What’s Happening Today – October 8, 2019
Today on DelmarvaLife –
The CDC recommend people get vaccinated for the flu by the end of this month, and you can do it without even having to get out of your car. PRMC‘s 25th Annual Drive-Thru Flu Clinic is Friday, October 11, 2019 at Arthur W. Perdue (Shorebirds) Stadium at the intersection of Route 50 and Hobbs Road in Salisbury, Maryland from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Jimmy and Lisa roll up their sleeves to get their flu shot and separate fact from fiction when it comes to the vaccination.
The human foot is strong. It contains 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than a hundred muscles, tendon’s and ligaments. All work together. A condition called Charcot Foot can cause debilitating damage to the bones and joints of the foot. We learn from Thomas Podiatry and Associates who’s at risk and how Charcot Foot can be prevented.
Last April the band “Fifth Avenue Jazz” performed on the Mid South Audio Stage. We were saddened to hear of the passing of saxophonist Ken Cicerale following a battle with cancer. Now, the band and some of Ken’s lifelong friends are coming together to celebrate his life. Proceeds from the concert will go towards defraying some of Ken’s medical expenses and to establish a scholarship in his name for a local high school student pursuing studies in music at college. Celebrating the Life and Music of Ken Cicerale, an evening with 5th Avenue and Friends is Thursday, October 10th at the Milton Theatre. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the concert beginning at 7 p.m.
Calling all art lovers and those wanting to try their hand at art, but need a little nudge to try. Mispillion Art League (MAL) presents The 2019 Big Draw Festival DE. This festival offers more than 50 activities and classes suitable for artists and non-artists, families, and kids throughout the state of Delaware. The Festival is part of an international annual event taking place in over 25 countries and involving more than 500,000 participants.
The Apple Scrapple Festival in Bridgeville is this weekend. To get ready for the event, we are joined in the DelmarvaLife Kitchen by “Toss Boss” Rita Hovermale to learn how to make the famous apple dumplings.
Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings
Prep Time: PREP 30 mins COOK 1 hr READY IN 1 hr 30 mins
1 recipe pastry for vodka pie crust**
6 large granny smith apples, peeled and cored
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups water
3 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Butter a 9×13 inch pan.
On a lightly floured surface, roll pastry into a large rectangle, about 24 by 16 inches. Cut into 6 square pieces. Place an apple on each pastry square with the cored opening facing upward. Cut butter into 8 pieces. Place 1 piece of butter in the opening of each apple; reserve remaining butter for sauce. Divide brown sugar between apples, poking some inside each cored opening and the rest around the base of each apple. Sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg over the apples.
With slightly wet fingertips, bring one corner of pastry square up to the top of the apple, then bring the opposite corner to the top and press together. Bring up the two remaining corners, and seal. Slightly pinch the dough at the sides to completely seal in the apple. Repeat with the remaining apples. Place in prepared baking dish.
In a saucepan, combine water, white sugar, vanilla extract and reserved butter. Place over medium heat, and bring to a boil in a large saucepan. Boil for 5 minutes, or until sugar is dissolved. Carefully pour over dumplings.
Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes. Place each apple dumpling in a dessert bowl, and spoon some sauce over the top.
Vodka Pie Crust
best pie crust ever
2 1/2 cups + more for surfaces flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
12 tablespoons butter cut in 1/4″ slices; frozen for 15 minutes
1/2 cup vegetable shortening cut in 1/4″ slices; frozen for 15 minutes
3 tablespoons vodka
2 tablespoons cold water
Process 1 1/2 cups flour, salt, and sugar in the food processor until combined, about two 1-second pulses. Add butter and shortening and process until homogeneous dough just starts to collect in uneven clumps, about 15 seconds; dough will resemble cottage cheese curds. Scrape bowl. Add remaining flour and pulse until mixture is evenly distributed around bowl, 4 to 6 quick pulses. Empty mixture into medium bowl. In small bowl whisk eggs until smooth. (if making a double crust, reserve a small amount of egg for an egg wash) Add vodka and water. Add 3 ice cubes. Stir to chill mixture. With a rubber spatula, using a folding motion to mix, add enough liquid until dough is slightly tacky and sticks together. Divide dough into 2 even balls and flatten each into 4-inch disk, Wrap each in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 45 minutes or up to 2 days. Remove from refigerator; allow to sit on counter for 10 minutes. Roll.
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The First State Model Railroad Club will hold a National Model Railroad Association open house Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The public is invited to see over 1,700 square feet of operating train layouts including HO and O gauge. The open house will feature hands-on operations of trains, kids’ activities and fun for the entire family. The open house is located at 1282 McKee Road, Dover.