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How to have a Missionary 100 Taco Party

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How to have a Missionary 100 Taco Party

People are asking me what a 100 Taco Party is and how to have one.

How this all got started:

I use to drive the missionaries around a lot a couple of summers ago. I always told them that for every gallon of gas I used to drive them around the Lord would send me 10 gallons of gas. Later we had the missionaries living in our home for awhile. Some times we would take them out for burritos and they would tell me that I shouldn’t be buying burritos for them all the time. So I would have to remind them that for every burrito I bought for a missionary, the Lord would send me 10 burritos. This got to be the standing joke between us and the missionaries.

The time came when one of our favorite missionaries was going home and we wanted to have a party for him and the other missionaries. So I was kidding the missionaries and ask them what would happen if we had a party and the missionaries ate 100 tacos. They said “Then the Lord would send Bro. Conley 1000 tacos”. They had finally learned the lesson about giving, and I had a lot of fun imaging what it would really be like to get 1000 tacos from the Lord. So we decided to have the first of our 100 taco party.

At our first party we had about 12 missionaries who easily at over 100 tacos. We left it up to the missionaries to decide exactly what they would count as an official taco and to come up with any prizes they wanted to have. The second party was even more fun. We had 18 missionaries and they ate 183 tacos total.

From the two 100 taco parties we had they averaged about 10 tacos per missionary. Some at more and some ate less. At our first party the winner ate 17 tacos. At our second taco party the winner at 27 tacos. Some missionaries only ate 3 or 4 each.

So to date Bro. Conley has to his credit 283 tacos given to the missionaries. That’s 2830 tacos I might have coming if I behave myself. I am sure these all will be waiting for me at the pearly gates.

The next thing that happened was missionaries from our two parties got transferred and ran into people we knew in other parts of the city. Now we have others asking us how to have a 100 Taco Party. So that’s the story and here is what you need for the party.

The next one I am hearing about is to be for 27 missionaries. If they ate their average of 10 each that would be 270 tacos and would land some lucky couple 2700 tacos. Wow, don’t you wish that could be you!!

Melvin Conley

Below is what we used for 100 tacos or for about 10-12 missionaries.

96 taco shells (2 boxes of 48 each from Sam’s Club)
24 7 inch thin flour tortillas
9 pounds ground beef (Three 3 pound rolls)
Powered taco mix ¼ cup per pound
1 big bottle salsa
3 lbs grated cheese
5 diced tomatoes
1 1/2 head lettuce, shredded
1 pint sour cream
1 can chopped olives
1 diced onion
3 cans refried beans

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List of Senior Discounts – Just ask!

JUST Ask if they have a senior discount – Here are some samples:

The following list appears to have been copied without credit from “braddeals”:
These may or may not apply where you shop and could change or be dropped at any time–

Applebee’s: 15% off with Golden Apple Card (60+)
Arby’s: 10% off (55+)
Ben & Jerry’s: 10% off (60+)
Bennigan’s: discount varies by location
Bob’s Big Boy: discount varies by location (60+)
Boston Market: 10% off (65+)
Burger King: 10% off (60+)
Captain D’s Seafood: discount varies on location (62+)
Carl’s Jr: 10% but you must ask first (thanks Adari)
Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee (55+)
Chili’s: 10% off (55+)
CiCi’s Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Culver’s: 10% off (60+)
Denny’s: 10% off, 20% off for AARP members (55+)
Dunkin’ Donuts: 10% off or free coffee (55+)
Einstein’s Bagels: 10% off baker’s dozen of bagels (60+)
Fuddrucker’s: 10% off any senior platter (55+)
Gatti’s Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Golden Corral: 10% off (60+)
Hardee’s: $0.33 beverages everyday (65+)
IHOP: 10% off (55+)
Jack in the Box: up to 20% off (55+)
KFC: free small drink with any meal (55+)
Krispy Kreme: 10% off (50+)
Long John Silver’s: various discounts at participating locations (55+)
McDonald’s: discounts on coffee everyday (55+)
Mrs. Fields: 10% off at participating locations (60+)
Shoney’s: 10% off
Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60+)
Steak ‘n Shake: 10% off every Monday & Tuesday (50+)
Subway: 10% off (60+)
Sweet Tomatoes 10% off (62+)
Taco Bell: 5% off; free beverages for seniors (65+)
TCBY: 10% off (55+)
Tea Room Cafe: 10% off (50+)
Village Inn: 10% off (60+)
Waffle House: 10% off every Monday (60+)
Wendy’s: 10% off (55+)
White Castle: 10% off (62+)

