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PDI O'aa 1 Thursday, December 18, 2008 _L U l.Je&lb . Tri-Coun News Kimball, MN JV Cubs' rally falls short The JV Cubs played their sec-ball game. With under four min- ond game of the. season Friday utes to play in the game, the Cubs night against Lester Prairie/Holy were only down six at 32-26. How- Trinity. Just like the weather in ever, free throws put Lester Prai- Winsted, the Cubs' shooting was rie/Holy Trinity up for good. The cold in the first half. The Cubs only final was 35 -28. Cody Mayer and managed eight points in the first Brett Ostbyled the Cubs in scoring half to put them down 17-8 at half- with five points each. Aaron Laabs time. An inspired defensive per- pulled down five rebounds in the formance in the second half, led defeat. The Cubs will host Royal- by sophomores Ty Filzen and Cody ton on Tuesday Dec. 16. Mayer, got the Cubs back in the Auditions for Great Northern Theatre Company The Great Northern Theatre parts is listed on our Web site at Company will hold auditions for GNTC isa non- its upcoming dinner theatre pro- profit community theatre that duction of "The Case of the Dead welcomes new members to get Flamingo Dancer" Monday, Jan. 5, involved with theatre by audition- and Tuesday, Jan 6, at 7 p.m., in the ing or helping behind the scenes. Choir Room at Rocori High School Join the fun and excitement of live in Cold Spring. This murder mys- community theatre and we'll see tery musical comedy has rolesyou at auditions. for 14 people. A description of the Junior Kelsey Vigoren led scoring for Kimball against Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Dec. 9. See story on page 11. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs. Youth baseball camps offered at SCSU Dec. 29-30 Youth baseball players looking , "We are very excited to get our to hone their skills this winter will off-season camps going," Dolan have that chance at the second said. "We had more than 200 par- annual "Starz of Tomorrow HoE- ticipants for our Holiday Camp day Camps," which will be held in last year and we hope to build on St. Cloud State University's Husky that success. It's really a great holi- Dome on Dec. 29-30. day gift for aspiring ball players." The camp is open to all players The camp will be broken into and the cost of the two-day camp specific groups for pitchers, catch- ig $100 per person. Additional ers, infielders and outfielders. Fol- campers from the same family lowing lunch, all players will go will be able to register for $75 per through a series of hitting drills Holiday SOS - Help for first-time hosts Slaving away for weeks prep- cooker outside in an open space, pingforyourfirstHolidaymeal?As away from the house. Never use a the lucky ones learn sooner rather turkey fryer indoors, in a garage than later, it's not working harder or under a covered patio due to - it's working smarter - that gets potential fire hazard. Heat oil in the job done right. Why shouldn't pot (allow enough room in pot for that apply to the upcoming Holi- turkey to be placed, as too much day season? oil will cause overflow), bring- Hosting your first Holiday feast ing oil to at least 375 degrees F. can be intimidating. All the pres- Immerse turkey in oil. Maintain- sure of seamlessly executing a ing at least 325 degrees F. through- complex meal in a timely man- out the cooking process, cook tur- ner can make even the most expe- key until golden brown, about 4 rienced cook wish someone else minutes per pound. Corn Bake (6-8 servings) bring some dishes and ask family 1 (15 1/4-oz.) can whole-kernel members to lend a helping hand corn, drained before the meal 1 (14 3/4-oz.) can cream-style corn person. For only $25 additional and fundamental instruction, would take over. Don't be afraid dollars, overnight campers will Day one will end with a simulated to ask for help. Have your guests be lodged at the GrandStay Res- game in the Husky Dome. Day idential Suites, located one mile two will start with more often- from the SCSU Campus. Dinner, sive and defensive skill work and fl [Jfl CDflll [HI] Ill ll[ fllIU D[e l([e3[ l]]0[c euvellcea teem C0[lCep[ . OejU, occprrica Turko is included with the hotel lodging The camp will end with a skills (12-15 servings) cost. resting/evaluation session in the 1 (15 lb.)turkey To register in advance, please 60-yard dash, home-to-first base Kosher salt and freshley ground call SCSU basebaU coach and camp run, radar-gun testing and hit- black pepper director Pat Dolan at (320) 333-3336 ring, fielding and throwing evalu- Garlic salt or e-mail him at . Ofnote, becauseofhigh "We will emphasize the most 4-5 gal. peanut or vegetable oil enrollment numbers last year, this important reason that we play Deep-frytherm0meter camp will be limited to the first 150 the game ... for the FUN of it. We 26-40 qt. large pot campers, will also stress the fundamentals High-pressure, outdoor propane The camp will be held in the St. and incorporate simulated drills," cooker Cloud State University Husky Sta- Dolan said. Thaw turkey completely. Clean dium Dome, which is one of the For more information or to out cavity, rinse and pat dry. sea- best indoor training facilities in register for the camp please call son turkey with dry ingredients the country. The synthetic-turf (320) 333-3336 or go to the camp to taste (for more flavor, season field is 80 yards by 120 yards and Web page at . 