Volume 38 Number 11 The Good News Paper November 2017

Farmington Attempts to End 68 Hours of
Hunger for Children and Families in Need
and for 68 hours have little to eat.
That insecurity can lead to some
behavioral disruptions.
On Monday mornings they return to
school ill, often spending the day in
the nurse’s office. They are unable
to focus and concentrate until they
once again are nourished.
This program puts nourishing food
in the hands of school children to
carry them through the weekend.
Each bag of food costs $10 each
week and provides two breakfasts,
two lunches, and three dinners for a
child, with some left over to share!
End 68 Hours of Hunger
Farmington now has food donation
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End 68 Hours of Hunger Farmington is part of a
national initiative that provides support to
food-insecure students during the 68 hours from
Friday afternoon through Monday morning.
Childhood food insecurity is a national problem, it
occurs when children receive insufficient food on a
regular basis; in many cases missing meals entirely.
After a while, these children also experience “fear of
hunger” that affects their behavior as much as
physical hunger affects their bodies. There are more
than 16 million food insecure children in America
today.
The impact on the child is enormous. Teachers tell us
that on Friday afternoons the children who are
unlikely to have enough food at home become very
edgy and are unable to concentrate.
After a week in a structured environment where they
have at least two full meals, they will leave school
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boxes in each school! Every-other-week a specific
item needed will be posted for donations. The
rotation of items will help maintain the food storage
inventory. The group would like to thank Farmington
House of Pizza, on Main Street, and Honey Dew
Donuts, on Route 11, for hosting donation boxes.
More local businesses will be asked to host donation
boxes and they will keep a list on their Facebook
page.
They have also created an Amazon wish list for easy
contributions to our program! To access the list, visit
https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/search.
html, enter "farmingtonnh@end68hoursofhunger.org"
under Find List or Registry. Once you've located the
list, you can click Remember if you'd like to save the
link to the list in your account.
Amazon users can log in through smile.amazon.com
first, choose End 68 Hours of Hunger program as the
recipient, and a percentage of qualifying purchases Storehouses of food need to be maintained in order to
will be donated to the non-profit. support the End 68 Hours of Hunger Farmington
program.
During this season of Thanksgiving, consider
donating to the program in order to help children and To find out more about the program in general, visit
families in Farmington avoid hunger. http://www.end68hoursofhunger.org.

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First Congregational Church
Gathers Historic Photos for
Open House on November 12
The public is invited to tour the historic First
Congregational Church of Farmington, New
Hampshire on Sunday, November 12 between 2 and 4
PM. The church is located at 400 Main Street in the
downtown area. Anyone was was married in the
church, attended Sunday School, or just have pictures
of past events in the church, are encouraged to donate
copies of their photos to the church. The
Congregational Church will celebrate its 200th
anniversary in 2019 and historic displays of old
photos and events will be on display in the church.
Refreshments will be served following the tours.
Organized in 1819, the church has recently been
selected for the New Hampshire Register of Historic
Places recognizing the building as an outstanding
example of Gothic Revival architecture and early
American stained glass. The 120 foot steeple which
contains the town clock and the 1915 Henry Wilson
Memorial Bell is an impressive landmark in the
community. For more information visit the website at
www.farmingtonnhucc.org, call (603) 755-4816, or
email farmingtonnhucc@metrocast.net.
A picture of the First Congregational Church as it
appeared in a 1904 Farmington Souvenir booklet. The
entire booklet can be seen online at the online Museum
of Farmington History, hosted by the Farmington
Historical Society.

Farmington High School Athletic
Celebrations Scheduled
Farmington will celebrate the fall athletic seasons with fall
banquets for Farmington High School on November 7,
and the Farmington-Nute football team on November 9.

