What’s Happening Today – December 22, 2020
Today on DelmarvaLife –
There’s something about hearing bagpipes. When the tunes blasting out of them is Christmas music, well, that’s just extra special. Sean Guschke of St. Michaels has delighted folks in his town with his sounds throughout the month of December. We learn about his twofold purpose – to lift spirits and draw attention to certain spots in the community.
From events not happening, to not being able to see friends, and not seeing extended family over Christmas, it’s no secret that 2020 has been a rough year on the kids. And, they’ve had to spend most of 2020 learning on a computer. Difficult in and of itself and potentially harmful to the eyes. Katie sits down with our friends at Chesapeake Eye Center to find out what symptoms parents should be looking for and to get a few tips for preventing any problems.
We don’t have to tell you how far technology has come over the years. Did you ever think you’d see the day when communicating via a screen would be the only way to keep in touch with family and friends during a global pandemic? Let’s take it up a notch – how about a robot helping with surgery? Yeah. We talk with Dr. Duran of TidalHealth Peninsula Regional, about the technology behind a robotic-arm assisted knee surgery.
We’re visiting our friends at From Scratch. They’re taking it to the next level and making Captain’s Oyster Chowder.
To re-gift or not to re-gift? We’re discussing the age old question and we’re sharing some of our viewers thoughts. Do you re-gift? Is it bad? Have you ever gotten caught re-gifting? We want to hear from you! Share your thoughts on our social media channels, our handle is @DelmarvaLife.
Parmesan Potato Stacks are a unique take on potatoes and certainly a way to spruce up your favorite dinnertime side dishes. Thinly sliced potatoes, stacked high, drenched in a seasoned cream sauce and topped with Parmesan cheese, these are guaranteed to make all of your guests come back for more. Check out the recipe below:
What You’ll Need
- 3 pounds (4 to 5) medium potatoes, sliced into 1/8-inch thick slices
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
What to Do
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, combine potato slices, butter, salt, and pepper; toss gently until evenly coated. Stack potato slices to the top in each muffin cup.
- In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, combine heavy cream, garlic, rosemary, and nutmeg and heat just until hot. Pour cream over each potato stack, filling each cup 3/4 full. Sprinkle evenly with Parmesan cheese.
- Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until potatoes are golden brown on top. Let sit 5 minutes, then serve immediately.
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Our annual effort to “Bless Our Children” to ensure every child on Delmarva has a magical Christmas, is underway. This year, the need is so much greater than in the best. We’ve raised more than 200,000 dollars and that will help a lot of families. But, we have a long way to go to ensure every child on Delmarva has a gift to open Christmas morning. If you’d like to donate, send us a card with a check to 1729 North Salisbury Blvd, Salisbury, MD, 21801 or donate online at blessourchildren.org. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for giving such a difficult year.