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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Edible Sea Glass and Sand Pudding — A Fun Summer Dessert Recipe


Trying to think of a simple, delicious and fun summer dessert? We have a couple of really tasty recipes that we tried out. Not only were they a success with our employees, but they also came out really cute. Read on for easy instructions and photos.

Sand Pudding


We found this delicious recipe on fromabcstoacts.com


1st Make the Pudding


You will need:

6 cups of Milk (we used 2%)
2 Jello Instant Vanilla Pudding Mixes
1 tub Cool Whip
A large bowl
A wire whisk



Follow the directions on the Jello Pudding mix to make your vanilla pudding.
Let the pudding set in the refrigerator (5-10 minutes).
Fold in the tub of Cool Whip.
Keep cool.





 

2nd Make the "Sand"


You will need:

1 box of Nice! vanilla wafer cookies
4 Oreo cookies
A food processor


Place cookies in food processor (save a few whole vanilla wafers for an additional decoration), and Chop and Grind until you get a sandy consistency. For lighter sand don't use as many Oreos.







Set aside crumbs.

Edible Sea Glass


We found this delicious recipe on makelifelovely.com

3rd Make Edible Sea Glass


You will need:

2 cups sugar
1 cup water
1/2 cup light Karo syrup
1 teaspoon Mint extract
Blue and Green Food coloring (we used 6 drops blue and 3 drops green)
Powdered sugar
Pam spray
1 pot
1 wooden spoon
1 candy thermometer
1 cookie sheet

Spray cookie sheet with light coating of Pam.
Mix together sugar, water and Karo syrup over medium heat.




Continue Stirring and bring to a boil. Temperature must reach 300° F or it will not harden properly. This is called Hard Crack Stage. This took us about 45 minutes.










When 300° F is reached remove from heat.
Continue stirring for 2 minutes while adding in food dye and mint extract.
Be careful not to inhale the fumes.
Mix thoroughly.
Pour hot candy mixture onto cookie sheet, and let cool for about 1 hour.
Once hardened gently crack into sea glass size pieces.
Coat all pieces with powdered sugar.




 Rub powdered sugar into the 'sea glass'. Be careful edges are sharp! Use a wash cloth to smooth edges a little, and wipe away excess powdered sugar.




Set Aside.

4th Paint Cookies

You will need:

A small paintbrush
Food dye
Whole vanilla wafers



Paint a logo, initials, emojis — anything you would like to enhance your sand pudding.







 

5th Create Umbrellas (optional)


You will need:

An umbrella template
Colored paper
Scissors
Straws or toothpicks
A glue stick

Cut template from colored paper. Glue ends together. Mount onto straw (or toothpick).


6th Assemble Dessert

You will need:

Cute glass cups
Finished pudding
Finished "sand"
Finished "sea glass"
Finished painted cookies
Finished umbrellas (optional)
Spoons

Layer pudding and "sand" into clear glass cups (top layer should be sand).
Place a few peices of "sea glass" on the "sand"
Add a painted cookie
Place an umbrella (optional)

Repeat. Serve. Enjoy.


For more summer dessert inspiration check out our Summer Sweet Tooth Pinterest board. We hope you enjoy these delicious little summer treats! For more information about Sub Sea Systems please visit our website.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

What is Clear Lounge?



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Visit www.clear-lounge.com for more information. Call (530) 626-0100 for business opportunities. Share your #ClearLounge photos with us in the comments below.

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Friday, July 17, 2015

A Kid in an Aquarium


An 8 year old shares her Clear Lounge experience.

Written by Katie Scarlett Murphy.



A while ago I did Clear Lounge. I was scared at first, but then, after a few seconds, I was having fun! They have a lot of things to play with: the bubble guns, the sign thingys and Jenga. Daddy came in first. Me and Daddy played some games and shot bubbles.



Then Daddy got out and Mommy came in. I played more games and shot bubbles. Then I shot bubbles at Mom, and she shot some back at me. Then I got a prop for pictures. I chose the lips.

After we took pictures I put my hand up against the glass and Finn (my little brother) did the same thing, but on the opposite side.



Finn told me he wishes he could do Clear Lounge, but he is too little.



Clear Lounge felt weird, but it also felt kinda cool. I felt like I was a mermaid! I loved it! I had a ton of fun! It was awesome! I had a blast!

To learn more about Clear Lounge visit www.clear-lounge.com
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Monday, July 13, 2015

Silly Diving Jokes Part 3


Everyone needs a little smile.