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Around the Town
November 2017
November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month
If you’ve been thinking about adding a companion be immediately aware of important information like
animal to your family, consider opening your home personality type and grooming requirements, making
and your heart to an older dog or cat in need. Older it easier to choose the perfect pet for your family. It is
pets are just as loving and loyal as their younger a sad fact that senior pets are often the last to be
counterparts. Also, adopting a senior companion adopted from shelters, putting them at an increased
animal comes with some cool advantages: Grown-up risk for euthanasia. When you adopt a senior pet,
pets don’t need the constant monitoring and training you’re not only welcoming a lifetime of love into
that puppies and kittens do. Many are housetrained your home, you’re also saving a precious life. Use
already. Also, since senior pets are fully grown, you’ll #AdoptASeniorPetMonth to post on social media.

November Happenings Around the Town
Friends of the Goodwin Library
Senior Bingo
6:00 PM Tuesday, November 14; Goodwin Library.
10:00 AM Wednesday, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Farmington
Town Hall. Circle of Hope Family Support Group
7:00 PM Wednesday, November 15; St. Peter Church,
Farmington Historical Society Annual Meeting and Dinner
Farmington.
6:30 PM Friday, November 3; First Congregational Church
Vestry, Farmington. Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 23
Lego Club
10:30 AM Saturday, November 4, 11, 18, 25; Goodwin Library. Community Breakfast
8:00 AM Saturday, November 25; First Congregational Church,
Mustard Seed Cafe Community Dinner
Farmington.
3:00 - 5:00 PM Sunday, November 5, 19; First Congregational
Church Vestry, Farmington. Community Food Pantry Open
9:30 AM Saturday, 25; First Congregational Church,
PTA Meeting
Farmington.
6:30 - 7:30 PM Thursday, November 9; Valley View Community
School, Farmington. Community Meal at First Baptist Church
4:00 - 5:30 PM Sunday, November 26; First Baptist Church,
TriTown Democrats Meeting
Grove and Church Street, Farmington.
6:30 PM Thursday, November 9; Emma Ramsey Center, Milton.
Family Game Night
Crafternoon
5:00 PM Tuesday, November 28; Goodwin Library.
10:00 AM Friday, November 10; Goodwin Library.
Farmington Responds Support Group
Veteran’s Day
3:00 - 6:00 PM Monday, November 6, 13, 20, 27;
Saturday, November 11
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Friday, November 3, 10, 17, 24; 480 Main
Blessed Bargains Open Street, Farmington.
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM Saturday, November 11, 25; First
Congregational Church, Farmington.

