First, I have some dates for you to put on your calendars.
August 22 is Fall District Day in Jackson County. Call the Extension office for details.
Now is also the time to nominate someone for Homemaker of the Year. This award will be given at our Achievement Night, which is Sept. 25 at First Baptist Church.
Registration is at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. It will be hosted by the Hight Nabor club.
It is also time to get your Merit Award information in. Be sure it is in by Sept. 1.
Remember, all our Extension Homemaker events are open to anyone and if you are interested in joining, call the Extension Office at 812-663-8388 for details.
Well, it seems summer is getting close to the end. School is back in session and the State Fair is going on. Our weather seems to have helped the crops this year as well as our gardens. Those zucchini just keep coming. I always enjoy canning and freezing.
Here are a couple of recipes for using that zucchini:
Pina Colada Jam
6 c. sugar
6 c. shredded zucchini
1 8oz. can crushed pineapple,undrained
1/4 c. lime juice
2 3oz. pkg. pineapple gelatin
1 tsp. rum extract
combine sugar, zucchini, pineapple and lime juice in dutch oven. Bring to a boil. Boil for 10 min. stirring constantly. remove from the heat; stir in gelatin and extract until gelatin is dissolved. Pour into jars or freezer containers. Cool completely before covering. refrigerate for up to 3 weeks or freeze for up to 1 year.
My family really enjoyed this.
2 c. chopped zucchini
1 c. chopped onion
1/2 c. chopped green pepper
1/2 c. chopped red pepper (sweet)
2 T. pickling salt
1 3/4 c. sugar
2 tsp. celery seed
1 tsp. whole mustard seed
1 c. vinegar.
Combine vegetables sprinkle with salt; cover with cold water. Let stand two hours. Drain; rinse and drain thoroughly. Combine remaining ingredients in a large saucept. Bring to boil. Add vegetable ;simmer 10 min. Pack hot relish into hot jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Adjust two-piece caps. Process 10 minin a boiling-water canner. Makes two pints.
Here a couple of fair winning recipes.
12 frozen dinner rolls, thawed but still cold
1 egg, beaten
1 c. grated sharp cheddar cheese
3 T. dry ranch dressing mix
2 tsp. parsley flakes
Cut each roll into 4 piecesand put in a bowl, toss dough pieces with egg. Add cheese, ranch dressing and parsley flakes and mix well. Place dough in a greaded 5 by 9 bread pan. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise to the top of pan. Remove wrap and bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.
Black and White Cereal Trests
1/4 c. butter, cubed
8 c. miniature marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies
2 1/2 c. chopped Oreo cookies (about 20)
1 1/3 cups white baking chips, melted
In a dutch oven melt butter and marshmallows; cook and stir until melted. remove from heat. Stir in cereal and two cups Oreos. Press into greased 13 by 9 inch baking pan. Spread melted chips over top; sprinkle with remaining oreos., pressing gently to adhere. Cool to room temerature and cut into bars.