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Saturday, March 20, 2021

Happy First Day Spring

 The long hibernation period of time is over and spring is finally here. Wake up it looks to be a good day here hope it is where you are as well. Start the day off with a great recipe easy enough to make and great for all to enjoy

1 (15 oz.) bag Corn Pops (Puffed Corn Snack)
2 (12 oz.) bags white chocolate chips
Optional: sprinkles, chopped candy bars

Place the corn pops in an extra-large bowl or divide them between two large bowls.  In a separate medium-large microwave safe bowl, microwave the white chocolate chips until melted, stirring every 30 seconds.  Pour melted white chocolate over the corn pops and stir until evenly coated.  Top with sprinkles or chopped candy bars, if adding.  

Spread out onto wax paper and allow white chocolate to set.  Or, you can leave it in the bowl and it will stick together in chunks, so whichever you prefer.  When white chocolate has hardened, serve.  Store in an airtight container.  

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Our Gang on St. Pat Day


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Trivia about St. Patricks Day

March 17 has for long been the traditional date to plant potatoes in Ireland. Today the gardening and farming tip continues to be that the best day to plant potatoes is St. Patricks day. Many have lived by this philosophy, one that I long remember is my own dad.

Are you aware that blue not green is the color that was originally associated with St. Patrick day?? The color blue is used on Ireland's Presidential flag. Green is thought to have become the color for St. Patricks day when it became linked with the slogan "wearing the green" Green was a color that since the 18th century has been one of expressing sympathy with Irish Independence.

The first St. Patricks day parade took place in 1737 in Boston. New York would host their own parade beginning in 1762. In 1780 George Washington allowed his soldiers to rest on St. Patricks Day as "an act of solidarity with the Irish as they fought for independence."

Ireland kept all pubs closed on St. Patricks Day until 1970. The observation of Lent and action of fasting was often abstained from on St. Patricks day as many families often took the day to spend mass. together. In Ireland St. Patrick's day is a public holiday this is also the case in the Emerald Isle Caribbean which was first settled by Irish migrants. 

On St. Patrick's Day the Chicago river will turn a shade of green when green dye is tipped into the river for St. Patricks day. 

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Spring Time Dessert --- Strawberry Pretzel Dessert

This dessert is one of our all time favorite recipes. We have it at special times but it is also easy enough to make at other times.

Strawberry Pretzel Dessert

2 cups pretzels, finely crushed 3/4 cup butter or margarine, melted

3 tablespoons sugar 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese

1 cup sugar 8 ounces Cool Whip, thawed in fridge

2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon orange extract or lemon extract

2 (3 ounce) packages strawberry gelatin 2 cups boiling water

2 (10 ounce) packages frozen strawberries, par thawed and sliced

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Stir together first 3 ingredients.
Mix well and press into bottom of 13x9x2 inch baking pan.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
Set aside or refrigerate to cool.
In a large mixing bowl, or in a stand mixer cream together sugar and cream cheese, gradually add in extracts.
Fold in Cool Whip gently until mixture is fluffy.
Spread mixture onto cooled pretzel crust.
In separate bowl, dissolve gelatin into boiling water.
Stir in frozen strawberries and allow to set until about egg white consistency. If you use fresh stawberries, this will take longer, but if you use frozen, it will be very quick.
nce correct consistency, pour and spread evenly over the cream cheese layer.
Refrigerate until fully set.

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