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Issue Date: February 24, 2021

Spring is coming.....honest!!!

Despite the snow, moderate temperatures of the past few days make it possible to believe that the official end of winter will be here in less than a month. The snow that had been predicted for Tuesday evening even turned out to be mostly rain.

That said, felt a bit picked on Monday evening. Started the trip home just after 8:30 p.m., just as a heavy wet snow started falling. Drove home through snow swirling so heavily that the road became invisible. With no traffic, there were no tracks to follow. Struggled to stay on the road, and the normal half-hour trip took over an hour. Snow stopped very shortly after that nightmare trip ended and didn't really start again until the wee hours of Wednesday morning.



FUN IS ON THE WAY

Snow is on the ground, and snowmobiles and ATVs are on the trails in force. Moderate temperatures make trail rides and other outdoor events a lot more fun.

And there are indeed some fun events coming up in TIMESland, including the 9th Annual Human Ice Bowling contest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Thornton's Resort west of Crivitz at W12882 Parkway Road.

The bowling is for two person teams at $5 per person. One person sits in a provided saucer and the teammate pushes the saucer down the bowling lane to see how many pins they can knock down.The event offers 100 percent cash payout and raffles benefiting local charities. There will be live music, and cabins right on the snowmobile trail are available for rent.

Marinette County Parks Director Allyson Bickel is inviting everyone to enjoy a candlelight walk under the stars at Goodman Park on Saturday, Feb. 27. "If you haven't explored Strong Falls at night, or in the winter, here is your chance," she says, adding that anyone who wants could also bring snowshoes. Cost of just $5 per car for this special event includes parking plus warming up by a toasty fire while enjoying a hot beverage before and/or after your candlelight hike. They'll have the campfire glowing and the trail candles lit at the park from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

For the uninitiated, Goodman Park is located at N15201 Goodman Park Road, north of County C in the Town of Silver Cliff.

For more information, or for reservations, contact Bickel by e-mail allyson.bickel@marinettecounty.com or by phone at 715-732-7531.



MARS LANDING

Man has not yet landed on Mars, but man-made vehicle has now visited the red planet twice. On Thursday, Feb. 18 "Perseverance," NASA's newest Rover, landed in an ancient river bed on Mars after traveling through space for about seven months. For the next 687 days or more Perseverance and equipment it carries will be collecting rocks and seeking fossils and possibly other evidence that there may have been life on the red planet. After completing its tasks the probe will go back to the rocket that delivered it there and return to Earth with the samples.

To view video clips and hear sound bites of the winds on Mars, go to the NASA website and click on the "Perseverance Rover" tab. On Aug. 6, 2012, "Curiosity" became the first NASA Rover to land on Mars.



MOUSEPRINT???

Recently saw this ad on the web: "The Actual Cost Of Full Mouse Dental implants & insurance Might Surprise You!"

Really don't know why anyone would want dental implants for a mouse!



ON THE SOAOP BOX

WEAR THREE MASKS


Friend says a new contagious disease has been discovered. It's known as Trump Derangement Syndrome, and is described as a nasty, highly contagious disease spread by people who fail to socially distance themselves from misinformation on the major mainstream TV news channels and various print publications.

The only known cure for this syndrome is a high dose of common sense and a look back at history, along with a laxative to purge the Marxist propaganda being taught today in our nation's classrooms from kindergarten through advanced university levels. He says the best preventative measure to avoid contracting this disease is to require the propaganda spreaders and their viewers to wear three masks, one tightly bound over both eyes, another over both ears, and the third over the mouth.



FANCY EASTER EGGS

Easter will be here in about a month, and now is the right time to save egg shells to be used as a first home for young seedlings and for Easter decorating crafts.

That works out well for families like ours, where meatless meals of Lent are more likely to feature eggs and cheese than fish and seafoods.

