Wednesday, December 17, 2014

December 18th, 2014 Newletter

December is Family Month
December Program Chair is Vic Wiebe
January Program Chair is Anna Fish

Anna, Jill & Dale at a quick executive meeting.  Finances are looking good!
Vic brought guest speaker Jenna Kosior from Envision.
Doug has Emilie's surprise birthday gift behind her back.
These dainties for lunch were just cruel for any of us doing the one month Rotary Wellness Challenge.
Laraine is all smiles while the conversation behind her seems somewhat serious.
Who was masquerading as Ray?
Dale met Garnet's guests.

Birthdays:  December 19th - Vance Molder

Anniversaries:  December 21st - Michele & Dave Craigen, December 23rd - Bev & Don Hansen

Meals on Wheels:  December 24th - Anna Fish, December 31- Dale Fish, January 7th - Janice Giroux

Emilie's Drivers:  January 8th - Vic Wiebe

The newsletter for January 8th will go out very early ... on December 19th to be exact so check it out for photos of the Christmas party, for a photo of Emilie celebrating a Belgium Christmas tradition, for the lists of drivers for Meals on Wheels, drivers for Emilie, and for information about all the January meetings.

How well do you know your fellow Rotarians?

Last week's question:  Who sold the most chocolate and nut trays?  Gwen with 65!  The runner-up was pretty impressive too.  That was Alex with 54!  Well done!

This week's question:  Which Rotarian will celebrate Christmas with his/her spouse of 59 years plus all of his/her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren?

The Rotary Wellness Challenge

Are you participating?  Even if you aren't completing it, it gives lots to think about and lots to do to live a healthier lifestyle.  
One part of it (days 19 & 20) asked to share a new healthy recipe and a new healthy dessert recipe with the rest of the Rotarians.  I'd like to share mine here:

Kale Chips
Start with a lot of washed kale.  What I made took two trays quite full like the one pictured below.
Throw the kale in a bag with a little oil and shake it up so the oil adheres to the kale.
Add salt and cracked pepper and put into a 350 degree oven until kale is crispy.  Turn from time to time.  This doesn't take very long and your results will look like this:
To be honest, kale chips are something I have made before but I am calling this a new recipe because I've never added cracked pepper before!  Yummy!

Rice Krispie Honey Bars
Melt together 4 Tbsp honey, 1 Tbsp brown sugar and 1 Tbsp butter.  Bring to a boil and boil for one minute.  Remove from heat and add 1 to 2 tsp. vanilla.  Pour into 3 cups of Rice Krispies and mix well.  Press into greased pan.
This tastes fine but doesn't stay together as well as regular Rice Krispie squares.

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