Paintsville Police Department and Fire Department visit PES
Paintsville City Police and Fire Departments recently visited the Paintsville Elementary After School program to discuss important safety strategies and what to do in case of an emergency. The children in the after school program discussed who they should call in the case of an emergency. They also got to view some of the rescue equipment the Fire Department uses. Children were also shown how they could help get someone to safety.
Education and Common Sense
There’s more to Thanksgiving dinner than turkey
Today I hope to share three recipes for the Thanksgiving Day cook that I have used successfully for many years. One is a recipe for cranberry salad that takes a little trouble, but it stands up wonderfully well when it is taken to a dinner, and usually brings raves from the consumers. I learned to make it from Irene Vance, who brought it to a Mayo Faculty dinner about 1952. The others are for a sweet potato casserole and pumpkin pie. That with turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and green beans makes a passable Thanksgiving dinner.
4 cups fresh cranberries (ground in food chopper or blender)
2 cups sugar
2 cups crushed pineapple (#2 can)
2 red apples (chop with peeling)
2 whole oranges (take seeds out:grind with peeling)
1 cup pecans, chopped
1 6-oz. pkg of red raspberry Jell-O
1 6-oz. pkg of orange Jell-O
4 cups boiling water
2 individual pkgs. of Knox unflavored gelatin
1 cup cold water
Wash cranberries and check for soft or rotten ones. Grind cranberries and oranges. (Cut the oranges up in smaller pieces before you put them in the blender.) Add sugar. Add the rest of the ingredients, Add Jell-O which has been dissolved in the hot water. Add the Knox gelatin which has been dissolved in the cold water. Stir well to mix all ingredients. This makes a 9”x 13” Pyrex dish full. Cover and refrigerate. This can be made a couple of days before you plan to serve it.
SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE
3 cans of sweet potaoes, drained (about six cups)
1/2 cup evaporated milk, undiluted
1/2 stick butter
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
Mix all together thoroughly with a mixer. Pour into a 9”x13” baking dish. (It will be about full.)
TOPPING 1 cup brown sugar
1/2 stick butter
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup flour.
Mix all together. Sprinkle on the top of the sweet potato mixture, and bake for about 20-30 minutes in a 350- degree oven.
The casserole is done when a kiife inserted in the middle comes out clean, and the topping is crunchy.
1 large can of pumpkin
1 can of evaporated milk, undiluted
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
Mix all together. This should be enough to pour into 4 PURCHASED unbaked pie shells. Bake at 350 degrees about 45 minutes or until set.
(As you can tell, I like my custard pie flavored slightly with pumpkin.)
I hope all the cooks have a lovely Thanksgivng Day and if they use any of these recipes, that the people they are cooking for enjoy them.
World Diabetes Day
The Tri-County Diabetes Partnership held a 5K run/walk for diabetes in recognition of World Diabetes Day on Saturday, Nov. 16. The race, which began at the Johnson County Health Department, took races through the streets of downtown Paintsville.
The Tri-County Diabetes Partnership (TCDP) is made up of partners from Magoffin, Johnson and Floyd counties, working to strengthen the system of care and improve the health status of residents. The partnership is sponsored by The Friedell Committee for Health System Transformation. The group is focusing on Diabetes because the rate of the disease in the Commonwealth of Kentucky has been rising.
Veterans Day 2013
Doug Murphy, director of the Veteran’s Referral Center, was among the many veterans in attendance at the memorial ceremony.
‘You’ve Been Flocked’ fundraiser
Pink flamingos are invading Johnson County lawns, thanks to Johnson Central High School BETA Club’s first annual “You’ve Been Flocked” fundraiser.
One flock of 14 flamingos will move between houses in Johnson County throughout the remainder of the school year. When a resident is flocked, the homeowner has the option to find out who sent the flock to their yard for $5, send them to someone else for an additional $5, make a donation to the club or not pay anything. Regardless, the birds will be removed within 48 hours.
BETA is a school organization made up of students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher whose goal is to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students. The BETA club hopes to raise money to sponsor local and national competitions and to fund various community service projects that will be completed throughout the year.
This year’s first “flocking victim” was Johnson County Schools Superintendent Steve Trimble. Mr. Trimble woke up to a lawn adorned with the pink feathery fowl on Tuesday morning. Mr. Trimble has now chosen the next lawn to be visited, but won’t release the name of the “lucky” homeowner. Guess all will just have to be on the lookout for a yard full of little pink friends!
The Johnson Central High School BETA Club sponsors are Nikki Owens and Kimberly Castle.