Congratulations to Miss Joyce’s Dance Studio, 121 E. Dalton Road,. on their 48th year in business in downtown King. They had an Open House on August 19 and August 20. Registration for fall classes start September 5 – Save 50% on registration by registering before Sept 1. “If It Flies” is the theme for their 48th year. They have adult classes as well. For more information visit their website http://www. missjoycesdance.com. Miss Joyce, I can’t believe you could be 48 years in business as I remember when you were born, graduated from high school and college. Seems it was just a few years back. Congratulations again.
To prepare pumpkin for pie, cut in half, remove the seeds and fiber. Place flat side down on a pan and bake in oven 20 minutes at 400 degree. It scoops out easily and needs no mashing.
Habitat for Humanity Restore of Stokes County, 336-985-3211 is located at 115-117 East Dalton Road in King and is open Thursday and Friday, 11 am- 5 pm and Saturday 10 am – 5 pm.
When making fruit pies, put sugar in between two layers of fruit, since sugar next to the top crust toughens it.
Stokes County Fair News – Fried Apple Pie Contest – Bring to American Legion Building on Saturday, September 16 between 2:00 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Exhibitor must be present to win. Judging will begin promptly at 4:00 p.m. Smitty’s Apples has been serving fried apple pies for many years. Now, it is your turn to serve him your favorite, family heirloom fried apple pie.
Crust: 40 points, Filling. 40 points, Appearance, 20 points. Contest Specific Rules: All pies must be fried. Any type of apple may be used, but the type of apple must be specified in the recipe. No dried apples are to be used. Crust must be made from scratch and must be included with recipe. Recipe must be typed on an 8 1/2” by 11” sheet of paper. Name, address and phone number must be either printed or typed on the back of the recipe and should be submitted with entry.
Bring eight (8) fried apple pies. Premiums: 1st, $300; 2nd, $100; 3rd, $75; 4th, , $25. The 2016 first place winner is not eligible to compete in 2017. Sponsored by Smitty’s Apples, Pfafftown, NC
Stokes Family YMCA, 18th Annual King of the Hill 5k/10k/Fun Run and Obstacle Course Saturday, September 16th Register online at www.itsyourrace.com or in person at the Y. All proceeds will benefit Livestrong® at the Stokes Family YMCA. Bring in a new backpack and there is no joining fee. Backpack will be donated to King Outreach Ministry and you save up to $69.00. What are waiting for…Help your community and help yourself.
Veterans Coffee at Town and Country Grille located at 627 South Main St. King August 24, 8:30 am – 10:30 am. For more information call 336-331-1309.
Cut flowers keep longer if placed in leftover tea, weakened with water. This is good also for house plants. While working at L’eggs Products, we watered our large plants by cold coffee, which was excellent.
Little frogs in Herb plants –One of our little frog friends came out for my grandson, Bryant Southern. Bryant was quick enough to get his picture. See why we are in love with these little guys?! Help my friends and I name him (or her?). Please send your ideas. We think we will pick a boy name and a girl name.
To keep celery crisp, stand it upright in a pitcher of cold salted water and refrigerate.
If anyone has recipes you would like to share, please send them to me at Peggy Wall, Carillon Assisted Living, 250 Commerce Centre Drive, Huntersville, NC 28078.
Zucchini Chips –
3 large zucchinis
1 cup Parmesan
Garlic salt or McCormick roasted garlic and herb seasoning to taste
Slice zucchini into 1/4 strips (chips); in a bowl combine Parmesan, garlic seasoning of choice, and pepper. Place zucchini chips in dry Parmesan mixture. Line cookie sheet with foil. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place chips on lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle extra Parmesan mixture on top of chips. Bake chips for 10 to 15 minutes.
Cucumber and Tomato Feta Salad
2 English cucumbers
1 pack of cherry tomatoes
1 pack of cherry yellow tomatoes
1 red onion
2 tbsp red wine vinegar (or more to taste)
3 tbsp olive oil (EVO)
2 tsp lemon juice
1 container feta cheese
Parsley for garnish
Directions: Cut vegetables into bite size pieces. Add vegetables to bowl. Add red wine vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, and feta cheese crumbles. Garnish with parsley.
Prep: 20 min. + chilling
Makes 10 servings
· · 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) sliced peaches, drained and cut into bite-size pieces · 1 can (11 ounces)mandarin oranges, drained
· 3 bananas, sliced
· 2 unpeeled red apples, cut into bite-size pieces
· Fruit Sauce
· 1 cup cold milk
· 3/4 cup sour cream
· 1/3 cup thawed orange juice concentrate
· 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix Directions 1. In a large bowl, combine fruits; set aside. Whisk sauce ingredients until smooth. Gently fold into fruits. Cover and chill for 3-4 hours before serving. Yield: 10 servings (2 quarts).
When making cream pies, sprinkle crust with powdered sugar in order to prevent it becoming soggy.
Peggy Hall Wall has been covering the King Community for many years and can be reached at email@example.com or 336-813-6231.