Happenings Around Lake Country
4oth Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Celebration - Crosslake - March 15, 2014
Come celebrate 40 years with us. It’s our 40th Annual Crosslake’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Celebration! Saturday, March 15, highlights include the parade and the new 5K Clover Dash. More Info
Brainerd Lakes Marketplace - March 29, 2014 at Brainerd Civic Center
Friday, March 28: 10 a.m. - 89 p.m.
Saturday, March 29: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
This exciting event features an "open air" market atmosphere where you can stroll among the park-like setting, enjoying local fare, live demonstrations, camaraderie and browsing Brainerd Lakes Marketplace vendors.
Admission is only $2 per adult; those 18 and younger can attend for free. Tickets are available at any office of the Brainerd Lakes Chamber or at the door. All paid tickets offer the chance to win door prizes. (Drawings will be at the top of the hour, starting at 11 a.m. on Friday and ending at 3 p.m. on Saturday. You must be present to win.)
Congratulations to our 17th Annual Photo contest winners!
Browse through a few more entries for inspiration to enter next year. It's never too early to begin!
A special thanks to our photo contest sponsor, Frandsen Bank & Trust.
Here are a few more yummy soups submitted by our readers! If you have a favorite one that you enjoy making, please post it on our Facebook page for all to enjoy!
Fall Harvest Squash Soup
1 small onion
4 Tbsp. EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
1 acorn or butternut squash, cubed and peeled
3 c. water
4 cubes chicken bouillon
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. chopped garlic
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 8 oz. light cream cheese
In large saucepan, sauté onions in olive oil then add squash, water, bouillon, black pepper and cayenne.
Bring to a boil, then medium and cook 30 minutes until tender.
Remove from heat. Add cream cheese. Puree in batches in food processor until smooth. Return to pan and heat through. Do not boil.
Submitted by Jill NeumannRead more...