Sunday, December 30, 2007

A Fun Football Feast

This time of year many of us are celebrating because football season is almost over, while the fans are holding on to these last games wanting to stretch out the season. Whatever your reason for celebrating, a Football Feast is fun and easy. The game fans can watch football and eat, while non-fans can have fun with activities and games in another room. If you have two televisions and a DVD player you can have a movie marathon too. Think of it as setting up "stations" for your company to have fun while eating and visiting. Be creative and this may become a new tradition in your household!

Here are some yummy treats to serve at your football feast:

Game Day Football Sub

2 (16 oz. each) loaves frozen Italian bread
1/2 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons prepared mustard
2 teaspoons prepared horseradish (optional)
8 oz. thinly sliced cheddar cheese
8 oz. thinly sliced Fontina cheese
8 oz. thinly sliced salami
8 oz. thinly sliced turkey
8 oz. thinly sliced ham
Leaf lettuce
Sliced onions
Sliced tomatoes
Thaw frozen bread in refrigerator overnight or at room temperature. On a lightly floured board, knead loaves together; form into ball with one smooth side. Cover and let rest 15 minutes.
Spray Football Pan with vegetable pan spray. Place bread in pan, smooth side down; let raise1-1/2 to 2 hours or until doubled. Preheat oven to 350. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until browned. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely.
Split; spread with mayonnaise and mustard. Place cheese and meat in overlapping slices on bottom half of bread.
Add lettuce, tomatoes and onions and top half of bread; press lightly and wrap in plastic wrap or foil.
May be refrigerated up to 6 hours before serving.
To serve, slice in 1 to 1-1/2 in. slices.
Fast Football Franks
1 package Lil' Smokies
1 bottle bbq sauce
1 cup water
Put all ingredients into crockpot. Cook on high for 3 to 4 hours. Serve warm with toothpicks.
Tacklin' Turkey Joes

1 pound lean ground turkey
1-1 ½ teaspoons chili powder
⅓ cup Heinz Sweet Relish ®
⅓ cup Heinz Tomato Ketchup ®
12 ounces Heinz Homestyle Zesty Onion Gravy ®
6 sandwich buns

In large skillet, brown turkey, drain fat. Stir in chili powder then add gravy, ketchup and relish. Simmer uncovered for 5 minutes. Serve on buns. Makes 6 servings.

Audtions for High School Musical!!!!!!!!!

Date: January 12, 2008
Where: Fernley Intermediate School Gym
Time: 1:00 PM
Who: 4-18 years old

High School Musical is a story of two high school students: Troy
Bolton, captain of the basketball team, and Gabriella Montez, a shy
transfer student who excels in math and science. Together, they try out
for the lead parts in their high school musical. Despite other students'
attempts to thwart their dreams, Troy and Gabriella persist and inspire
others along the way.

Performance dates are April 25, 26
May 2,3
Director: Kelly Malloy
For more information (or if you are unable to make audition) call: (775) 575-1953

Please be prepared to sing a 1 minute song of your choice and to read from the script. All children who audition will be cast.

Dance Lessons

Enter the world of the Nutcracker and other beautiful tales through dance, right here in Fernley. Dance lessons (tap and ballet) are offered for ages 3 to 16. For more information call Kelly at 575-1953.
Students perform in 2 recitals per year!

Kids In The Kitchen - New Year's Treats

Kids In The Kitchen - New Year's Treats
New Year's Eve doesn't have to be just for grown ups! Children can make this fun and festive recipe to celebrate the coming of the new year.
Confetti Popcorn Balls
butter spray
4 cups popcorn, popped
1 cup M&Ms,
3 cups miniature marshmallows
3 tbsp margarine
Spray large bowl with butter spray. Combine popcorn, and M&Ms in bowl. Combine marshmallows and margarine in large saucepan and melt over medium heat, stirring constantly. Pour marshmallow mixture over popcorn, and candy, toss until coated. With buttered hands, shape popcorn mixture into 8 balls. Work quickly to shape balls before mixture cools and hardens. Allow to set until serving time.

Warm Coats For Winter - Fernley Coat Drive

The Fernley Interchurch Alliance will be holding a coat drive to provide needy citizens warmth for the upcoming winter months. Gently used children's coats are needed.
Where: Living FaithChristian Fellowship (115 W. Main Street)
When: Saturday January 5th 10:00 AM to 1:00PM.
For more information contact Janna Ruck at 575-4525.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Kids In The Kitchen

Russian Tea Cakes (The EASY way)
This article is part of How2Blogger’s Super Sexy Holiday ‘How To’ Contest which you can see at How2Blogger’s ‘How To’ site.
I love baking Christmas Cookies with my boys- Especially when I can find ways to make them easier and quicker. (Boys are not known for their patience - they want them and they want them NOW!)


1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury® Create 'n Bake® refrigerated sugar cookies
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon powdered sugar


1. Heat oven to 350ºF. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in flour, pecans and vanilla until well blended.
2.Shape dough into 54 (1-inch) balls. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
3. Bake 10 to 14 minutes or until set but not brown. Remove from cookie sheets. Cool slightly on cooling rack.
4.Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar; cool on cooling rack. Roll in powdered sugar again.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Snowman Cupcakes

Last Friday's snow got me and the kids in the mood to see some snowmen! We didn't get enough snow to make a real snowman, but this is one Martha Stewart project that even I could do!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Santa Claus is Watching

It is one of the oldest parenting tricks in the book: using Santa as leverage for good behavior in December. Who hasn't bent down to a screaming child to say, in a low serious voice, "Honey, Santa is Watching." The child immediately stops with big wide eyes (wheels turning) looking around to see where Santa might be. Perhaps he's hiding behind the sofa, or maybe he's up in a tree peering into the house with a pair of binoculars.
We have gone as far as to send forged emails from the big guy himself detailing all the naughty or good things they have done each day. I am thinking of having them color this picture of Santa to post throughout the house. Hey, I have to use this scare tactic to my advantage - it only lasts so long!