Patriot News 02/18/2021

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The next Patriot Town Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 at 5 p.m. Only after that meeting will the approved February minutes be available to the public. The Town Board is comprised of President Elizabeth Thomas, Clerk Linda Fisk and Board Members Theresa Winters and Tony Rider. Any questions or comments need to be directed to the Patriot Town Hall, 352 2nd Street, phone number (812) 594-2243.

  Prayers of comfort and healing for the family of Michael Poling who passed this week.

  Prayer List: Everyone affected by COVID-19, the patients and staff of Swiss Villa Nursing and Rehab; Eylah Leppert, Ken and Sylvia Byars, Tony Christiani, Cindy and Mike Gardner; Posey Tappers Stasia Wiseman, Alanna Smith, Brigetta Hetzel, Kathryn Turner, and Lulu Belle Thomas; Bill and Sharon Levell; Red HOT Hatters Laura Riga and June Lack; Firefighter Ron Brunner, Pam Minch and Barbara Barnhill.

  Might as well put all of that snow to good use:

SNOW ICE CREAM

5-6 Cups of CLEAN, White Snow

1 Cup of Milk

½ Cup of Sugar

1 tsp. of Vanilla

Put 3 cups of snow in a large bowl and mix in milk, sugar and vanilla. Add 2-3 cups more of snow and mix. If it starts to melt, put it in the freezer — or back outside — for 10-15 minutes. Enjoy!

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  And from Aunt Bea (Sharon Levell), here’s a recipe for a topping for your ice cream!

HOMEMADE CARAMEL SAUCE

1 Cup Brown Sugar

½ Stick (4 T.) of Butter

½ Cup Half and Half OR Cream

1 T. Vanilla

Pinch of Salt

Mix all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-low to medium heat. Cook while whisking gently for 5 to 7 minutes, until thicker. Turn off the heat. Serve warm or refrigerate until cold. If sauce is thin, just continue cooking for a few more minutes. (FYI — Using cream will make it thicker.)

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