Make egg shell tulips by washing the egg shell halves, trimming them into something of a tulip shape with a fingernail scissors, and poking a hole in the end with a hairpin or skewer. Let the cleaned egg shells dry, and when it's time to dye eggs, dye the shells also. Then poke a pipe cleaner through the hole, and give it a twist at each end and add a dab of glue to hold the dyed shell in place. Stand the egg shell tulips up in a vase, flower pot or basket for a pretty - and nearly free - Easter centerpiece.

When cooking scrambled eggs or other dishes that call for beaten eggs, blow out the shells, rinse and save them instead of cracking the eggs open.

Get some sequins, lace, rick rack, metallic string, bottles of glitter and Elmer's glue and then enjoy yourself by making eggs so pretty they'll make the Easter Bunny jealous. You can color the shells or leave them white. Put on a thin line of glue wherever you want the lace, rick rack, string, etc. If you're using the glitter, put the glue on along whatever pattern you want and shake the glitter over a wax-paper lined bowl so you can reuse the stuff that falls off. Let that dry. Then put a tiny drop of glue wherever you want a sequin. If you do this while the youngsters aren't around you'll have more fun, and you could surprise them on Easter morning. But if you're feeling both patient and generous let the kids help. Piled in a glass dish with Easter basket grass, the eggs make a beautiful centerpiece, and you don't have to worry about letting real boiled eggs spoil. They also can be focal points on Easter wreaths.

Another way to display the treasures you have made is on an Easter tree. Budget stores usually have wire "birch" trees, or even get a real branch, or use a large growing house plant. Twist a pipe cleaner into a knot at one end, dab it with craft glue, and insert so the knot is inside whichever end you want for your final effect. Let them dry. The eggs on pipe cleaners will also stand up on their pipe cleaner stems if the decorations on them aren't too heavy. To hang the eggs just cut the pipe cleaner stem to the length you need, and curve it so it will hang on the branch. A scissors will do it. Spray the eggs lightly all over with hair spray to help hold the trim in place and shed dust and dirt. Gives sort of a shiny finish too.

When Easter is over you can carefully wrap the decorated egg shells and pack them away for next year. I like to use a large coffee can with grass between layers. If you have a mouse problem, discourage them by putting foil under the lid and then taping the cover on.

For those who don't know how to blow eggs, use a large needle or one of those metal skewers used for closing stuffed turkeys.

Poke a small hole, not too small though, in the large end of the egg. Then in the small end, poke another hole and chip it away to a slightly larger hole. Be sure to break through the membrane on the egg on each end. Then put the large end to your mouth and blow the egg out into a bowl. Do this just before you will use the eggs, not way ahead of time.

If you don't eat eggs and still want to do the crafts, you can use the raw eggs for beauty treatments. Whip up the eggs with a little water and work into wet hair. Leave it on for about 15 minutes and shampoo out. Use slightly cool water, and rinse thoroughly. Then shampoo again. Wonderful for winter dried or over treated hair.

The egg whites can be whipped with a little lemon juice and spread on your freshly cleaned face for a really super facial. Let it dry, then wash off with cool water. Feed the yolks to your dog or cat. It's extremely good for their fur.



JUICING LEMONS

Ran this idea not too long ago, but it's worth repeating. Real, fresh lemon juice is so much better than the bottled versions.

To easily create your own freshly squeezed lemon juice, wash lemons thoroughly Then cut off both ends and discard them. Cut each lemon into quarters, toss into the food processor and turn it on. Process for a minute or less. You should find that the rinds are empty or nearly empty. Pour through a mesh strainer. Use the juice for lemonade or as an ingredient for whatever recipe you want.

Freeze whatever juice you don't need right away in ice cube trays for future use.

Even the rinds do not need to be wasted. Save them in a covered container in the fridge and use as needed for cleaning things like wooden cutting boards, freshening the garbage disposal, removing stains, cleaning the microwave, polishing furniture and more, including putting some in a dishwasher safe plastic container on the top shelf of the dishwasher for shining dishes and a clean, fresh dishwasher.