1 c. water 1/4 c. maple syrup 1 tsp. cinnamon 2 tsp. curry powder 1/2 tsp. nutmeg 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. ginger 1 c. heavy cream Toasted pumpkin seeds, optional Cr me fraiche or sour cream, optional Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut two medium pumpkins in half. Reserve large pumpkin for use as soup tureen. Scoop out seeds and place skin-side down on baking sheet. Bake 35-45 minutes, 1 c. sour cream 1 large egg 1/2 c. (1 stick) butter, melted Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In or until soft. Scoop out pump- kin flesh into food processor and 1 (0"0LJ pl( . E0rlllI1H[[iI] Illi IJU[CC tlll[il Olll00[ll. t'0tl[ Jill[EEl] pumpkin into saucepan and add chicken broth, water, maple syrup and spices. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 30 a large bowl, stir together all ingre- minutes. While the soup is cook- dients. Pour into greased 9x13 cas- ing, cut the top off the large pump- serole dish. Bake for 45 minutes, or kin to create the serving bowl. The until golden brown. Remove from h01e should be wide enough to fit oven. Let stand for at least 5 min- utes and then serve warm. Curry Pumpkin Soup (6 servings) 2 med. pumpkins (3-4 lbs.) 1 large pumpkin (for use as soup tureen) 2 c. chicken broth a ladle. Hollow out seeds, checking for holes and lining with plastic, if necessary. Remove soup from heat and stir in heavy cream. Pour soup into large pumpkin and serve gar- nished with toasted pumpkin seeds and cr me fraiche. Family Features More meaning in Holiday traditions The ill feelings many har- Help others: Volunteering employ and see ifyou can incorpo- bor toward the holidays could be time or making financial dona- rate some of them into your own traced to the season's increasingly tions can brighten someone's day holiday celebrations. commercial nature. Steeped more during the holidays. In fact, you Don't make it all pomp and in the materialistic than in the may feel so good doing so that you circumstance: Over-the-top dec- true meaning behind these spe- make it a year-round activity, orations certainly will put all eyes cial days, the holiday season and * Choose meaningfulgifts: Give on your home, but is that really its advertisements now come as a gift that suits a recipienrs inter- what the holidays are all about? early as October, leaving many to est. It's not about how much you've Instead of spending money on question just what drives the sea- spent, but rather that you under- showing up your neighbors with stand what the person can really a dizzying lights display, put that snDeeper-" sentiments are~ often use andappreciate, money toward a neighborhood lost in the shuffle as we attend o Makeitafamilyaffair:Nomat- partywhere all the neighbors can events, purchase gifts, and .send ter what you do this holiday sea- mingle. out cards. But they don't have to. son - from decorating the house Put less emphasis on gift-giv- Thisyeartrytoslowdownandcre- to preparing the holiday meal - get ing: It's perfectly reasonable to ate some thought-provoking tra- as many family members involved want to give gifts to those you love ditions that can be passed down as possible. Having the kids par- -andbyallmeans, do.However, in through the generations, ticipate and experience traditions celebrating, stress the importance Practice patience and toler- can help ensure the traditions of family togetherness, faith, and ance: The busy holiday season, pass down from generation to gen- the true meaning behind each hl- full of traffic jams and additional eration, iday. Don't make it only a count- pedestrians, can make a commute Learn about other religions: down to tearing open presents. or trip to the store more stressful. Take the opportunity to share in Metro Editorial Services Rather than lash out, stay focused the celebrations of friends or fam: and patient and try to view the ily who practice different faiths. plus sides of these busy days. Discover what traditions they Treating St. Hick "Dear Santa, I've made you some crispy marshmallow-cereal treats that I've cut into happy Holiday shapes. I piped them with deco- rating icing and used colored sug- ars, confetti, and sprinkles to fin- ish them off. Take some goodies for everyone at the Pole to celebrate the Holiday. Be sure to come back next year!" The kid in all of us wants to leave something special for Santa. This year, the Wilton Test Kitchens offer an alternative to traditional cookies with festive Crispy Cut- outs. Kids will love making them and Santa will love eating them. The Holiday shapes are a snap to make with cookie cutters. Now just pour that glass of milk and set out the treats for Santa. Crispy Holiday Treats (15 cut-outs or 12 stacked treats) Crispy recipe: 1/4 c. (4 tblsp.) butter or marga- rine 4 c. miniature marshmallows 6 c. crisp rice cereal Spray silicone spatula or wooden spoon and pan (llxl7xl) with vegetable pan spray. In large saucepan, melt butter; add marsh- mallows. Cook and stir until melted. Add cereai; mix well. Spread into prepared pan. Crispy cutouts: Red, white, yellow and green tube decorating icings Cinnamon drops, Christmas con- fetti, twinkling trees mix, snow- flake mix sprinkles Red, green & white colored sugars Spread cereal mixture into pan. When co01 to touch, cut with candy cane, star, stocking or tree cookie cutters; cool completely. Decorate treats as desired with tube dec- orating icings, cinnamon drops, sprinkles and colored sugars. Family Features