I was watching the Food Channel on Monday and there were at least two different cooks who made great looking leftovers from all the food that was on the Thanksgiving tables. One was very interesting: a panini piled high with the turkey, dressing, cranberries and gravy. Another was turkey tetrazzini that looked very appetizing.
Check out the Food Channel’s Web site for these recipes and many, many more. Everyone will probably have a lot of food left over, so give them a try after Thanksgiving.
Ethel and Danny Cain, the owners of the Double D Café and Bar in Tonto Village will be hosting a potluck Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day. The turkey will be provided, so those attending are asked bring a side dish. The Cains host the dinner every year especially for those who would normally not have a dinner or family to share it with. The day is also a great way to mingle with residents who haven’t seen each other in a while. The dinner will start at 1 p.m. Ethel and Danny plan to be open the whole day, so come and enjoy the day at the Double D.
Karen, our mail lady for the Village and Thompson Draw and Diamond Point, asked me to let all of her postal customers to please pick up mail promptly. Karen says that this holiday season is going to be extremely busy with packages and regular mail and if there are some customers who do not pick up their mail every day, it creates a back-up and no room in the boxes, so she has to take the mail and packages back to the post office in Payson. So please pick up your mail daily if possible.
Hellsgate Fire Department
A building committee meeting was held on Monday evening at station 22 in Tonto Village. The main item that was discussed was the concrete work, the flooring and the positions of vital areas such as the decontaminate area and the positions of certain other equipment.
Work is moving along quickly to level the property for the new fire station on Johnson Boulevard and Fitch Lane. Chief Gary Hatch thanked the firefighters for all the work that the firefighters have given up their free time to do. Bids will soon go out for the work that has to be accomplished by licensed contractors.
There will be another meeting of the building committee at 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2 at station 21 in Star Valley. The committee meetings are open to the public.