Food Friday – Good Tipping!

Its food Friday but we aren’t talking about food today. We are talking about how you pay for it…specifically tipping! In America tipping your server has been something we’ve all grown accustom to yet the question still arrives at every check….how much??? Good question. Standard tipping procedures state that you tip 15-25% based on the quality of your service. If you have having trouble calculating the math when tallying the bill, just take the check total times 10% then double it.  For example, on a $52 check 10% is $5.20. Double that, ($10.40) and you’ve got 20%!

 

 

Some important things to remember when you’re tipping:

  1. In many states servers do not get paid the standard minimum wage but they are taxed on a higher wage.  Yes this is true.  In Utah servers get paid $2.13 per hour but are taxed on $5.12 per hour. Not tipping means they just had to pay out of pocket to show up to work.
  2. You should always tip on the full value of your meal.  In the day of deal sites like Groupon etc., there are a lot of discount certificates out there. The server is still bringing you the same meal and service. You should tip on the original price.
  3. The server doesn’t always get the whole tip. You may think you’re a great tipper at 15%, but most times servers have to tip too.  They tip their bussers, bartenders, runners etc.. About 5% of a servers earnings go to these employees.
  4. Good service= Good tip. Remember that these servers are waiting on you. If you don’t like tipping, choose another option such as a buffet or staying in.
  5. Fill out your comment cards.  If you truly got great service, take a minute to fill out your comment card.  Although it may not change the waiter’s base pay, it certainly helps when asking for better shifts, or with work incentives and recognition.
  6. Finally, there is no max on tipping. If you think someone deserves a great tip, go for it! You will certainly make their day!

 

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Thrifty Thursday – DIY Shower/Tile Cleaner

 

Cleaning supplies sure do rack up! Using the grocery budget to buy them is not fun. Here is a home made shower and tile cleaner that you can make from items already in your home.

Tile and Grout Cleaner:

1/2 cup of baking soda
1/3 cup of ammonia
1/4 cup of white vinegar
7 cups of water

  • Combine all the ingredients in a labeled bottle and shake well to mix. Apply to surface then wipe off with a damp sponge. Do not use with bleach.

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Tip Tuesday – Dusting

Dusting is not the most enjoyable household job. Big flat surfaces are easy, but those knick knacks and corners are not much fun. Besides blasting a little music our tip will not make dusting a fun job, but we can try and make it a little easier. Try using a sock or old mitten on your hand. This will allow you to use your fingers to get into tight spaces and clean off knick knacks easily. For blinds, try using a ruler with an old sock slipped over.

For rings on your wood furniture, try our homemade wood cleaner. Mix olive oil and vinegar to wipe away spots and leave a great shine!

 

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Breastfeeding in Church?

This morning our local news station posted a question on Facebook , “What do you think about breast feeding in public…like church?” We knew it would get some comments, but we were surprised to see how many! The opinions were wide and varied. Of course we posted a comment, but as you know we promote breastfeeding everywhere. Often times the conversation led towards breastfeeding being a intimate or even sexual thing. We know that many men see a breast and think …SEX, so we thought we’d help that mental image change a little with this video.

 

 

If you would like to comment on the Facebook post, visit here:

https://www.facebook.com/BigBudahFox13?fref=ts

 

Give us your thoughts and comments on the topic. We would love to hear what you think.

 

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Food Friday – Southwest Chicken

This recipe popped up today and it looked super easy and delicious! We love the video tutorial they provided. It’s like watching a cooking show, but you can pause and rewind when ever you need. If you want the written directions, you can get them below, or click on the “southwest chicken” link right under the video. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

Original recipe makes 4 servings

Directions:

  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Brown chicken breasts on both sides. Add tomatoes with green chile peppers, beans and corn. Reduce heat and let simmer for 25 to 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear. Add a dash of cumin and serve.

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Tip Tuesday

 

All the tips in the world can’t prepare you for becoming a mother for the first time. The best tip we could give you is to have a good sense of humor. With that in mind, we found this article and thought we would replace our tips with theirs….enjoy!

http://www.redbookmag.com/kids-family/blogs/mom-blog/funny-tips-for-moms-to-be

 

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Funny Commercial! Must see

 

With breastfeeding numbers on the rise, it’s no surprise that it is becoming more and more popular for companies to address the topic. This Luvs commercial features a breastfeeding mother nursing with her first child, then with her second.  The commercial is humorous and light hearted but still shows some progression in making this topic a little more socially acceptable. We also thought the scene of the mother nursing her first child was pretty accurate! It’s why we invented the BB Nursing Cover. So if you sympathized with the first scene and aren’t quite ready to let it call hang out, pick up your BB Cover today. Enjoy

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Food Friday – Fresh Beef

Moooooo……Are you a red meat eater? If you are we have a suggestion on where to get the highest quality meat at the lowest prices. Don’t buy your beef at your big chain grocer. Who knows where’s its come from, and the prices are outrageous. A pound of extra lean ground beef can run up to $8 per pound! We suggest using your local farmer or butcher. Look for one that has the cattle on site. We found one in our state that has great prices and is delicious. A pound of 95% lean ground beef is only $3.08 and the steaks are to die for. These places aren’t always easy to find so hunt around and compare prices to your other options.

 

If you are in the Utah market, we recommend:

Dale T Smith and Sons. 12450 South Pony Express Road Draper, UT 801-571-3611. They only accept cash or checks.

 

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