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Creating frozen dinners without feeling foiled

Dear Reena, undercooked before adding to My daughter recently meals. Experiment with foods moved into an apartment by freezing small portions to while she goes to school. Is it see how good they taste once possible to prepare homethawed and heated. Foods to made TV dinners for her to avoid are lettuce, watermelon, keep in her freezer and mipineapple, cucumber, raw tomacrowave when she has time? toes, pudding, custards, cream If so, what kinds of foods cheese, gelatin and egg yolks. should I use? — Delta Dear Delta, Hi Reena, There are so many opI would like to know if Household tions to satisfy your gesture. you have any suggestions for Solutions By making your own frozen using/decorating with collectdinners you have the opporible spoons. I have collected tunity to reduce salt, control ingredients quite a few, and some of my friends have and save money. Begin by purchasing suggested my spoon rack and spoons are plastic freezer and microwave safe dishes outdated. Some have sentimental value, with compartments. Foods that freeze well and I don’t feel right discarding them or are leftover meat with or without gravy, giving them away. Any ideas would be mashed potatoes, cooked rice and pastas, appreciated. — Allison casseroles, sauces, vegetables and baking Dear Allison, for dessert. Make sure to clearly label each It depends on just how creative you dish by title and date. After food has been want to be. You can bend the spoons to packaged into plastic containers, wrap with make handles for your kitchen or bathroom foil to prevent freezer burn. cupboards. Or bend them into wall hooks Extra Tips: Veggies should be slightly for scarves. Some people have even had

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Juniors (L to R) Back Row: Alyssa Munton – Typical Whitetail 136; Holly Hryhoruk – Typical Whitetail 134; Kara Munton – Typical Muledeer 164 2/8; Trey Kincade – 1lb 11 oz. Pike; Kiya Kincade – Photography; Gordon Kincade – Awards Chairman Juniors (L to R) Front Row: Sydney Saccucci - 1.75lb Pike, .75lb Perch; Taylor Saccucci – 5.1lb Pike, 4.3lb Walleye; Jocelyn Arthur – 1lb 13 oz. Walleye; Jenna Munton – 4.5lb Pike; Craig Torgerson – 9.5lb Pike, 13lb Goose; Cole Schommer – Typical Muledeer 195 7/8 Missing: Braeden Whatcott - 2lb. 1oz. Walleye; Jillian Arthur - 3lb. 3oz. Walleye; Avril Arthur – 2lb. 12oz. Walleye. Fish Sue Robinson –12.5lb Pike, Joe Schmidt – 22lb.2oz. Pike; Dustin Saccucci – 23.7lb Rainbow Trout Pheasant ............................................................................... Percy Brotheridge 34 7/8 Moose...........................................................................................................Reynaldo Meneses 137 2/8 Muledeer ............................................Joe Schmidt – NonTypical 208 1/8; Roy Munton-Typical 172 4/8 Outstanding Rifle & Revolver Member ............................................................................... Scott Arthur Most Competitive Rifle & Revolver Member ......................................................................Aerial Arthur Top Salesperson............................................................................................................. Sherry Ruddick Co-Chairman Sports & Leisure Show ............................................ Darren Newbury & Howard Closson Photography – Habitat & Wildlife .................................................................................Danielle Kincade Outstanding Member ............................................................................................................. Al Leggott Hunter Educators 2013 Al Jackson Phil Braybrooke Bill Salt Bob Milburn Zena Putnam Richard Thompson Jim Skene (deceased)

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little spoons bent into finger rings. Spoons can be sold at auctions or to collectors. Older spoons can be worth quite a bit if they are made completely of silver. However, if you like your spoon collection, leave them right where you have them and enjoy.

