Fruit Pizza on the Grill

Fruit Pizza on the Grill

With summer quickly coming to a close, how about trying something different on the grill tonight!  A delicious and fun-filled way to end a summer meal — this fruit pizza will have everyone wanting another piece!

Serves: 8 Prep: 20 minutesCook: 15 minutesTotal: 35 minutes

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 can (11 oz.) refrigerated pizza crust dough
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen peach slices, thawed
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen mixed berries, thawed
  • Directions

  • Lightly spray grill grids, then prepare the grill for medium heat.
  • Combine the butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla extract in a medium bowl and beat with a mixer on low speed until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
  • Combine the honey and water in a small mixing bowl until smooth. Set aside.
  • Carefully unroll pizza dough onto a flat-sided nonstick cookie sheet, and then flip onto the hot grill. Grill 3-4 minutes on each side (using the cookie sheet as your spatula when flipping and removing the crust).
  • Brush one side of the pizza crust with the honey mixture and cook for an additional minute. Remove the crust from the grill and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Spread with cream cheese mixture and arrange fruit on top. Cut and serve immediately.

Reflections for the week of August 19, 2019

MONDAY 8/19

 

THE WORD “MISSION” GETS TOSSED AROUND A LOT TODAY.  YOU HEAR IT ON THE CORPORATE LEVEL, IN THE POLITICAL WORLD AND CERTAINLY IN THE RELIGIOUS WORLD.  AND WITH A MISSION THERE ARE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES.  THE MAGIC MARKER AND POSTER BOARD PAPER INDUSTRIES HAVE MADE A FORTUNE OFF OF THAT WORD.  ALL OVER THE WORLD PEOPLE SIT AROUND TABLES DEBATING AND ARGUING PASSIONATELY ABOUT EACH AND EVERY NUIANCE THAT GOES INTO THAT WORD THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE YOUR GPS FOR WHO KNOWS HOW LONG.  BUT TODAY, IN YOUR OWN LITTLE WORLD JUST KIND OF PRAY OVER AND ASK YOURSELF “WHAT IS MY MISSION TODAY”.

 

TUESDAY 8/20

 

DID YOU DO WHAT I SUGGESTED YESTERDAY.  LET ME REFRESH YOUR MEMORY:  PRAY OVER AND ASK YOURSELF “WHAT IS MY MISSION TODAY” .  IS YESTERDAY’S MISSION GOING TO BE THE SAME AGAIN TODAY.   SOMETIMES I GET TIRED OF HAVING TO SAY WHAT MY MISSION IS.  SOMETIMES I WHAT TO DO IT BACKWARDS.  I WANT TO GO THRU MY DAY AND DO WHAT NEEDS TO GET DONE. SOMETIMES I JUST WANT TO DO WHAT’S NEEDED FOR THE MOMENT FOR THE WHEEL THAT’S SQUEAKING THE LOUDEST.  THEN I WANT TO LOOK BACK AND SAY “THAT WAS MY MISSION FOR THE DAY; DO WHAT HAD TO BE DONE.  DOES THAT ALWAYS HAVE TO BE BAD OR BE SEEN AS A MINIMAL STANDARD?

 

WEDNESDAY 8/21/19

 

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!!!! DOESN’T THAT REALLY FEEL GREAT AND AWESOME.  TO BE ABLE TO SAY THOSE WORDS OFTEN BRINGS A HUGE RUSH. THOSE WORDS PROBABLY SIGNAL A VERY SUCCESSFUL END TO SOME LONG TERM PROJECT OR BURDENSOME TASK.  BUT  FOR SOME TIMES, JUST GETTING TO WORK IN ONE PIECE ON TIME IS A MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.  SOMETIMES HAVING THE STRENGTH TO THINK ONE GOOD THOUGHT ABOUT YOUR SPOUSE OR PARTNER IS A MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.  BEING ABLE TO MAKE IT THRU THE NIGHT WITHOUT A DRINK OR A SNORT IS A MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.  IF WE CANT HAVE A LITTLE DAILY MISSION ACCOMPLISHED EACH AND EVERY DAY HOW DO WE EVER EXPECT TO GET THE BIG MISSION ACCOMPLISHED?

