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Don't get the wrong idea. There is nothing wrong with watching fireworks, cheering a parade or cooking up a hefty barbecue for family and friends around the Fourth of July. It's tradition. Yet, the geek historian in some of us knows it only scratches the surface in understanding the significance of Independence Day and how it has inspired our county's history. In that spirit here are a few suggestions that can turn one into an intellectual patriot. Read the Declaration of Independence When was the last time you read the Declaration of Independence? High school? Maybe college?
In the land of 10,000 lakes, the one thing you can count on seeing in Minnesota is water. And while the vast views of Lake Superior, beach bonfires with s'mores, or a weekend at your favorite lake cabin are great ways to enjoy the area, we propose adding another water-themed activity to your agenda ...
Best Surprise Chicken 3 to 4 chicken breasts bacon pepper jack cheese jalapenos in a jar McCormick Grill Mates - Zesty Herb Teriyaki sauce Place the chicken breast in between 2 pieces of wax paper. Pound out to make flat. Follow directions on McCormick seasoning and marinate for a few hours. Lay chicken out on a flat surface. Place one teaspoon of chopped jalapenos and a chunk of pepper cheese on top of each chicken breast. Fold over and roll up the chicken. Wrap the uncooked bacon around the chicken breast and secure with a toothpick. Repeat with the other chicken breasts.
On a windy, dry, late April day in 1844, Henry David Thoreau goes ashore at Fair Haven Bay near Concord, Massachusetts, to make a fish chowder for lunch for himself and his companion, Edward Hoar. They had forgotten to bring matches on the day's outing, but they met a shoemaker on the river who gave them three. Now, "two lie black and twisted like question marks in the dirt... It seems very likely they will have to settle for a cold meal after all." Then, Henry strikes the third match.
From start to finish, you can make your boating trips this summer healthier for our lakes and rivers - as well as the fish and wildlife you're out there to enjoy! Keeping your motor tuned and clean is a good start. A well-running motor helps keep gas, oil and exhaust out of the water, where it's toxic to aquatic life. Running at slower speeds and eliminating unnecessary idling helps, too. Replacing an old outboard motor helps, too. One hour of use of a two-stroke engine contributes as many pollutants as driving a car 800 miles, according to an EPA study.
The best way to view the concept of lifestyle and health management is to think of it as a delicate balance and management of the following areas: Weight Management: Many would benefit from weight loss for health reasons. Some need to gain weight. Once achieved, one must find maintenance. We each need to find a balance of calorie expenditure and calorie intake to facilitate weight maintenance.
INTIMACY. Hummmmmm? Now, that I have your attention. I'm talking about the family's intimacy, and oftentimes the root of family intimacy is the ability to get together, problem solve, forgive, show affection, nurture, validate and move on (not holding grudges). Summer is upon us all and we're in the second month of our kids on summer vacation. Even with our struggling economy, we parents and couples can deepen the intimacy in our family. We don't have to spend money to get together, solve problems and forgive. It's easier to talk to our family as we are doing activities.
They just gotta dance. That's it. The whole story. Two middle-aged women who wanted to add a bit of frivolity to their lives decided to start a dance night. "We're not having enough fun," Kim Luedtke said to her friend Marcie Stoyke, co-owner of Amazing Grace Bakery. "So we decided it would be fun if we could dance after work.
Taking a walk along Skyline Parkway the other morning, I stopped to take in the sweeping views below me. The now green hills speckled with homes, the lakeshore and the liftbridge spread out before me. Soaking in the dramatic landscape it occurred to me that, really, I could have been almost anywhere in the world. The view was not unlike that of San Francisco or places in Europe. The lakeshore to a visitor, I thought, must appear very much like a coastline. Here we are on the largest body of fresh water in the world. How lucky are we? In this edition of Living North we celebrate water.
This week we are sharing casserole recipes from our six ingredients or less recipe collection. Beef Noodle Casserole 1 small onion 1 lb. hamburger 2 cans cream of mushroom 1 small box elbow macaroni 1/2 lb. Velveeta Cook the noodles and separate. Brown the onion and hamburger. Mix the soup and cheese. Combine all the ingredients and heat on stove. Jeanne Yunk Duluth Al's Tator Tot Hotdish 1 1/2 lbs. hamburger 1 large onion 1 can mushroom soup 1 can cream of chicken soup 1 lb. pkg. mixed vegetables 1 1/2 lbs.