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Food & Garden
Pg 8 - The Sunshine Express
2012 April
pepper. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large
- Easter Sundy at
heavy oven proof skillet over high heat. Sear
The Orchard, April
rack of lamb for 1 to 2 minutes on all sides. Set
8, The Orchard will
aside for a few minutes. Brush rack of lamb
offer two celebra-
with the mustard. Roll in the bread crumb
tions at 9A and
mixture until evenly coated. Cover the ends of
10:45A. Everyone
the bones with foil to prevent charring.
is welcome. There
4. Arrange the rack bone side down in the
will be a special
skillet. Roast the lamb in preheated oven for
KIDChurch and an
12 to 18 minutes, depending on the degree of
Easter Egg Hunt
doneness you want. With a meat thermometer,
for the kids (2 years
take a reading in the center of the meat after
old - 5th grade)
10 to 12 minutes and remove the meat, or let
during each ser-
it cook longer, to your taste. Let it rest for 5
vice. The Orchard
to 7 minutes, loosely covered, before carving
is located at 110
between the ribs.
Snowmass Drive
FOOTNOTE- Allow internal temperature to
in Carbondale. For
be 5 to 10 degrees less than you like because
more information,
the meat will continue to cook while it sits.
call 970.963.8773.
Bloody rare: 115 to 125 degrees F Rare: 125 to
Easter Everywhere
- Easter Sunrise Service, April 8th, 6:30a-
130 degrees F Medium rare: 130 to 140 degrees
7:30a, Montrose Pavilion, Held on the South
F Medium: 140 to 150 degrees F.
- Easter Egg Hunt, Apr 4, 2p, Free. Easter Egg
Fresh Mint Jelly
Lawn. Inspirational music and message. Free
hunt will start at 2:00 pm. We will have lots
hot coffee, coco, and pastries and balloons
A traditional mint jelly made from fresh mint.
of eggs, Easter Bunny for photos, cookies &
for the kids. Bring extra chairs and blankets
Ingredients
punch. Grand Villa, 1501 Patterson Rd, Gr Jct,
if you wish. It's a free event and everyone is
1 1/2 cups packed fresh mint leaves and stems
970.241.9706
invited. 1800 Pavilion Dr, Montrose.
2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Gateway Canyons Easter Sunday Activities:
- Community Easter Sunrise Service spon-
2 1/4 cups boiling water
9:45a, Easter Bunny arrives via helicopter with
sored by the Grand Junction Ministerial
1 drop green food color
two very special children. 10a-11a Easter Egg
Alliance. Contact email: jimhaleslcf@aol.com.
3 1/2 cups white sugar
Hunt on the Palisade Lawn 11a-2pm Brunch
970.640.9672. Sunday, April 8, 7a-8a. Stocker
1/2 (6 fluid ounce) container liquid pectin
will be served in the Palisade Event Center's
Stadium at Lincoln Park 12th and North
Grand Hall. Brunch - Adults - $27.95 & Child -
- April 8, Easter Sunday, 6:30a Sunrise Ser-
Directions
$15.95 (Children under 5 years eat free). info@
vice at Greenmount Cemetery, 900 Cemetery
1. Rinse off the mint leaves, and place them
gatewaycanyons.com 970.931.2458. Sunday,
Road, Durango, 970.375.7380
into a large saucepan. Crush with a potato
April 8, 9:45a-2:45p. 43200 Hwy 141 Gateway,
Easter Trains:
masher or the bottom of a jar or glass. Add
Co 81522. For more info visit www.gateway-
-- Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge
water, and bring the mint to a boil. Remove
canyons.com.
Railroad, Durango, Peanuts - Easter Beagle
from heat, cover, and let stand for 10 minutes.
- Easter Eggstravaganza at BHRC, April 7,
Express Train, Sat, Apr 7
Strain, and measure out 1 2/3 cups of the mint.
10a-12p. It will soon be time for the Delta Bill
-- Rio Grande Scenic Railroad, Alamosa, Eas-
2. Place 1 2/3 cups mint into a saucepan. Stir in
Heddles Recreation Center's Annual "Easter
ter Bunny Train, Sat, Apr 7
the lemon juice and food coloring. Mix in the
Eggstravaganza". Festivities begin in the gym
-- Royal Gorge Route Railroad, Canon City,
sugar, and place the pan over high heat. Bring
where kids can decorate eggs, play games,
Easter Bunny Train, Sat, Apr 7 & Sun, Apr 8.
to a boil, stirring constantly. Once the mixture
make crafts, or even get an airbrush tattoo.
Pancakes, Yum!
is boiling, stir in the pectin. Boil the mixture
Bring your cameras for pictures with the
for a full minute while stirring constantly.
GSHS Key Club's Pancake Breakfast, Key Club
Easter Bunny. There will be an outdoor Easter
Remove from heat, and skim foam off the top
is serving its annual Pancake breakfast during
Egg Hunt too. Mark your calendars for Sat,
using a large metal spoon. Transfer the mix-
the Demon Invitational track meet on April
April 7, for the NEW TIME of 10a-Noon. Early
ture to hot sterile jars, and seal.
14th. It will be held in the GSHS cafeteria from
registration of $3 per child ends 5pm Friday,
3. Place a rack in the bottom of a large stock-
7 to 10:30am. Tickets are $4 for students and
April 6th. Admission at the door is $5/child.
pot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a
$6 for adults. After pancakes, the club will sell
Adult participants are Free. This event is for
boil over high heat, then carefully lower the
Subway sandwiches from 11 to 1pm. Proceeds
kids age 2-10. For more info call 970.874.0923.
jars into the pot using a holder. Leave a 2 inch
will benefit the Key Club's mission to provide
- 45th annual Elks Easter Egg Hunt, Sunday,
space between the jars. Pour in more boiling
service to others.
April 8. For Ouray County kids to 12 years
water if necessary until the water level is at
old. Starts at 2p sharp at Ridgway's Hartwell
Roasted Rack Of Lamb
least 1 inch above the tops of the jars. Bring the
town park. Really bad weather location at the
Roasted Rack of Lamb is a traditional Spring-
water to a full boil, cover the pot, and process
Ouray Elks lodge. Call 970.626.4239 for more
time feast. Enjoy!
for 10 minutes.
information.
Ingredients
Eat Jalepenos
1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
Win $100
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
The 11th annual South-
1 teaspoon salt
west Arbor Fest, Grand
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Junction's favorite
2 tablespoons olive oil
spring festival, is a great
way to get your taste
1 (7 bone) rack of lamb, trimmed and
buds into action. April
frenched
21, 11a-4p, Free. Jalap-
1 teaspoon salt
eno Eating Contest, Last
1 teaspoon black pepper
Person Standing Wins
2 tablespoons olive oil
$100. Chili/Salsa Compe-
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
tition and Tasting. FREE
Tree Seedlings. Touch-A-Truck. Live Enter-
Directions
tainment. * NEW * Craft Beer Expo: Featur-
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees
ing Twenty Colorado Breweries; The largest
C). Move oven rack to the center position.
Craft Beer Expo on the Western Slope. $20
2. In a large bowl, combine bread crumbs,
wristband allows unlimited beer tastings and
garlic, rosemary, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 tea-
a commemorative glass.. Lincoln Park, 12 &
spoon pepper. Toss in 2 tablespoons olive oil
Gunnison Ave, Gr Jct, 970.254.3866 www.gjc-
to moisten mixture. Set aside.
ity.org/Southwest_Arbor_Fest.aspx
3. Season the rack all over with salt and