 

THURSDAY 8/22/19

 

500 YEARS AGO WHEN TELEVISIONS  WEIGHED 100,000 POUNDS AND COULD TAKE UP HALF YOUR LIVING ROOM FLOOR SPACE THERE WAS A SHOW CALLED MISSION IMPOSSIBLE.  THE TEAM WAS GOING TO BE GIVEN A SEEMINGLY IMPOSSIBLE MISSION AND THE NEXT LINE WAS  “IF YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT THIS MISSION”.  WE’VE ALL HAD OUR SHARE OF IMPOSSIBLE MISSIONS IN LIFE.  YOU TAKE CARE OF ONE AND ANOTHER COMES ALONG TO SCREW UP YOUR LIFE AND MAKE IT MISERABLE.  IF SOMEONE TOLD YOU THERE ARE NO IMPOSSIBLE MISSIONS IN LIFE, JUST IMPOSSIBLE PEOPLE YOU’D PROBABLY HAVE LITTLE OR NO RESPECT FOR THEM.  ALWAYS REMEMBER THIS.  WHEN GOD’S AROUND THERE REALLY IS NO IMPOSSIBLE MISSION.  AND WHEN HE’S NOT AROUND, WELL HE’S STILL AROUND.

 

FRIDAY 8/23/19

 

I’M NOT A MILITARY PERSON.  BUT IT SEEMS IN A LOT OF MOVIES WITH MILITARY THEMES I’VE HEARD THE PHRASE “ABORT MISSION”.  WE KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS. STOP! CHANGE OF PLANS! THIS ISNT GOING TO WORK!  AND THAT’S OK.  SOMETIMES MISSIONS HAVE TO BE ABORTED, STOPPED.  THERE HAS TO BE A CHANGE OF PLANS.  A MISSIONS NOT GOING TO WORK.  DON’T BE AFRAID TO MAKE THAT CALL IN YOUR OWN PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE.  BEING ABLE TO ABORT A MISSION IS A GREAT OPTION SOMETIMES.  AND IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THE END OF THE WORLD.  IT CAN BE THE BEGINNING OF SOMETHING NEW AND EXCITING.  THE LORD GAVE US THE ABILITY TO ABORT.  DON’T HEASITATE TO USE THAT OPTION WHEN IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO  IN YOUR LIFE.

 

SATURDAY 8/24/19

 

WHEN I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL EVERY YEAR WE HAD A MISSION FESTIVAL.  IT WAS AN OPPORTUNTIY TO RAISE MONEY FOR “THE MISSIONS”  THAT USUALLY MEANT HELPING PEOPLE IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES OR IN VERY POOR AREAS OF THE STATES.  YOU DESERVE TO HAVE A MISSION FESTIVAL FOR YOURSELF.  YOU DESERVE TO DO SOMETHING THAT WILL HELP YOU, REFRESH YOU AND GIVE YOU WHAT YOU NEED IN YOUR DAY TO DAY WORLD.  DO SOMETHING GOOD FOR YOURSELF.  IT WILL HELP YOU IN YOUR OWN PERSONAL MISSION.

 

SUNDAY 8/25

 

HOW DO YOU DECIDE IF YOUR GOING TO ACCEPT A MISSION?  WHAT MAKES A MISSION APPEAR TO BE IMPOSSIBLE? HOW AND WHEN DO YOU DECIDE IF A MISSION NEEDS TO BE ABORTED? IS THERE SOMETHING IN YOUR LIFE THAT IS CONSISTENTLY INTERFERING WITH  YOU BEING ABLE TO SCREAM “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED? IS THERE A CERTAIN MISSION YOU NEED TO HAVE EACH AND EVERY DAY? IS THERE A LIFE MISSION THAT NEEDS TO BE RE-EVALUATED EVERY NOW AND THEN AND IS IT SOMETHING YOU DO ON YOUR OWN OR WITH OTHERS?  YOU’LL NEVER BE ABLE TO ANSWER ANY OF THESE QUESTIONS IF YOU DON’T ABANDON YOURSELF TO THE HIGHER POWER THAT IS OUT THERE AND THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE.