To clean cutting boards, rub with some of the rinds, sprinkle with salt and scrub more with a rag to hold the rinds together. Rinse under running water and dry.

Mix lemon juice with a bit of water and use as a rinse for your hair if you want blonde highlights. My siblings and I all had dark hair, but Mom used a lemon or vinegar rinse to make our little heads shine. The hair - not the scalp! Unfortunately, today the boys' shine would definitely be on their bald spots.



COOKIN' TIME

Weather is warming, but hearty warm foods are still called for. Some of us are hankering for the taste of Spring, and lemons fill that yearning without breaking the budget.



HADDOCK CLAM CHOWDER

This hearty and heart-warming soup isn't quite meatless, since it contains bacon, but we were always taught that Lenten meatless meals can include meat if used only for seasoning, which the bacon is in this case.

4 strips bacon, diced

3 tablespoons sliced green onions

2 celery ribs, chopped

2 cups diced peeled potatoes

1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken or vegetable broth

1 teaspoon dill weed

1 teaspoon celery seed, crushed

1-1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

3 cups milk, divided

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

2-1/2 cups cubed cooked haddock

1 cup whipping cream

1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed

1 can (6-1/2 ounces) minced clams.

In a Dutch oven or large saucepan, cook bacon until crisp. Remove to paper towels. In the drippings sauté onions and celery for 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add the potatoes, broth, dill, celery seed, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Add 2-1/2 cups of milk,

Combine flour and remaining milk; stir into soup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add the haddock, cream, spinach and clams. Cook and stir until heated through. Garnish with bacon. Yield: 8 servings.



STUFFED PEPPER SOUP

1 pound extra-lean ground beef

1 medium onion, chopped

2 medium green peppers, chopped

1 package (8.8 ounces) ready-to-serve brown rice

3 tablespoons packed brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

2 cans (15 ounces each) tomato sauce

2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained

1 carton (32 ounces) beef broth

In a large skillet over medium heat cook and crumble the ground beef with the onions about five to seven minutes, or until it is no longer pink. transfer to a 6-qt. slow cooker. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cook, covered, on low until flavors are blended, 5-6 hours.

You can freeze the cooled soup in freezer containers or plastic freezer bags. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight, then heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally; adding a little broth or water if necessary.



LEMON MERENGUE PIE

Remember good old Lemon Merengue Pie, the kind we never seem to find in a restaurant? For anyone who hungers for a taste of Spring, here's how to make it.

Filling:

1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar

2 tablespoons cornstarch

Dash of salt

3 egg yolks (save the whites)

2 tablespoons butter

1 1/4 cup water

1/2 cup lemon juice

1 (9-inch) baked pie shell

Meringue:

3 egg whites

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

6 tablespoons sugar

Dash of salt

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Make filling: In saucepan mix sugar, cornstarch and salt. Stir in egg yolks, then gradually add water, stirring til smooth. Add butter. While stirring constantly, bring to boil over medium heat, cooking and stirring until it thickens. Stir in lemon juice until smooth and bring just back to a boil. Pour into baked crust. While the filling cools a bit, make the merengue: In a smaller glass or stainless bowl (not plastic) beat egg whites, vanilla, cream of tartar and sugar together until soft peaks form. Be sure all the sugar is dissolved. The mixture will not feel grainy. Spread on filling, being sure to get all the way onto the edges of the pie shell so the filling is sealed in. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until peaks of meringue are golden brown.



Thought for the week: Spring seems to be the perfect time to plan for a trip, and Lent is the perfect time to plan for the trip of a lifetime, and start packing for it. Strange, isn't it, that a man will plan and pay dearly for travel to exotic destinations, yet prepare not at all for the most memorable trip of all - the trip to eternal life.



(This column is written by Shirley Prudhomme of Crivitz. Views expressed are her own and are in no way intended to be an official statement of the opinions of Peshtigo Times editors and publishers. She may be contacted by phone at 715-291-9002 or by e-mail to shirleyprudhommechickadee@yahoo.com.)


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