Tuesday, November 11, 2014

“Hershey's White Chip Brownies” To Say "Thank You" For "Veterans Day"

“Our debit to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid, they have earned our undying gratitude…America will never forget their sacrifices.” President Harry S. Truman 

Welcome to “Wordless Tuesday!” Today is "Veterans Day," November 11th. A Big “Thank You” to all of our Veterans! To honor our past and current military a lot of stores and restaurants are offering free meals and special discounts. Please note: to participate in these “Freebies” proof of military service, (current or retired) is usually required. Below is a list of meals and special discounts that may be in your area. 

List of restaurants and special deals:

APPLEBEE’S: FREE meal on November 11th for Veterans and Active Duty Military!

BOB EVANS: FREE All You Can Eat Hotcakes on November 11th for Veterans and Active Duty Military!

CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN: FREE meal on November 11th for Veterans and Active Duty Military!

CHUCK E CHEESE: 20 FREE tokens for Military Families November 9-15!

DENNY’S: FREE Build Your Own Grand Slam from 5 am – Noon on November 11th for Veterans and Active Duty Military!

FAMOUS DAVES: FREE One-Meat BBQ Salute on November 11th from 11 am-4:40 pm only!

GOLDEN CORRAL: FREE meal on November 17th (note this is on the 17th, not the 11th!)

GREAT CLIPS: FREE haircut on November 11th for active, inactive and retired military! If you can’t get the cut that day, you can get a voucher to come back before December 31st!

KRISPY KREME: FREE doughnut and small coffee on Novmeber 11th for Veterans and Active Duty Military!

LONESTAR STEAKHOUSE: FREE lunch on November 11th from 11 am – 2 pm for Veterans and Active Duty Military!

OLIVE GARDEN: FREE meal on November 11th for Veterans & Active Duty Military!

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE: FREE Bloomin’ Onion and a drink on November 11th for all Veterans and Active Duty Military!

PANERA BREAD: FREE You Pick Two Meals on November 11th for Veterans and Active Duty Military!

PUBLIX: 10% off entire purchase for all Veterans and Military Personnel!

NATIONAL PARKS: FREE park admission at over 100 participating parks on November 11th!

RED ROBIN: FREE Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries on November 11th for Veterans and Active Duty Military!

SMOKEY BONES: FREE meal on November 11th for Veterans and Active Duty Military!

STARBUCKS: FREE Tall 12-ounce brewed coffee on November 11th for Veterans, Active Duty Service members, AND their spouses!

TEXAS ROADHOUSE: FREE meal on November 11th for Veterans and Active Duty Military!

TGI FRIDAYS: FREE lunch on November 11th from 11 am – 2 pm for Veterans and Active Duty Military!

(Thank you to: hip2save for the list of “Freebies”)

*****Remember if you see a military man or women in your travels, please say, “Thank You” for their service…..

What can be more “American” than an irresistible and tempting Brownie? My recipe today is “Hershey's White Chip Brownies.” These rich, chunky, chewy brownies are a true classic from Hershey’s Kitchens and a timeless chocolate lover’s dream. Beautiful to look at and even better to eat!

Hershey's White Chip Brownies”

Makes: 24-28 brownies (depending on the size)

4 Eggs
1-1/4 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter; melted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup Hershey’s Cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups (12 oz. pkg.) Hershey’s White Chocolate Chips

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Beat eggs in large bowl until foamy; gradually beat in sugar. Blend in butter and vanilla extract. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; add to egg mixture, blending thoroughly. Stir in white chips. Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into squares or bars. Enjoy!!!

Till Next Time………………………………...............................

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  1. What an exciting program for all the Veterans in the US! They certainly deserve it after all their sacrifices!
    I love your brownies with white chocolate chips. I have always loved white chocolate it kind of melts in your mouth.. it is creamier than dark chocolate.
    I hope you are having a good week. We are having lots of rain with more to come! But it is November after all.
    Ciao! Bacioni.

    1. Ciao Bella signora Alida,
      Thank you for visiting and your comment. There are so many wonderful and helpful programs for out Veterans and these places are so caring to share their good fortune with our military on this Veterans Day! I agree dear friend that these men and women deserve some love and caring for their sacrifices. White chocolate is really yummy, I like it as well, very creamy. Another true classic of chocolate brownies, Hersey's is the best. Sometimes I even use nuts in mine. It adds to the texture and flavor. We have been having rain as well, and the temps are very warm here. Very strange for this time of the year..But now the weathermen are saying that by the weekend the temps are going to get very cold. Have a good rest of the week,
      Dottie :) x

  2. Dear Dottie, It is so nice that our veterans are being remembered and offered a "thank you" this way. It is a small gesture for such sacrifice.
    The brownies are beautiful and I am sure very delicious. They are an American classic. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

    1. Dear Catherine,
      I love this list of so many people taking the time to just say, "Thank You". It may be a cup of coffee or a free pancake, but it shows how much we care about the men and women who make this sacrifice every day for our "Freedom." You are correct Catherine, the brownies are a true classic and I know the troops would love them. Thanks for your comment and your visit. Have a blessed rest of the week!
      Dottie :)

  3. What a terrific tribute! You done good with this. And wonderful brownies, too -- they look incredible. Thanks.

    1. Hi John,
      Thank you so very much for your nice comment! Yes, the brownies are incredible and a true classic from Hershey's Hope that you have a good rest of the week.
      Dottie :)

  4. GREAT post, Dottie! There were so many parades yesterday in our neck of the woods. Marion and I only had a chance to watch one but it was glorious! and of course arounf here Hershey's is IT! Nice brownies, love the white chips!

    Thanks for sharing, Dottie...

    1. Good evening Louise, Thanks for visiting and your comment! I know we had many parades as well in our area. It was nice that you and Marion got to see one of them...It is so important that we thank the veterans and honor them for their service. Oh yes, Louise, Hersey's is number one here as well! Like white chips too, they seem to have a different texture and flavor than the chocolate ones, even though they are chocolate too! Have a blessed next few days of the week! Stay warm heard it is going to be really cold! Dottie :)

  5. I loved seeing the list of all the companies and restaurants that respect and are giving back to our vets!! Fantastic of you to share the info, too! I really would shop more and go to restaurants that stand behind our vets! Thank you for posting this information and list!

    The brownies look very nice! Do you have a Trader Joe's near you? If you do, check out their regular and white chocolate chips...I think you'll be in for a wonderful surprise!! :)

    1. Hi Christina, Thanks for your comment..I thought this may be another way to go by posting these lists. Everyone knows about Veterans Day. I didn't want to be redundant, so I went with the lists of freebies that the Vets could enjoy! I am glad that you liked the list. There were probably more in every ones neighborhood, but I couldn't list everyone.
      As to your question, I do have a Trader Joe's not far from me. I do shop there once in a while. Now I will have to go and try their chocolate and white chips. Must be yummy, if you are recommending them. Thanks for the tip. Hope that you have a good weekend...Dottie :)