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“Within Reach” is the Theme for
Reflections Art Contest at Valley
View Community School
Farmington children at invited to ​participate​ ​in​ ​the
2017​ ​Parent Teacher Association’s​ ​Reflections​ ​ ​event which
is themed “Within Reach”. The
Reflections​ ​program​ ​is​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​oldest​ ​and​ ​largest​ ​student​ ​
recognitionprograms​​for​​art​​in​​the​​country!​​Artwork​​can​​be​​collages,
photographs,​ ​computer-generated​ ​images,​ ​dioramas,​ ​drawin
gs, paintings,​ ​printmaking,​ ​sculpture,​ ​or​ ​mixed​ ​media.
Artwork​ ​must​ be​ ​done​ ​at​ ​home; be​ ​new​ ​and​ ​original;
be​ ​no​ ​larger​ ​than​ ​24​ ​X​ ​30​ ​(including​ ​matting);
be​ ​done​ ​by​ ​one​ ​student​ ​artist; have a ​title; and
include​ ​an​ ​artist​ ​statement. ​The​ ​deadline​ ​for​ ​entries​ ​is​ ​Frida
y,​ ​November​ ​17,​ ​2017.​ ​ ​Ribbons​ ​will​ ​begiven​ ​to​ ​all​ ​particip
ants.​ ​ ​Some​ ​students’​ ​art​ ​will​ ​go​ ​on​ ​to​ ​the​ ​state
PTA​ ​Reflections​ ​opening.​ ​ ​Students ​interested​ ​in​ ​participati
ng,​ ​should get an entry form from Mrs.​ ​Smith, fill it out and
submit it. Entries from all grades and all abilities are
welcome. To learn​ ​more​ ​about​ ​this​ ​program​, visit
www.​pta.org/reflections. Help support the arts in
Farmington. Please join in the fun!
Upcoming Road Work by
This month, our Puddledock Press readers were right Farmington Public Works
here in Farmington. Former Puddledock Editor, The Public Works Department will be doing road work on
JoAnn Doke and Rebecca Howard, had their Silver Street, Waldron Road, and Bay Road in the near
Puddledocks with them while atending the Mustard future. The work is currently scheduled to take place
Seed Cafe Community Dinner on October 1. We between November 3rd and November 17th. During this
invite you to take a selfie of you at your location, with time period, residents and travelers should expect a rough
the Puddledock Press and send it to us at road and the possibility of significant delays. The Public
PuddledockPress@gmail.com. We would love to hear Works Department asks that you plan ahead and take
from you and post your picture and your location. Take alternative routes whenever possible. If you do need to
your Puddledock Press when you travel and join in the travel these roads during this time period, please reduce
fun. Let’s get our paper all over New Hampshire and your speed and drive cautiously. Please respect the safety
the world. If you're camera shy, just tell us where you and well-being of the workers and fellow citizens by
are and that you enjoy our Community Good News slowing down and following cues from traffic control
Paper. personnel.
Town Players Schedule Spring
Show Dates
The Town Players have production dates for their Spring
show, April 27th and 28th, 2018! The theme for the spring
production is Mystery/Comedy. The Players are looking for
people who want to step on the stage and have some laughs.
The first get together will be January 3, 2018 at 7:00 pm.
Everyone who wants to participate will get to participate!
They will be choosing their play and want to be sure that
they have enough parts for everyone! So let them know if
you are interested. All ages are welcomed.

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socialization activities and community field trips.
Please contact Peggy Hawksley at 603-652- 0990 or
email headstart@straffordcap.org for more
Head Start Extends Hours information or to complete an application.
Strafford County Head Start announces extended For more information on Strafford County Head
hours and openings in Early Head Start. The Start, please visit the website at straffordcap.org and
Strafford County Head Start, a program of click Programs, or visit the Facebook page
Community Action Partnership of Strafford County, (@straffordcountyheadstart).
is now offering extended days in Milton and
Rochester for working families. There are immediate Cemetery Lots Price Increase
openings available in the Milton Center. Strafford After careful consideration, the Trustees of the
County Head Start provides a high-quality preschool Farmington Cemetery Association will be increasing
education for young children to prepare them for the price of lots to $750 beginning January 1, 2018.
kindergarten. In addition, the program provides health Each lot is for one (1) cremation and one (1) full
screenings, family support, parent involvement and size or two (2) cremations. The cost will remain at
volunteer opportunities, and community resources to $550 each prior to January 1, 2018. If you would
qualifying families in Strafford County with a child like to purchase a lot before January 1, please
ages 3 to 5, including children with disabilities. contact the Superintendent at 755-9441 or stop by
the Cemetery Office at 4 Canal Street.
There is no cost for this program, and children do not
have to be potty trained to attend. A nutritious St. Peter’s Church Ladies
breakfast and lunch are provided daily at no cost.
Families are encouraged to apply even if they think
Guild Annual Penny Sale
they may be over income for the program. Head Start The St. Peter Ladies Guild of Farmington is holding
is offered in Dover, Farmington, Milton, Rochester, its annual Penny Sale on Saturday, November 4,
and Somersworth. 2017 at the Henry Wilson Memorial School Gym,
51 School Street, Farmington, NH. The public is
Openings are immediately available in the Early Head invited to attend and participate. The doors will
Start program as well. Early Head Start provides open at 12:00 PM and there will be over 100 penny
comprehensive home-based services to prenatal moms sale items on display, including a television. The
and families with infants and toddlers, up to age 3. drawings will start at 7:00 PM and continue until the
The program includes weekly home visits that provide items are gone. In addition, Series Prizes will be
individualized learning activities designed to enhance awarded between 5:30 - 6:30 along with a Door
the growth and development of the child. It also Prize and other raffles. Refreshments will be
includes weekly socialization play groups and available between 12:00 and 6:00 PM. For more
resources/referrals in child and family health, information, contact Carol Vita, Secretary of the St.
nutrition, parent education, and social services. Peter Ladies Guild at 603-755-9700.
Transportation is available for the weekly

