By Chelsea Bray - Elle A. Design
Fall is the start of the holiday season and is a great time to change up your dinner menu to reflect the cooler weather. If you are looking to test out new recipes to use for the holidays, or if you just want to change it up a bit, these recipes are a great place to start. They have withstood the test of time and have been passed down through generations, so you know they will be a hit in your household too!
Start dinner with a Cranberry Pork Roast. Nothing says “festive fall meal” like adding cranberries to a roast. Not only is this recipe tasty, it is incredibly easy to make. Take the work out of your weekday dinner and put your slow cooker to good use. The gravy from this roast makes the perfect topping for homemade mashed potatoes. Serve with a side of green beans and it will feel like Thanksgiving on a random weeknight.
Cranberry Pork Roast – Submitted by Sheryl Pena
1 boneless rolled pork loin roast, 2 1/3 to 3 lbs.
1 16 oz can jellied cranberry sauce
½ cup sugar
½ cup cranberry juice
1 tsp dry mustard
¼ tsp ground cloves
2 Tbs cornstarch
2 Tbs cold water
Salt to taste
Place pork roast in slow cooker. In a medium bowl, mash cranberry sauce; stir in sugar, cranberry juice, mustard and cloves. Pour over roast. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or until meat is tender. Remove roast and keep warm. Measure two cups of cooking juices and pour into saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Combine cornstarch and cold water to make a paste; stir into gravy. Cook and stir until thickened.
After dinner, it is time for pumpkin pie – the ultimate fall dessert! If you have tried every recipe for pumpkin pie, but still haven’t found “the one”, you need to try this recipe. Make it in advance, store it in the fridge, and it will be ready for any occasion. Top it with caramel sauce or whipped cream for the perfect end to an easy weeknight meal.
Sweet and Dark Pumpkin Pie – Submitted by Judy Fleming Tullis – Recipe by Viola Northup Corbett
1 large can of pumpkin
¾ cup evaporate milk
2 cups sugar
2 ½ Tbs Cinnamon
½ tsp allspice
¼ tsp ground cloves
¼ tsp nutmeg
Blend all ingredients well. Put into two deep dish pie crusts. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes, then at 325 degrees for 45 minutes or longer. A toothpick should come out clean when stuck in the middled if the pie is done.
The recipes in this article were sourced from “Champaign Tastes: Champaign County Bicentennial Cookbook” compiled by Champaign County Bicentennial Cookbook Committee in 2005. Currently, there is a copy of the book at the Champaign County Historical Society Museum, in Urbana, Ohio. The museum is open Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday 1am-2pm and is full of the rich history of Champaign County. If you are interested in becoming involved with the historical society you can volunteer or donate to help them continue to preserve the history of our amazing county.
Fundraiser raffle benefits CACC
The CACC had hopes of celebrating this anniversary with an event commemorating the years of its dedication. All those years ago, one, maybe two people had the discussion of how to best serve the community and efficiently utilize local funds to provide financial support to the caner patients in the county. Through their hard work and commitment, the CACC was born.
Raffles going on now
As October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, two events are happening. Amy Jumper and the Hair Closet are auctioning off gift baskets. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Tickets can be purchased via Venmo @Amy-Jumper-2 or, by CashApp @haircutter or by stopping in the salon at 104 S. Main Street, Urbana.
Meeting the needs and relieving the financial burden of the cancer patients in the community continue to be the focus of the CACC. It is the CACC’s goal to alleviate this stress to hopefully provide a better outcome as local patients go through these life-changing events. The CACC’s patient services director compassionately assists patients through the process. These days of medical facility reorganization is making this a more patient-involved process.
Nonetheless, CACC volunteers are working to provide the least stress and greatest assistance to the community, a goal begun through the foresight of its initial board and continued due to the committed community, corporate sponsors and dedicated volunteers throughout the years.
To be a part of fundraisers or support, donations may be made via the CACC website www.cancerassociationofchampaigncounty.org or mailing to CACC, P.O. Box 38125, Urbana, Ohio.
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Instant mashed potatoes
Canned green beans *
Canned sweet potatoes *
Stove Top stuffing (any flavor)
Canned cranberry sauce *
Prebaked Reheatable Dinner Rolls
* The big cans are great!
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