Reflections for the week of August 12, 2019

MONDAY

 

High in the mountains was a monastery that had once been known throughout the world. But, something had changed. Fewer and fewer young men came to study there; fewer and fewer people came for spiritual nourishment. The monks who remained became disheartened and sad.

 

Deeply worried, the abbot of the monastery went off in search of an answer. Why had his monastery fallen on such hard times?

 

The abbot came to a wise elder, and he asked, “Is it because of some sin of ours that the monastery is no longer full of vitality?”

 

“Yes,” replied the master, “it is the sin of ignorance.”

 

“The sin of ignorance?” questioned the abbot. “Of what are we ignorant?”

 

The wise elder looked at the abbot for a long, long time, and then he said, “One of you is the messiah in disguise. But, you are all ignorant of this.”

 

“The messiah?” thought the abbot. “The messiah is one of us? Who could it be? Could it be Brother Cook? Could it be Brother Treasurer? Could it be Brother Bell-Ringer? Could it be Brother Vegetable Grower? Which one? Which one?

 

When the abbot returned to the monastery, he gathered all the monks together and told them what the wise elder had said.

 

“One of us? The messiah? Impossible!”

 

Whichever one of the monks was the messiah, he was, surely, in disguise.

 

Not knowing who amongst them was the messiah, all the monks began treating each other with new respect. “You never know,” they thought, “he might be the one, so I had better deal with him kindly.”

 

It was not long before the monastery was filled with new found joy. Soon, new students came to learn, and people came from far and wide to be inspired by the chants of the kind, smiling monks.

 

For once again, the monastery was filled with the spirit of love. All because everyone respects one another. Can we bring that same spirit of reverence here to TRINITY? Remember: The messiah is one of us! The messiah is us!

 

 

TUESDAY

 

Long ago in a small, far away village, there was place known as the House of 1000 Mirrors.

A small, happy little dog learned of this place and decided to visit.

When he arrived, he bounced happily up the stairs to the doorway of the house.

He looked through the doorway with his ears lifted high and his tail wagging as fast as it could.

To his great surprise, he found himself staring at 1000 other happy little dogs with their tails wagging just as fast as his.

He smiled a great smile, and was answered with 1000 great smiles just as warm and friendly.

As he left the House, he thought to himself, “This is a wonderful place. I will come back and visit it often.”

In this same village, another little dog, who was not quite as happy as the first one, decided to visit the house.

He slowly climbed the stairs and hung his head low as he looked into the door.

When he saw the 1000 unfriendly looking dogs staring back at him, he growled at them and was horrified to see 1000 little dogs growling back at him.

As he left, he thought to himself, “That is a horrible place, and I will never go back there again.”

All the faces in the world are mirrors.

What kind of reflections do you see in the faces of the people you meet?

What reflection do others see when they look at you?

 

WEDNESDAY

 

We have heard the saying “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” That is not true! Words do hurt!

Words can either build up, encourage, motivate or they can hurt, tear down or leave someone with lasting scars.

As people of God, we need to be very careful about what we allow to come out of our mouth.

As the saints of old would say, “If you do not have nothing good to say, keep your mouth shut”!

Words spoken out of our mouth are very important for the simple fact that they speak what is in our hearts.

What are you speaking? Words that build up or tear others down?

Words spoken out of the mouth of those who confess Christ should be those of wholesome words which glorifies God and build up people around us.

Is God receiving glory from the words that you speak out of your mouth?

Building up or tearing down? Which one of these does the words of your mouth produce?

 

THURSDAY

A wise and understanding heart does not repay a hurt with a hurt. In doing so, the heart is diminished. Fissures form. Love leaks out. Every pain given in return for one received, changes the contents of the heart. It is no longer defined by love, wisdom and understanding. It is redefined by the bearers of hurt and hate, pain and prejudice, meanness and madness, sorrow and sadness. You give away control of your very own heart.

The despair of being hurt is healed by overcoming it, not clinging to the hurt and inflicting more of it on the world. When darkness is added to darkness, no one can see, no one can love. Everyone loses.

Love is not always warm and fuzzy. Sometimes it’s the integrity we hold on to when we’re tempted to strike back. Sometimes it’s the honor that keeps us from exchanging the valuable contents of our heart for the harsh satisfaction of lashing back.