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Mike Lee Holiday Basketball
Friday, November 30, 1900 Bash to be held in Farmington
Thanksgiving Day The 39th Annual Mike Lee Holiday Basketball Bash,
This holiday always calls to mind the hard presented by the Farmington Tigers Athletic Boosters
experiences of the colonists in New England, and Club, returns to Farmington High School on
their unfaltering trust in overruling Providence. December 26-29, 2017. The tri-state open invitational
basketball tournament featuring boy’s and girl’s teams
The keeping of this day is almost the only practice
from New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts, will
of a public nature, of colonial times, which is
once again offer contests, raffles and prizes! Entry is
prevalent in this era, and it will be wise of people
$175 per team, includes three games & tournament
not to lose hold of the custom. Sadness shadows the
t-shirts! Limited spots are still open, so if you know a
day as people grow old, yet there are memories
team that is interested in participating, please email
which nearly everyone can treasure and enjoy. And
Joel Chagnon (jchagnon@sau61.org) to join the field.
to the majority of mankind there comes with all the
holidays the possibility of adding to the comfort, or
content, or courage, of some one, be it neighbor or
stranger. This is one of the things for which to be Tigers Volleyball Team headed
thankful. Another thing which should arouse every to 31st State Tournament
American to gratitude is the cast that we live in the For the 31st-straight season, the varsity volleyball
most civilized country in the world, in the midst of a team is headed to the state tournament. The Tigers
people that, whatever faults are perceptible, is the have garnered the 4th seed for the 2017 NHIAA
most kindly and enlightened, all things considered, Division III State Tournament. After starting the
of all nations on the earth. season with a 10-match win streak, which included
Therefore, let us give thanks heartily on this just one lost set out of 31, the Tigers dropped three of
Thursday, as we have been bidden to do by our their final six matches to finish the year 13-3.
Governor, Frank West Rollins. Farmington High School swept Nute, 3-0, in both
Thursday, December 5, 1963 meetings between the two this season. The semi finals
Slates Christmas Party will be held on November 1 and the final rounds on
The annual Christmas Party and meeting of the November 3rd. Remember to support the Tigers as
Farmington - New Durham Historical Society will they make another run in the state tourney!
be held Saturday, December 7 at the home of Lola
The Capital Crime of Witchcraft
Sabine on Charles St. at 7:30 p.m.
At 6:00 PM on October 26, the Goodwin Library
Shirley Barker, native of Farmington, noted poet hosted a NH Humanities Council presentation on
and authoress will be the speaker. Her subject will witchcraft. Attendees learned about the Salem Witch
be "Christmas at Mt. Vernon." Trials, and how the Salem Courts worked in 17th
This will be the last meeting of the year. century New England.

Presentations will start up again in March!
Join us, learn about our Stories of
Farmington Initiative and make history!

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The Farmington Art Boosters Donate to Community Programs

L to R: Kathy King; Megan Henry, FAB Treasurer; Barbara Bauer, FAB President; Rick Gladding, Farmington
Community Band; Mary Hunting; and music teacher, Sally Cocco.
The Farmington Art Boosters recently presented
donation checks to the Farmington Community Band
to expand their music library and to the American
Legion for their Memorial Day Parade Fund.
The Farmington Art Boosters support music and the
arts in our schools and community. FAB meets in the
high school library at 5:30 PM the first Tuesday of
every month. New members are always welcome.

