What’s Happening Today – November 18, 2020
Today on DelmarvaLife –
There’s no avoiding it – winter is coming. For those who spend their nights on the streets, temperature lows can be dangerous, even deadly. Many communities on Delmarva set up cold-weather shelters, often referred to as “Code Purple” Shelters. That includes Ocean City, where the number of homeless looking for shelter is only about 12 people.
This year – more than any year – the need to “buy local” is vital. For many businesses, it could be the difference between sink or swim. Carrie Samis, Manager of “Main Street Princess Anne” about shopping local in Princess Anne.
This is the time of the year we all make plans to gather with friends and family in front of a big feast and give thanks. As you all know, those gatherings won’t be happening as much this year. Many of us have chosen to limit exposure to others in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. While, we’re doing our best to avoid the virus, many of us are getting cabin fever. Good news, we have a solution. Lisa’s at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay to find out how you can celebrate the holidays while staying safe.
It’s been said over and over again, you should never be afraid to ask for help. This applies to so many different situations. Especially, when it comes to making decisions about your mortgage. Chatting with a professional can make a process that seems scary – a whole lot easier. Katie introduces us to one of those folks.
It’s the oldest house in Salisbury – the Poplar Hill Mansion. And the crew that keeps it in pristine condition are getting creative in helping you celebrate this holiday season. That celebration will pull double duty, as it will also help preserve Poplar Hill. We talk with Curator, Sarah Meyers, about Happy Holidays Tea.
There’s something things that will happen this year, i.e. the Winterfest of Lights in Ocean City. But what’s not happening this year is the riding of the tram through the course. So, what does that mean for you, as you make plans to get in on the festive fun? We talk with Ocean City Mayor, Rick Meehan, to get all the answers.
You won’t believe how easy it is to handmake this Chinese-inspired dish! With just the right amount of sweetness and a whole lot of flavor, General Tsos Chicken will knock your socks off! Check out the recipe below:
What You’ll Need
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 cups crushed cornflake cereal
- 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-1/2-inch chunks
- Cooking spray
- 3/4 cup chicken broth
- 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
What to Do
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Place flour in a shallow dish, egg in another shallow dish, and cereal in a third shallow dish.
- Dip each chicken piece in flour, egg, and cereal, coating completely. Place on baking sheet. Lightly spray chicken with cooking spray.
- Bake 15 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink in center and golden brown.
- Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium heat, combine broth, vinegar, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, tomato paste, sugar, and crushed red pepper. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low.
- In a small bowl, whisk cornstarch and water. Slowly stir cornstarch mixture into broth mixture and cook 1 to 2 minutes, or until thickened. Place chicken in a large serving bowl. Pour sauce over chicken, toss until evenly coated, and serve.
There’s still time to get your flu shot! In Wicomico County, there’s going to be a free flu clinic next week. Tuesday, November 24th from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Fritz Health Center on Carroll Street in Salisbury. Free vaccinations for adults and children.
You have an opportunity to help local families that are struggling to make the holidays happy this year. WBOC’s Bless Our Children campaign is underway. We’ve already raised more than 24,000 dollars, but with a year like 2020 – a lot of families need help. If you’d like to donate, send us a card with a check to Bless Our Children in care of WBOC or donate online at WBOC.com. From the bottom of our hearts – we thank you for giving during such a difficult year.
Quick reminder…you have until November 27th to read the submissions and vote for the person you think is most deserving of a new, free roof thanks to Spicer Bros. Construction’s “Delmarva’s Neediest Roof Contest.” We’re gonna surprise the winner, next month! To vote, click here.