No, the way of love is not always easy, but when night falls, dawn is assured.

The integrity and honor of a wise and understanding heart, rises with the sun of a new day.

 

FRIDAY

If I knew it would be the last time

That I’d see you fall asleep,

I would tuck you in more tightly

and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

 

If I knew it would be ! the last time

that I see you walk out the door,

I would ! give you a hug and kiss

and call you back for one more.

 

If I knew it would be the last time

I’d hear your voice lifted up in praise,

I would video tape each action and word,

so I could play them back day after day.

 

If I knew it would be the last time,

I could spare an extra minute

to stop and say “I love you,”

instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

 

If I knew it would be the last time

I would be there to share your day,

Well I’m sure you’ll have so many more,

so I can let just this one slip away.

 

For surely there’s always tomorrow

to make up for an oversight,

and we always get a second chance

to make everything just right.

 

There will always be another day

to say “I love you,”

And certainly there’s another chance

to say our “Anything I can do?”

 

But just in case I might be wrong,

and today is all I get,

I’d like to say how much I love you

and I hope we never forget.

 

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,

young or old alike,

And today may be the last chance

you get to hold your loved one tight.

 

So if you’re waiting for tomorrow,

why not do it today?

For if tomorrow never comes,

you’ll surely regret the day,

 

That you didn’t take that extra time

for a smile, a hug, or a kiss

and you were too busy to grant someone,

what turned out to be their one last wish.

 

So hold one another close today,

and whisper in their ear,

Tell them how much you love them

and that you’ll always hold them dear

 

Take time to say “! I’m sorry,”

“Please forgive me,” “Thank you,” or “It’s okay! .”

And if tomorrow never comes,

you’ll have no regrets about today.

 

SATURDAY

A wise and understanding heart does not repay a hurt with a hurt. In doing so, the heart is diminished. Fissures form. Love leaks out. Every pain given in return for one received, changes the contents of the heart. It is no longer defined by love, wisdom and understanding. It is redefined by the bearers of hurt and hate, pain and prejudice, meanness and madness, sorrow and sadness. You give away control of your very own heart.

The despair of being hurt is healed by overcoming it, not clinging to the hurt and inflicting more of it on the world. When darkness is added to darkness, no one can see, no one can love. Everyone loses.

Love is not always warm and fuzzy. Sometimes it’s the integrity we hold on to when we’re tempted to strike back. Sometimes it’s the honor that keeps us from exchanging the valuable contents of our heart for the harsh satisfaction of lashing back.

No, the way of love is not always easy, but when night falls, dawn is assured.

The integrity and honor of a wise and understanding heart, rises with the sun of a new day.

 

SUNDAY

We have heard the saying “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” That is not true! Words do hurt!

Words can either build up, encourage, motivate or they can hurt, tear down or leave someone with lasting scars.

As people of God, we need to be very careful about what we allow to come out of our mouth.

As the saints of old would say, “If you do not have nothing good to say, keep your mouth shut”!

Words spoken out of our mouth are very important for the simple fact that they speak what is in our hearts.

What are you speaking? Words that build up or tear others down?

Words spoken out of the mouth of those who confess Christ should be those of wholesome words which glorifies God and build up people around us.

Is God receiving glory from the words that you speak out of your mouth?

Building up or tearing down? Which one of these does the words of your mouth produce?

eNotes from CHI

Reflecting on Healing
as Our Nation Mourns

Once again, we’ve been flooded with disturbing news of senseless mass shootings in our communities. And, while mass shootings draw the most attention, lives are shattered by gun violence every single day. As we grieve for the victims, families and extended communities, we stand strong and pray for strength, comfort and peace. To see a message from our CEOs, Lloyd Dean and Kevin Lofton, please click Read More. They offer resources that may help you cope with the tragic news.

 

Suja Chandrasekaran Named Chief
Information and Digital Officer

After a robust national search, Suja Chandrasekaran has been named senior executive vice president and chief information and digital officer, or SEVP/CIDO, for CommonSpirit Health. She is a uniquely qualified global technology leader who will help us in our journey toward serving our communities in ways that previously were not possible. She will begin her new role on August 12. For more about Suja, click Read More.

