The Transformation of Newton North High School: A Photograph Exhibit by Sharon Schindler
It’s gone, but you can still see it here!
Please join us for the Opening Reception of a photograph exhibit on the old but beloved Newton North High School. Photography is by local acclaimed photographer Sharon Schindler.
Opening Reception: Wednesday, December 7th from 6:00-8:30 pm
Location: New Art Center, Main Gallery, 61 Washington Park
Exhibit Timeframe: December 7 -14, 2011. Holzwasser Gallery Hours: M-F 9-5, Sat 1-5
Turn Thanksgiving Leftovers into a Delicious Pot Pie (From Common Ground Bar and Grill)
If you don’t know what to do with your Thanksgiving leftovers, here’s a great Thanksgiving Pot Pie courtesy of Common Ground Bar and Grill in Allston, Massachusetts.
Common Ground Thanksgiving Pot Pie
Here is a great way to use those leftovers from your feast from the day before. Start with the topping so it has time to cool while making your pie.
1 cup carrots 1 cup peas2 cups turkey 2 cups red bliss potatoes
1 cup corn 2 tablespoons of garlic (chopped)
1 tablespoon thyme 2 qts. caramelized onion gravy
1 cup mashed potatoes 2 cups heavy cream
2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon Ground fennel
1 tablespoon black pepper
Sautee garlic, add carrots, corn, boiled potatoes, peas, gravy, and chopped thyme. Bring to a boil then add the cream, mashed potatoes and seasoning. Stir til brought back to boil.
1 tablespoon baking powder 1 tablespoon salt2 cup apple corn stuffing 1 egg
2 tablespoon sugar 2 cup flour
½ lb butter
Add all ingredients to mixing bowl then puree. Place on flat surface and flatten to size of individual serving bowl and cut (should be a ¼ inch thick). Par cook for 10 min. at 325 degrees.. Cut top of pie to size of serving dish.
Topping : Cranberry jam
1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon Orange Zest1 cup Water 2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 cups of cranberries
Boil sugar and water, then add rest of ingredients. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for ten minutes. Remove from heat, puree and pour into serving dish. Let cool.
Pour filling into crust then cover with top crust. Pinch edges together. Cook in oven at 325 degrees for about 15 mins. Or golden brown.
Take out of oven, add cranberry jam to top of Pot Pie And serve to delighted guest.
Nutrition IQ Program at Shaws Supermarket and Healthy Recipes for Autumn
I went to a blogging event at Shaws last month and discovered fifteen minutes prior to event that Capability:Mom was going too, which was a nice surprise. It was nice to meet Boston bloggers Maven of Savin’, Masshole Mommy, Mommy Niri, The Coupon Goddess, Toy Queen, Charlene Chronicles and learn about the Nutrition IQ program at Shaws as well as sample healthy snacks and side dishes created by their nutritionist.
We met with Shaw’s nutritionist, Jennifer Shea, who helped develop the Nutrition IQ program which highlights healthy items throughout the supermarket. It’s great for people like me who search for healthy snacks for the kids! Look for these tags which also have nutritional information.
Jennifer also shared some great and delicious healthy recipes. My favorite was the smoothie!
Cinnamon Pumpkin Smoothies
6 ounces Greek Yogurt
1/2 cup unsweetened canned pumpkin puree
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1-2 tablespoons honey
4 ice cubes.
Place ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Makes 2 servings and takes 5 minutes to make. Delicious too!
6 ounces light vanilla yogurt
1 tablespoon raisins
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon natural peanut butter (substitute soy butter if you want to pack it for the kids snack at school)
2 apples, sliced and cored
Mix everything together and serve with apple slices. Serves 4 and takes 5 minutes to whip up.
Saucy Spaghetti Squash
1 Spaghetti Squash
1/2 cup marinara sauce
1/4 cup shared or grated Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Halve squash and remove seeds. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray or wipe a quick layer of olive oil on pan. Drizzle olive oil over cut sides of squash. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast squash cut-side down until tender, about 45-50 minutes. Use oven mitt to remove from oven, and carefully use fork to scrape out strands of squash into dish. Careful, squash is HOT! Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Top with marinara sauce and Parmesan cheese. If you want to get fancy, you can broil the squash until the cheese is browned.
Individual Apple Pie
1 medium apple
2 tablespoons rolled oats
1 tablespoon raisins
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon brown sugar
Core and dice apple and place into individual baking dish. Mix the rest of ingredients and place on top of apples. Bake at 375 degrees F for about 20 minutes or until apples are tender.
p.s. For those who need more ideas for healthy grocery food shopping, I found these great lists at the Shaws site:
A Shopping List for Losing Weight
A Shopping List for Eating Healthy (or for someone with Diabetes)
A Shopping List for Eating Healthy for Kids
Next Tuesday, November 8, is an important election day for choosing the next School Committee. I hope you will take the time to vote since there are very substantial differences between some of the candidates this time around. Voting for School Committee candidates is city wide, so you can vote in every race, regardless of whether it is your ward.
For those of you who may be interested, my recommendations for the three races are: