and 48 passes.

The 49ers absolutely must not start their season off without a proven veteran Quarterback on the depth chart. You can expect a veteran, if not Carson Palmer, to be signed after all 32 NFL teams make their final roster cuts to 53. There is no way they will begin the 2011-12 NFL season with just Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick on the depth chart.

In other news, the Cincinnati Bengals have cut ties with another Palmer. Jordan Palmer, backup passer and brother to Carson Palmer, has been released by the Bengals earlier this week. It’s time to cut ties with the Palmers all together Cincinnati, whether you like it or not.

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4th of July Craft: Bouncing Comets

Waiting for the 4th of July fireworks to start can often feel like For-EVER to little ones (and big ones too!) With a few craft materials you can create glow in the dark bouncing comets to fill the space before the evening festivities begin.

Pack the supplies and make while waiting. These just might distract the kids from the vendors that have started capitalizing on this wait time, at least that is my personal hope! Rather than spend $10 on a glow in the dark toy, have some fun making your own for a fraction of the cost.

In nature, comets are simply balls of dust and ice that have started to melt as they approach earth, dirty space snowballs. Their brilliant lights are a rare find in the night sky and are unpredictable, just like these bouncing comets.

Bouncing Comets

You will need;
tennis ball
plastic grocery bag
clear tape
glow-in-the-dark lacing
ribbons (optional)
scissors

Place a tennis ball in the middle of a plastic bag.
Gather the bag around the ball. Use clear tape to secure.
Cut the ends of the bag into 1-inch wide strips.
Wrap glow-in-the-dark lacing around the comet, criss-crossing the surface of the ball.
Instead of the glow-in-the-dark lacing, you could use glow-in-the-dark reflective tape.
Tie the lacing around the neck to secure. Add ribbons create a longer, more colorful tail if desired.
Cover the ball and lacing with clear tape.

The comet will bounce unevenly making this a good toy to improve hand-eye coordination. Bring extra tennis balls….maybe your kids can join the ranks of the vendors?

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4th of July in Central Park

Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays here in New York City. There is so much to see and do. This year, the 4th of July falls on a Friday, which means an entire weekend of fun!

One place any family needs to check out for a fabulous 4th of July weekend is Central Park.

You could truly spend every day there and not get bored.

Your first stop has to be the Central Park Zoo. It’s open every day of the year, including July 4th, and is the perfect place for a family visit. The zoo is sectioned off in different parts and each habitat is as close to the animal’s natural environment as possible.

Your kids will also be happy to know that the Central Park Zoo is extremely dedicated to preserving endangered species. In fact, the zoo is home to tamarind monkeys, Wyoming toads, thick-billed parrots, and red pandas… all of which are rare.

My favorite part of the zoo is the polar bear exhibit. I always want to take one home!
The best entry point is 66th Street and 5th Avenue, which will have you near the Tisch Children’s Zoo.

The Central Park Zoo is open from 10am to 5pm on weekdays, and until 5:30pm on weekends. Admission is $8.00 for adults; senior citizens: $4; children 3-12 years old: $3 and under 3 are free.

If your family is a little older, you check out the Central Park Walking Tours.
A combo of pod-casts, maps and interactive guides will take you all over the massive, man-made park and give you fantastic information about the park’s history and even the best places to take that family photo. There is a special four that takes you by the beautiful Alice in Wonderland statue.

When I took the tour, I got to check out all the places some of my favorite movies were made. How cool was it to sit on the same bench used by Hollywood hottie, Taye Diggs in the film, “Brown Sugar?” Yum!

The best part of the tours? They’re free! Just download the maps and pod-casts at http://ift.tt/1qAup91
and you are on your way!

Another super fun thing to do during the 4th of July weekend in Central Park is to take out the row boats. The lake in Central Park is 22 miles long and the entire family would love it!

From the first splash of the paddle, you will totally forget you’re in the middle of my uber-busy city. You can rent a boat at the Loeb Boathouse on the east side of the park between 74th and 75th Streets. Rentals start at 10am and you have to return them by 6:30pm. The rates are very reasonable, especially by New York standards. $10 for the 1st hour and $2.50 for each additional hour. You can fit 5 people in each boat, so Mom, Dad and the kids can all spend an afternoon on the lake without breaking the bank. If you aren’t into physical labor… you can take a 30 minute gondola ride for $30. Those hours are 5pm to 9pm Monday through Friday and 2pm to 9pm on weekends.

My absolute favorite thing to do with kids is to hang out at The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater. This year they’re performing Pippi Longstocking, and who doesn’t like the little red headed heroine? There are 2 shows Tuesday through Friday, and 1 show on weekends. Adult tickets are $6 and children’s tickets are $5. This is really important … reservations are required! Since you’re heading out on 4th of July weekend, you should really think about calling now. The number is 212-988-9093.

If you’re still in the park after dark, maybe eating at one of the restaurants, look to the East, and you’ll be able to see the fabulous Macy’s 4th of July fireworks display. That is something that should not be missed!

Have a great time here in New York City!

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4th of July Decorations on a Budget

Having cookouts and parties is an American tradition for the 4th of July holiday. With the recent poor economy many of us are looking to make 4th of July decoration on a budget. For the past few years I have made 4th of July décor on a budget since I am not one to spend a lot of money on decorations. This article will take a look at 5 ideas for 4th of July decoration on a budget, and how to make or get any of the suggestions here.

1. DIY Decorative Banners

Store bought decorative banners can be expensive and a huge waste of money; every year I like to make my own banners, which incorporates some artistic abilities. Although I am not keen on arts and crafts I enjoy making a patriotic banner with my younger siblings when I am home for the summer. Use oversized paper and decorate it with a festive theme, I like to include tissue paper and make star and firework cutouts. This is a great inexpensive way to involve the whole family in a fun manner.

2. Reuse any old décor or tablecloths

Do you have any leftover decorations from last year? Use those first, no one will know they are not recent. I often reuse tablecloths and create festive designs on them as well, the DIY decorations are a great way to get everyone in the family involved, and often times they can look better than any store bought merchandise.

3. Cheap red, white, and blue paper ware and plastic ware

I realize there are paper plates, plastic cups, and plastic ware all themed for the fourth of July; these items can often be way overpriced, and when every dollar counts they are a big waste of money. Often times discount bargain stores will have $1 plates and cups that are in the colors of red, white, and blue which will be perfect for your party on a budget.

4. Fruit bowls, and DIY vegetable platters

Catering your own party is a great way to save money this 4th of July. Vegetable platters are popular but can range up to $20+ just for the luxury of a preassembled platter, fruit bowls are the same, and they are expensive but can easily be done on your own. I like to carve festive designs into my fruit bowls out of a watermelon with a 4th of July theme, such as stars or the words “Happy 4th of July”. These bowls are easy to make and do not require much time or money; I also make my own vegetable platters with a mixture of different vegetables and ranch dip in the middle.

5. Festive Balloons

Although balloons may seem like the cliché party supply they are a cheap way of adding some color and excitement for the kids. Balloons can be found at most local drug stores or convenience stores for a very minimal price; it not only gives some festive decorations at a budget but also gives the kids something to do.

Sources:

Nancy Tuliano

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