American Legion Commander, Gary Mosher, receives
a check from FAB Rep, kathy King, for the 150th
Memorial Day Parade. Pictured are Kathy King, Gary
Mosher, and American Legion members Ray Garland
and Ed Prantis. Photo courtesy of Rebecca Howard.

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Put simply, it is no longer safe to allow your pets to
roam free. Not if you want them to have long,
by Kimberly Simmons healthy lives.
To Leash or Not to Leash Kimberly Simmons is the owner of For PETS,
The topic this month is the somewhat controversial Pawsitive Education, Training & Services, LLC. in
one of leashing and keeping your dogs contained. I Farmington
bring this up because of the large number of lost,
stolen and wandering dogs; some of whom were
November Shopping Spree at
found deceased. Rochester’s First Church
Back in the seventies, when I was a child, a lot of Congregational
dogs roamed free. Though there were still dangers, I Rochester’s First Church Congregational, located at 63 S.
do believe they were fewer in our rural areas due to Main St, right next to the Rochester Public Library is
the fact that there just weren't as many people. I also holding their annual Winter Faire, November 3rd through
think people were more tolerant back in the 70s. Less the 5th. Gift Baskets galore, plus so much more!
likely to resort to a gun first and more likely to resort Friday, November 3rd, from 3-7pm the Beef Stew
to a broom, throwing rocks, or using a stick to get Supper starts at 4:30 pm. Then Saturday the 4th, features
dogs away from where they were unwanted. Most a host of events guaranteed to please the shopper.
people also knew their neighbors and their neighbor's Looking to the busy weekend of Nov. 3-5 and
dogs. encouraging folks to focus their shopping energy at 4
Nowadays People's first choice is a gun. People's first events on Saturday, November 4th :
choice is to kill it; If it's a nuisance kill it. There is a First, shoppers can start their day with First Church's
distinct lack of respect for life. I have had my horses Blueberry Pancake Breakfast, then Shop, Shop, Shop
chased by dogs. I have had my horses injured by around the welcoming city of Rochester!!
dogs. I did not try to kill the offending dog, I chased Second, the second day of First Church Congregational's
the dog away. I carry pepper spray, that cost about WINTER FAIRE from 8-noon,
$10, just in case a dog won't respond to being chased Then, the Granite State Choral Society's SHOP 'Til You
away. We do have guns in our house, but no one here DROP Craft Fair 9am-3pm at the Community Center,
would think of using a gun as the first response. Finally, the Holy Rosary's Christmas Fair ends with a
Pet ownership comes with certain responsibilities, and Roast Pork Dinner, and Rochester Elk's Emblem Club's
part of those responsibilities is understanding the Holiday Bazaar from 9am-2pm.
dangers our pets face nowadays as opposed to when Sunday the 5th 10-noon, raffle winners announced at
most of us grew up. Not only cars, but there are more noon.
disturbed people out there very willing to harm your Email firstucc@myfairpoint.net, call 603-332-1121, or
pets. There are dog thieves that will take your pets in visit http://first-ucc.net, for more information.
order to resell them to another home, as a bait dog for
dog fighting rings, and If your pet is still intact some
of those same sellers will sell them to puppy mills to
be used for breeding. Papers are not an issue, they are
fairly easily faked.
Having worked in the veterinary field for many years,
I have seen many types of injuries to dogs and cats.
It's not limited to the damage humans can inflict with
vehicles, guns and whatever other weapons they
choose, there is also damage caused by other animals.
Bites from other animals can be fatal. There is always
the risk of rabies from wild animals and coyotes will
hunt and kill a dog.

