Archive for November 2013

Chocolate Lasagna

Ingredients:

1 package regular Oreo cookies (Not Double Stuff) – about 36 cookies
6 Tablespoon butter, melted
1- 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons cold milk
1- 12 ounce tub Cool Whip, divided
2 – 3.9 ounce packages Chocolate Instant Pudding.
3 1/4 cups cold milk
1 and 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips

Directions:

1. Begin by crushing 36 Oreo cookies. I used my food processor for this, but you could also place them in a large ziplock bag and crush them with a rolling pin. When the Oreos have turned into fine crumbs, you are done.


2. Transfer the Oreo crumbs to a large bowl. Stir in 6 tablespoons melted butter and use a fork to incorporate the butter into the cookie crumbs. When the butter is distributed, transfer the mixture to a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Press the crumbs into the bottom of the pan. Place the pan in the refrigerator while you work on the additional layers.


3. Mix the cream cheese with a mixer until light and fluffy. Add in 2 Tablespoons of milk, and sugar, and mix well. Stir in 1 and 1/4 cups Cool Whip. Spread this mixture over the crust.


4. In a bowl, combine chocolate instant pudding with 3 and 1/4 cups cold milk. Whisk for several minutes until the pudding starts to thicken. Use a spatula to spread the mixture over the previous cream cheese layer. Allow the dessert to rest for about 5 minutes so that the pudding can firm up further.


5. Spread the remaining Cool Whip over the top. Sprinkle mini chocolate chips evenly over the top. Place in the freezer for 1 hour, or the refrigerator for 4 hours before serving.

All of us here would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving………

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Raising My Own Worms

Back in July I posted about raising your own worms, well after procrastinating for several months I finally decided that its about time to start raising my own worms. I went out and bought me two twenty gallon totes and started putting my farm together. Decided to start small and if all goes well I will expand it further. So far I have a total of $15 bucks invested with the cost of the totes and two dozen night crawlers. With it being so late in the fall I have plenty of leaves and other organic material to get them off to a great start.

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I started off by drilling small holes all over the bottom and sides of one of the 20 gal. totes. I then did the same to the lid. I then placed 4 small cups into the bottom corners of the other 20 gal. tote and placed the one with the holes on top of that.

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I then placed some crushed up leaves and about 3 gallons of dirt into the tote and then added my 2 dozen worms.

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I know this isn’t a large type of operation but with the season coming to a close all of the local bait shops will be closed and if the weather breaks I wanna be out fishing and don’t want to drive way out of my way to buy bait and once I get it tweaked Ill never have to buy bait again.

Walleye Chili

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 cups red onions, chopped 1/2 inch
2 cloves fresh garlic, minced fine
1 cup celery peeled, cut in 1/4 inch slices
3 cups canned diced tomatoes and juice
1 cup dry red wine
1 can butter beans, drained
1 can chili beans
2 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped fine
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp allspice
2 jalapeno peppers, stem and seeds removed, diced 1/4 inch
4 cups walleye, cubed in 1 inch pieces.
Directions:
In a heavy soup pot, heat oil until hot. Add onions, garlic, celery and saute until tender. Add all remaining ingredients except fish and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes. Add fish. Cover and cook 5 minutes on low. Serve gently, being careful to not break up fish.

Submitted by Ralph Carr

Liberty Lake 11/2/13

After a few weeks without fishing I decided to go out this morning. Had some old semi rotten chicken livers that I tried out with absolutely no luck, not even a nibble, so I switched over to wax worms and went for some bluegill. Bluegill were hitting pretty good as I landed a total of 7 but after the wind and rain picked up, the bite stopped and ended up with 2 keepers for the morning. Made two critical mistakes this morning, the first was I didn’t dress warm enough and the second was I forgot my rain gear and had to call it quits after my hooded jacket got soaked and the wind didn’t let up.

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Site News and Updates 11/1/13

Just got done tallying up the scores for the Club Points Championship competition that ended yesterday. Another strong and competitive field of anglers this year.
The top 5 finishers are as follows:
1)Scotty Fuqua
2)Ralph Carr
3)Justina Fuqua
4)JW Pittman
5)Billy Fuqua

We also rapped up the Big Fish competition for 2013, the top for each of the 4 species of fish are listed below:
Bluegill: 9 1/8 in. Justina Fuqua at Liberty Lake
Bass: 19 1/4 in. Scotty Fuqua at private pond in Ridgeway
Catfish: 28 in. JW Pittman at Maumee River
Crappie: 13.5 in Scotty Fuqua at Liberty Lake

We are currently in talks with a few other business’s for sponsorship and hope to add more fish species and larger prizes for next years competition that will start on the first of March.

We would like to congratulate all the anglers that competed this year and all the awards will be presented at the upcoming fish fry.

In other news we plan on adding a new segment to the site to showcase hunting. Several of our members requested a section for and about hunting. So if anyone has some great stories and pictures of their latest hunting trip please submit them to us.