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Send me your recipes to warm up the fall days: LaVonne Ackerman

Posted 9/20/17

Happy first day of autumn in two days on Friday, Sept. 22. May your day be filled with sunshine that has a hint of cool, crisp weather! Ah, blessed fall. Bring us a slow-down and a respite from …

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Send me your recipes to warm up the fall days: LaVonne Ackerman

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Happy first day of autumn in two days on Friday, Sept. 22. May your day be filled with sunshine that has a hint of cool, crisp weather! Ah, blessed fall. Bring us a slow-down and a respite from heat. 

As the outdoors cool down, now is the time to heat things up in the kitchen. Who likes to run the oven and cook heavy meals in the summer? Not me. 

Autumn brings us thoughts of comfort foods rich with yummy aromas and tasty herbs and spices. 

Do you have a recipe to share? Feel free to email me. 

Thank you to Susan Wagner of Lower Swatara for this yum recipe:

Sloppy Joes

1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained

2 onions, finely chopped

1/2 cup ketchup

1 tsp. salt

2 Tbsp. wine vinegar

1/4 cup water

1 Tbsp sugar

pepper

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Combine all ingredients. Simmer 1 1/2 hours. Serve on your favorite buns.

Birthdays

Best wishes to Roger Decker of Lower Swatara on Thursday, Sept. 21. May your day be filled with summer sunshine!

Suzanne Hile of Lower Swatara celebrates her smiles and surprises day on Thursday, Sept. 21. Enjoy all that the day offers, Suzanne!

Many good wishes are sent to Kirsten Hrobak of Lower Swatara on Thursday, Sept. 21 as she turns 23. Hoping you have a wonderful week! 

Happy 24th birthday to Megan Carroll. May all your dreams come true on this Friday, Sept. 22 cake day!

Ariannah Williams of Lower Swatara marks her 20th birthday on the first day of fall, Friday, Sept. 22. Enjoy the 20s, and enjoy fall!

Happy birthday greetings are sent to Rita Nagy on Saturday, Sept. 23. May your 87th birthday be extra special in every way!

Stephanie Ponnett of Lower Swatara will hear the birthday song on Saturday, Sept. 23. May it be a wondrous sound to your ears! Happy birthday, Stephanie!

Here is a shout out to Lisa Metz of Hummelstown. Hoping your birthday, Sunday, Sept. 24 is full of blessings of all kind! Enjoy. 

Happy 24th birthday to Jason McElwee of Lower Swatara on Monday, Sept. 25. Hoping your day is perfect in every way!

Taylana Doster of Middletown marks her Sweet 16 beep-honk-beep day on Tuesday, Sept. 26. Be safe and have a blast!

Happy landmark 21st cake day to Morgan Light of Lower Swatara on Tuesday, Sept. 26. Hoping your week is nothing but delights and smiles!

Sending a birthday message of hope and love to Ryan Weaver on Tuesday, Sept. 26. Be safe and enjoy your special one-of-a-kind day! I hope 34 fantastic things happen for you on your day.

Jeffrey Cline of Lower Swatara turns 20 on Tuesday, Sept. 26. Hope your rootin' tootin' holiday is super-special, enjoy! 

Anniversaries

Best wishes to Larry and MariAnne Kapenstein of Lower Swatara on Wednesday. These two kids got married on Sept. 20, 1986! Happy 31st anniversary.

Happy 22nd wedding anniversary to Wayne and Brenda Cox of Lower Swatara on Saturday, Sept. 23. Happy Fall, happy love!

Happy 29th anniversary to Michael and Lisa Thomas of Lower Swatara on Sunday, Sept. 24. May your weekend be full of fun, flowers and some chocolate, too! 

Sam and Peg Sostar of Lower Swatara were married on Sept. 25, 1976. Happy 41st wedding anniversary to you both!

Best wishes to Robert and Doris Reed as they celebrate 63 years of wedded bliss on Monday, Sept. 25. Congrats to you for a wonderful week.

Happy 36th anniversary to Jeff and Gina Fleisher of Highspire on Tuesday, Sept. 26. Hoping your romantic holiday is full of fun and joy!

MAHS reunion

Attention, all Class of 1992 Middletown Area High School grads, the 25th reunion is here! Please mark your calendar for Saturday, Oct. 14. 

The group will meet at Black Horse Grille after the Homecoming game. Contact kaceycrown@hotmail.com for more information, to update your address and to check on classmates who need to be located. Check out the face book page: Middletown Class of 1992.

Quote of the Week

“Fervently trusting Jesus will transform the shades of our faith, making them more brilliant, no matter what season we are in … be it the hurts or the joy.” — Melanie Davis Porter, author.

Question of the Week

What is your favorite school lunch?

“Italian dunkers.” — Ava Miller, 11, Lower Swatara.

“Grilled cheese and tomato soup.” — Gabriella Garisto, 11, Lower Swatara.

“PB and J.” — Anthony Browne, 7, Middletown.

“Pizza and peanut butter and jelly!” — Sophia Garisto, 6, Lower Swatara.

“Italian dunkers with fried bread and sauces!” — Victoria Kelly, 9, Swatara.

“Raider Bowl.” — Tim Wagner, 15, Lower Swatara.

“Beef nachos.” — Katelyn Wagner, 9, Lower Swatara.

Proverb for the Week 

Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise (19:20).

Reach LaVonne Ackerman at 717-649-7366 or by email at LaVonneAck@comcast.net.


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