Beaver Buzz - November
Brought to you by: Mandi Raether - Partnership Coordinator
- Special Thanksgiving Edition -
Halloween Fun at the Elementary
Food & Exercise Ideas: Thanksgiving Edition
Sheet Pan Thanksgiving: Turkey, stuffing, brussels sprouts & sweet potatoes on just TWO SHEET PANS!
FOR THE STUFFING/DRESSING
· 10 cups brioche bread cubes
· 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
· 1/2 medium sweet onion, diced
· 2 celebry ribs, diced
· 1/4 cup dry white wine
· 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parley leaves
· 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage leaves
· 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
· Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
· 1 1/4 cups chicken stock
FOR THE TURKEY
· 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
· 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh parley leaves
· 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
· 2 cloves garlic, minced
· Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
· 1 (2-pound) skin-on, boneless turkey breast
FOR THE BRUSSELS SPROUTS
· 1 1/2 pounds brussels sprouts, halved
· 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
· 1 1/2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
· 1 tablespoon honey
FOR THE SWEET POTATOES
· 6 small to medium sweet potatoes
· 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
· 1/2 cup candied pecans, chopped
· 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly oil two baking sheets or coat with nonstick spray.
2. FOR THE STUFFING/DRESSING: Spread bread cubes in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Place into oven and bake until crisp and golden, about 10-12 minutes; set aside.
3. Melt butter in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and celery, and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3-4 minutes.
4. Stir in wine and cook, stirring occasionally, until just reduced, about 2 minutes. Stir in parsley, sage and thyme. Remove from heat and stir in bread; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in chicken stock until absorbed and well combined. Place bread mixture onto one side of the prepared baking sheet in a single layer.
5. FOR THE TURKEY: In a small bowl, combine butter, parsley, poultry seasoning, garlic, 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Using your fingers, carefully loosen the skin from the breast meat, spreading the butter mixture under the skin. Secure skin over the butter with wooden picks; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Place onto the opposite side of the prepared baking sheet.
6. FOR THE BRUSSELS SPROUTS: Place brussels sprouts in a single layer onto the second prepared baking sheet. Add olive oil, soy sauce and honey; gently toss to combine.
7. FOR THE SWEET POTATOES: Pierce sweet potatoes with a fork; place into microwave for 8-10 minutes, or until tender. Cut the potatoes down the center lengthwise, top with butter, pecans and marshmallows.
8. Place sheet pans into oven, on separate racks, and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven; stir brussels sprouts and rotate sheet pans onto different racks. Continue to bake until brussels sprouts are lightly browned, an additional 10 minutes. Stir brussels sprouts onto one side of the baking sheet.
9. Place sweet potatoes onto the opposite side of the brussels sprouts in a single layer. Place into oven and bake until the marshmallows just start to brown, about 5 minutes.
10. Continue cooking the turkey and stuffing until the turkey is completely cooked through, reaching an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, an additional 20-25 minutes. Let rest 5 minutes before slicing.
11. Serve immediately.
Slow Cooker Cream Corn
3 (15.25-ounces) cans whole kernel corn, drained
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon pepper
8 ounces cream cheese, cubed
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into thin slices
Place corn into a slow cooker. Stir in milk, sugar and pepper until well combined. Without stirring, top with butter and cream cheese. Cover and cook on high heat for 2-3 hours.
Uncover and stir until butter and cream cheese are well combined. Cover and cook on high heat for an additional 15 minutes.
Upcoming Events in the Area
Things To Do With Your Family
Festival Foods Turkey Trot: Home Edition!
Festival Foods Turkey Trot: Home Edition, benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCAs.
The Festival Foods Turkey Trot prides itself on providing our communities with a treasured family tradition while promoting healthy lifestyles and raising funds for our charities..
The Festival Foods Turkey Trot: Home Edition allows participants to partake in either a 5-mile run or a 2-mile walk beginning from your home or destination of choice, and is open to everyone of all ages and abilities. Don’t forget to include your favorite cuddly companion!
Make sure to use the hashtag #FestivalFoodsTurkeyTrot when adding photos to social media — we want to see your smiling faces!
$3 Tuesdays - Micon Downtown Cinema
315 S Barstow St, Eau Claire, WI 54701
Happy $3 Tuesday! See movies for THREE DOLLARS TUESDAYS at Micon Cinemas Downtown Theater. Find showtimes, reserve your seats, and get your tickets online in advance at www.miconcinemas.com
Don't Forget: It's $5 Tuesday at Micon Cinemas Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls! All Movies. All Tuesday. Five Dollars.
Winter Farmers Market - Down to Earth Garden Center
First Saturday until Mar. 6 2021, 9am-2pm
Parent Advisory Commitee
What is the Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)?
The Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) is a group of parents who meet once per month to offer help and ideas to enhance learning and enthusiasm at Augusta Elementary School. The mission of the PAC is to:
· Increase communication between school and home
· Assist in coordination of activities and programs
· Promote school spirit
This year the Parent Advisory Committee meetings will be held virtually.
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
Augusta Area Food Pantry
When: 2nd Wednesday of the month from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
3rd Saturday of the month from 10:00-11:00 a.m.