Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Spencer Magnet Articles update

Since I was out of town at the end of March and beginning of April, I did not get a chance to post my Spencer Magnet articles for 2 weeks. I thought I would post all of them together rather than spreading it out (especially since I will have more out this week).

  • Watergate Salad a cool treat for anytime of the year - This salad is based on pistachio pudding and contains fruit. The recipe is not included online, so I will share it below. The printed recipe did not include sizes of ingredients, and I don't think it matters all that much. So much is to taste. I will include amounts though, for those who like exact measurements.
  • Quilters' Day Out - This was SO much fun to attend, and I wish I could have been there longer (I had lunch plans with the family or I would have tried to stay). I'm glad that I have the excuse of being a "reporter" so I can attend things like this. It was so much fun to run into so many of my friends that I've made through different Homemaker groups. I actually introduced people who have lived here for year but have never met! And I saw so many ideas that I would like to try. There was one quilt pattern in particular that I am looking to get now.
  • Extra Hands Needed at Lifelong Learning Center - This article is part of my "volunteering" series, where I am highlighting opportunities in our community for people to volunteer. Many of these organizations have so far been state-wide or national, so please look for similar opportunities where you live.
  • Making Yeast Bread the focus of recent SOS class - This was such a wonderful class, and I learned a lot. I actually got the opportunity to try kneading the dough, which was fun but harder than it looked. (I need to see if there is an heirloom bread board in my family and if no one is using it. Otherwise, where do I find a bread board?) I have not had a chance to try making bread yet, since I left town a few days later. Also, I WON a loaf of the bread in the class. Minnie is a wonderful baker, so I was thrilled. It's in my freezer awaiting a special occasion. I don't think the recipes showed up on this article either.
The yeast breads article was in two parts. I can't tell how it's showing up on the website, but I'm only seeing the headline once.

The Spencer Magnet has gone to a subscription service for online content although some content is still free. I would like to continue posting the links here, and trying to tell some of the story behind the article. I hope this is interesting to you, even if you can't see the articles.

Watergate Salad

1 16 ounce can crushed pineapple
1 box pistachio pudding
2 cups mini marshmallows
3/4 cup chopped pecans
1 8 ounce carton cool whip

Mix all ingredients together. Chill before serving.

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