It’s just about Labor Day weekend which means there is still time to get a few more grilling recipes in before the fall weather takes over. Great Plains Communications has found some of our favorite recipes to enjoy this long weekend from our cable channel, Food Network.
Grilled Chicken and Avocado Pesto
Liven up grilled chicken (or grilled chicken skewers) with this flavor-packed pesto. By adding the avocado, it adds a smooth and luxurious texture to the herb and nutty flavors of traditional pesto.
Grilled Sheet Pan Paella
Think past the usual grilled steak and chicken menu with this unique grilled paella. It is completely customizable, so if you don’t like mussels – add chunks of chicken breast or even go completely vegetarian. Just make sure all proteins are cooked to appropriate temperature before serving.
Ree’s Picnic Pasta Salad
Headed to a Labor Day party? Take this easy pasta salad that is sure to please not only the adults at the event, but the kids as well. Who doesn’t love chunks of cheese and bacon mixed throughout their pasta?
Giada’s Italian Panzanella Salad
Take the grilling indoors with this recipe by Giada De Laurentiis. The grilled bread and artichokes add great texture to the freshness of the tomatoes and basil. You get the familiar grill flavor but in a light and refreshing dish.
We are excited to announce the kickoff to the new Great Plains Communications cable Sports Tier, and Sports Tier Plus bringing you even more options to catch all the action! From football to fishing, experience every touchdown, home run, big catch and outdoor adventure with the addition of the following channels:
World Fishing Network
Sports Tier Plus
All of the above +
Fox Sports 2
Football season is upon us, so make sure you don’t miss a minute of it. The NFL RedZone whips around every NFL game on Sunday afternoons delivering the touchdowns and most exciting moments live and in high definition. Looking for entertainment to parallel your passion for horses and all things equestrian? RIDE TV is a 24-hour, HD delivered television network dedicated to showcasing equestrian sports, culture and lifestyle.
So, get in the game! Call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483 to learn more and sign up for the Great Plains Communications Cable Television Sports Tier and Sports Tier Plus.
It is officially August and that means the school year is just around the corner. With the school year comes new routines and lots of planning: new clothes, checklist of supplies you need to get, and lunches and snacks to prepare. Great Plains Communications has looked to our cable channel, Food Network for some of our favorite school time recipes the kids will love.
Jeff’s French Toast in a Mug
French toast isn’t really considered a portable breakfast, but with this recipe combines the comforting flavors of cinnamon French toast with the ease of breakfast from the microwave. By using disposable cups, this could be a carpool breakfast with no mess.
3 Locker-Friendly Foods for School
It can be tough to think of meals or snacks that can successfully sit in a locker for the morning hours and still taste as intended when lunch rolls around. These tips are full of techniques you may have not thought about – like putting your condiments between the meat and cheese instead of on the bread of the sandwich!
Ree’s Schoolday Chicken and Noodles
Ree Drummond or better known as The Pioneer Woman, homeschools her children, which means she is cooking their lunch meals. This is a comforting classic of chicken noodles that could also be a good weeknight meal as fall weather approaches.
Rachael’s Frozen Grape Slushies
Kids are often hungry as they come through the front door after school and it can be hard to think of not only fast but healthy snacks. These grape slushies are just two ingredients but will still feel like a treat as the kids slurp down the refreshing and healthy snack.
Discovery Channel’s Shark Week starts this Sunday, July 22. It’s the 30th anniversary, so you know they are doing it up big with some of their most adrenaline pumping shows yet and familiar faces you won’t want to miss.
Throughout the week, you can expect shows such as:
Sunday, July 22
7 p.m. CT, Bear vs. Shark – No, this isn’t a race between a bear and a shark. It’s Bear Grylls and he is taking on the ocean’s most powerful predator.
8 p.m. CT, Shaq Does Shark Week – Basketball legend, Shaquille O’Neal may be big, but he has one main fear: SHARKS. To help him out, comedian, Rob Riggle will join to help him work through that fear.
9 p.m. CT, Ronda Rousey Uncaged – Ronda Rousey is going head-to-head with a different kind of competitor as she takes on a mako shark.
Monday, July 23
7 p.m. CT, Monster Tag – More athletes join in the fun as Aaron Rodgers, Lindsey Vonn and Rob Gronkowski look into wildlife tags with scientists, learning about all the information the tags can provide.
Tuesday, July 24
7 p.m. CT, Guy Fieri’s Feeding Frenzy – From Food Network to the Bahamas, celebrity chef, Guy Fieri and his son learn about the local cuisine for humans and sharks.
For the full listing of exciting Shark Week programming, check out the Discovery Channel website. If you are not currently a Great Plains Communications cable customer and would like to learn about the services we provide in your area, call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483.
