Category Archives: Manawa Wisconsin

Operation Popcorn, May be yes, May be no

June 1, 2016 by Judy Trull

So for the month of May it is down to the wire.  The flavor of the month is Chocolate Dipped Banana, and yes Hey Popcorn guys sense of humor just keeps on giving doesn’t it?  So with the help of my daughter Morgan, we concocted a plan.  Banana chocolate chip oatmeal cookie ice cream sandwiches.  And just for a little added bonus, rolled in chocolate dipped banana popcorn.  I have to say that we road tested those ice cream sandwiches, and yes they are delicious.  So check out next month, heaven only knows what Hey Popcorn Guy has in store for us next, always with a twinkle in his eye and a laugh….thank goodness.  Until next month, check out Hey Popcorn Guy on Facebook and see what flavors he is highlighting and where he will turn up next.

1 cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground cloves

3 medium bananas, mashed

2 cups quick cooking oats

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Cream together butter and sugar.  Add eggs, one at a time.  Add vanilla.  Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and cloves.  Add to creamed mixture and combine.  Stir in mashed bananas, oats and chocolate chips.

Grease baking sheets.  Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.  I actually baked these in a jelly roll pan with a silicone liner, for approximately 20 minutes and let them cool.  Then cut them with a biscuit cutter to get the round shape.

 

Operation Popcorn Easter

March 21, 2016 by Judy Trull

In preparation for our own version of March Madness, Hey Popcorn Guy messaged me at the end of February and let me know that he would be delivering the next challenge soon.  He did sound in the message a tad bit on the devilish side, however I hoped for the best and was pleasantly surprised.  Grandma La La, Hey Popcorn Guy’s better half, dropped off the challenge a few days later, she said it reminds them of Spring.  So being that Spring brings Easter time I thought why not make an edible candy bowl for all those sweet treats.  Any holiday that offers up candy is one I can get excited about so here is the recipe for our edible candy bowl using Citrus Blend popcorn compliments of Hey Popcorn Guy!

1/3 bag of 10 oz. bag of marshmallows

3 Tablespoons butter

6 oz. white chocolate chips

Melt together in a sauce pan the marshmallows, butter and white chocolate chips.  Once melted turn off the heat and add the bag of Citrus Blend popcorn and stir to coat.  Pour into a plastic bowl and with buttered hands, work to form the shape of the bowl.  Let set up.  Remove from the plastic bowl once cooled and fill with your favorite candy.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

Operation Popcorn

January 18, 2016 by Judy Trull

Some of you may have seen one of my Breakfast with Judy video’s on You Tube several months ago, when we made Apple Cinnamon Mini Loaves using Crunchy Cinnamon Honey Pretzel Cookies, which is a product that is carried by Manawa’s own Brian Busby also known as “Hey Popcorn Guy”. At that time, Brian aka “Hey Popcorn Guy” offered me a challenge. Each month in 2016, Brian would choose a flavor of popcorn and drop it off here at Lindsay House Bed and Breakfast and I would utilize it in a recipe in some way. I agreed as I thought it would be an interesting challenge and a way to stretch myself as a home cook.
And so Operation Popcorn has begun. Brian has dropped off my first challenge for 2016 in the form of Tomato & Basil Popcorn. I must admit I have been scratching my head trying to figure out how I am going to utilize this interesting and somewhat challenging ingredient.

Stay tuned for the conclusion of our first installment of Operation Popcorn.

Operation Popcorn (4)

Tomato & Basil Chicken

2 cups “Hey Popcorn Guy” Tomato & Basil Popcorn
1 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
½ teaspoon dried basil
½ teaspoon kosher salt
2 eggs, beaten
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin

Place 2 cups of tomato & basil popcorn in a food processor with the chopping blade. Pulse until the popcorn is a fine crumb. Place in a pie plate and add panko bread crumbs, basil and kosher salt.

In another pie plate, crack 2 eggs and beat.

Place chicken breasts between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and pound until about ¼” thin.

Dip chicken breast in the egg and coat both sides.

Put into popcorn crumb mixture and turn to coat both sides with crumb mixture.

Place in a frying pan on medium heat with a pat of butter and a drizzle of Winemaker’s Daughter Shallot Garlic olive oil, or the oil of your choice. Fry until a golden brown on both sides and place on a foil lined cookie sheet and place in a 350 degree oven and bake for 15 minutes.

I served this with an Angel Hair Alfredo, and it was YUUUMMMYYYY!

Tune in next time for our next installment of Operation Popcorn!

Winemaker’s Daughter Cooking Demo

May 2, 2015 by Judy Trull

I am so excited to be able to do a cooking demo at Winemaker’s Daughter right here in beautiful downtown Manawa this afternoon at 1 p.m.  I will be making a version of a Kentucky Hot Brown, in honor of our Derby inspired brunch.  Jamie will be featuring a mint julep inspired wine cocktail.  My dish is called “Hot Buttercups” and has many of the classic Hot Brown elements and we are using a few ingredients carried at Winemaker’s Daughter to bring the dish together.  I have included the recipe here and we should be posting the video of the cooking demo within the next few days.  Happy Kentucky Derby day, and cheers to new ideas for brunch!

 

HOT BUTTERCUPS

Cheese sauce
2 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsp. flour
Salt and pepper
2 cups milk
¼ cup smoked Gouda cheese grated

In a saucepan, or deep frying pan, melt butter. Once butter is whisk in flour and cook several minutes. Whisk in milk and season with salt and pepper. Stir with a spatula continually until sauce begins to thicken, add grated cheese and continue stirring until the cheese is incorporated.