 

Texas Division Welcomes
College Station Medical Center

Last week, CHI St. Joseph Health, our 236-bed regional hospital in Bryan, TX, completed an affiliation with nearby 167-bed College Station Medical Center. Together, the organizations have more than 50 care locations and 3,000 employees. To find out more about this new member of CommonSpirit Health, click Read More.

 

 

OptumRx: New Pharmacy Benefit Manager for a New Year

Starting Jan 1, 2020, OptumRx will be your new pharmacy benefit manager. There’s no action required on your part, and this does not change your pharmacy benefits for 2019. We’re dedicated to making this transition easy for you. To find out what you need to know about your prescription coverage for 2020, click Read More.

 

 

Shareholder Activism
Influences Major Social Issues

Pharmaceutical prices, tobacco marketing, clean water rights, pesticide use and violence prevention are some of the issues addressed by our shareholder activism program. We use our status as a shareholder in major corporations to help create and promote human dignity, social justice and healthy communities. Our shareholder activism is a collaborative effort with other interested faith-based investors. To see our latest Shareholder Activism Report, click Read More

 

Green Beans are the
Harvest of the Month

Green beans – also known as string beans, snap beans or French beans – are a heart-healthy vegetable that’s a welcome addition to meals. Green beans contain no cholesterol and can help reduce the risk of heart diseases. They can also decrease the risk of colon cancer, help control diabetes, and assist the immune system. Plus, they have protein that can help maintain healthy bones, hair, organs and muscles. To read more about the wonderous green bean, which is being featured in CHI cafeterias all month, click Learn More. You’ll find green bean facts and recipes, along with tips for tempting the kids to try them.

It’s the ITS Security Tip of the Week

When you receive an email that tells you to take quick action, take a pause instead. Phishing emails come in many guises, and an email that instructs you to do something right away may not be what it seems, however “real” it looks. Here are common examples of what phishing emails tell you to do:

  • Account Shutdown – Click a link that will cancel the shutdown of your bank account.
  • Payroll Adjustment – Open an attachment to confirm changes to your pay.
  • Update Direct Deposit Information – Go to a website, enter your username and password, and update bank account details before the next pay day.
  • Do a Wire Transfer – Transfer funds immediately on the order of a company executive.

If you receive an email like this, with a request that seems out of the ordinary, there’s always time to verify the request by calling the person or organization the email appears to come from (but, look up the phone number– don’t use a number from the email). If you are unsure about an email, call 8189 and talk with the Help Desk for more assistance!

A Message from the Office of the CEOs for CommonSpirit Health

Colleagues of CommonSpirit,

In one short week, we have been once again flooded with disturbing news of three senseless mass shootings in our communities in California, Texas, and Ohio. It’s difficult to comprehend that so many lives were lost in mere seconds. Each shooting brings stories that are all too familiar; stories of innocent lives lost and other lives disrupted by violence.

It was not so long ago that we treated the wounded after mass shootings in Las Vegas, San Bernardino, Aurora, Highlands Ranch, Ventura and others in our communities. We are grateful to our caregivers who served the wounded during long days and nights. We’ll never forget the stories you shared or the heartbreak you witnessed.

Unfortunately, while mass shootings draw the most attention, lives are shattered by senseless gun violence every single day.

Our ministry compels us to stand united in support of our shared goal of healing. We understand that, together, our humanity builds healthy communities, brings people together, and works for the good of everyone. Each of us chooses to answer a call to work selflessly on behalf of others. This call seeks to unify, and champions kindness and healing.

This is who we are and what we stand for. We are united on this path as one.

Today, we grieve for the victims, the families and extended communities. We stand strong and pray for strength, comfort and peace. We offer resources that may help you cope with the tragic news:

·        A prayer that may provide comfort and guide reflection on tragic events.

·        Information about our ongoing efforts to eradicate violence in our communities and our greater society.

Let us uphold and respect the dignity of others, and the lives of all.

God bless,

 

LPN Open House

Trinity Health System will be hosting an LPN meet-and-greet luncheon on August 16 from Noon – 1:30 p.m.  We are extending this invitation to the public to entice new graduates and LPN’s in the workforce to attend who are looking for employment.

