Holiday on the brain

Holiday on the brain

Eric’s brother’s oven stopped working before Thanksgiving, however, his found a portable turkey roaster in a closet. Destiny was nervous to tell her boyfriend’s family she didn’t want to be with them on Thanksgiving. Turns out they were relieved. Clare’s family is on Thanksgiving break and she accidentally woke them all up while making breakfast this morning.

Christmas is the season of giving and perhaps Christmas 2020 will cause parents to feel a little more pressure to make this holiday season magical. Mom Cassie finds herself at a gift-giving crossroads. Her daughter is asking for a karaoke machine for Christmas, but is that something that Cassie really wants in her home when everyone is at home working and going to school virtually? That this week’s ‘Momtroversy.’

So, how was your drive in?

So, how was your drive in?

It’s getting to be that time of year where the first sentence that comes out of your coworker’s mouth is “so how was your drive in?”

Clare has some concern because somebody was complaining this morning that they couldn’t find pepperoni due to the pandemic, which is her favorite pizza topping. Destiny hates the snow; not because it’s cold but because her dogs love making a mess in it. Eric’s oven stopped working right before Thanksgiving.

The Morning Scramble is ready to put their taste buds to the test again this week for ‘Taste It Tuesday.’ Lots of families have their favorite Thanksgiving side dish. The Scramble tries scalloped corn and listener Peggy’s…giblet gravy!

The ‘Dancing with the Stars’ finale was last night and we’ll find out who won our Fantasy Ballroom competition between Clare and Eric.

Not So Happy Destiny Happy Joe’s

Not So Happy Destiny Happy Joe’s

Destiny and her boyfriend decided to go all out this Thanksgiving and will be making a huge Thanksgiving feast for just the two of them. Now they’re thinking this might be a disaster with only one oven and will have to order some Happy Joe’s pizza instead. Eric thinks getting his parents a Netflix subscription could be a great Christmas present. However, it’d be a present that comes with a lot of questions for Eric to have to deal with. Clare had to get a new coffee pot and is drinking coffee that’s a lot stronger than she’s used to.

The ‘New Pi Side Dish Showdown’ continues play into the ‘Tasty 2’ on The Morning Scramble! Mashed Potatoes with Gravy takes on Green Bean Casserole for the championship.

‘Dancing with the Stars’ is back tonight and it’s the finals! That means the Morning Scramble will be able to crown a champion of their Fantasy Ballroom Competition! Team Destiny has been completely eliminated, so it’s on between Eric and Clare. We’ll see how they’re feeling about their remaining team members this episode.

Thanksgiving Side Dish Showdown

Thanksgiving Side Dish Showdown

The ‘New Pi Side Dish Showdown’ continues play into the ‘Finger Lickin’ 4’ on The Morning Scramble! Mashed Potatoes with Gravy takes on Sweet Potatoes with marshmallows. Then, newcomer Mac ‘n Cheese faces the classic Green Bean Casserole.

The Morning Scramble is painting your Friday black and gold with their ‘Gameday Garage Tailgate.’ Destiny takes Eric on in a cheer-off. Laura VandeBerg gives us an inside look at Hawkeye Football.

The weekend is almost here! The Morning Scramble suggests some fun, safe activities they’re looking forward to this weekend.

You Gonna Get Ate 8

You Gonna Get Ate 8

Thanksgiving is coming up. It’s THE food holiday, but of all of the traditional Thanksgiving food side dishes, which one is your favorite? The Morning Scramble is ready to find out! The “New Pi Side Dish Showdown” action begins this episode. The “You Gonna Get Ate 8” features these match-ups:
> Red Jell-O Salad vs. Sweet Potatoes
> Dinner Roll and Butter vs. Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
> Mac and Cheese vs. Corn
> Green Bean Casserole vs. Stuffing

On Thursday mornings the Morning Scramble loves to spread “Good Vibrations.” Stories about people coming together and doing some good that will put a smile on your face as you inch closer to your weekend.

No go on the beard

No go on the beard

Eric is upset he didn’t make the finals of the most talented beard competition. Destiny convinced her boyfriend to let her drive his car. Clare has been seeing those barn board decorations outside of people’s homes and feels the need to have one, but can’t come up with a word that will be different from everyone else’s.

Kids say the darndest, cutest things sometimes, but do you correct them when they use the wrong word? That this week’s ‘Momtroversy.’

Thanksgiving is all about the food, but which side dish is the greatest of all time? The Morning Scramble will figure that out with the ‘New Pi Side Dish Showdown!’ Each Thanksgiving side dish will go head-to-head to see which side dish is the best. Get ready to vote and cheer on your favorite Thanksgiving side dishes.

Think you have what it takes to beat Clare at her own game: Z’s Sleaze? Well, we bet you ‘Can’t Beat Clare!’ $300 is on the line. We’ll see if someone can correctly answer 10 pop culture questions in 60 seconds.

The most disgusting sound in the world

The most disgusting sound in the world

The Morning Scramble is ready to put their taste buds to the test again this week for ‘Taste It Tuesday.’ The team is getting ready for Thanksgiving—a holiday all about food. Lots of families have their favorite cold salad on the side and many of them, for whatever reason, contain jello. The Scramble tries 3 jello-based family favorites this episode.

‘Dancing with the Stars’ was back on last night, bringing the heat with the Semi-Final round and a double elimination! The Morning Scramble shares who still remains on their Fantasy Ballroom Teams.

Kids say the darndest, cutest things sometimes, but do you correct them when they use the wrong word? That this week’s ‘Momtroversy.’

Dogs on the mind

Dogs on the mind

Eric was invited to a dog secret Santa exchange, but feels iffy about participating. Clare’s dog is started to show old dog habits and rude behavior.

Hopefully your weekend was full of fun and relaxation! The Morning Scramble will share how they found some safe, socially distant fun over the weekend.

New movie starring Vince Vaughn, “Freaky” hit theatres this weekend, but there was plenty to stream at home too! The Morning Scramble will take a look back at the box office and share what they streamed.

The Morning Scramble needs your help to come up with some crazy foods for us to try for ‘Taste It Tuesday.’ Thanksgiving is just around the corner; what unusual side dish does your family enjoy with their Thanksgiving turkey?

Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th

Clare thinks she’s starting to get a grip on virtual learning. Eric explains to his nephew how the song “Stayin’ Alive” came about and nearly lost his “cool uncle” card.

The Morning Scramble is painting your Friday black and gold with their ‘Gameday Garage Tailgate.’ Destiny is our resident cheerleader who leads us in a customized cheer each week to cheer the hawks on to victory. However, she is off today. Eric has bravely volunteered to fill in for her. She left some details instructions for him to follow. Laura VandeBerg will give us an inside look at Hawkeye Football.

The weekend is here! The Morning Scramble will suggest some fun, safe activities they’re looking forward to.

A spooky Thursday

A spooky Thursday

The Morning Scramble has assembled a team of investigators—much like the gang from Scooby Doo—to send to the NE side of Cedar Rapids to check out the Ouiji planchette that was discovered with the date 8-10-1920; 100 years prior to the derecho! What does it mean? Is this thing evil? The gang will be joined by a medium to investigate and figure it out this episode.

Clare’s daughter started her first day of virtual learning today. Eric made a Zoom meeting look like he was sitting in an office when he was actually in bed. Destiny is excited to take some vacation coming up.

On Thursday mornings, The Morning Scramble likes to put a smile on your face with some ‘Good Vibrations.’ They’ll share how a group of local students are working together to help restore the Cedar Rapids tree canopy following the derecho.