New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 17, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas
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Words of insight and a message to help brighten your Sunday mornings.
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I'm excited to start kindergarten "because I'll get to have fun all day."
- Alden Manwarren
5 years old
SNAPPY MEAL SOLUTIONS
3/4 cup Miracle Whip Light 1 Tbsp, honey
Dressing 2 medium apples,
1 bag (16 oz.) coleslaw chopped
Mix dressing and honey in large bowl. Add remaining ingredients; mix lightly. Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Serves 6 (1cup).
Source: Kraft foods
1 boneless beef sirloin 1 medium red pepper, cut steak into strips
1 cup salsa 1/2 cup guacamole
(1 lb.) cut into strips 1 medium green pepper,
1/2 cup A.1. Mesquite cut into strips
Marinade 1/2 cup sour cream
1 Tbsp, oil 1 medium onion, sliced,
8 Flour tortillas, warmed halved
Cook and stir steak in hot oil in large skillet on medium-high heat 3 minutes. Add peppers and onion; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until steak is cooked through and vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring frequently. Add salsa and marinade; mix well. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook until heated through, Stirling occasionally. Spoon evenly onto tortillas; roll up.Top with the guacamole and sour cream. Serves 4.
CRISPY ROSEMARY CHICKEN
Source: KraftFoods 3/4 cup Grape-Nuts Cere
1/8 tsp. pepper 1/2 tsp. garlic salt 4 small boneless skinless
chicken breast halves (1 lb.)
1/2 tsp. dried rosemary leaves, crushed 1 Tbsp, vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 400°F Place cereal in blender container; cover. Blend on low speed until cereal is finely crushed. Mix with seasoning in shallow dish. Brush chicken lightly with oil, then dip into cereal mixture, turning to evenly coat both sides. Place in greased 15x10x1-inch baking pan or on greased baking sheet. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Serves 4.
CREAMED SPINACH CASSEROLE
Source: Kraft foods
2 bags (9 to 10 oz. each) soning
fresh spinach leaves 6 oz. (3/4 of 8-oz. pkg.)
1/4 cup milk Cream
3/4 tsp. lemon pepper sea- Cheese, softened
Preheat oven to 350#F. Empty spinach into a large colander. Pour boiling water over the spinach until wilted. Squeeze the spinach to remove excess moisture; place on cutting board and coarsely chop. Mix remaining ingredients in large bowl. Stir in spinach. Spoon into greased 1-quart baking dish. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until heated through. Serves 4 to 6.
Dishes are big on taste, short on time
PARMESAN CHICKEN FINGERS
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
1-1/2 lb. chicken tenders or boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 pkg. Shake N Bake Extra
3/4 cup barbecue sauce Seasoned Coating Mix
By Ann Cousin
The lazy hazy days of summer are over and the school bell is ringing. Households are a flurry of activity in preparation for that first day back at school. That means school activities will soon be back in full swing; band practice, football practice, club meetings and homework. Moms are in need of dishes that taste like they re made from “scratch” but require little to no “scratching.”
Days reminiscent of the ’50s when “stay at home moms” spent long hours in the kitchen preparing elaborate meals for their families are long gone. Lifestyles of most families today are far more fast-paced than that of years gone by. The average woman now has a full time job outside the home as well as in the home. There is little time for homemade five-course meals.
This is not a bad thing, just a lifestyle change. By days end, today’s women want to be anywhere but in the kitchen for hours preparing dinner. Is it possible to prepare delicious meals that are healthy and nutritious and don’t take
time away from other family activities? Absolutely. There are numerous shortcuts that will fit right in with the hectic schedules of today.
Some of the most delicious meals you can prepare emphasize fresh, frozen and canned convenience foods that will cut down on time spent in the kitchen. Salad greens now come washed and bagged; simply open, pour and serve with a favorite salad dressing.
The frozen food section of
the grocery store has some delicious stir fry meals, lasagnas, casseroles and frozen mixed vegetables that simply require heating up.
Today’s women want more time for themselves and their families with relief from the cooking drudgery. Kids are usually too hungry to wait for a meal that takes a long time to prepare. So relax, take a break, and try some quick recipes that will help get dinner on the table fast.
Above, Parmesan chicken fingers, center, 15-minute fajitas, right, rosemary chicken.
Preheat oven to 400°F Add cheese to coating mix in shaker bag. Moisten chicken with water. Shake off excess water. Add 2 or 3 chicken tenders to shaker bag; shake until evenly coated. Repeat with remaining chicken tenders. Place on nonstick baking sheet or baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Discard shaker bag and any remaining coating mixture. Bake 12 to 14 min. or until chicken is cooked through. Serve with barbecue sauce for dipping. Serves 4.
