Corn Fritters Day 2018 is on Monday, July 16, 2018: Fathers Day dinner help?

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Monday, July 16, 2018 is Corn Fritters Day 2018. National Corn Fritters Day - the year of LIVING UNOFFICIALLY National Corn Fritters Day

Corn Fritters Day

Where would we do without corn fritters? This straightforward, humble dish is comfort food paradise. Incorperate your favorite condiment to some corn fritter and that’s good quality the right diet there.So, some vibrant spark had the truly amazing idea to produce a special day's celebration with this humble food favorite, and incredibly artistically known as it Corn Fritters Day. Who're we to argue with your a good idea? The greater people who eat corn fritters and recognize them for that culinary treat they're, the greater!Corn Fritters Day is really a celebration of comfort food and straightforward cooking. With a few corn, egg, flour, milk, and melted butter, anybody can throw together a load of those side dish faves. With a few creativeness, you can include your personal favorite elements to spice them up or create your own fritter monstrosity. Sardines and choc chips, anybody?

Fathers Day dinner help?

Many would say Baked Potatoes, or Double Baked Potatoesbut for something a little different try roaste potatoes, or steamed fresh baby potatoes it you can get them

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Some suggestions of picnic foods for valentines day?

Some suggestions of picnic foods for valentines day?

Bring along a travel package of hand wipes to clean up...then you don't have to worry about anything. Here's a great "to go" recipe for SPICY CHICKEN WINGS...easy to make, travels great for a picnic...

Spicy Chicken Wings--Serves 12 (so adjust recipe accordingly)

Ingredients

1 cup soy sauce

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 packets fajita or taco seasoning

4 lbs chicken wings

1. In a bowl, combine you soy sauce, vegetable oil, and fajita packets and mix well.

2. Divide your chicken wings into two batches and place each on it a large zip lock bag. Pour half of your marinade over the chicken in each bag and place in the refrigerator to marinate for 4 hours, or over night.

3. Preheat oven to 375 º F.

4. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and spread your wings on the sheet in an even layer. Bake wings for 30-35 minutes and enjoy.

(Just wrap in foil in a container and transport to the picnic)

Here's something good to go with the wings...

Corn Fritters - Serves 12 (again...adjust recipe accordingly for just the 2 of you)

Ingredients

2 boxes Jiffy cornbread mix

2 cups sweet frozen corn, thawed

2 jalapenos, seeds removed and chopped

2 eggs

1 cup milk

6 green onions, chopped

4 cloves garlic, chopped

½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

½ teaspoon pepper

2/3 cup vegetable oil

1. Combine all ingredients, except for the oil, and mix well.

2. In a skillet over medium heat, heat the oil. Once the oil is hot, pour about 2 to 3 tablespoons of the corn mixture into the skillet, similar to making a pancake.

3. Repeat all the way around a skillet over medium heat, heat the oil. Cook fritters on one side until lightly browned, then flip, and continue to cook until the other side is golden brown.

4. Repeat with remaining batter. Place fritters on a paper towel to cool.

***These fritters are great served hot or at room temperature (again, wrap in foil and transport in a container).

To be creative....why not make the corn fritters into hearts using a tin heart cookie cutter? (pour batter into mold and cook in frypan).

For dessert...something sweet of course...cupcakes? decorations for them have endless possibilities.

Bring a beverage of your choice...and all necessary supplies for picnic, including cloth napkins and handwipes.

I need a contest idea for memorial day/ something patriotic?

I need a contest idea for memorial day/ something patriotic?

Maybe have a trivia contest. I used one once at a get-acquainted meeting once. People worked on in in groups at tables. However, individuals could do it, too. The trick was that it was a multiple choice contest, but the "obvious" answers were not the correct ones. I put some sort of warning on it to that effect, but most groups still missed most of the answer. Everyone was laughing a lot, too, over the whole thing. If your clients are mostly kids, like younger teens & middle school kids, look for something they can puzzle over or laugh about. You could put it on the back of something serious for Memorial Day. After all, it is a day to pay respects to the dead. Whatever it is, don't make it too much like school. After all, as a holiday free of school, it is also the first major summer weekend of fun. Even when I was a kid, it was somewhat a dual holiday in that way, going with Mother to put holidays on our family graves, but also celebrating my brother's May 30 b-day with a picnic & swimming party at the local pool. Say, maybe you should forget the contest & give them gift certificates or gift card for soft-serve ice cream inserted in a Memorial Day flag card printed off the Internet or made yourself (or by the ice cream place if they have some with flags or such).

An alternative to offering gift cards for sweet treats would be to give away Frisbees in red, white, & blue. You could have the office's name & number printed on them. It's something both kids & adults could use, & they'd perhaps be tax deductible as advertising expense.

The quiz might be something on summer fruits & greens & foods that are high in calcium. It might have hints on which summer fruits would cause the least problems with braces or info on which foods are most likely to be in their prime each month at the local farmers market. It would be related to health, but still have something to do with summer holidays. Their might be ways to adapt summer foods to the braces, like peeling them or eating corn fritters instead of corn on the cob or temporarily avoiding berries with tiny seeds or maybe peeling the fruit for the time being. The whole thing could be being patriotic by building health. Anyone who did the quiz, right or wrong, would get a Frisbee or flag magnet or whatever.

Have fun, & thanks for being patriotic. It's a great country.

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