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1 envelope of onion soup mix
2 tsp. beef bouillon granules
Directions
Layer the first 5 ingredients in a 5 quart slow cooker. Mix
the remaining ingredients and pour over meatballs and
vegetables. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until
vegetables are tender. Makes 6 servings. ~~ENJOY~~

Crockpot Beef Burger Stroganoff
Ingredients
1 lb ground beef, cooked
3 slices bacon - diced
As promised, Savor The Flavor is pleased to swing you 1 small onion, chopped
into dinner this month. We have some fantastic recipes that 2 Tbsp fout
we hope you will like, enjoy with your family and friends, 1 tsp salt
and most of all add to your recipe box. 1 - dash of Worcestershire Sauce
Sausage, Potato, and Cabbage 1 can (10 ¾ oz ) condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 cup sour cream
Skillet Fry 6-8 hamburger buns, toasted and buttered
Ingredients
Directions
2 tablespoons olive oil or bacon grease In a crockpot, mix drained beef, bacon, onion, flour,
2 Russet potatoes, diced into ¼ inch cubes Worcestershire Sauce, salt and undiluted soup. Cover pot
1 tsp kosher salt and cook on low 4-5 hours. Stir in sour cream. Spoon
1 pound of smoky kielbasa , cut into ¼ thick rings mixture over noodles or the toasted hamburger buns. Serves
½ medium yellow onion, diced 6-8 ~~ENJOY~~
2 jalapenos, w/o seeds and stems, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced Sparkling Cider Pound Cake
6 cups shredded cabbage Ingredients
½ tsp caraway seeds ¾ cup butter - softened
¼ tsp cayenne pepper 1 ½ cups sugar
1 dash of black pepper 3 large eggs
Yellow or whole grain mustard, for serving. 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
Directions ¼ tsp salt
In a large deep skillet or wok, heat up the oil on medium ¼ tsp baking powder
heat and add the diced potatoes. Season the potatoes with ½ cup sparkling apple cider
the salt. Cover skillet and cook potatoes 5 minutes. Stir the Directions
potatoes and make sure that none of them are sticking to Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line bottom of a greased 9x5
the bottom of the pan. Cover the skillet again and cook inch loaf pan with parchment paper, grease paper. In large
another 5 minutes. Add the sausage, onion and jalapenos bowl cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a
and cook uncovered, stirring occasionally for 8-10 minutes time, beating well after each addition. In another bowl whisk
until the potatoes and sausage are cooked. Stir in the garlic flour, baking powder and salt. Add to creamed mixture
and cook for 1 more minute. Add cabbage, caraway seeds alternating with cider, beating well. Transfer to prepared
and cayenne. Cook until the cabbage is soft and tender. pan. Bake 40-50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Add salt and black pepper to taste.. Serve warm with the Cool in pan for at least 10 minutes. Remove from pan and
mustard on the side. ~~ ENJOY~~ cook on wire rack completely. In a small bowl mix glaze
ingredients until smooth; spoon over top of cake allowing it
Crockpot Cookery to flow over sides. Glaze: ⅔ cup of confectioners sugar 3-4
Easy Meatball Soup tsp of sparkling apple cider. Yields 12 servings.~~ENJOY~~
Ingredients
3 potatoes, cubed Best Ever Seafood Dinner
1 pkg. (16 oz) fresh baby carrots, quartered Ingredients
1 large onion chopped 1 lb of scallops (I prefer the small ones)
3 celery ribs, sliced 1 lb of shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 (12 oz) pkg frozen cooked meatballs 1 ½ lbs cod (or other mild white fish)
1 (10oz) can beef gravy 1 (16 oz) jars salsa (mild or hot, your choice)

