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Table of Contents Articles/ Features Soup’s on!
Junkin’ - The new era of Antiquing
Tax Time Thinking
Christian’s European Adventure
Tweens & Teens: Terrible Teens
Get Active for a longer life
Navigating the Road to Life
Departments Christian’s Adventure
Arts & Entertainment
Social Savvy with The Season
Cute Kid pics
Table for Eight
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I’ve started my New Year’s resolution early this year. It’s the typical resolution. Lose weight or move up a size (and that is not an option). Basically, I have to get rather disgusted with myself before I make up my mind and make a commitment. In Guyeth Nash’s article, “New Year, New Chapter,” she writes that we need to take baby steps when trying to make changes. Totally unrealistic diet claims grace the covers of numerous magazines, “Lose 10 pounds over the weekend!” Really? I don’t think so.
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February 5 – 3/5 Love it/ Hate it Exhibition: Art on the Square – down town
January 19 29 February 20 24-27
Indie Night Concert: Tanna Key, 7:00 p.m. – Harris Art Center The Van Leers, 7:00 – Harris Art Center Roland Hayes Program: The Three Divas, 4:00 p.m. – Harris Art Center STARS Talent Showcase, 7:00 p.m. – Harris Art Center (Sun. 2:30 p.m.)
January –February 20 Ansel Adams, A Legacy – Booth Museum February 5 The Spencers Theatre of Illusion, 7:00 p.m. – Grand Theatre 18-20 Bad Dates – Legion Theatre 25-27 Bad Dates – Legion Theatre
Gift of Christmas Exhibit – Oak Hill, Martha Berry Museum 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon-Sat 12 Abbigail K. Israelsen – Gallery Talk, 7:00 p.m. Moon Bldg., Berry College 14 Concert Three: Berry College, 8:00 p.m. – Ford Auditorium 18 -2/4 Guest Art Exhibit – “Seeing is Believing” by Frank Murphy, Arnold Art Gallery, Shorter 19 Artist Recital: Nathaniel Mayfield, trumpet, 7:30 p.m. – Frost Chapel, Berry College 21 The Ballad of Baby Doe, 7:30 p.m. – Desoto Theatre 24 Faculty Recital - Peter DeWitt, organ, 7:30 p.m. Brookes Chapel, Shorter 28 Friends of the Theatre Cabaret – Northwest Georgia Technical College (Call Shorter Box Office – 706-233-7288) 31 Guest Artist Series Recital: Abbey Simon, piano, 7:30 p.m. Brookes Chapel, Shorter February 4,5 Junior Service League FOLLIES, 7:00 p.m. – City Auditorium 4-6 A Shot in the Dark, 8:00 p.m.– Desoto Theatre (Sun. 2:30 p.m.) 5 Antique Bottle Show, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Civic Center 7 Tesa Dupre Gallery Talk, 7:00 p.m. – Moon Bldg., Berry College 7-3/1 Guest Art Exhibit – “Homage” by Amalia Amaki, Arnold Art Gallery, Shorter 10 Concert Four: Berry College, 7:30 p.m. – Ford Auditorium 11 Heart & Soul 4: Love Songs and Motown, 7:30 p.m. – City Auditorium
Winter 2011 February 11-13 A Shot in the Dark ( same information as on page 8) 17-20 Absurdist dramas by Eugene Ionesco, 8:00 p.m. â€“ E. H. Young Theatre, Berry College (Sun. 2:00 p.m.) 17-20 Winter Play â€“ Trojan Women, 7:30 p.m. Callaway Theater, Shorter (Sun. 2:30 p.m.) 24-27 Absurdist dramas by Eugene Ionesco â€“ (same information as above) 24-27 Winter Play â€“ Trojan Women â€“ (same information as above) 24 Artist Recital: Luther Enloe, guitar, 7:30 p.m. â€“ Frost Chapel, Berry College 24 Guest artist Recital: Blue Mountain Chamber Players, 7:30 p.m. Ford Auditorium, Berry College 25 The American Spirit: Our Music Heritage, 7:30 p.m. â€“ City Auditorium
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Soupâ€™s On! by Caroline Alford
Winter is the time of year when you just want to snuggle up on the sofa in front of a warm fire with a bowl of hearty soup or stew. There are several easy to make soups and stews. One of the reasons I like to have a turkey on Thanksgiving or Christmas is having the already cooked turkey and broth available when I wish to make stew or soup. Add a salad, some cheese toast or crackers and you have a great dinner for a chilly night. If you keep several key ingredients in your pantry or freezer you can make one in a jiffy. tttttttttttttttttttttttttttt
