Name something that could go wrong at a dog park?
2. Dogs Get Loose
3. Dogs Fight
4. Dirty Pants
Today Todd and I talked about a very important thing that is happing here in Knox County
Now in its 37th year, Food for the Hungry is an annual drive that collects food and revenue for the Knox County branches of The Salvation Army and Interchurch Social Services. These agencies, in turn, use the donations to help Knox County families with basic necessities throughout the year. 100% of all donations to Food For the Hungry stay in Knox County. The drive culminates in an eight- hour live television, radio, and web broadcast.
Food For The Hungry began as a food and money drive on WMVO radio to benefit Interchurch Social Services and the Salvation Army in 1982. Long-time WMVO morning show host Charlie Kilkenny started the drive with the help of his wife, Carol, and businesses at the Mount Vernon Shopping Plaza (now the Kroger Plaza). Mount Vernon Cablevision joined in sponsoring the drive the next year. The drive grew into a partnership between the radio stations and other media (WNZR, Mount Vernon News) in 1995, and added Mount Vernon Nazarene University (who sponsored a basketball tournament) and the accounting services of Nelson & Nelson one year later.
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Hannah and Todd
Today Todd and I talked about French Toast day!
According to the Apicius, a collection of recipes from the early 5th century AD, the dish we now know as the French toast existed as early as the age of the Roman Empire. In their style of French toast, called Pan Dulcis, Romans would soak bread in milk (and sometimes also egg) mixture, then fry it in oil or butter.
The breakfast favorite French toast goes by many names depending on where it’s being served up – eggy bread, German toast, poor knights’ pudding, Bombay toast – but it’s always made of the same key ingredients. Egg, milk – or cream – and bread. This delicious sweet snack is often served with sugar or syrup and fruit and consists of bread slices fried in a mixture of milk and egg. In France, its name is ‘pain perdu’, which literally means ‘lost bread’, because it would often be made with stale or old bread.
In Italy, there’s a savory version, called ‘mozzarella en Carrozza’, which sees the egg-soaked bread sandwiching slices of mozzarella cheese before it is fried. Its name literally means ‘mozzarella in a carriage’. So you can have eggy bread for your main meal, and your pudding!
Here is our trivia question for today – When did the phrase “French toast” first appeared in print?
Answer: In the Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink in 1871.
Congratulations to Janice from Mount Vernon who guessed our trivia question right! They won a five dollar gift card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley!
Food for the hungry is right around the corner! If you want to know more, you can click HERE.
Congratulation to Sonja from Centerburg who won the MVNU messiah tickets! If you want to know more, click HERE.
Thanks so much for listening!
Today Joe and I had a lot of fun! Joe reported live from the Frederick Town Tomato Show and filled us in on what was happening on the first day!
If you want to know more about what WNZR is doing at Frederick Town Tomato Show – click HERE to see how you can be entered to win a prize basket!
If you would like the full schedule for The 42nd Fredericktown Tomato Show, click HERE.
We also talked about two new albums that are coming out soon, first Lauren Daigle’s “Look Up Child” comes out in 2 days! Click HERE for more information.
Then, at the beginning of next month “Burn The Ships” by For King & Country comes out! More information HERE.
Thanks for listening to the Afternoon Drive!
When it comes to fruits that remind me of summer, cherries almost always take the cake. They are sweet and never fail to take me back to a warm summers day, by the pool.
Today on the Drive, we got in the WNZR Time Machine and went to summer of 2018 courtesy of the fruit that we know and love as the cherry.
Here are some fun facts about this delicious superfruit…
Well, now that you know some fun facts about the fruit, you’re probably asking, what are cherries good for? Look no further for an answer.
It wouldn’t be the Afternoon Drive without sharing some recipies, now would it?
Let’s give you a whole 4 course meal with cherries, shall we?
Perhaps we start the meal with a salad? Maybe three?
Orzo Salad with Mustard Greens and Cherries. Yes please.
Goat cheese goes great with cherries. Let’s put that on a salad.
Goat Cheese, Cherries and Pistachio Salad.
One final salad…
Spinach Salad with a Fresh Cherry Vinaigrette
For an appetizer? Let’s start with some meatballs.
Tart Cherry Glazed Spicy Meatballs.
Another appetizer? Don’t mind if I do. How about one for Game Day?
Instant Pot Tart Cherry Chicken Wings. (I’m drooling).
One more? Sure. Can’t say no to bread, right?
Here’s a Baguette stuffed with Brie and Cherries.
Okay. Main Course. Here we go.
Cocoa Cherry Pork? SIGN ME UP.
More main courses? Okay. You asked for it.
We have to have a meal from the mayor of Flavor Town.
Guy Fieri’s Cherry Bomb Chops. (I’m drooling again).
I’ll eat anything with the word ‘sassy’ in it.
Pork Burgers with Sassy Barbecue Sauce.
OH we can’t forget the drinks.
How about a Cherry Limeade from the Pioneer Woman herself?
Another? Okay. How about a healthy alternative?
You can’t go wrong with a Frozen Fruit Smoothie showcasing cherries.
Dessert. Can’t have a meal without dessert. Right?
A Black Forrest Trifle from my girl Katie Lee.
Ever wanted to use big cooking words like ‘compote’? Here’s your chance…
Nectarine-Cherry Compote. Oh Yes.
And delicious fruits aside, we come together as a country with heavy hearts for various reasons today. We turn on the TV and can’t watch for five minutes without hearing bad news after bad news. Whatever reason your heart is heavy today, we have hope.
The devil is on the prowl. He is active in our world maybe stronger than ever right now. We as Christians are called to put on the full armor of God so that we can take our stand against the schemes of the devil. We are called to stand on the front-lines and fight as a community against this darkness. We can stand on the front-lines UNAFRAID because we know that God is standing right there by us, and He has given us the strength, the courage and the power to fight this.