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1 cup dry white wine Simple Green Salad
1 cup chicken broth Ingredients
1 lemon 4 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons butter (not margarine) 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1-2 tablespoons of olive oil 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
Dash of salt and black pepper ½ tsp salt
Directions ½ tsp ground black pepper
Heat oil and butter over low heat. Cut fish into large 1 pinch of white sugar
chunks and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Brown 1 tsp chopped fresh parsley
lightly in oil and butter about 2 minute each side. Remove 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
fish and set aside. Add wine (careful to keep wine from 2 cloves of garlic - chopped
direct heat while pouring into pan) deglaze pan. . Heat until 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and cubed (optional)
liquid begins to bubble Add scallops and shrimp to broth, 4 cups your favorite mixed salad greens
stir gently and cover, simmer for 10 minutes. Cut lemon in ½ cup sliced almonds
half, squeeze lemon juice into pan. Add fish back to pan 2 oz of feta cheese, crumbled
and gently stir. Cover again and simmer for 6-7 minutes. Directions
Serve in large bowls with a crunchy bread or crouton. In a large bowl, whis together olive oil, white wine
~~ENJOY~~ vinegar, mustard, salt, pepper, sugar, parsley, lemon juice
and garlic. Add the avocado and stir to coat with the
Ham and Rotini Casserole dressing. Just before serving add the salad greens and
Ingredients toss to coat. Sprinkle with almonds and crumbled feta
6 oz of Rotini cheese over the top. Tip: Add as many fruits and veggies
1 tablespoon vegetable oil or butter as you wish. Some of my favorites are pears,
1 cup finely chopped celery strawberries, blueberries and tangerines, depending on
1 pound of ham - diced the season. ~~ENJOY~~
2 small cloves of garlic - minced
1 bunch (about 8) green onions - sliced Deb’s Tips
2 tablespoons butter 1 -Boil the carcass of deli chicken for soups or for
2 tablespoons of flour noodles and dumplings.
1 ½ cups milk (low fat is fine) 2 - Use leftover rice from Chinese take out in casseroles,
6 oz shredded cheese blend or cheddar soups, rice pudding or if it is white rice, eat it for
½ tsp salt breakfast with cinnamon, sugar and milk.
⅛ tsp freshly ground black pepper 3 - Cut up leftover french fries and dry in bacon grease
⅔ cup shredded parmesan cheese like hash browns or cook with chopped meat and veggies
Directions for an easy homemade hash.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 2 quart casserole 4 - Leftover salads or vegetables can be liquified to make
dish. Cook rotini in boiling water following package vegetable broth or vegetables can be frozen and then
instructions. Drain, rinse and set aside. In a large skillet added to soups and casseroles.
heat the oil over medium heat. Add the celery, cook 5 5 - Uneaten hamburgers or hot dogs can be cut up into
minutes. Add ham and cook for 5-10 minutes longer until pieces, frozen and then added to chili, baked beans,
ham is lightly browned and celery is tender. Add garlic and spaghetti or soups.
green onions and cook 1 minute longer. Remove from heat
and set aside. In a large saucepan melt butter, add flour,, Savor The Flavor wants to wish all of you a very blessed
milk and cook slowly until it thickens. Stir in shredded Thanksgiving. Please take time to enjoy your friends,
cheddar cheese, salt and pepper to taste. Continue cooking family and also take a few minutes also to Savor The
until cheese has melted. Drain rotini, add the ham and Flavor of the Season.~~
veggie mixture to the sauce. Stir gently to blend and stir in deborahlouisereed@gmail.com; 603-755-3012
half of the parmesan cheese. Transfer the pasta mixture to
the prepared casserole dish, sprinkle remaining parmesan
cheese over the mixture. Bake for 20 -30 minutes until
bubbly and lightly browned. Serve hot! ~~ENJOY~~

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Recreation Department
4th Pumpkin Festival
The 4th Annual Pumpkin Festival was held on
Saturday, October 28th, 2017 from 1:00 - 3:00
PM. There were pumpkins for sale with carving
tools, and stickers for the small children, to
decorate their pumpkins. There was also music,
crafts, the Goodwin Library, concessions, and
Fire Department trucks for kids to touch!

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