1 year ago

Baby Shower Menu – Yummy Ideas

A baby shower menu can range from simple snacks to a full sit-down meal. Most showers serve somewhere between those two. I’ve put together some menus that range from quick and easy to elegant and sophisticated. And they are menus that you don’t have to hire a caterer for; if you can cook for a family, you can cook well enough for the baby shower you are throwing. So let’s go over some basics of what and what not to serve.What to Serve on Your Baby Shower MenuThe typical baby shower menu consists of finger sandwiches, veggie and fruit trays with dips, and chips with dips, and of course the baby shower cake, all served buffet style.

But your shower doesn’t have to fall into that mold. Sit-down brunches, tea parties, and barbeques are all wonderful options. So of course, the type of shower you throw will determine the type of food that you serve.

If you decide not to have a sit down affair, you should remember not to serve food that needs to be cut with a knife.

As far as beverages, a punch bowl is easy and beautiful. Coffee and tea might also be offered. Iced tea and flavored iced teas would be refreshing in summer. The main thing to remember is to not serve anything that the guest of honor can’t consume, such as alcohol. Sparkling fruit drinks would be special without the alcohol. And of course you could also offer sodas if that fits into your menu plan. www.grandhomedesign.com/interior-home-improvement/corner-shower/ will help you in choosing the best menu yourself.

And of course, for dessert — the baby shower cake! If you want, a few more tasty sweets and nuts would fill out the menu quite nicely thank you!What NOT to Serve on Your Baby Shower Menu

For the sake of the mommy-to-be and the wee one, there are a few things you should keep in mind when planning the menu. The mommy and baby are fragile now and there’s a few things that mommy can’t eat until after the birth.

Don’t serve sushi. The mommy can’t eat raw fish just yet as it’s dangerous to the baby. Also, try to stay away from shark, swordfish, king mackerel, tile fish and tuna as they have high mercury levels.

No uncooked meats and uncooked eggs.

Be sure to check with the mom-to-be to see if she has any food allergies. She may be more sensitive to them during pregnancy.

Some pregnant women have food aversions throughout the pregnancy. Ask her if there is any food that she doesn’t want served.


2 years ago

Tips To Make Dog Training Easier!

Tips To Make Dog Training Easier!

You should realize that if you train your dog well, you will enjoy having them as part of the family more. Dogs that know how to behave in a myriad of situations are great companions. Keep reading to build a better pet-owner relationship.


Repetition is key to teaching your dog new commands. It isn't uncommon for 25-50 repetitions of this same command to be used for the dog to understand it. Keep working patiently on the command- he'll get it with time.


Right at the moment they do the behavior you are trying to reinforce, give the verbal command of approval. Using an affirmative word can help your dog understand they did their part and it is time for a treat.


By training your dog, you are helping him to become a rule follower. Many owners believe that once training is over, the dog will be set for life. Dogs are much like humans, in the sense that they share the same habitual learning system. Your dog must follow the rule system strictly.


Training your pet to roll over very easy. Just remember to have treats in hand. The first step is a simple "lay" command. You can put the treat on the floor by their head and then raise it up over to the other side. The dog ought to follow his treat with the nose, prompting him to flop his entire body over. Whenever your dog does actually roll over, say "roll over" out loud. Repeating this over time forms a mental association in your dog's mind that eventually causes him to roll over on command. It will take some work, but keep on trying!


To improve the efficiency of your training routine, make sure your dog eats and poops at around the same time every day. This will help you know when you have to take your dog outside, before he ruins your carpet. Being consistent will teach the dog to hold it until it is time to go outside.


When your pet hears you speak the word 'no', your dog must understand that a response is not expected. You must find positive methods to reinforce your commands when training a dog. Saying the word "no" will not aid in the training of your dog. Not only is each situation different, every breed of dog is also different. Therefore, you should adjust your training based off your dog's breed and the specific situation at hand.


The best way to train your dog is to use different tones of voices. Giving a command or correcting a negative behavior requires an authoritative tone, while praise can be softer. Use a sharp and firm tone for commands and a loud tone to correct his behaviors, saving the natural tone for praises.


Do not give your dog too many treats; you could make him gain some weight when you offer an excessive number as rewards. A lot of people forget to account for treats given during training when considering a dog's diet plan.


Make sure that you let your dog get used to people regularly. He needs to learn how to behave around both humans and other dogs. This is best taught early. Being familiar with all the types of beings it might encounter will help your dog exhibit consistent, confident behavior.


When traveling with your pet, ensure you pack all the necessary equipment. Include water, food bowls, bathroom bags and paper towels, so you can have a relaxing ride. Do not worry about taking a bag of their dog food with you; it is much easier to pick some up when you get to your destination.