Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

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July 2, 2014

It's time for the Fair, ready or not

It is fair time, ready or not.

This seems to be the story each year. I am sure it would be the same no matter when the fair was.

The Extension Homemakers sponsor several events during the fair. One is the pie eating contest at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 14. Janet Bedel and the Night Club are in charge this year; we thank them for doing it. Also, beginning at 6 p.m. we will again be auctioning the Champion Food entries as well as other food entries. The proceeds from these two events are donated to New Directions and Hospice of Decatur County.

We will also have a box in the Farm and Home Center for donations to New Directions. Here is a list of items they can use:

• Gift cards such as Wal-Mart

• Gas cards

• Paper towels and toilet paper

• Hand sanitizer

• Cleaning foams/liquids

• Microwaveable food items

• Granola bars, juice boxes and snack crackers

We will again be stuffing puppy pillows for Riley Hospital beginning at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 15.

There will also be a food drive again from 1 p.m. Sunday, July 13, until after the parade. Bring four cans of food and receive one free ride ticket.

Recipe

Crescent Layer Bars

1 can refrigerated crescent rolls

1 c. white caking chips

1 c. chocolate chips

1 c. sliverated almonds

1 c. cashew halves and pieces

1 can sweetened condensed milk

Unroll dough into two long rectangles. Place in greased 9 by 13 inch pan; press over bottom and 1/2 inch up sides to form crust. Bake five minutes at 350 degrees.

Remove; sprinkle chips nuts, evenly over crust. Pour milk evenly over top. Bake 20 to 25 minutes longer. Cool for 10 minutes. Cool in refrigerator one hour and cut in squares.

Blueberry Banana Bread

2 c. baking mix

3/4 c. quick oats

2/3 c. sugar

1 c. mashed very ripe bananas

1/4 c. milk

2 eggs

1 c. blueberries – fresh or frozen

Mix baking mix, oats, sugar, bananas, milk and eggs in bowl until moistened; beat 30 seconds. Fold in berries. Pour in a 9 by 5 by 2 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 55 to 60 minutes.

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