The kids are gone and I am cooking for one these days. I don't like to make a big fuss when it is just me eating, so this recipe for Grilled Wonton Chicken Salad is perfect. It is flavorful, simple and delicious. Enjoy! Grilled Wonton Chicken Salad Makes two servings • 1-1/4 (6 oz.) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves • teriyaki marinade • 2 green onions, chopped • 1/4 tsp. salt • 1/4 tsp. pepper • 2 Tbsp. and 2 tsp. sugar • 1/4 c. rice vinegar • 1/3 c. olive oil
10 years ago Excerpts from the July 20, 2006 Pioneer Journal • Primary needed in WDC School Board election As a seventh candidate filed for one of three open seats on the Wadena-Deer Creek School Board at the end of the day Tuesday, a primary runoff was triggered.
15 years ago Excerpts from the July 12, 2001 Pioneer Journal • BMX track in Wadena A bicycle motocross (BMX) track is under construction in Wadena. As trick riding skyrockets across the country, local kids are taking things into their own hands to see the rise of bicycle stunt riding in Wadena. "Local kids built a BMX track in southwest Wadena. If the kids were willing to do it themselves, we decided we could budget money in for a better one," said Dean Uselman, a member of the city council.
In July, the weather is usually hot and humid. The last thing I want to do is heat up my kitchen by cooking. And when my kids are gone and it's just me at home, I am not going to make a big meal. A chicken salad or sandwich is fine. If i am still hungry, I'll add a fruit salad, like this recipe for Pina Colada Fruit Salad. Double the recipe and it is the perfect dish for a gathering. Enjoy Pina Colada Fruit Salad Makes four servings • 6 fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced • 1 peach, sliced • 1 banana, sliced
30 years ago Excerpts from the July 8, 1986 Pioneer Journal • Rural Staples man's death being investigated by Wadena County Sheriff The body of a rural Staples man, Jacob Francis Fellman, 72, was found in his home by a family member at about 6:30 a.m. Saturday, July 5. The Wadena County Sheriff's Department was then notified. Fellman was pronounced dead at the scene by the Wadena county Coroner's Office.
Seeing that it is grilling season, I try to cook outdoors as much as possible. Not only does it keep my house cool, but I love the smokey taste of grilled food. This recipe for Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken is so simple to make and combines sweet and tangy flavors that burst in your mouth. Enjoy! Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken Makes 12 servings • 1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple in juice • 3/4 c. brown sugar • 1/2 c. soy sauce • 1/3 c. ketchup • 1/3 c. red wine • 1/4 c. Worcestershire sauce
I love interesting foods and I like to grill. This recipe for Grilled Corn Salad is perfect and easy to make. Add grilled chicken for a simple main dish. It will last for days in an airtight container in the fridge too. Enjoy! Grilled Corn Salad Makes six servings • 6 ears freshly shucked corn • 1 green pepper, diced • 2 Roma (plum) tomatoes, diced • 1/4 c. diced red onion • 1 avocado, pitted and diced • 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped, or more to taste • 2 tsp. olive oil, or to taste
10 years ago Excerpts from the June 29, 2006 Pioneer Journal • How cold is too cold? How cold is too cold for school kids to be playing outside? That issue was debated monday night at the Verndale School Board meeting. The backdrop for the debate was a checklist of new rules going in the student handbook for the 2006-07 school year. The new rule calls for children to be kept inside during a 10-15 minute recess session if the air temperature or the wind chill fall below zero degrees Fahrenheit.
With Independence Day coming up fast (where has this year gone?) it's time to meal plan our holiday gathering. I get bored of the same drinks, just as I do with food. I like to try new things and surprise my tastebuds. Here are a couple of drink recipes that are perfect for the holiday and are crowd pleasers. Make them for your celebration or any time. Enjoy! Beer Margaritas Makes six servings • 1 - 12 oz. can limeade concentrate • 12 oz. tequila (your favorite brand) • 12 oz. water • 12 oz. beer (your favorite brand) • Ice
10 years ago Excerpts from the June 22, 2006 Pioneer Journal • Hearing delayed in murder trial An omnibus hearing will be rescheduled for a rural Verndale man who is charged with second-degree murder.