Monday, October 10th ~ Friday, October 14th
Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash
1 acorn squash
1 tsp. butter or margarine
1 large apple, chopped
1 Tbsp. raisins
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. orange juice
Preheat oven to 400. Spray a baking sheet with cooking oil. Halve squash and remove seeds. Bake both halves cut side down on the baking sheet for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and lower temperatures to 350. Turn squash face up and lightly run butter over cut edges to prevent drying out. Divide apple and raisins between the 2 halves and fill the cavities. Mix brown sugar with orange juice and pour over apples in each half. Cover squash lightly with foil and return to oven until done, about 35 minutes. Total cooking time will vary according to size and thickness of squash. Squash is done when a fork can be easily inserted into flesh. Makes 2-4 servings.
Chicken Cordon Bleu Lasagna
9 lasagna noodles
4 1/2 c. cooked, chopped chicken
1 1/2 c. cooked diced ham (deli slices)
1 1/2-2 c. cooked chopped bacon
3 c. Swiss cheese, grated
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. flour
4 c. milk
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. white pepper (or black)
16 oz. cream cheese, softened
In large saucepan, melt butter and flour to make a roux. Cook 1 minute (low to medium). Slowly add milk; add garlic powder, garlic salt, salt &pepper. Whisk bring to boil over medium heat. Stir in cream cheese, stir until smooth. Preheat oven to 350. Spray 9 x 13 pan. Lay 3 lasagna noodles on bottom; layer 1/3 chicken, 1/3 ham, 1/3 bacon, 1/3 sauce and sprinkle 1/3 Swiss cheese on top. Repeat twice. Bake 45-50 minutes.
French Onion Bake
1 loaf French Bread, cut into 1/2” slices (about 18)
2 c. (8 oz.) shredded Swiss cheese
1 envelop onion soup mix, prepared according to pkg. directions
Preheat oven to 425. Arrange bread slice on baking sheets and bake 5 minutes per side, or until dry and golden. Reduce oven to 350. Coat a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray. Arrange half the bread slices in a single layer over bottom of baking dish. Sprinkle with 1 c. cheese and top with remaining bread slices. Pour prepared onion soup over bread and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 25-30 minutes, or until bread has absorbed most of the soup and cheese is golden.
Set your mower to a lower setting for each of the final two mowing’s
Plant bulbs and some shrubs that will grow best if the soil is compact and moist.
Instead of raking and bagging, mulch leaves in place for a healthier lawn.
Before hanging up your metal garden tools for the season, clean and apply a light coat of linseed oil.
Plan to attend the 1st PACK ATTACK PARTY of the season on Sunday, October 1th at Tower Lanes, Beaver Dam. For more details, Click the link here:
http://wbevradio.com/view-page.aspx?id=259&Name=Pack Attack Party
Preserve gourds by pulling them off vine; keep outside; let dry 4-5 days or a few months; when they start to “rattle” they’re ready for crafting
BUY AND STORE: choose one that feels heavy for its size. It will keep for up to two months in a cool, dark place
SMART CUT: use a sharp, heavy duty chef’s knife when slicing squash. To halve lengthwise, carefully pierce squash near stem with tip of knife until it penetrated the tough skin and cut through to the hollow center. Cut all the way around to the stem on the other side and pull halves apart
SEED SAVER: don’t ditch the seed. Rinse; pat dry with paper towel; toss with 1/2 tsp. vegetable oil; spread in shallow baking pan with a sprinkle of salt and roast at 400 for 5-8 minutes until toasted, stirring once.