Patriot News 03/11/2021


The First Annual Egg Hunt with McKay Family Farms will be held on Sunday, March 28th. All ages are welcome! There will be a charge per child and guardians are free. One guardian will be required for every two children. Masks are required and social distancing for precaution is appreciated, for the safety of all families involved. The admission fee includes: Petting zoo, Exotic animal show, One pony ride per child, Egg Hunt and a picture with the Easter Bunny.   Payment will be due at time of arrival. Scheduled event times are: Starting at 1 p.m., the petting zoo with farm animals and exotics, and pony rides. The exotic animal show is scheduled for 2 p.m. and will involve individual introductions and interactions with each animal. The Egg Hunt with prizes for each age group will begin at 3 p.m. There will be designated areas for the different age groups to be fair and one hidden egg in each group with a prize. In addition to the fun, there will also be an optional raffle drawing. This event is not affiliated with the Town of Patriot.

  Prayer List: Everyone affected by COVID-19, the patients and staff of Swiss Villa Nursing and Rehab; Eylah Leppert, Eric Simon, Jan Rayles, 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.

  The recipe this week is super simple and super good:



1 lb. lean Ground beef

1 can – Ranch Style beans

1 10-12 oz. bag – Tortilla chips, crushed

1 can – Rotel tomatoes

1 small Onion, chopped

2 C. – shredded Cheddar cheese, divided

1 pkg. – Taco seasoning

1 can – Cream of chicken soup

½ C. – Water

Sour cream and Salsa for serving

  Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large skillet, brown meat and drain off fat. Stir in beans, tomatoes, onion, taco seasoning, soup and water. Simmer over medium-low heat until everything is well combined and heated through. Grease a 9” ×13” casserole dish. Put down a layer of crushed tortilla chips, followed by a layer of the meat/bean mixture, then half of the cheddar cheese. Repeat layers. Cover with foil and bake for 20-30 minutes, or until bubbly. Let sit for 5-10 minutes before serving. Top with sour cream and salsa.


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