We looked at the song ‘Whom Shall I Fear’ from Chris Tomlin today.
It was a song that’s been in the back of my mind since this weekend, and just some of the lyrics seem so applicable to us right now.
Though darkness fills the night
It cannot hide the light
Darkness is filling the night. It is. But it cannot hide the light.
God is the light. We are the light. We cannot be hidden.
We need to be a nation that is ON FIRE for Christ that NO DARKNESS can hide.
We can do that when we remember the next thing Chris Tomlin says…
God is crushing the enemy beneath our feet.
God goes before us. There are countless scriptures that tell us that.
God is standing behind us.
Our strength is found in the name of Jesus
For it is His name alone that can save.
He is delivering us.
He is the victory.
Here are the lyrics from the bridge that give me chills. Ah.
It’s far and away time for our country to have a “War Room” moment.
A Priscilla Shirer moment.
“YOU’VE HAD YOUR WAY LONG ENOUGH. NO MORE.”
Jesus is the Lord of our house. There is no room for the devil anymore.
We need to stand up, and shout if we need to. Telling the devil to take his lies, and his schemes, and his accusations, and to get out IN. JESUS’. NAME.
Here’s the scene, if you haven’t seen it. So incredibly powerful.
It’s time we stand up and take back what is rightfully ours in Christ.
Thanks for listening!
Welcome to the first Who-Knew Wednesday of 2018!
Today, we’re celebrating the Festival of sleep!
The Festival of Sleep day was founded by someone who had a profound and deep love of sleep. Sleep is a basic human function, and helps our bodies to regain energy for the next day, keeping our mind alert and ready for action. During the holidays, things can get crazy, so this holiday was created to let you catch up on those post-holiday Z’s.
Having a lack of sleep can be fatal to the human body and mind, effects caused by little to no sleep over an extended period of time are as follows.
Effect One: Lack of sleep in the modern world can cause people to get into vehicular accidents, which happen daily in large numbers.
Effect Two: Lack of sleep can in fact, dumb you down. As we all know, sleep plays a critical role in our thinking and learning processes. We also know that a lack of sleep hurts these cognitive processes in many ways. First, it impairs attention, alertness, concentration, reasoning, and problem solving. This makes it more difficult to learn efficiently. Secondly, sleep helps to retain memories of the day’s experience. Meaning that with a lack of sleep, we would not remember much of the previous day’s experiences. This makes sleep incredibly important for students, from those in college to those simply trying to learn a new language on their own.
Effect Three: Probably the most dangerous effect from having a long term lack of sleep is it can cause many and deadly health problems. Here are some examples of these problems.
• Heart Disease
• Heart Attack
• Heart Failure
• Irregular Heartbeat
• High Blood Pressure
Here are some more fun facts about sleep!
Thanks for listening!
The 25th is RIGHT around the corner, and time is ticking to bake those last recipes, put together some crafts, watch those favorite movies and enjoy the sights and sounds of this Christmas season! Today, we talked about some of the best ways to spend your time leading up to the big day!
The badge of Pinterest Mom? Yeah.
I wear that with PRIDE.
What’s Christmas without the food, am I right?
Melted Snowmen Bark
Snowmen on a Stick
Peppermint Oreo Truffles
Pull Apart Bread Christmas Tree
Cranberry Crock-Pot Meatballs
WNZR’s favorite part of Christmas?
The music. Of Course.
Here’s a playlist of the best 30 Christmas songs
Here’s 12 straight hours of Christmas music!
annnnnd here’s 8 hours of fire to listen to them by!
And what’s Christmas without enjoying some of the things that you can only enjoy at Christmas time!? Well here’s some of the things we think you should do this season!
A bucket-list (Stocking list) of sorts!
– Make a gingerbread house
– Bake and decorate cookies
– Decorate the tree
– Drive around the town and see the lights
– Go sledding (Snow provided)
– Build a snowman (snow provided)
– Drink hot cocoa
– Listen to Christmas music by the fire (fake or real)
– Sing your favorite Christmas carol for all to hear
– Watch your favorite Christmas movie
– Eat stuffing or scalloped potatoes (The homemade, crockpot kind)
– Sit quietly with no lights except the tree and drink hot chocolate
– Christmas Eve candlelight service at Church
– Pie & coffee & talking
– Participate in a Christmas Gift Exchange
Our Christmas Word of the Day today was…
This is the feast of the nativity of Jesus Christ
First Known Use: before 12th century
Thanks for listening!
Today Joe and I talked about all the upcoming events in your community! (Spoiler they all contain Christmas)
Happy Christmas Bean is happening tonight in downtown Mount Vernon in Hunter Hall at Happy Bean from 7-9pm. There will be some discounts on coffee and a mug auction and all the proceeds will go to M2540, an MVNU campus ministry – Click HERE to find out more about M2540.
What better way to get into the Christmas mood than making memories with your family – Christmas trees, photo booths, kids crafts – all while supporting Food for The Hungry! To find out more about the Fredericktown Christmas Walk coming up on Saturday, December 2nd click HERE.
Speaking of Food for The Hungry! Its here, and in full swing! To find out more about what Food for the hungry is and how WNZR partners with this click HERE.
Congrats to Amanda from Howard for winning our “Different kind of giveaway” – She won two tickets to the Mark Schultz and Love & the Outcome concert – To find out more about this concert click HERE.
Todays word of the day:
verb – BLUJ
1 : (chiefly Australia & New Zealand) to avoid work or responsibility
2 : (chiefly Australia & New Zealand) to get something from or live on another by imposing on hospitality or good nature : sponge
Thanks so much for the support of the Afternoon Drive! We deeply appreciate you! – Hannah Radke