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Thanksgiving in a Flash, Money-Saving Tips for the Holidays, and More

Posted Nov. 19, 2012

Thanksgiving in a Flash

Michael Fiala, executive chef for Kent State University’s Dining Services (Schwebel Room), offers tips for making Thanksgiving dinner a breeze.

“Let’s face it…we lead busy lives. Taking a week to prepare a Thanksgiving feast for your family just is not in the cards. Thank goodness for our ancestors that could devote the week to preparing a spread fit for royalty. I will lay out a Thanksgiving meal that should only take about three hours to prepare and it will hit most of those “traditional” flavors that we long to experience.”

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Money-Saving Tips for the Holidays
Erik Zemljic, lecturer in Kent State’s Department of Economics, shares his tips for holiday shopping.

“Survey results recently released by leading public accounting firm Deloitte indicate the average consumer plans to spend a total of $386 on approximately 12.8 gifts this holiday season.  How many people are you buying for?  To find the best gifts at the lowest prices this year, consider the following holiday shopping tips …”

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A Tough Month, Then the Big Day

Bob Burford, marketing/external relations coordinator with University Communications and Marketing, and weekend announcer with WKSU, continues his story about his weight loss journey.

“After adapting to a sensible diet of six to seven small meals or snacks a day, I was a bit blindsided by my difficulty with the next step in my weight loss journey. For the month prior to my surgery date, my doctor put me on an all OptiFast diet. OptiFast is a meal replacement program of shakes and soups that is not unlike SlimFast. It’s basically an all-liquid diet, though some nutrition bars are allowed.”

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