Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Caramel Apples




Caramel Apples Recipe Description:

If it’s Autumn, it’s time for caramel apples.

Everyone will enjoy this popular seasonal treat all Fall long. You’ll find them at Fall festivals. And, they’re a traditional Halloween party treat.

You loved them as a kid. You’re kids and grandkids will love them, too.




Ingredients:
  • 10 apples, washed and stems removed
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped salted peanuts
  • Food sticks


Caramel Apples Recipe Directions:
  1. Melt butter in a saucepan.
  2. Add brown sugar and corn syrup.
  3. Bring to a slow boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in condensed milk.
  5. Continue to cook and stir for 20 to 25 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat, add vanilla and stir in.
  7. Push a food stick into the apple where the stem was.
  8. Dip apple into caramel.
  9. Dip apple into peanuts.
  10. Place onto a sheet of buttered, waxed paper.
  11. Allow to cool.
 

Recipe Tip: You can use other things for dipping or coating your apples. Beside peanuts, other kinds of chopped nuts are popular. Also try mini M&Ms, mini marshmallows, and granola.

Friday, September 17, 2021

NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH

NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH


National Preparedness Month (NPM) is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. The 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”

For the first time in its history, the Ready Campaign, in partnership with the Ad Council, identified the Hispanic community as a key audience, and will launch a series of Public Service Advertisements specifically designed to encourage preparedness within the underserved demographic.

Weekly Themes
Each week in September, the campaign will focus on a different aspect of preparedness for individuals, families and communities.

Week 1 September 1-4: Make A Plan

Talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during, and after a disaster. Make sure to update your plan based on the Centers for Disease Control recommendations due to the Coronavirus.

Week 2 September 5-11: Build A Kit

Gather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster for everyone living in your home. Don’t forget to consider the unique needs each person or pet may have in case you have to evacuate quickly. Update your kits and supplies based on recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control.

Week 3 September 12-18: Low-Cost, No-Cost Preparedness

Natural disasters don’t wait for a convenient time. Preparing for them shouldn’t wait either. Start today by signing up for alerts, safe-guarding important documents, and taking other low cost and no cost preparedness actions to lessen the impact of disasters and emergencies for you and your family.

Week 4 September 19-25: Teach Youth About Preparedness

Talk to your kids about preparing for emergencies and what to do in case you are separated. Reassure them by providing information about how they can get involved.

Thursday, September 9, 2021

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Friday, September 3, 2021

NATIONAL AMERICANA MONTH

NATIONAL AMERICANA MONTH

During September, National Americana Month brings our nation together to reflect on elements of life in the United States that have knitted us together and made us Americans.

Indulge in the nostalgic and quintessentially American music, flavors, art, and events you love most.

Other views of Americana are of the coastal sort.  Take your pick. Historical or theatrical, poetic, scientific, uptown, downtown, city slicker or country bumpkin, Americana comes in all shapes and sizes.  The question for National Americana Month is, what does it mean to you?