The American Red Cross Blood Drive will be at Trinity United Methodist Church, 725 West Dalton Road, King on Monday, August 28 from 2 until 7 p.m. To schedule your appointment call Peggy at 336-671-0151 or Peggy L at336-416-2786 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Become an American Red Cross blood donor and help save the lives of patients in need.
American Legion, 436 South Main Street, King – The Return of the King City Powwow – Redhawk’s Gathering of Nations Powwow at American Legion Post 290 on August 25 – 27, 2017. Grand Entry: Fri: 7 pm, Sat 12 pm & 6:30 pm, Sun: 12:30 pm. Gates open 10 am Sat and Sun.
King Public Library
LuLaRoe Fundraiser for the Library Saturday, August 19th 10:30 am – 1:30 pm, Family Movie August 21st 10:30 am, Solar Eclipse Event Free solar eclipse viewing glasses to the first 100 people August 21st 1:00 pm. Need a job? Visit our JobLink Lab in the library! Visit www.nwrl.org for more!
Miss Joyce’s Dance Studio 121 E. Dalton Rd. downtown King. – Open House Saturday, August 19, 10 am – 5pm and August 20, 1 – 5pm at Miss Joyce’s Dance Studio. 121 E. Dalton Rd. downtown King. Registration for fall classes that start September 5 – Save 50% on registration by registering before Sept 1. Open House will feature door prizes, light refreshments, giant bubbles, arts activities for children, gifts and more. Come select the best class for your child by talking to the person who will be teaching the class. If It Flies is the theme for our 48th year. We have adult classes as well. – more information on our website http://www. missjoycesdance.com.
To keep cookies fresh and crisp in the jar, place a crumpled tissue paper in the bottom.
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 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.
Hospice and Palliative CareCenter, Join us to learn about the Living Will and Healthcare Power of Attorney Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 1 pm at the King Senior Center located at 107 White Road/Community Bldg., lower level of King Recreation Acres. Pre-register by calling 336-768-6157 ext 1622. Please bring a photo ID – family members are encouraged to attend.
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.
To ripen tomatoes, put them in a brown paper bag in a dark pantry, and they will ripen.
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.
Peach Cobbler Pancakes
These pancakes package the classic summer fruit dessert as a luxurious breakfast treat, topped with whipped cream and crunchy …
· 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour (see Cook’s Note)
· 1/4 cup cornstarch
· 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
· 1 tablespoon baking powder
· 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
· 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
· 1 1/4 cups milk
· 2 large eggs
· 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more for pan
· 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
· 2 ripe peaches, halved and pitted, each half cut into 10 thin slices
· 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
· 1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds
· Confectioners’ sugar, maple syrup or whipped cream for serving
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with two kitchen towels stacked on top of each other and place in the oven. This will keep your cooked pancakes warm.
Whisk the flour, cornstarch, confectioners’ sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a large bowl. Whisk the milk, eggs, melted butter and almond extract together in another bowl. Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and whisk until ingredients are just incorporated and batter is thick (it’s okay if there are some lumps). Let the batter rest for 5 minutes.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat and brush with butter. Ladle 1/4 cup batter onto the skillet; repeat to make a second pancake. Arrange 4 peach slices over each pancake and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon brown sugar. Cook, until pancakes are golden on the bottom and bubbly on top, about 1 minute 30 seconds. Flip the pancakes and cook until the peaches and sugar are caramelized and the batter is cooked through on the second side, about 1 minute 30 seconds more. Transfer the pancakes, fruit side up, to the baking sheet in the oven, tucking them between the two kitchen towels. Repeat with the remaining batter, peaches and brown sugar to make more pancakes, brushing the skillet with more butter between each batch.
To serve, place 3 pancakes, fruit side up, on each plate. Sprinkle with almonds, dust with confectioners’ sugar and serve immediately with maple syrup or whipped cream.
Cook’s Note – When measuring flour, we spoon it into a dry measuring cup and level off the excess. (Scooping directly from the bag compacts the flour, resulting in dry baked goods.)
Peggy Hall Wall has been covering the King Community for many years and can be reached at email@example.com or 336-813-6231.