Into The Great Wide Open Err NHL Pause…

Honestly, we may not know when the NHL will come back or IF it comes back this season. The NHL has asked the 31 teams to keep dates available for games until late August. It seems hard to believe a couple of weeks have passed since the 2019-20 season went on hiatus. No one can believe what has happened as far as the coronavirus (COVID-19). The amount of death and destruction from this virus is frightening.

This pause gives time to reflect and look out for other ideas and concepts. Hockey players and fitness junkies alike run on a different engine than most. When one adds writing into the mix, other avenues keep on opening.

So, there are some things we plan on doing with “The Hockey Program” as this pause in the sports world continues. The sky is truly the limit. Yes, there will be some hockey in each article but topics like food, exercise for the athlete, and much more will be discussed. It is an open forum now in every way — a program if you will.

First, a little about necklaces…

Occasionally, there will be some things that catch our eye like get name necklace. This site features all sorts of items including get photo necklace. Also, there are keepsakes like this for a pet. There will be spotlights on food, nutrition, and so much more.

However, let’s take a look at what Get NameNecklace has to offer. They display personalized jewelry at reasonable prices. Furthermore, you can get at least 50% off and in some cases more on some items. A lot more is offered besides necklaces. Other jewelry includes charms, rings, bracelets, earrings, and more. Shopping even sorted by occasion and who the item or items are for. They even offer free shipping if one spends $150 or more.

Most standard places do not focus specifically on gifts for couples but Get NameNecklace does. It is refreshing to see. These days of uncertainty are where people often look for something that catches their eye. This site has quite a few of those items.

Surprisingly, there are rings. From promise rings to birthstone rings to even photo rings, there is probably something for everyone. The engraved heart-shaped wedding ring adds a nice touch for newlyweds. Furthermore, photo engraved disc rings capture moments in time with artistic precision. Even men’s rings are carried and that is a tough one sometimes. From dad rings to simple rings to a personalized skill ring that is unique, to say the least.

Then, there are necklaces which the website is well known for. Eleven different types of necklaces are available. Do you want a photo necklace? They have it. Would you like a family necklace? They have that too. Did you forget something for your mom? Oh, the site has that covered as well.

One of the other things that stuck out was the birthstone necklaces. There is even a grandmother and granddaughter love necklace. Not many places have offerings like this, period. It is what makes Get NameNecklace unique. There are even pet photo necklaces too for those four-legged creatures that capture our hearts. These include any pet occasion and they can typically take any photo and personalize it to your specifications. Get NameNecklace offers a little something for everyone.

But wait, there is more.

A little about me, hockey, and yes the food and more…

Anyone who knows me even a little understands my love of hockey is only exceeded by my love of food and life. This is only the beginning. There will be some recipes for the athlete, tips for training, and what I do on a typical day even. Most people do not work out quite as I do. It is not ordinary. Sometimes you may see something like a random recipe for baked macaroni and cheese.

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One can cram a lot of different cheeses into a macaroni and cheese recipe. So, here is what we did.

So, we took one box of macaroni, boiled in salted water for 6-7 minutes and set aside in a strainer. After that, we made an old-fashioned roux (flour, salt, butter, with a touch of cream). After some serious mixing, four cups of milk was poured into the pot. Another tablespoon of flour was added along with a few pinches of kosher salt, garlic salt, and onion salt. Then we slowly cut up an eight-ounce stick of extra sharp yellow cheese. The key is not to achieve perfection but to cut it into crumble sized pieces so that they would melt to start a cheese sauce.

After that, some shredded Monterey Jack and white cheddar cheese were added along with a few slices of provolone cheese. The other vital thing is to keep the heat low to a hair above low. Do not overheat the cheese sauce. Keep gradually stirring and add flour as needed to ensure thickness. If it is done right, little or no additional flour is necessary. Now, hopefully, a little water remains in the strainer where the macaroni has been sitting.

This is important.

Take the cheese sauce and add a little more salt, garlic salt, and onion salt. After this, pour the macaroni into the Ninja Foodi then the cheese sauce. Spoon out as much excess cheese sauce with a spatula if necessary. Stir very well. Finally, melt a third of a stick of butter and pour it into the pot. Sprinkle some bread crumbs over the top and then crisp it at 400 degrees for 5-6 minutes and 360 for a few minutes more. When it is crispy enough, one will hear the sizzle.

This recipe serves at least 6-8 people.

Also, one can dice up some bacon and substitute it for bread crumbs. Also, one can exchange sour cream for heavy cream. Season as appropriate and enjoy!

About Chris Wassel

Simply I am a hockey writer who is a jack of all trades. Whether it is draft, fantasy, NHL, KHL, AHL, etc...I probably can write about it. The challenge in hockey is to be able to step out of your comfort zone and write like you are still there. Hopefully you enjoy the humor in the writing on the site and tell your friends. Thanks for reading!

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