Here are some quick soups and stews to make for your family during the cold weather. I usually make most of my soups in a slow cooker as they can cook all day on low and be ready for dinner. I usually make a lot, then freeze what is not eaten now and have it for later or to share with friends who are sick. Here are some of my favorites: 10
Pantry Items Crushed Tomatoes, Diced Tomatoes, Petite Diced Tomatoes Tomato Sauce, Stewed Tomatoes, Tomato Paste, Dried Spices: Basil, Thyme, Rosemary, Marjoram, Oregano, Herbs de Provence; Cream of Mushroom Soup Evaporated Milk , Evaporated Skim Milk, Canned Pork Barbecue, Canned Chicken, Beef and Chicken Broth
Freezer Items Vegetable Soup Gumbo, Vegetable Soup Mix, Mixed Vegetables Turkey Broth (Homemade), Cooked Turkey or Chicken Diced Onion, Diced Celery, Ground Beef, Broccoli
Carolineâ€™s Vegetable Soup 2 Quarts Turkey or Chicken Stock/Broth 2 Cups Diced Cooked Chicken or Turkey 1 Bag of Vegetable Soup Mix 1 Bag of Vegetable Gumbo 29 Oz. Can Crushed Tomatoes 12 Oz. Can Tomato Paste 2 Teaspoons Salt 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper 1 Teaspoon Crushed Basil 1 Teaspoon Crushed Marjoram 1 Teaspoon Crushed Thyme 1 Teaspoon Crushed Rosemary
1. Add all ingredients to a 6 quart slow cooker. 2. Heat until boiling. 3. Simmer on low for 3 - 5 hours.
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Recipes from Southern Cooking with Caroline
Carolineâ€™s Tomato Basil Soup (Fast)
15 Ounce Can Crushed Tomatoes 15 Ounce Can Diced Tomatoes 1 Teaspoon Dried Basil (1 Tablespoon Fresh Basil) 1/2 Teaspoon Salt 1/4 Teaspoon Fresh Ground Black Pepper 1 Cup Half and Half (Can use evaporated skim milk or non-fat cream) 1/4 Cup Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese Pour tomatoes into a large saucepan. 1. Add the basil, salt, and pepper. 2. Heat until boiling. 3. Add the half and half and Parmesan Cheese. 4. Heat until just before boiling. 5. Serve in soup bowl. 6. Garnish with a spring of fresh basil or dollop of cream. 7. Serve with cheddar cheese toast or cheese crackers. 8.
Broccoli Cheese Chowder 1 Package Frozen Chopped Broccoli (10 Oz.) 1 Medium Onion, Chopped 1/4 Cup Butter (Half Stick or 4 Tablespoons) 2 Cups Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese (8 Oz)
White Sauce Ingredients For Chowder: 1/2 Cup Butter (1 Stick) 1/2 Cup Flour 1 1/2 Tsp. Salt 4 Cups Milk 1 Cup Chicken Broth
1. Cook broccoli just until tender. Do not overcook. 2. SautĂŠ chopped onion in butter until tender. 3. In a separate pan, prepare white sauce by combining butter & flour over medium heat; add salt, stir for about 2 minutes on low heat. 4. Stir in milk and chicken broth gradually, stirring constantly until mixture reaches a boil. 5. Cook 1-2 minutes until thickened. 6. Add broccoli and onion. 7. Stir in cheese. 8. Cook briefly over medium heat. Avoid bringing to a boil.
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Old Fashioned Beef Stew (Fast) These amounts are approximate as you are using leftovers from your pot roast. 2 â€“ 3 Cups Cooked Pot Roast 2 Cups Cooked Carrots & Potatoes 1 Cup Gravy or Au Jus 1/4 Cup Flour 1/2 Cup Cold Water 1/4 Cup Kitchen Browning Sauce 1/2 Teaspoon Salt 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper 1. Cut up the remaining pot roast into 1 inch pieces. 2. Cut up the remaining vegetables into small pieces. 3. Place meat, vegetables, and gravy in a deep skillet or heavy sauce pan. 4. Place the flour in a glass measuring cup, add the cold water stirring briskly with a fork until all lumps have been removed and all the flour is incorporated. 5. Pour flour mixture into the pan and stir. 6. Add the browning sauce, salt, and pepper. 7. Cook over medium heat until liquid is boiling and thickened.
Caroline Alford, who lives in Rome, is an avid cook and author of Southern Cooking with Caroline. To order her cookbook, contact Caroline at firstname.lastname@example.org. She enjoys entertaining and like any cook, her dream is to have someone come behind her and clean up as fast as she can make a messâ€Ś
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