VISIONS OF PASTEL SHOW
Special show featuring pastel artwork. Reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday. When: IO a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, noon to 5 p.m. through Aug. 30 Where: New Braunfels Art League Gallery, 239 W. San Antonio St.
KING O’THE MOON’
A comedic drama about the Pazinskis, a Polish Catholic family, living during the Vietnam war, with each member having his or her personal challenge. A champagne opening will be on Sept. 15, and a benefit for the New Braunfels Business and Professional Women will be Sept. 16. No passes will be accepted that evening. Cost is $15 general admission, $13 for Silver Foxes and students. Tickets are available at China-n-Things.
When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sunday matinees Sept. 15 to Oct.
Where: Circle Arts Theatre, Landa Park Information: Call 609-3092
’LOVE THY NEIGHBOR’ AUDITIONS
STAGE auditions for a cast of six men, seven women. Show dates will be weekends Oct. 6 through 23. When: 4 p.m. Aug. 21 Where: Krause House,
1300 Bulverde Road Information: (830) 438-2339
BACK TO SCHOOL DANCE
Ages 9-17, music by DJ David Gonzales. Benefits the Festival queen candidates. Hamburgers, nachos and sodas for sale. Cost is $2.
When: 7 to ll p.rn Friday Where: Holy Family, 245 S. Hidalgo Ave.
GIRL SCOUT REGISTRATION RALLY
Girls K-12th are invited, refreshments will be served. Registration cost for girls and adults is $10. When: 9 to ll a.m. Aug. 27 Where: 345 Howard Information: Wendy Hollis, 624-8748.
Billy Joe Shaver to appear in
Monte Montgomery plays his regular Thursday night show at Adobe Verde Thursday and this week, and has a special treat in store for his fans.
In addition to his incredible guitar playing and great vocal ability, Monte will be making a very special announcement. He and Adobe Verde owner Paul Moler are old friends and have a long history of sharing their love of good music and good food.
After exploring several unique possibilities, they have come up with a fantastic idea to combine their love of spicy food and hot Texas music. It will be a special event, one that will showcase a live concert with Monte Montgomery and several of his musician friends.
In addition to an afternoon of unbelievable music, it will be a day of fun, festivities and food. Next weeks
column will provide all the details, until then, you’ll have to catch Monte’s show at Adobe Verde on Thursday night to get a sneak peek of what’s in store.
Billy Joe Shaver is truly a living legend, a man that has survived more hard times than just about anyone in history of country music. He survived a saw mill accident that claimed two of his fingers, dozens of bar room brawls, the death of his mother, wife and son all within a year and a heart attack that lead to bypass surgery.
He’s the only songwriter talented enough for Waylon Jennings to record an entire album of his songs, the fact that he threatened to punch Waylon in the nose if he didn’t record his songs is beside the point. Willie Nelson calls Shaver the greatest living
Saengerhalle Saturday night
songwriter, which coming from an icon like Willie is quite a compliment.
Shaver has a new CD titled “The Real Deal’’ that is scheduled for release Sept. 20. Saengerhalle welcomes Shaver, along with Ray Wylie Hubbard Saturday night. Tickets are available online for just $ 15 in advance or $20 at the door. Hubbard, famous for writing the greatest redneck anthem of all time, is touring in support of his latest CD, Delirium Tremolos. I lubbard also hosts a weekly radio show on KNBT 92.1 PM that’s taped live at Lone Star Music in Gruene.
The Randy Rogers Band just released a brand new CD, live at Billy Bob’s, a collection of their biggest hits captured onstage at the famous Texas honky tonk. Joining a long list of artists like Willie Nelson, Merle I laggard, Cross Canadian Ragweed
and Pat Green, Rogers was chosen by Billy Bob’s to record a live concert for CD and DVD release.
“Doing a live at Billy Bob’s’ record has long been considered an achievement for us,’’ explains Rogers, “and its quite an honor to be part of the series. It was a little nerve racking on the day of the show, but all the players were on top of their game that night and we are all very proud of this record.’’
Both the CD and the DVD will feature the current hit single, “I Never Meant To Break Your Heart.” Don’t miss a special chance to meet the band and get your autographed copy of the new' CD on Aug. 22 at Lone Star Music in Gruene. The band will make a rare in-store appearance at 6 p.m., so make plans now to stop by and get a copy of their new CD.
Dale Martin writes about music. He can be reached at [email protected]