 

The luncheon will be held in our Sullivan Room located on the second floor at Trinity West.  The invitees should look for the elevators marked with a green circle and a white diamond in the middle.  Take the elevators to the second floor.  Step (RT) off the elevator and take another (RT) up the long hallway.  Veer to the left at the end of the hallway and the Sullivan Room is tucked away on the right just around a quick corner.  The room is adequately marked.

 

LPN’s will have an opportunity to meet the clinical managers of the floors as well as the Director of Nursing.  We will gladly answer any questions he/she may have and give a tour of some of the clinical areas.

 

RSVP’s are required and should be received by August 13.  RSVP’s can be sent to stevenlauck@trinityhealth.com.

Devotions for the week of August 5th

Monday

Once a man was asked, “What did you gain by regularly praying to God?” The man replied, “Nothing… but let me tell you what I lost: Anger, greed, insecurity, and fear.” Sometimes, the answer to our prayers is not gaining, but losing; which ultimately is the gain.

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Carol Ross Irwin

 

Tuesday

Being rude is easy. It does not take any effort and is a sign of weakness and insecurity. Kindness shows great self-discipline and strong self-esteem. Being kind is not always easy when dealing with rude people. Kindness is a sign of a person who has done a lot of personal work and has come to a great self-understanding and wisdom. Choose to be kind over being right, and you’ll be right every time because kindness is a sign of STRENGTH.

Attitude to Inspiration facebook page

Carol Ross Irwin

 

Wednesday

“Respect is like a mirror. The more you show it to other people the more they will reflect it back.” That’s a quote I have seen many places and I don’t know who to attribute it to, but it is true. When someone feels disrespected, it is often because they have not shown respect to others. We all want to be respected automatically for who we are – then expect others to earn our respect. It doesn’t work well that way. Our starting point needs to be that they have our respect because they are a child of God and that is why we respect those around us – who may or may not chose to respect us. Whether it is our co-workers or supervisors, those we supervise, patients and families – let’s show them respect because of who we are – a child of God.

Carol Ross Irwin

Thursday

Reverence is not a word we use in our day-to-day life, even as a minister I don’t use the word reverence commonly. But it is an important word. Respect is a more common word that is considered a synonym for reverence. But when we say reverence we are being reminded of the awe inspiring feeling we have for our Creator.  When we think of God we are reminded that we have respect and admiration for a God who is beyond our imagination.

Carol Ross Irwin

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

I was looking at some pictures that my daughter had taken at Yosemite recently and was struck by the sense of reverence the grandeur of the scenery brought out in me. The scope of the beauty is incredible. But when I think of the reverence I experience I am also reminded of the everyday reverence when we acknowledge that our bodies and those we care for have been wonderfully and fearfully made. When we see God’s hand at work in the small day to day beauties that we see.

Carol Ross Irwin

 

Saturday

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.” John F. Kennedy

If you want to be more reverent in your daily life – practice gratitude. Gratitude is the response to what we have received in our lives.  When we respond to the joys we experience both big and small our life is better. If you can respond to the gifts you receive you make the world around you better.

Carol Ross Irwin

 

Sunday

“At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” Albert Schweitzer

Have you experienced days that you just didn’t know how you would cope? Times that life seemed overwhelming? We all have or will. In those times there is inevitably someone who will show us enough hope and help to get through the day. Look around you to see whose light needs to be rekindled.

Carol Ross Irwin

 

 

Guidelines for Newsletter Publications

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Please note that if you have information for our weekly newsletters, the following deadlines are in place.  This will make it easier for marketing to plan the work that needs done to get the information out in a timely manner.  You can simply click the links below to submit information.

For the OneSpirit Leadership publication, we are trying to make this twice a month.  Please submit information for leaders by following the link above.  Depending on timeliness of information, we hope to send these out the 1st and 3rd week of each month.

If you have special notices that need to go out to all employees, please submit directly to marketing@trinityhealth.com.  You can also simply click the links above for each individual newsletter to send an email immediately for inclusion in that publication.

You must have justification for emails going out to all employees in between regularly scheduled communications and approval must be received from your Senior Leader.

We can attach documents, insert photos, provide links and much more.  Don’t hesitate to send these types of things to share with our employees.

