Looking for a quick, inexpensive and delicious lunch? Want to try something other than fast food, leftovers or sandwiches? Try this easy Beef and Avocado Quesadilla. It is a perfect lunch for someone on the go or a college student on a budget. Enjoy! Beef and Avocado Quesadillas Makes eight servings • 1 Tbsp. olive oil • 1 lb. ground beef • 1 Tbsp. taco seasoning mix • 1 (4.5-oz.) can chopped green chiles, drained • 8 (8") flour tortillas for burritos • 1 (16-oz.) can refried beans, heated
15 years ago Excerpts from the Aug. 29, 2002 Pioneer Journal • Family sues county for wrongful death A wrongful death lawsuit seeking $50,000 has been filed against Wadena County and a Wadena County Sheriff's Department deputy. Patricia Cooney and the heirs of her late husband, William Peter Cooney, filed the lawsuit Aug. 5 at the Wadena County courthouse. William Cooney was killed in an accident on Nov. 14 when his Buick collided with an unmarked squad car driven by Chief Deputy Stephen Young.
I spend a lot of time looking at recipes, trying to find new and interesting dishes to introduce to my family. Not only does this prevent boredom in the kitchen, but it helps to enrich my family's palate and prevent them from being picky eaters. With school about to start, my search leans towards easy, quick, simple meals that don't skimp on flavor. This recipe for Korean Beef Bowl is destined to be a favorite. Enjoy! Korean Beef Bowls Makes four servings • 1/4 c. brown sugar, packed • 1/4 c. reduced sodium soy sauce • 2 tsp. sesame oil
15 years ago Excerpts from the Aug. 22, 2002 Pioneer Journal • Amber alert helps find children On Aug. 14, radio stations interrupted their programming and TV stations ran text across the bottom of the screen to transmit Minnesota's first child abduction alert warning test.
15 years ago Excerpts from the Aug. 15, 2002 Pioneer Journal • Relay for life raises $60,000 More than 5,000 luminaries were lined along the path on Friday to celebrate survivors and those who lost their battles with cancer at Sunnybrook Park in Wadena. Despite a rainey, early end to this year's annual Relay For Life, the effort netted $60, 047.93 with 19 teams participating in gathering donations. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.
10 years ago Excerpts from the Aug. 9, 2007 Pioneer Journal • Police officer bitten by suspect A Verndale police officer is being tested for communicable diseases after a suspect allegedly bit him hard enough to break the skin. On July 28 around 10 p.m., Verndale police officer norm Pettis fielded a call from a Verndale firefighter that a woman was "going through the compartments of the a fire truck and removing items from the vehicle," and that she might be under the influence of something because of her strange behavior, court records said.
I used to really love The Uptown. I would meet friends there for a drink or dinner before going to a movie. One of my favorite things to order were their Waffle Fry Nachos. They are no longer on the menu and I find myself craving them every once in awhile. I decided to try and recreate the dish. This recipe is close. It is not healthy, but is delicious. Enjoy! Waffle Fry Nachos Makes eight servings • 1 pkg. (22 oz.) frozen waffle fries • 10 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
15 years ago Excerpts from the Aug. 1, 2002 Pioneer Journal • Farmer still recovering after accident Just more than six months after the power takeoff on his tractor almost took his life, Andrew Kesler has started to button his shirt and pants on his own. "When I pick something up, I have to make sure I actually have it in my hand because I can't feel it," Kesler said.
Most mornings I am rushed getting ready for work. I grab a cup of coffee and maybe a handful of almonds or a yogurt. But sometimes I am in the mood for a heartier breakfast. This recipe for a Chili Cheese Omelet is perfect. It is ready to go in 10 minutes and is filling and delicious. If you really need meat in it, toss in a bit of turkey bacon. Enjoy! Chili Cheese Omelet Makes one serving • 1 green onion, chopped • 1 tsp. Coriander • 2 large eggs • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil • 1 tsp. Red pepper flakes
Tired of eating lunch out or bringing a sandwich to work? I often find myself eating at my desk, working through my lunch break. This recipe for Chicken Bruschetta reminds me to enjoy a little down time and savor good food. It is ready to go in 15 minutes and is so delicious, you might make a double batch to have for dinner. Enjoy! Chicken Bruschetta Pasta Makes one serving • ½ c. boiled whole wheat spaghetti pasta, drained • ½ red onion, finely chopped • 1 tomato, finely chopped • Fresh basil leaves, finely chopped