Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A Couple of Dates

OK So I was just looking at the calender, and Spring is approaching YAY.
A couple of fun things are coming up, in the area and at the farm.

Portland Maine Flower Show

Show Hours
Thursday, March 10th: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday, March 11 & Saturday, March 12: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 13th: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, followed by the plant auction at 5:30PM
The show looks good, not sure about attending tickets are $15.00 each before gas and parking.

Maine Maple Sunday
March 27, 2011
Join Maine's maple producers to celebrate Maine Maple Sunday on March 27, 2011. It's the day when sugar makers around the state open the doors of their sugar houses for the public to to join them in their rites of spring-making maple syrup.
Most sugar houses offer free tasting and live demonstrations of how syrup is produced from tap to table. Many offer a variety of other treats and activities including syrup on pancakes or ice cream, sugar bush tours, sleigh or wagon rides, live music and lots more.
Pampered Chef Party
At Hooves and Hounds Farm
Ok I booked a Pampered Chef party, for Saturday March 26.
One of the ladies at work is a relatively new representative, so I said I would have a party.
As a rule I have no luck with this stuff, I book dates and few or no guests attend. If you are interested in attending, please contact me for more info.
check out the products at:
Loaded Baked Potato Chowder from Pampered Chef
3 baking potatoes (about 2 1/2 lb/1.1 kg)

3 1/2 cups (875 mL) milk, divided

4 oz (125 g) cream cheese, softened

2 tbsp (30 mL) butter

2-3 green onions with tops (1/4 cup/50 mL sliced)

4 oz (125 g) sharp cheddar cheese, grated

1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) salt

1/2 tsp (2 mL) coarsely ground black pepper

Optional toppings such as chopped cooked bacon, sour cream or steamed broccoli florets


Slice potatoes in half lengthwise with Santoku Knife; place in Deep Covered Baker. Pour 1/2 cup (125 mL) of the milk over potatoes. Microwave, covered, on HIGH 11 minutes. Remove baker from microwave. Move center potatoes to ends of baker and outer potatoes to center. Cover; microwave on HIGH 8-11 minutes or until potatoes are easily pierced with a fork. Remove baker from microwave. Coarsely mash potatoes with Mix ‘N Chop.

Meanwhile, whisk cream cheese until smooth in Classic Batter Bowl. Slowly add remaining 3 cups (750 mL) milk, whisking until smooth. Add cream cheese mixture and butter to baker. Microwave, covered, on HIGH 3-5 minutes or until mixture is hot. Slice green onions with Chef's Knife.

Carefully remove baker from microwave. Grate cheddar cheese over chowder using Rotary Grater; add green onions, salt and black pepper and mix using Small Mix ‘N Scraper®; until cheese is melted. Serve with toppings, if desired.

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