Harvest of the Month

Harvest of the Month

Amanda Goldman, MS, RD, LD, FAND

Quality and Wellness Director, CHI Food and Nutrition Services

Director of Diabetes and Nutrition Care, CHI Saint Joseph Health

 

The summer months are the perfect time for fresh fruits and vegetables to accompany anything on the grill. These green vegetables are the southern staple to any meal.  They are heart-healthy and a great source of several different vitamins & minerals.  Sometimes called snap beans or string beans, they are the perfect, healthy side dish and are considered a favorite.  That is why we are excited to share that Green Beans are our “Harvest of the Month” for August.  So, please be sure to sample one of the enjoyable menu items featuring green beans in our CHI cafes during the month.

How to Buy, Store and Prepare

How to Buy and Store: When choosing which type of green beans to purchase, it is always important to remember that fresh is the healthiest option.  Green beans can be bought in many different forms including fresh, canned or frozen.  When selecting fresh green beans, make sure to choose ones that are bright green and free of blemishes, such as dark spots. They should also be firm and not flimsy.  They should be stored in the refrigerator in a plastic bag and used within one week of purchasing.  If you are going for the canned option, make sure to select cans that are free of damage and dents to assure proper food safety.

How to Prepare: Green beans are very versatile and can be prepared in many ways.  They can be eaten raw as a crunchy snack or added to salads or casseroles for another vegetable option.  Another easy way to prepare green beans is to drizzle fresh beans with your choice of olive oil and bake in the oven with a little seasoning for flavor.  They are also delicious sautéed in a pan or added to vegetable soup.

Making it Kid-Friendly Raw green beans dipped in ranch or hummus are great for the kids. Get the whole family involved and have the kids snap off each end of the fresh green beans before preparing. This is a fun summer activity any child will enjoy!

 

Nutrition and Health Benefits Green beans are a great heart-healthy option.  They do not contain cholesterol and have about 3 grams of fiber per serving.  The fiber assists with lowering cholesterol levels in the body.  Green beans are also low in sodium.  Like many other vegetable options, green beans are a great source of vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C, Vitamin K, thiamin, and niacin.  They can aid in digestive and bowel health as well.

 

Serving size: 1 cup

Calories: 31 Saturated Fat: 0g
Total Fat: 0g Monounsaturated Fat: 0g
Total Carbohydrate: 7g Vitamin C: 27 %
Fiber: 3g Iron: 5%
Protein: 2g Magnesium: 6%

Fun Facts Check out these fun facts about green beans provided by Jenna Bautch, RDN, LD, Clinical Dietitian at CHI St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls, Minnesota:

  • There are over 130 varieties known of green beans
  • Green beans originated in Central & South America and have been cultivated in Peru for thousands of years
  • Native Americans would plant green beans with corn, allowing the bean plant to use the corn stalk as a way of stability while growing

*Special thanks to Hannah Hickey for assisting with writing this month’s article.

Trinity West Cafe’ Updates & Action Stations for August

Trinity West Café Updates

Beat the Heat with a Frozen Treat!  There are new novelty Ice Cream items available in the Ice Cream Freezer by the Hydration Station and Popcorn Machine!

Choco Taco $1.79

Hagan Das Pints $4.99

Hagan Das Small Cups $1.59

Nestle Dibs $2.69

Magnum Bar $1.99

Strawberry Crunch Bars $1.09

Nestle Drumstick $1.99

We will be continuing to offer more varieties to the selection as the days go on!

Also, on Tuesday and Thursday we will be adding special features to the Grill!  These will now include a new Grill Combo with the Special Sandwich of the day!

Action Stations

August 2nd – Lamb or Chicken Gyro

August 5th – Pierogi Bar

August 7th – Asian Noodle Stir Fry

August 9th – Wings & Things

August 12th – Pittsburgh Style Sandwiches

August 14th – Italian Pasta Bar

August 16th – Blackened Salmon Salad

August 19th – Asparagus, Ham, & Swiss Panini

August 21st – Taco Bar

August 23rd – BBQ Pulled Pork Pub Bowl

August 26th – Chicken & Goat Cheese Quesadilla

August 28th – All American Bar

August 30th – Chicken Bruschetta Panini

 

 

 

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