I love everything about the holidays - the decorations, the music, spending time with family and friends, the food and the holiday drinks. Below are a couple of my new favorite holiday drinks. These will also make great Christmas gifts for your friends and family. Enjoy! Coffee Liqueur Make five pints • 4 pints boiling water • 4 c. white sugar • 2 c. vodka • ⅔ c. instant coffee powder • 3 TBL. vanilla extract Stir water, sugar, vodka, coffee and vanilla extract together in a large bowl or pitcher until sugar is completely dissolved. Cool.
10 years ago Excerpts from the Dec. 9, 2004 Pioneer Journal • Wadena woman injured in wreck A 71-year-old woman remains in a coma after hitting four parked cars and two buildings in northwest Wadena the morning of Nov. 24. Genevieve Elizabeth hansen of Wadena was believed to have a medical condition that resulted in erratic driving that morning, said Wadena Police Chief Bruce Uselman. Dan Hansen, her son, said his mother had been under examination for a sleeping condition. According to police reports: Dispatch received a call at 5:53 a.m.
Christmas is a season of sweets. If you have a sweet tooth, but don't want to overindulge, these Caramel Pretzel Bites are just right. They are bite-sized candies that combine sweetness and saltiness and are also incredibly easy to make; little ones can help make them. Enjoy! Caramel Pretzel Bites Makes two dozen candies • 24 mini pretzels • 24 Rolos • 24 pecan halves Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Arrange the pretzels in a single layer on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Place one chocolate covered caramel candy on each pretzel. Bake for four minutes.
10 years ago Excerpts from the Dec. 2, 2004 Pioneer Journal • Car washes find magnets Support Our Troops car magnets have been turning up in a local car wash because the laser wash takes the magnets off. "It's been happening since the car wash opened," said Lyle Spencer, who manages the North Pine Car Wash.
With December comes the anticipation of the holidays. Who doesn't love Christmas cookies? Below are a couple of my favorite recipes for colorful and scrumptious cookies. Enjoy! Peppermint Meringues Makes four dozen • 2 egg whites • ⅛ teas. sea salt • ⅛ teas. cream of tartar • ½ c. white sugar • 2 peppermint candy canes, crushed Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with foil. In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites, salt, and cream of tartar to soft peaks. Gradually add sugar, continuing to beat until whites form stiff peaks.
10 years ago Excerpts from the Nov. 25, 2004 Pioneer Journal • Bluffton says no to planned halfway house Bluffton residents stand firm in their opposition to a proposed halfway house after a second meeting with staff members of Rewind Inc., a faith-based treatment program. The Bluffton City Council had a special meeting Tuesday night to consider a proposal from Larry Refsland, executive director of Rewind, and his staff.
I love leftovers from Thanksgiving! One of my favorite things to do with leftover turkey is make Matzo Ball Soup. It is simply delicious and really warms up the body on these cold, cold nights. Enjoy! Turkey Matzo Ball Soup Makes six servings • 2 eggs, lightly beaten • 2 TBL. butter, melted • ½ c. matzo meal • 1 teas. dried thyme • ½ teas. sea salt • 1 dash pepper • 2 bay leaves • 1 TBL. water • 6 c. chicken broth, low-sodium • 1 medium carrot, sliced • 1 small onion, chopped • 2 celery stalks, sliced • 1 teas.
After the first 'Hunger Games' movie came out in 2012 and was disappointing, I wasn't all that thrilled for the next movies. The second 'Hunger Games' movie, which came out in 2013, redeemed the series for many people. So I waited with baited breath and a bit of anxiety for the third 'Hunger Games' movie to come out. Without giving too much away, the first installment of the third book opens just after heroine Katniss Everdeen ( Jennifer Lawrence) was rescued from the arena.
If your kitchen is anything like mine, you have a hard time finding oven space for all the dishes you prepare for Thanksgiving. This recipe for stuffing cooks in your slow-cooker, freeing up oven space for the turkey and other side dishes. The stuffing, when done, won't be too dry or too moist and is tasty. Enjoy! Slow Cooker Stuffing Makes 16 servings • 1 c. butter • 2 c. chopped yellow onion • 2 c. chopped celery • ¼ c. chopped fresh parsley • 12 c. dry bread cubes • 1 teas. poultry seasoning • 1 ½ teas. dried sage • 1 teas. dried thyme • ½ teas.
10 years ago Excerpts from the Nov. 18, 2004 Pioneer Journal • Cops nab marijuana bags About 1 ½ pounds of marijuana and some Vicodin pills were found in a truck Monday night, and two men have been charged. The marijuana, weighing more than 700 grams, has a street value of approximately $3,500 to $4,000, said Wadena Police Chief Bruce Uselman.