Help us in congratulating our two Virtual Summer Giveaway winners, Cindy Frey of Stapleton, NE and Carrie Langer of Dodge, NE! Each were randomly selected after commenting on our Virtual Summer Facebook post, answering the question: “If I could go anywhere in the world this summer, I would take a virtual trip to _____.” Cindy commented that she would visit, “My daughter/son-in-law’s new home in Kentucky” and Carrie commented that she would take a virtual trip to Ireland. They both have won a DESTEK V4 Virtual Reality Headset with 103 degree field of view and capability with both iOS and Android phones.
The giveaway is part of our Virtual Summer promotion that is available through July 20! By using the code “Virtual Summer” on our website or when you call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483, you will receive FREE installation on any new service including high speed-Internet, Cable TV or phone service. The social giveaway might be over, but there are still a few more days to take advantage of this great deal!
Once again, help us in congratulating Cindy and Carrie!
The HBO® and Cinemax® free preview begins tomorrow! Are you ready for all the action and drama? You will have access to chart-topping movies such as The Great Wall, Blade Runner 2049 and John Wick: Chapter 2. Not to mention HBO original shows such as Vice and the premiere of Sharp Objects. The free preview will run Friday, July 6 through Monday, July 9.
The preview is a feature available to Great Plains Communications cable customers. If you are not currently taking advantage of our cable service but would like to learn more about the packages we offer in your area, please call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483 and one of our representatives would be happy to assist you.
Are you scrambling to think of a recipe to bring to the barbecue this holiday? Impress all the guests with these simple and festive dessert recipes we found from our cable channel, Food Network.
Red, White and Blue Cherry Pies
Keep it easy with a boxed pie crust or splurge and get the pre-made stuff from the store. Either way, this recipe will be done in no time and your friends will love the freshness of the berries mixing with the flakiness of the crust. Plus, if you omit the ice cream, these delicious gems become portable – perfect for a party.
Summer Berry Baked Alaska
Again, use those berries while they are in season but this time for a frosty treat like Baked Alaska. Help everyone cool down from the summer heat with the light flavors of raspberries and blackberries topped with the show stopping outer meringue shell.
Red, White and Blue Swirled Cheesecake
A swirl design is always a fun way to jazz up a basic dessert such as cheesecake and the patriotic red and blue will be beautiful mixed against the white of the simple batter.
If you are not currently a Great Plains Communications cable customer but would like to learn about the services we provide in your area, please call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483 and one of our representatives would be happy to assist you. We would like to wish everyone a safe and wonderful Fourth of July!
It’s almost time! The HBO® and Cinemax® free preview will be here before we know it, starting Friday, July 6 through Monday, July 9. Hours of must-see movies like Justice League and IT, plus some of the addictive shows. During the preview, don’t miss the premiere of the new HBO short series, Sharp Objects starring Amy Adams. Based on a book by the author of Gone Girl and from the director of Big Little Lies, this new 8-part series looks to be full of drama and suspense. You can find the trailer along with other upcoming premieres below:
Sharp Objects – HBO: July 8, 2018
Castle Rock – Hulu: July 25, 2018
Making It – NBC: July 31, 2018
The Innocents – Netflix: August 24
You must be a Great Plains Communications cable customer to receive the HBO and Cinemax free preview. If you would like to sign up or learn about what services we offer in your area, please call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483.
It is officially the first day of summer! While you are busy enjoying the beautiful weather, or taking trips with family, don’t think you have to miss out on your favorite shows. Catch them all on your wireless devices with WatchTVEverywhere from Great Plains Communications. If you are a cable customer of ours and have access to an Internet connection, you can view Food Network, HGTV, ESPN and much more through your Roku, laptop, tablet, mobile phone and more.
The first step to getting your WatchTVEverywhere account is to register. You will need to go to www.watchtveverywhere.com and do the following:
Select Great Plains Communications from the list of TV providers in the drop-down menu and click on Submit
Click on “Register”
You will need two pieces of information to register: your account number and the correct spelling of the last name on the account.
You will then be asked to:
Provide a valid email address. This will be your user name.
Provide a password
Select a password reset question
Supply the answer to the password reset question
Click on Register
Check the email address you just provided. You will find an email message with your WatchTVEverywhere activation link. Click on the link to complete the registration process
You are done and can begin to enjoy your favorite channels!
If you have any questions regarding your Great Plains Communications cable service or accessing WatchTVEverywhere, please call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483.
Stuck at work this summer? Dreaming of that beach vacation that won’t seem to plan itself? Great Plains Communications is taking a virtual summer trip and we are inviting you along. Enjoy our online promotion of FREE Installation on ANY (high-speed Internet, cable television, phone) new service through July 20, 2018.
Take a trip with us this summer and watch for a chance to win your own virtual reality headset through our social media sites later this month!
For more information on what services we provide in your area, call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483 and don’t forget to include the code “Virtual Summer” to receive FREE installation.