What’s Happening Today – Feb. 16, 2018
Today on DelmarvaLife:
For its 73rd year, Dorchester County’s muskrat country brings us the National Outdoor Show! Buddy Foxwell, one of the leaders of the show, speaks to us about his years involved with the show, how it all got started, and what to expect. Featuring exhibits, demonstrations, and food, this show is sure to please. Starting with the Miss Outdoors Pageant, the fun only lasts for two days beginning Friday, February 23rd at 5 pm through Saturday, February 24th with a matinee show at 10:30 am and an evening show at 7 pm. Don’t miss out!
With the flu taking a toll on many across the peninsula, one thing you may not think about is how it’s affecting blood donations. If you are flu free, consider helping by donating blood! This is made simple by community blood drives across Delmarva. If you’d like to help, information can be found below.
- 02-17-18 Foulk Road Automotive, 1801 Foulk Rd, Wilmington, DE 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
- 02-19-18 Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 20276 Bay Vista Rd, Rehoboth Beach, DE 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
- 02-19-18 St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 371 E Main St, Middletown DE 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
- 02-20-18 Talleyville Fire Company, 3919 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
- 02-21-18 Lewes Senior Center, 32083 Janice Rd, Lewes, DE 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
- 02-21-18 Georgetown CHEER Center, 20520 Sandy Hill Rd, Georgetown, DE 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
- 02-22-18 Worcester County Government, 1 Market St, Snow Hill, MD 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
After performing for people across Delmarva, Josh Pryor joins us with some of his sweet sounds on the Mid South Audio stage this afternoon. He plays a few songs for us off of his upcoming album. But, if you want a little more of him, a video for the song drops in April. You won’t want to miss this.
Nearing the midway point of heart month, it might be time for a little treat for all your hard work. Well we’ve got just the thing for you. We welcome Ted Cathey, director of dining services at Hermitage Eastern Shore into the DelmarvaLife kitchen with us today. He cooks up sweet potato rum baba beignets that are sure to make your mouth water.
Sweet Potato Rum Baba Beignets
- 3 sweet potatoes, roasted, cooled peeled and pureed
- 3 eggs
- ½ Lb. butter, softened
- 1 cup warm, whole milk
- 8 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup water
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons cardamom
- 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
- 2 Tablespoons active, dry yeast
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 Cup dark rum
- 1 Tablespoon orange zest
- 3 cups confectioners sugar
- ½ cup orange juice
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 8 oz softened cream cheese
- 4 oz butter
- Turbinado sugar for sprinkling
- Combine yeast, milk sugar, and water in a large mixing bowl until yeast is dissolved.
- Let stand for 15 minutes.
- Add 2 cups of the flour and sweet potato puree. Whisk until smooth.
- Let stand for 1 hour.
- Combine remaining dry ingredients with the butter, and mix with the wet ingredients.
- Add eggs and vanilla paste. Knead into a soft dough.
- Proof for 2-4 hours, or overnight refrigerated.
- When ready to fry, roll out dough into long cylinders, and cut of 2 inch sections with a knife.
- Place sections on a greased sheet pan and allow to proof for 1 hour.
- Fry at 325 degrees in vegetable or peanut oil, turning over after 3-4 minutes per side.
- Drain on paper towels.
- Glaze with rum glaze, or toss with sugar and cinnamon.