Beware of Dogfish



Dive Bars are the best! #DiveBar




Sea TREK — Bringing couples together since 1999




#PredatorProblems




Larry blew it




#RayCharles




Seahorse racing




Australian Grouper





Please Like, Share, Comment and... don't forget to laugh! To learn more about our products please visit www.sea-trek.com, www.clear-lounge.com and www.subseasystems.com


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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

5 Safety Tips for the 4th of July




It is almost time to break out the barbeque, cut up the watermelon, and light some fireworks in celebration of the United States of America’s independence day. Every year people celebrate the patriotic holiday in their own way, many following their own timeless family traditions. From Rodeos and extravagant firework shows to camping, BBQing and/or lighting Safe & Sane fireworks, the 4th of July is celebrated in many ways.

Sub Sea Systems proudly manufactures all of our products in America. As we gear up to celebrate the USA, we would like to share some safety tips to keep your 4th of July a safe and fun event.

Safety Tip #1

Water Safety



Because the 4th of July falls in the summer many celebrations are planned around the water. Camping at the lake, bonfires at the beach, or boating on the river are all summer pastimes that make for perfect get-togethers. It is important to be vigilant in following water safety guidelines. Keep an eye on children. Wear life jackets. Know your location; is there a lifeguard on duty? Does someone know CPR? If you are going boating do you know proper boat safety guidelines? Make sure that your holiday in the water is unforgettable because it is fun.

Safety Tip #2

Alcohol Safety



Many 4th of July parties will be serving alcoholic beverages. From patriotic themed cocktails to American beer, adults 21 and over will be having a sip or two. It is important that you designate a sober driver if you must travel. Also be sure to keep hydrated. It is hot outside, and alcohol dehydrates you. It is a good idea to drink a large glass of water between every serving of alcohol. Look here for serving sizes. Also, because drinking can impair abilities, it is important to make sure someone who is well within the limits manages firework detonation and supervises children.

Safety Tip #3

Fire Safety



You have probably noticed colorful firework stands popping up all around your neighborhood. These stands offer many non-profit organizations an opportunity to raise money. They also provide access to “Safe and Sane” fireworks — legal fireworks that do not explode or shoot into the air. These types of fireworks are only legal in certain cities. Be sure you know the laws for your area before using these fireworks. In addition make sure you set the fireworks off in a place that is well away from structures, fuel and any sort of kindling. It is a good idea to use a barbeque lighter to light fireworks and to keep a safe distance while the fireworks are going off. Additionally, it is important to have a hose nearby to put out any small fires that may occur. Make sure children are supervised at all times. Walking barefoot, holding a sparkler, or sitting too close to fireworks can potentially cause harm to little ones. If any burns occur here are some guidelines you can follow. Lastly, after every firework has gone off and it is clean up time, make sure that the embers are completely out. Collect the burnt devices and place them in a metal bucket of water. You would be surprised how long embers can last. If you do notice a fire that is too big to handle — call 911.

Safety Tip #4

Grill Safety



Most people will be firing up the ‘Que for a 4th of July feast. Hamburgers, hotdogs, potato salad, baked beans, and fresh berry desserts will fill patriotic printed paper plates as families prepare to watch a firework show. Food and grill safety is necessary to make sure your family has a wonderful, incident free, 4th of July. Someone should always monitor the grill. Whether gas or charcoal, know the safety guidelines for your barbeque. Use the proper grilling utensils and make sure that children, pets, and adults stay away from the hot metal. Also NEVER use a barbeque in an enclosed area (like a tent) or too close to a building. Food safety is important as well. Be sure to wash hands often, and thoroughly cook all meat. Don’t leave food out in the heat too long. Make sure to keep food covered and refrigerate leftovers.

Safety Tip #5

Sun Safety



Usually the 4th of July is an all day occasion. Friends and families gather to cook, bake, gossip, catch up, and prepare for the days events. Cousins play in the water, Aunts set up decorations, Dads prepare the grill, Grandpas buy the fireworks, and everyone soaks up the sun. Whether you are at the beach or in your front yard you will need to protect your skin. Kids and adults should wear sunscreen and hats and seek shade. The heat can get to you. It is important to drink plenty of fluids. As the sun goes down and the firework display approaches it is also a good idea to use insect repellant. Mosquito bites are itchy and annoying, but mosquitos can also carry some nasty viruses. Keep yourself and your kids coated in an insect repellant. Be sure to follow the instructions properly. Try to wake up Sunday morning with unburnt and unbitten skin.



Whether you are out on a FunCat watching fireworks from the water or sitting on a picnic blanket watching Safe and Sane fireworks in your neighborhood, Sub Sea Systems wishes you a Happy (and safe) 4th of July!

*Sub Sea Systems offers these tips to help you plan a safe 4th of July event. They are just suggestions. In no way do they offer any sort of guarantee.

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