Monday, April 21st - Friday, April 25th
Amish Pizza Dough
4 c. flour
6 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. salt
1 1/3 c. milk
2/3 c. oil
Combine dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and salt. In separate bowl, combine milk with oil. Add to dry ingredients. Stir with fork until well mixed. Shape into ball. Knead until smooth. Separate into 2 or 3 equal balls. (This recipe says makes 2-12 inch pizza crusts. If you want a slightly thinner crust you can make 3 equal portions). Roll out. Place on greased pizza pan and bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 10 minutes. Add your toppings, sauce and cheese and bake an additional 20 minutes.
Bunny Paw Sugar Cookies
Slice and bake store bought cookie dough. When done, press measuring spoons into the warm dough for prints. Whisk light corn syrup with a bit of water, brush into indents and sprinkle on colored sugars.
Easy Easter Ham
Line slow cooker with Reynolds Slow Cooker bag. Mix 1 1/2 c. brown sugar, 3/4 c. cherry preserves and a pinch of black pepper. Pour into the liner. Add a precooked ham flat side down and cook on LOW for 8 hours. Remove ham and brush with glaze. Once slow cooker cools, toss liner for easy clean up.
JUST FOR FUN
- Moist but not “soaking wet” soil
- Household temperatures; don’t keep near fireplace, appliances or heating ducts
- Keep near sunny window; indirect natural light it good too; avoid glaring sunlight
- To extend life of your plant: pluck off the 6 yellow anthers in the center
- When original stems die, cut back to soil level; new growth may emerge within a month
- Replant bulbs outdoors in raised bed; 12-18” apart; where they’ll get morning sun
- You may be surprised with a second blooming late in the summer and for years to come
Five Reasons to Fly a Kite
EDUCATIONAL-learnabout science, art and other cultures
HEALTHY-stressbuster; gets you outdoors; very relaxing
ENVIRONMETALLY BENIGN-nobatteries, no electricity-just wind
INEXPENSIVE-don’tget the flimsy plastic kites; you can buy a durable cloth kite for $20
ARTISTIC-creativeoutlet to build your own
April is National Kite Month. Check out this website to get plans to make your own.
TIP OF THE WEEK
Use leftover ham bone to flavor soup (split pea), pastasauce of to make a “hammy broth”. If you don’t have time to use it right now, wraptightly in foil; place in freezer until ready to use. (It will keep for severalmonths).
White has no chlorophyll which gives a “bitter” taste
Green gets sunlight a so it has a “sweeter” taste
Skinny spears are old, overworked
Thicker spears come from younger plants
Look for bright green color with tightly closed tips
Once you get it home, cut off 1/2 inch from base, place in dishor glass of water until ready to use and to prevent stringiness
Snap at base end, they have a natural breaking point,before cooking