should be a little wetter than damp, which means that you may need to double the recipe. Cover the stain with clear plastic wrap and weigh down with heavy books. Make sure that the books are not touching the carpet — if the books get wet, the dye from the paper can seep onto the carpet. Leave 12 hours. Blot with warm water and Hi Reena, dry 2-3 times. Dry with white towel as My problem is a coffee stain on a much as possible. Air dry. When dry, blot light-coloured Berber carpet. What can with white vinegar and leave. I do? — Mike Fantastic Tip of the Week Dear Mike, To make block heater cords easy to I have used a recipe many times for cof- plug in and unplug, put a puff of powdered fee, tea, pet, food and plant stains. In my graphite in the holes of the plug. Graphite experience no damage has ever occurred, is an electrical conductor. Besides lubricatand the results have surpassed commercial ing the plug prongs, it helps make a good cleaning agents. However, you should test electrical contact. You can purchase powa small area of carpet before applying the dered graphite lubricant at Canadian Tire, recipe. Home Depot or other building supplies Mix together one-half tsp clear dish store. I’ve been using this technique for a soap and 1 cup warm water. Blot (do not couple of years now. — Michael scrub) onto stain and leave for five minI enjoy your questions and tips; keep utes. Pat area dry using a white towel. Mix them coming. Missed a column? Can’t together one-half cup hydrogen peroxide remember a solution? Need a motivational and 2 tbsp ammonia. Dip white towel speaker for an upcoming event? Check out in solution and blot onto stain. The area my website Reena.ca.

New SNTC production ‘ Nation honours Metis

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askatchewan Native Theatre Company (SNTC) is set to kick off its latest production — Réunir — on March 5. Written by Saskatchewan-born PJ Prudat in collaboration with SNTC’s Circle of Voices Youth program, the one-hour, one-act play delves into the depths of Métis history and life after the Battle of Batoche. Réunir director Curtis Peeteetuce has been involved with SNTC for the last 13 years. Peeteetuce, originally from Beardys and Okemasis First Nation, is a graduate of Saskatchewan Indian Federated College with a bachelor of arts in indigenous studies. In 2001 he knew he was ready for a change. “I was actually looking for something else in life to have passion for,” he said. “I was working in the education system at the time. I happened to see in the staff room a bulletin that said they were looking for First Nation’s people aged 12 to 26. I applied, and it was the Circle of Voices Youth program.” SNTC’s Circle of Voices Youth program is for aboriginal youth. It educates participants not only in theatre, culture and career development, but in life skills such as budgeting, doing a resume and applying for a job. The spirit of the Saskatoon aboriginal youth who volunteer in the program motivates and inspires Peeteetuce. “The program runs in the evenings,” he said. “It’s free to them; no charge. So it’s really up to them to continue to use their personal time to engage with the program in the evening, outside of school or their job. “They don’t have to be here, they’re here on their own accord. The Circle of Voices youth program is really about the participants. They have to go to school. They have to go to work. Without these things, they would be homeless. But they choose to be here. The program is a metaphor for life; you contribute, you

make sacrifices and that will result in success.” Réunir, which is French for “to meet” or “to unite”, centres on young Virginie as she struggles to find a life in the midst of the Métis Nation’s post-Batoche displacement. Virginie’s Kokum is her guide, sharing stories to comfort and invigorate her granddaughter. “This time around we’re honouring the Métis Nation,” said Peeteetuce. “We’re bringing back that theme into our programming. We haven’t done that since 2007. It’s a beautiful script; it’s very abstract. PJ plants seeds of truth in the script, but seeds of untruth as well.” The performance is an ensemble production, with every youth involved with the show understanding that though one actor may have more lines, every actor or character has an equal role because they’re present on the stage. “The actors bring an innocence to this performance,” Peeteetuce said. “If this were to be a cast of actors such as myself, and maybe some of the main stage performers in Saskatoon, this would be a very different play. When you have young people performing for the first time, the audience is really engaged with that energy. Watching brand new performers is exciting.” Peeteetuce, who has worked alongside legendary aboriginal performers such as the late Gordon Tootoosis and Tantoo Cardinal, is resoundingly positive when asked whether or not he has seen growth and change in the young participants as they have evolved through the Circle of Voices Youth program. “Definitely,” he responded. “It’s absolutely amazing to see a youth go from that timid shy individual they are when they start with us to someone who is ready to get on stage and take the lead role.” Réunir Presented by PotashCorp and SNTC. A Circle of Voices Production, written by PJ Prudat and the 2013-2014 Circle of Voices Youth program.

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