Join Glades Gas in Celebrating Halloween

Join Glades Gas in Celebrating Halloween

http://gladesgasac.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Thriller-by-Michael-Jackson.wav Glades Gas would like to celebrate Halloween by giving out goodies to our clients! Come by for some free goodies (not just for the kids, we like to spoil our clients!) Here is a fact you might not know: It was just tricks—no treats—for Charlie Brown in It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Dressed in his awkward, homemade ghost costume during a neighborhood trick-or-treat escapade with friends, Charlie Brown famously exclaims “I got a rock!” every time he peers into his Halloween candy sack. Unlike Peppermint Patty, Sally and Pig-Pen, who get gobs of sugary treats, Charlie’s the one who gets tricked. The phrase, I got a rock, went on to become one of the most famous lines in Peanuts history. When the special first aired, the sequence had young fans feeling so bad for Charlie, they mailed piles of candy to CBS. Glades Gas would like to celebrate Halloween by giving out goodies to our clients! Come by for some free goodies (not just for the kids, we like to spoil our clients!) Be sure and come by and get your FREE treats. NO rocks!! Treats will be given out Tuesday!...
Father’s Day History and Grill Recipe

Father’s Day History and Grill Recipe

The first known Father’s Day service occurred at the Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church South in Fairmont, West Virginia, on July 5, 1908, thanks to the efforts of Grace Golden Clayton. Mrs. Clayton had asked her pastor, if a Sunday service could be held to honor fathers. She wanted to have a service in remembrance of the over 200 fathers who had died in the Monongah mining explosion that had occurred a few miles south of Fairmont on December 6 of the previous year. (It was the worst mining disaster in U.S. history, killing more than 360 men and boys, and leaving about 1,000 children fatherless.) Father’s Day is all about firing up the grill, dusting off that patio table, and inviting a bunch of friends and family over to celebrate. And on Father’s Day, it’s perfectly acceptable to make Dad cook. Ingredients 4 quarts water 1/2 cup coarse salt 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup whole black peppercorns 1 dried habanero pepper 8 boneless 1 1/2-inch-thick pork chops* Thyme sprigs, for garnish Directions In a pot, bring the water to a rolling boil over high heat. Add the salt, sugar, peppercorns, and habanero. Cover and boil for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature. When the brine is cool, place the pork chops in the brine. Make sure that they are completely submerged. Cover and refrigerate overnight. When you’re ready to cook the pork chops, preheat the grill for at least 10 minutes so it will be hot enough to sear the meat. Pat the pork chops dry with paper towels and grill them until a meat thermometer reads 150 degrees, 4-5 minutes on each side....
Memorial Day Remembrance and BBQ

Memorial Day Remembrance and BBQ

Originally called Decoration Day, from the early tradition of decorating graves with flowers, wreaths and flags, Memorial Day is a day for remembrance of those who have died in service to our country. In an effort, though, to remember the importance of this holiday, people are asked to observe a national moment of remembrance at 3 p.m. and fly flags at half-staff until noon. Then, you can get to another Memorial Day tradition, getting together with family and friends for a barbecue. Memorial Day is one of the three most popular days for grilling out. Here is a recipe that you will make your Memorial BBQ a winner!! Crack Corn (grown in the Glades!!) Ingredients: 6 ears corn, husked 3 tbsp. brown sugar 1 tsp. cayenne pepper kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1/4 c. melted butter Lime wedges, for squeezing Directions: Heat grill to high. Oil grates and add corn. Grill, turning, 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl add brown sugar, cayenne, salt, pepper and butter. Whisk together until combined. Baste corn, while grilling, until totally slathered in crack sauce. Grill until charred and tender, 5 minutes more. Squeeze with lime and...
Mother’s Day – Sunday May 14th

Mother’s Day – Sunday May 14th

The origins of Mother’s Day as celebrated in the United States date back to the 19th century. In the years before the Civil War, Ann Reeves Jarvis of West Virginia helped start “Mothers’ Day Work Clubs” to teach local women how to properly care for their children. Another precursor to Mother’s Day came from the abolitionist and suffragette Julia Ward Howe. In 1870 Howe wrote the “Mother’s Day Proclamation,” a call to action that asked mothers to unite in promoting world peace. The official Mother’s Day holiday arose in the 1900s as a result of the efforts of Anna Jarvis, daughter of Ann Reeves Jarvis. Following her mother’s 1905 death, Anna Jarvis conceived of Mother’s Day as a way of honoring the sacrifices mothers made for their children. As said in a Jewish Proverb; God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made...
April Fools

April Fools

The origins of April Fools’ Day are murky, but the likeliest explanation is that it began as a way to mock French people who were slow to switch to the Gregorian Calendar which changed New Year’s from April 1 to January 1. These folks were labeled “fools” and some were sent on “fools’ errands.” It has become tradition on the first of April to pull jokes of the harmless variety on those near and dear to us. Here is a prank that that is harmless and healthy as well!!     Healthy Lollipops – Get creative in the kitchen and make faux treats from broccoli florets, tissue paper and candy sticks. Offer the lollipops to you your victims and watch their confused...
St Patty’s Day Fun- Friday the 17th – Get Your Green On!!

St Patty’s Day Fun- Friday the 17th – Get Your Green On!!

Every year on March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe observe St. Patrick’s Day. Saint Patrick was a fifth-century Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. After becoming a priest, Patrick’s mission was to minister to Christians and to convert the Irish, then pre-dominantly pagans, to Christianity. He did this for 40 years. Saint Patrick is credited with establishing 300 churches in Ireland and of having converted most of the population to Christianity. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green. What do Shamrocks have to do with St. Patrick’s Day? In order to make the people understand the doctrine of the Trinity—that there are three beings who make up one divine God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—St. Patrick drew an analogy by picking a shamrock and showing that its three leaves were on only one stem. Why do you pinch someone on St Patrick’s Day? St. Patrick’s revelers thought wearing green made one invisible to leprechauns, fairy creatures who would pinch anyone they could see (anyone not wearing green). People began pinching those who didn’t wear green as a reminder that leprechauns would sneak up and pinch green-abstainers. Luck o’ the Leprechaun The St. Patrick’s Day leprechaun is an Irish fairy. He looks like an old man and stands at around two feet tall. Dressed in head-to-toe green, he has a pair of pointy ears and carries a big stick called a shillelagh, which he uses to scare anyone...