Pitch Perfect, which opened in 2012, was a surprise hit. Freshman Beca joins the Barden Bellas a capella group and learns how to be friends with girls. It was with great anticipation that I went to see "Pitch Perfect 2." In the sequel, Beca and her fellow Bellas are nearing graduation and facing life after college. A national incident involving the Bellas and the President of the United States gets the all-girl group suspended indefinitely. Determined to regain some dignity and be reinstated, the Bellas go through some hilarious trials and tribulations on their way to (hopeful) vindication.
Strawberries are in season and now is the time to get the freshest, juiciest, sweetest strawberries. A family member makes a wonderful strawberry pretzel salad that is delicious. We always find room for dessert when this is on the menu. Here is a similar recipe, found on Allrecipes.com. Enjoy! Strawberry Pretzel Salad Makes 10 servings • ¾ c. butter, softened • 3 Tbsp. brown sugar • 2 1/2 c. crushed pretzels • 1 (6 oz.) strawberry Jell-o • 2 c. boiling water • 3 c. fresh strawberries, sliced and chilled • 1 (8 oz.) pkg. low-fat cream cheese • 1 c.
15 years ago Excerpts from the May 11, 2000 Pioneer Journal • House approves wolf management plan A contentious wolf management plan, new hunting and fishing fees and lottery tax funding for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources were approved by the House Tuesday and sent to the governor. The bill makes $31 million a year available for hunting, fishing and park programs. The higher license fees are expected to produce $6 million a year.
5 years ago Excerpts from the May 1, 2010 Pioneer Journal • Treasurer charged with theft from Wadena County GOP The treasurer of the Wadena County Republican Party has been charged with theft for allegedly embezzling from the organization. Party officials approached police on March 11 with inaccuracies in their bank account. A bookkeeping statement provided by Sue Rebischke, 60, of Wadena, whose full name is Linda Sue Rebischke, showed a balance in the account on Dec. 31, 2009 of $4,734.66.
If you liked the first Avengers film, you will love the sequel, "Avengers: Age of Ultron." After recovering Loki's scepter from Baron Strucker, the superhero gang throws a party. Discovering artificial intelligence that can think and operate like a human brain, Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) sets out to create a program that can protect the entire world, leaving him and the rest of the Avengers to live a peaceful life. Alas, the best laid plans go awry when one of the newly created robots believes Earth can only evolve through the extermination of the human race.
Mother's day is coming up quick and for us single moms, some of the best gifts are of our children's time. My daughter loves to cook and wants to prepare a meal for me. This recipe for Mandarin Chicken Pasta Salad, found on Allrecipes.com, is flavorful and super easy for her to make. Enjoy! Mandarin Chicken Pasta Salad Makes six servings • ½ tsp. ground ginger • ⅓ c. rice vinegar • ¼ c. orange juice • ¼ c. light olive oil • 1 tsp. sesame oil • 1 pkg. onion soup mix • 2 tsp. sugar • 1 clove garlic, pressed • 1-8 oz.
10 years ago Excerpts from the April 28, 2005 Pioneer Journal • Landfill to open Saturday The Wadena County transfer station will be open from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturdays beginning May 7. After months of discussion at Wadena County board meetings, it was decided April 20 to begin opening the facility on the first Saturday in May. The facility hasn't been open Saturdays because the county didn't have employees to operate the facility on that day. Two people work at the transfer station Monday through Friday.
I recently discovered this unique recipe for watermelon, arugula, feta and mint salad. The flavor combinations are interesting and delightful on the palate. This is a light, healthy meal that is perfect for those days when you just don't feel like cooking. Enjoy! Watermelon, Arugula, Feta and Mint Salad Makes four servings • 1/2 small red onion, sliced thinly and halved • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil • 6 kalamata olives, pitted and chopped • 1 1/2 c. ripe seedless watermelon, cut into thin triangles • 1 1/2 c.
10 years ago Excerpts from the April 21, 2005 Pioneer Journal • FFA teams to compete at state Wadena-Deer Creek wildlife and general livestock judging teams will compete at the Minnesota State FFA convention Sunday through Tuesday at the University of minnesota in St. Paul.
Do you ever have one of those days when you are feeling lazy and uninspired in the kitchen? When cooking a meal seems like too much work? This recipe for Lime Chicken and Rice is the perfect solution. Cooked in a slow cooker, you can put it all together in the morning or the night before and come home to a hot meal nearly ready to eat. Enjoy! Slow Cooker Lime Chicken and Rice Makes four servings • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts • ⅓ c. lime juice • 2 c. low sodium chicken broth • 1 clove garlic, minced • ½ tsp. thyme • ¼ tsp. black pepper • 2 Tbsp.