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Grandma Hogan’s Grilled Zucchini

Grandma Hogan’s Grilled Zucchini   by Sedona 8 medium zucchini 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar Cut ends off zucchini and cut in half lengthwise, then in half again.  Place in glass baking dish. Press 2 cloves garlic and drizzle it with olive oil over zucchini spears. Drizzle with Balsamic vinegar. Stir and let marinade (if possible) for 2 hours or more. Start your barbecue grill on  low/med heat. Lay them out on the grill. Cook about 5 min on each side, until brown and tender. Return grilled zucchini to the balsamic mixture and serve.Everybody in our...

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Back to School Breakfast Bar Cookies

2 large eggs, beaten 1/2 cup of honey 1/4 cup of butter 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup finely grated carrots 1/2 cup raisins, craisins or dried dates 1 cup walnuts, chopped 1/2 cup dried pineapple, finely chopped 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup rolled oats 1 tsp Cinnamon 1 and 1/2 cups regular Cheerios Combine egg, honey, brown sugar and butter. Mix well adding raisins, walnuts and pineapple. In a separate bowl combine flour, oats, and cinnamon. Add this to wet mixture and stir until everything is wet. Fold in Cheerios. Drop mixture onto cookie sheets. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes or until cookie is firm. Makes about 30...

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Osprey Overlook Trail Re-Opens with Water Tower Mural Complete

Osprey Overlook Trail Re-Opens Mural’s Facelift Complete Susanville, CA – Nearly a month after its closure, the Eagle Lake Ranger District on the Lassen National Forest has re-opened the Osprey Overlook Trail to visitors.  The area had been closed to ensure the safety of both the public and the contractor during restoration of the water tank mural.  Scaffolding platforms had been in place that enabled local artist Janet Fraser Dickman to reach the tank and complete the restoration of the ten-year-old mural.  Additionally, because the paint Fraser Dickman used dries quickly, it was imperative that she not be interrupted...

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Budget Meals – Getting Kids to Enjoy More Nutritious Foods

Mix up a nutritious smoothie! If it is tough to get the kids to sit down to enough servings of fruits and vegetables, try preparing some fun! For 4 or 5 to enjoy: Fill a blender 1/2 way up with ice; Add milk to just about 1 ” over the ice. Add 1/2 cup yogurt, a banana and your choice of strawberries, blackberries or raspberries. Go ahead and sneak in a little extra nutrients from the health food section. Makin’ Pizza Pie! All kids love pizza and they will love making their own. Lay out some whole grain English muffins opened on a cookie sheet (foil line it for easy clean up). Mix up a can of tomato sauce with garlic salt and Italian seasoning (to taste). Grate jack or mozzerella cheese and place in a bowl. Fill several bowls with healthy sides such as thin sliced vegetables including mushrooms, olives, diced broccoli, spinach and a favorite cooked meat such as ham or ground beef. Now let the kids spread on some pizza sauce with a spoon, sprinkle a little cheese, add ingredients, and cover them with a bit more cheese.  Mom or Dad can pop them into the oven at 375º for 7 minutes, then to broil at 450º for a minute or two, until slightly brown. Cool and serve. Rice Pudding: Heat leftover whole-grain rice with chopped...

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Salute – Lassen National Forest Welcomes New Supervisor

Lassen National Forest Welcomes New Supervisor Welcome to Susanville, CA….Jerry Bird,who has been selected as the new Forest Supervisor for the Lassen National Forest.  His Forest Service career began as a seasonal employee in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness on the Superior National Forest. He has since served in many areas including the Lassen National Forest as well as Idaho, Montana, Missouri and recently in Cadillac, Michigan. Bird is enthusiastic about his new position.  “I’ve been aiming my career towards Forest Supervisor, and having been on the Lassen previously; I knew what a great place it would be to work.”  He added that he is very impressed with the Lassen and surrounding communities.  He will be joined shortly by his wife, Kim, an artist interested in becoming active in the local art...

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