In case you missed the 5 Healthy Towns "Holiday Makeovers" program with local chef Brad West, here are all the recipes sampled at the event.
2 c. low fat evaporated milk
4 tsp. corn starch
1/3 c corn meal
3 Tbsp. sugar
2/3 tsp. salt
1/3 tsp. fresh black pepper
2 Tbsp. butter
3 c. super sweet frozen corn
1 ½ c. creamed corn
4 eggs, beaten
¼ c. chopped parsley (optional)
The new animated movie Epic came out on DVD in September. This little movie (PG) has nothing special in the plot or setting, but it has some really fun lines and characterizations. A miniature world in the woods behind the main character’s house is endangered and our girl is magically shrunk down to guard the special pod which will bring life to the forest. Evil rot king Mandrake tries to steal the pod and our heroine, MK, must help the snail and slug (Mub and Grub) deliver the pod.
After looking through a large number of cookbooks, decorating, and idea books, the new Christmas with Southern Living caught my eye. As usual, Southern Living has done a stellar job. Even the cover has a great idea: little round red velvet cakes with white frosting and peppermint trimmings!
In the mood for a happy read after a few dark ones, I picked up a new kids' book, Lara's Gift