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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 05-09-2019

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4 AT HOME / ENTERTAINMENT MAY 9-15, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE LIVING EDITION Do something special for the mom in your life LINCOLN – Dads, listen up! There's still time to plan a special treat for the "mom" in your life this weekend to honor her for Mother's Day. This week's recipes are very simple and will make her think you spent a lot of time, and all you have to do is go to the market, buy some basic ingredients and plan ahead. Prepare her a cup of coffee or tea, let her relax in another room and get the kids to help you in the kitchen. You see, all we mothers really want is to be appreciated for the million little things we do day in and day out. We don't need expensive gifts. Moms worry, prepare, plan ahead, shuttle little people around town, cook, clean, do laundry, attend doc- tor, dentist and eye appointments, and most have jobs outside the home. No wonder we're exhausted. If you had to pay an hourly wage, it would break you. But here's the good news: we don't want or need that. All we want is to be appreciated; that's payment enough. So make this a special day where you focus on mom and do for her. Note, she may keel over with pure shock, but try it. No kids fight- ing, no messes left for her to clean, and a few extra hugs are in order. I am lucky to have my mom. She will be 80 this June. When I look back on all the lessons I learned from her, I quickly realize that much of me is her. She has always been there for me, even when I sarcastically recited the The Recipe Box RHONDA HANSON "Children Learn What They Live" poem as a smart-mouthed teenager as retribution for her correcting my "constant complaining." I said, "The child that lives with criticism learns to condemn." Her hand was quick, and I learned respect just as quickly. My mother was the kind of mom that gave up the last piece of food for a hungry child, even though it was her piece. She went without in order to stretch a family budget and pro- vide that little bit of extra money for our special events – a school trip, or a vacation day you were invited to go along with a friend, or a book fair. She never put herself first; quite the contrary, we all came ahead of her, including my dad, and there were five of us Bedford kids. She has always – and steadfastly – set the best example she could. Patience, kindness, fairness (and trust me with five children all of those were essential) and most of all uncon- ditional love have been the gifts she gave to us all. Another gift she gave to me was teaching me about faith, a foundation that gives me hope for this world and the people in it. If you are blessed enough to have your mother, honor her. If you do Farmland Brunch Casserole Ingredients: 4 slices cubed bread, any type 12 eggs 1 cup low-fat sour cream 3 green onions (scallions) 1 lb. ham, cut into thin strips, (can use deli ham or leftovers from a spiral ham) 1 cup low-fat milk 1 cup grated cheddar cheese Directions: Spread cubed bread over the bottom of a 13-by-9-inch baking dish that has been sprayed with Pam cooking spray. Top with ham. In large bowl, beat eggs, milk and sour cream until smooth. Stir in onions and cheese. Pour the mixture over the ham. Bake uncovered in a 325 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Let stand for five minutes before serving. Serves 8 to 10. Enjoy! Peachy Oven Pancake Ingredients: Pancake 2 tsp. margarine or butter 1 & 1/4 cups Hungry Jack Buttermilk "Complete" Pancake Mix, (just add water type) 3/4 cup water 2 tbsp. sugar 1 egg 1 can (15-1/4 oz.) sliced peaches, well- drained and coarsely chopped Topping Ingredients: 1 cup sliced strawberries 2 (3-1/2 oz. containers) vanilla pudding (may use fat-free pudding) Directions: 1. Generously grease a 9-inch pie pan with margarine. In medium bowl, com- bine all remaining pancake ingredients except the peaches. Beat them together with a wire whisk or low speed on elec- tric mixer until smooth. Fold in peaches. Pour batter into greased pie pan. 2. Bake at 375 degrees for 22 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown and cen- ter springs back when touched lightly. To serve, run a knife around the edge to loosen. Top pancake with strawberries then spoon pudding over the fruit. Cut into wedges to serve, makes four serv- ings. Some Fun Pancake Toppings • Apple Strudel Cakes: Mix three table- spoons apple pie filling, one table- spoon raisins or dried cranberries, and a dash of cinnamon per each pancake. Heat and serve warm fruit over the pancakes. • Banana Split Cakes: Top pancakes with sliced bananas and strawberry jam, garnish with whipped topping and sprinkle with nuts. • Luau Cakes: Spread pancakes with pineapple or apricot preserves then sprinkle with toasted coconut. These topping suggestions and the Peachy Pancake Bake recipe come from "Family Features, Ask Betty." not, find the one who has helped you to realize your full potential and given to you selflessly. Mothers come in many forms and they deserve to be appreciated, forgiven and loved. Call your mother! Daniels Farmstead will host Birds & Blooms event May 19 BLACKSTONE – The Daniels Farmstead Foundation Inc., 286 Mendon St., will open the season with a Birds & Blooms event on Sunday, May 19. At 11 a.m., naturalists Kathy Barton and Beth Milke will lead a wildlife walk through the trails at Daniels. At 1 p.m., landscaper and naturalist John Root will present "Edible Perennial Gardening and Landscaping," a 90-minute PowerPoint presentation in the 1850 barn. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Blackstone Cultural Council, supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Spring plants, annuals and perenni- als will be available for sale. Farmers markets begin on July 7, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., and continue every Sunday through Sept. 29. For more information, visit daniels- farmstead.org or call 508-726-2042. Dining Guide Steakhouse • Sushi Bar • Lounge Great Food, Fun & Drinks SUNDAY FUNDAY AT THE HIBACHI GRILL *Children under 12 choose from the Hibachi menu. One child per adult. Limit 2 Hibachi grill only cannot be combined with any other offer. Now through May 26, 2019 Kids eat FREE with an Adult Entrée purchase of $35 or more* Gift Certificates for Mom Reserve Now for Mother's Day 900 Victory Highway, Suite 3, North Smithfield, RI 401-597-0885 www.yamafujiri.com Lunch: Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. • Dinner: Mon-Thurs 3 p.m.-10 p.m. Fri 3 p.m.-11 p.m.; Sat 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun 12:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Let Mom Relax this Mother's Day! Pauly will do the Cooking! Appetizers • Bruschetta • Stuffed Mushrooms • Scallops & Bacon • Chicken Wings • Eggplant Rolls VeGetABLes • Sautéed Rabe • Red Bliss Roasted Potatoes • Glazed or Roasted Carrots • Red Bliss Mashed Potatoes eNtrÉes • Meatballs • Eggplant Parmigiana • Cheese Tortellini Alfredo • Baked Penne • Stuffed Shells • Chicken Francese • Manicotti • Sirloin Roast • Veal Marsala • Grilled Pork Tenderloin • Stuffed Chicken Breast pLAtters • Italian Cold Cut • Fruit & Cheese • Pasta Salad • Tossed Salad • Antipasto • Calzone • Bakery Pizza • Finger Sandwiches • Shrimp Cocktail • Wrap Sandwiches • Vegetable ALsO OFFeriNG • Party Size Pastry • Paper Goods • Coffee • Finger Rolls • Italian Bread • Beverages 1290 Mineral Spring avenue north providence, ri 02904 tel. 401-722-3222 fax: 401-722-0300 www.paulypentaSdeli.coM c h e c k o u t o u r f u l l m e n u o n l i n e o r s t o p i n f o r a m e n u TOO BUSY TO CALL? EMAIL YOUR ORDER: pp@paylypentasdeli.com

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