Retail and Apparel:
Banana Republic: 10% off (50+)
Bealls: 20% off first Tuesday of each month (50+)
Belk’s: 15% off first Tuesday of every month (55+)
Big Lots: 10% off
Bon-Ton Department Stores: 15% off on senior discount days (55+)
C.J. Banks: 10% off every Wednesday (60+)
Clarks: 10% off (62+)
Dress Barn: 10% off (55+)
Goodwill: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Hallmark: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kmart: 20% off (50+)
Kohl’s: 15% off (60+)
Modell’s Sporting Goods: 10% off
Rite Aid: 10% off on Tuesdays & 10% off prescriptions
Ross Stores: 10% off every Tuesday (55+)
The Salvation Army Thrift Stores: up to 50% off (55+)
Stein Mart: 20% off red dot/clearance items first Monday of every month (55+)

Albertson’s: 10% off first Wednesday of each month (55+)
American Discount Stores: 10% off every Monday (50+)
Compare Foods Supermarket: 10% off every Wednesday (60+)
DeCicco Family Markets: 5% off every Wednesday (60+)
Food Lion: 6% off every Monday (60+)
Fry’s Supermarket: free Fry’s VIP Club Membership & 10% off every Monday (55+)
Great Valu Food Store: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
Gristedes Supermarket: 10% off every Tuesday (60+)
Harris Teeter: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
Hy-Vee: 5% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kroger: 10% off (date varies by location)
Morton Williams Supermarket: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
The Plant Shed: 10% off every Tuesday (50+)
PathMark 5% off MONDAYS with circular coupon
Publix: 5% off every Wednesday (55+)
Rogers Marketplace: 5% off every Thursday (60+)
ShopRite (Browns owned in PHL area) 3% off every Weds.
Uncle Guiseppe’s Marketplace: 5% off (62+)

Alaska Airlines: 10% off (65+)
Alamo: up to 25% off for AARP members
American Airlines: various discounts for 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
Amtrak: 15% off (62+)
Avis: up to 25% off for AARP members
Best Western: 10% off (55+)
Budget Rental Cars: 10% off; up to 20% off for AARP members (50+)
Cambria Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Clarion: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Continental Airlines: no initiation fee for Continental Presidents
Club & special fares for select destinations
Dollar Rent-A-Car: 10% off (50+)
Econo-Lodge: 20%-30% off (60+)
Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 5% off for AARP members
Greyhound: 5% off (62+)
Hampton Inns & Suites: 10% off when booked 72 hours in advance
Hertz: up to 25% off for AARP members
Holiday Inn: 10%-30% off depending on location (62+)
Hyatt Hotels: 25%-50% off (62+)
InterContinental Hotels Group: various discounts at all hotels (65+)
Mainstay Suites: 10% off with Mature Traveler’s Discount (50+);20%-30% off (60+)
Marriott Hotels: 15% off (62+)
Motel 6: 10% off (60+)
Myrtle Beach Resort: 10% off (55+)
National Rent-A-Car: up to 30% off for AARP members
Quality Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Roadway Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Sleep Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Southwest Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
Trailways Transportation System: various discounts for ages 50 and up
United Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
U.S. Airways: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)

