What’s Happening Today – July 23, 2020
Today on DelmarvaLife –
You’ve seen the band “Indian River” on the Mid South Audio Stage time and time again – and while you may know the lead singers, husband and wife duo, Clifford Keith and Erin McCall of Sussex County, you may not know what they do off the stage. Today, we’re digging a little deeper into their lives and what it comes down to for Erin, is helping people on Delmarva, who’ve gone through tough times, get back on track. Today, we talk with Erin along with Paullette Rappa, to discuss “The Way Home” Program.
When the Coronavirus pandemic shut everything down, many of us were upset because we couldn’t get a haircut or go out to dinner. It was difficult – but, let’s face it, it was not life or death. Put yourself in the shoes of someone who relies on charitable organizations for their next meal. Well, one of those organizations is Manna Cafe in Chincoteague. The coronavirus put a hold on their daily activities, but that didn’t stop them from making sure food got to those who needed it the most. Today, we talk with Fran Lytle, Co-founder of Manna Cafe, to find out how they’re giving back to those in need.
Crisfield has just rolled out a new website, where you can plan every single minute of your trip to the crab capital of the world. Katie recently visited Crisfield to learn all about it.
Magnolia. It’s a song. It’s a town. It’s a movie. It’s a line of furniture. But above all, it is a plant that is believed to have been around since the beginning of time. Magnolia’s symbolize longevity and perseverance, which is quite fitting for these times. Today, we’re talking with Gardening Expert, Ginny Rosenkrantz, about how to keep our magnolias around forever.
We’ve seen Gardening Expert on the show many a times. She’s taught us so much about how to properly care for plants, but what do we really know about her? Where did she grow up? How did she meet her husband? Who would play her in a movie? Katie gets all the answers.
Earlier in the show, Erin McCall of Indian River, talked about “The Way Home Program” in Georgetown which helps prisoners, after release, get back into everyday life. Inspired by her passion for the community, her husband, Clifford, wrote a song called, “Change Your Mind” and he will be performing it for us today.
If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to french fries, we have just the thing. Crispy Avocado Wedges are just the right amount of crispy and crunchy. Perfect as a snack (or a side dish) that you’re going to want to eat all the time. Pair them with homemade cilantro dipping sauce and you’ve got yourself a tasty meal! Check out the recipe below:
What You’ll Need
- CILANTRO DIPPING SAUCE
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 avocado, pitted and peeled
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
- 2 teaspoons lime juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- AVOCADO FRIES
- 4 firm avocados, pitted, peeled, and sliced
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 tablespoon water
- 2 cups panko bread crumbs
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- Cooking spray
What to Do
- In a blender, combine Cilantro Dipping Sauce ingredients; pulse until smooth and creamy. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, place avocado slices and drizzle with lime juice; toss gently.
- In a shallow dish, combine flour, salt, and pepper; mix well. In another shallow dish, whisk eggs and water. In a third shallow dish, combine bread crumbs and paprika; mix well.
- Dip each avocado slice in flour mixture, egg mixture, and bread crumb mixture, coating evenly on all sides. Place on baking sheet. Lightly coat with cooking spray.
- Bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden and crispy. Serve with Cilantro Dipping Sauce.