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Dump friends and get a whopper

Dump friends and get a whopper

Burger King said Friday that pressure from Facebook has caused it to yank an application that gave members of the hot social networking website a Whopper for every 10 friends they dumped, reported by The AFP.

Before the Whopper Sacrifice Campaign was halted, 233,906 friends were ‘sacrificed’ by Facebook users more interested in relationships with the global fast-food chain’s specialty hamburgers, according to Burger King.

‘While Facebook was a great sport, they did ask for changes that would have resulted in a different approach to our application,’ a Burger King spokesperson said. ‘Ultimately, based on philosophical differences, we decided to conclude the campaign.’

The Burger King application could be installed free by Facebook users, who were then rewarded with a Whopper for every 10 names they removed from their rosters of friends at the website.

Changes sought by Facebook reportedly included ditching an application feature that sent deleted friends messages informing them that an online pal preferred a hamburger over them.

‘We encourage creativity from developers and companies using Facebook Platform, but we also must ensure that applications meet users’ expectations,’ said a spokesperson for the social-networking service.

‘After constructive conversations with Burger King and the developer of the application, they have decided to conclude their campaign rather than continue with the restrictions we placed on their application.’

The Whopper campaign website on Thursday offered an ‘Angry-gram’ service that people could use to send animated insulting burgers to ‘let someone know they annoy the hell outta you.’

Angry-grams are meant as jokes and not to be used for harassment, Burger King notes on the website.

P/S: NICE marketing strategy by Burger King!

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Twice Loaded-Baked Potatoes

YUM! YUM! I found this recipe on EatingWell.com while browsing and thought that I would share with you. Since it also caters to vegetarians. . . and pretty easy to make -which is very important criterion for me-, it’s a plus, I love this!

Ingredients

  • 4 medium russet potatoes
  • 8 ounces 90%-lean ground beef
  • 1 cup broccoli florets, finely chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 3 scallions, sliced

Cooking Directions

  1. Pierce potatoes all over with a fork. Place in the microwave and cook at 50% power, turning once or twice, until the potatoes are soft, about 20 minutes. (Or, use the ‘potato setting’ on your microwave and cook according to the manufacturer’s instructions.)
  2. Meanwhile, brown meat in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring often, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl. Increase heat to high, add broccoli and water to the skillet, cover, and cook until tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain the broccoli; add to the meat.
  3. Carefully cut off the top third of the cooked potatoes; reserve the tops for another use. Scoop the insides out into a medium bowl. Place the potato shells in a small baking dish. Add 1/2 cup Cheddar, sour cream, salt and pepper to the potato insides and mash with a fork or potato masher. Add scallions and the potato mixture to the broccoli and meat; stir to combine.
  4. Evenly divide the potato mixture among the potato shells and top with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Microwave on high until the filling is hot and the cheese is melted, 2 to 4 minutes.

Yield: 4 servings

A little ‘zing’
Think of baked potatoes as nature’s mini casseroles: an edible dish that can hold up to a hearty stuffing. Russets have just the right balance to make a perfect twice-baked potato: enough starch to keep its structure, enough moisture to endure the double cooking. Make it a Meal: A tossed green salad with your favorite dressing will round out this meal.

Notes:
Vegetarian Variation

Replace the ground beef with a soy-based substitute or omit the beef altogether and increase the broccoli to 1 1/2 cups and the cheese to 1 1/4 cups.

Make Ahead Tip

Prepare and stuff potatoes. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Microwave and serve.

yacht

On a yacht, under the colorful stars with exquisite dinner for 2. Yacht sets into a romantic scene.

Boy talks to girl:

Boy : You’re the one that I’ve waited for so long
(Gives the girl a bouquet of white flowers with a red one just in the middle)
Girl: (smiles and receive the flowers) This night is… perfect
Boy : Perfect night for a perfect girl of mine
(scoop some strawberry chocolate ice-cream and feed it gently to the girl) I love you
Girl: I love you too, so much (smiles with stars in her eyes)

Suddenly… (more…)

So it has been said at wikipedia, iced tea is a form of cold tea, often served in a glass over ice. It may or may not be sweetened. Iced tea is also a popular packaged drink. It can be mixed with flavored syrup, with common flavors including lemon, peach, raspberry, lime, and cherry. I thought since icedlemontea is the name of this blog why not give the recipe even eh? icedlemontea is pretty easy to make especially if you are in a hurry for a quick chilled sweet drink. And it is also useful for the ones who let us say, do not dabble much in the kitchen section 😉 a nice drink too to serve for your guest. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

* 100g Rock Sugar
* 100ml Water
* 1L Chilled Tea (from 1 Tea Bag)
* Juice of 1 Lemon
* Ice

Method:

1. Make syrup by dissolving the rock sugar in boiling water. Set aside to cool.
2. Add lemon juice to tea. Stir.
3. Pour into tall glasses with ice.
4. Add syrup to taste.

Oh well, all things must come to an end right? well, it might be for the mocktail recipes that I just shared with you all but fret not, still more to come and I’m not talking about the mocktails anymore. So, let me present to you the last mocktail recipe in my collection..Flamingo.. Enjoy.. hehe 😉

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Feeling like going for a vacation with that special someone? Try this mocktail recipe to add a little charm into your precious moments. Want to make it even more special? prepare this drink as a surprise for your partner that is going to be thrilled (^_^). (more…)

Next on the mocktail punch drink is the green mint served, frozen. The ‘twang’ flavor from the pineapple is balanced of by the sweetness from the honeydew and to top it all up a few mint leaves is added to give this drink a minty flavor at that too.  Beautiful 🙂

GREEN MINT(FROZEN)
A few mint leaves
2 oz pineapple juice
2 oz honeydew juice
1 oz blue syrup

Method  :
Blend all ingredients with crushed ice
Glass     :
Brandy inhaler (to make it more fun, serve it in unusually shaped glass of your creativity)
Garnish  :
Honeydew stick or other colorful decorations of your creativity

*Mocktail’s wilder sister:
To give this drink a kick, give it a splash of vodka

Peach Velvet, a mocktail that is served well, frozen. All the flavors of sweetness and a little bit of sourness from the guava are blend together with ice just adds a twist to this mocktail giving it a velvety flavor that is going to pamper your taste buds. Simply lovely.. ahh~ 🙂 (more…)

So you have the mocktail drinks recipes and you don’t want to just serve it in regular plastic cups, do you?(don’t even think of that!) Why not try on some of these tips to give your mocktail drinks special effects. They are simple, cute and did I mentioned that they are totally EASY? Give it a go! 😀 (more…)

..or rather, sip it in 😉 Alright! This is the 3rd mocktail recipe for you guys. The lemon juice adds a little bit of a ‘twang’ to the natural sourness of the cranberry juice and the sweetness from the grapefruit. Mixed it up, shake it well and you will have a summer drink perfect for the seaside breeze. Hey, it isn’t called as the ‘Sea Breeze’ for nothing eh? Enjoy! 😀 (more…)