Activities & Entertainment:
AMC Theaters: up to 30% off (55+)
Bally Total Fitness: up to $100 off memberships (62+)
Busch Gardens Tampa: $3 off one-day tickets (50+)
Carmike Cinemas: 35% off (65+)
Cinemark/Century Theaters: up to 35% off
U.S. National Parks: $10 lifetime pass; 50% off additional services including camping (62+)
Regal Cinemas: 30% off
Ripley’s Believe it or Not: @ off one-day ticket (55+)
SeaWorld Orlando: $3 off one-day tickets (50+)

Cell Phone Discounts:
AT&T: Special Senior Nation 200 Plan $29.99/month (65+)
Jitterbug: $10/month cell phone service (50+)
Verizon Wireless: Verizon Nationwide 65 Plus Plan $29.99/month (65+)

Great Clips: $3 off hair cuts (60+)
Super Cuts: $2 off haircuts (60+)
Since many senior discounts are not advertised to the public, our advice to men and women over 55 is to ALWAYS ask a sales associate if that store provides a senior discount. That way, you can be sure to get the most bang for you buck

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A Surprising Super Food: Popcorn

Wow, Check out this info on popcorn – mel

A Surprising Super Food: Popcorn

Source is Posted July 20th, 2011 by Sarah Cherim

In addition to being a nutritious, delicious, whole grain snack, popcorn is also incredibly inexpensive. It is a low-calorie favorite and because it is so airy, it is a filling snack as well. Dr. Oz even named it a super food! It has always been my favorite food and after you read this, you may fall in love with it, too!

Martha Stewart taught me this amazingly easy tip for preparing plain corn kernels. Put 2 tbsp. of corn into a paper lunch bag and fold down the top once or twice (leaving plenty of room for the kernels to pop). Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Melt a tablespoon of butter in the microwave for 10-20 seconds and pour into the bag, along with a teaspoon of sea salt. Shake well and pour into a bowl, or you can eat it right out of the bag! It should make about 4 cups, which is just under one serving.

Land O Lakes butter spread with olive oil is my all-time favorite on popcorn. I am a big fan of simple products with few ingredients. Land O Lakes butter has only three ingredients: sweet cream, olive oil, and salt. As a bonus, olive oil is loaded with heart-healthy omega 3 fatty acids. Land O Lakes also has a delicious cinnamon sugar variety.

The amazing thing about this trick: you know EXACTLY what’s in the bag. No need to worry about trans fat, artificial colors, or partially hydrogenated oil. Also, you can season your popcorn with whatever you’d like: garlic powder and dried basil, or cayenne powder and cumin. If you have a sweet tooth, try using the cinnamon butter or brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice.

This tip is ideal if you’re trying to eat healthy on a budget. You can get a 2 pound bag of kernels for just a dollar and that dollar will make 36 bags of popcorn! Compare that to store bought popcorn- twice the price, half the popcorn! No need to purchase a pricey and bulky air popper and the paper bags are a dime-a-dozen. This makes me wonder, why do movie theaters charge so much for a small bag of this amazingly inexpensive super food?

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Why I have affiliate ads?

Some of you have noticed I have a page with recommendations and links. These links go to affiliate sites that give me a commission if you buy something there. Wow, meljr is trying to make a buck off of his friends! Yes I would, but I’m not all crazy for any affiliates. Any one I have used or know is good. So it’s not just for the money. Although I do appreciate the money and give a big thanks for that.

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meljr swimming at Meyers Pool

Help I’m drowning. So on June 6th I bought an annual pass to the Meyers Pool in Arvada. For seniors the pass is $120 a year. I swim/walk about 50 or so laps a day for 3 to 5 days a week. Doc says if I lose 40 pounds my type 2 will go away. Away! Away! Away.

They told me to just keep between the lines (in the parking lot that is).

Final report and updates between now and June 6, 2011.


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Just found deal search engine – get $15??

This is strange. I just found a website called and got to looking arround and found an entry about getting $15 on a law suit with kelloggs cereal. Looked strange so I tried it. We qualified because we bought rice krispies in the correct dates. This is the reference:

Get $15 from Law Suit.

We’ll see what get???