15 years ago Excerpts from the Nov. 22, 2001 Pioneer Journal • Book fans wait in line for much-anticipated Harry Potter movie All the Voldemorts in the world couldn't stop eight-year-old Brendan Lauer from opening night of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone."
Every Thanksgiving, we always end up with so much extra food. Why not be creative and try this recipe for Leftover Thanksgiving Casserole? It is easy to put together and will save you from endless turkey sandwiches or boring soup. Enjoy! Leftover Thanksgiving Casserole Makes 10 servings • 1 (6 oz.) package stuffing mix • 4 c. chopped leftover roasted turkey • 2 c. frozen mixed vegetables (carrots, corn, green beans, peas), thawed • 3/4 c. light mayonnaise • 3 c. leftover mashed potatoes • 1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
15 years ago Excerpts from the Nov. 15, 2001 Pioneer Journal • Two dog breaks from dog pounds within county In two separate incidents, dogs were broken out of Wadena County dog pounds in the last two weeks. One dog and suspect are still at large and one dog owner has been charged. Paul Isauro Ramirez, 30, Menahga, was charged in Wadena County District Court with four felonies and two other charges after allegedly ordering his pit bull to bite a man and then breaking the dog out of the Menahga dog pound.
This Thanksgiving, why not start the day off right with this recipe for Pumpkin French Toast? It is simple to make, delicious to eat and will get you in the holiday spirit. Enjoy! Pumpkin French Toast Bake Makes eight servings • 8 eggs • 1 tsp. vanilla extract • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg • 1 Tbsp. white sugar • 2 c. fresh pumpkin puree • 1 loaf Texas toast thick-sliced bread, cut into one-inch cubes • 1/3 c. brown sugar • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
With Thanksgiving fast approaching, it's time to talk turkey. Why not be a bit adventurous with the big bird this year and try smoking it? If you have a good smoker with hickory chips and a little extra time for prep, you will end up with a delicious, easy, juicy turkey for eating. Enjoy! Smoked Turkey Makes 12 servings • 1 (10 lb.) whole turkey, neck and giblets removed • 4 cloves garlic, crushed • 2 Tbsp. seasoned salt • 1/2 c. butter • 2 (12 oz.) cans cola flavored soda pop • 1 apple, quartered • 1 onion, quartered
25 years ago Excerpts from the Nov. 7, 1991 Pioneer Journal • Lundquist, Tubandt, Wolden in Incumbent Jan Tubandt and newcomer Wayne Wolden were elected to five-year terms on the Wadena City Council in Tuesday's general election. In his first campaign, Wolden was the top vote getter. He beat both incumbents and another challenger by 78 votes. Wolden took 533 votes while Tubandt finished second at 455.
25 years ago Excerpts from the Oct. 31, 1991 Pioneer Journal • Old Wadena supporters still look for way to save site In some ways efforts to organize an Old Wadena revitalization group took a step back at this week's meeting with Department of Tourism Regional Manager Frank Allen.
It's holiday season and what better way to enjoy a party with a fun, unique cocktail? I tried rambutan, an exotic fruit from Thailand, for the first time in Minneapolis in September. I was thrilled to see it in our local grocery store and immediately bought it to try some new recipes. Ripe rambutan should be vibrant red with a firm shell and hard, fresh spikes. They taste similar to a lychee or a grape, sweet and delicious. If you can't find rambutan, or aren't quite ready for that adventure, you can substitute lychee in these recipes. Enjoy! Rambutan Martini
20 years ago Excerpts from the Oct. 31, 1996 Pioneer Journal • Deer Creek cattle, buildings destroyed in Saturday's storm A power outage shortly after 5 p.m. delayed Roy and Betty Redfield from milking cows on Saturday. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise. So did Audrey Grove's timing at doing the laundry. She just left the area when a gust of wind ripped through her laundry room. On Monday, the Redfields and Groves were still in a bit of a daze looking at the debris in their yards that used to be a barn and laundry room.
Happy Halloween! I love Rocky Road ice cream. It is my favorite flavor. And I love popcorn balls. I found a recipe that combines both and it is simply delicious. Why not whip up a batch to sahe at your holiday party? Enjoy! Rocky Road Popcorn Balls Makes 16 servings • 3 c. miniature marshmallows • 1/4 c. butter • 8 c. freshly popped popcorn • 1/2 c. dry-roasted unsalted peanuts • 1/2 c. miniature chocolate chips