 
6 slices of white or wheat sandwich bread with crusts cut off
1 – 2 Tbsp. of butter, softened
½ cup diced roasted turkey breast
¼ cup diced cooked bacon
½ pound smoked Gouda cheese, grated (minus ¼ cup used in cheese sauce)
6 eggs, whisked
½ cup half and half
Bacon olive oil from Winemaker’s Daughter
Penzey’s Smoked paprika
Sliced or diced tomato’s for garnish

Butter the slices of bread and place butter side down into a muffin tin or small ramekin. Brush the inside of the bread with bacon olive oil or the oil of your choice. Add turkey and bacon and grated cheese to each muffin cup. Whisk eggs and half and half together and pour into muffin cups.

Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 16 minutes just until the eggs are softly set, you do not want to over cook them.
Place on a plate and drizzle cheese sauce over the top and garnish with diced tomato’s.

Enjoy!

The newest you tube video….Part 2!

May 1, 2015 by Judy Trull

Now when your wondering what can I use that hollandaise sauce on, here comes the second part of the video.  My take on Eggs Benedict in two ways, one as a vegetarian option, and the second one using one of my new favorite things, spiced pork cutlets!

 

Drunken’ Junkin’ tour coming soon to Waupaca County!

May 1, 2015 by Judy Trull

Perhaps your looking for something new and different to do right here in Waupaca County.  Here it is, announcing the Drunken’ Junkin’ tour right in the heart of Waupaca County.  Ladies it is more fun to share this time with friends, so gather up the gals and grab your tickets for the Drunken’ Junkin’ tour, complete with stops in Weyauwega, New London, Manawa and Iola.  Have fun seeing all the treasures at Gold n Country and seeking out the unique at Water Street Vintage, Back Again Furniture and a few sips at Winemaker’s Daughter and enjoying the quaint downtown shopping experience of The Flower Pot, Simply Inspired, Old Country Barn and a refueling at Oh My Goodness and complete with a tour and a takeaway of a beautiful Victorian Bed and Breakfast in the heart of Manawa, and so much more!

Mimosa’s and Music for Mom

May 1, 2015 by Judy Trull

Just in time for Mother’s Day right here in downtown Manawa, Winemaker’s Daughter will be offering a refreshing mimosa for Mom and music by Grayling Pingel, a singer/songwriter who grew up on a diary farm in Wisconsin and and has traveled across the United States and lends his own spin on his folk/rock roots.  Come and join us for a beautiful day that is all about Mom’s!

http://www.graylingpingel.com/about-me

Race on Over for our Derby Inspired Brunch Cooking Demonstration

May 1, 2015 by Judy Trull

I am looking forward to doing a cooking demo at one of our favorite Manawa hot spots, Winemaker’s Daughter on Saturday May 2nd.  I will be featuring a Kentucky Derby Day inspired brunch menu and Jamie from Winemaker’s Daughter will be showing us how to put together a mint julep inspired wine cocktail.  So come on out and join in on the fun.

 

Beautiful Beginnings at Bridge Street Salon

April 19, 2015 by Judy Trull

 

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Michele Much was born and raised in Manawa, and has dreamed of owning her own salon as long as she has been cutting hair. The day after graduating from Cosmetology School she was hired at Styles II right here in Manawa. She has had several opportunities to purchase her own salon; however the timing wasn’t quite right, until now. Michele learned of an opportunity in downtown Manawa and the timing seemed just right, the building which was the home of the Barber Shop for many years has taken on a new life as Bridge Street Salon. It was purchased and completely renovated in just 2 months’ time. Bridge Street Salon opened their doors February 9, 2015. Ashlee Hass is available for styles, cuts, pedicures, manicures. Michele has a lot of experience caring for and applying acrylic nails, gel polishes are also available. There is an art to using electric clippers, and Miranda has plenty of experience as a barber, while offering her expertise as a stylist as well. Michele, Ashlee and Miranda work well together and enjoy making Waupaca County beautiful!
Two massaging pedicure chairs beckon for a spring spa day or really any time of year. The salon is available for a full range of beauty to assist the entire bridal party in being picture perfect for that special day. Prom can be extra special with a beautiful hair style, manicure and pedicure.
The beautiful renovation of this downtown building needs to be seen, stop on in today and enjoy being pampered at Bridge Street Salon.

Oh My Goodness!

March 28, 2015 by Judy Trull

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A comfortable little spot right here in downtown Manawa,  Oh My Goodness is a down to earth coffee shop.  Kirby and Deb genuinely enjoy working and spending time together.  They take pride in the food that they prepare and serve at Oh My Goodness, from the scratch made bakery items, courtesy of Deb and the smoked meats and amazing side dishes, courtesy of Kirby.   Oh My Goodness is open Monday thru Friday 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday’s 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Featuring Door County Coffees, and an array of coffee drinks as well as fruit smoothies and frappes.  One of the newest offerings is a papaya guava smoothie…WOW!  They are happy to fill orders for special occasions, just call ahead and place your order.  If you haven’t had a chance to stop in at Oh My Goodness and experience the friendly atmosphere and taste the incredible bakery items and amazing smoked meats, stop by and give them a try.  I am so glad that they are a part of our community.  As I was leaving Oh My Goodness today, one of their customers commented “when I walk in the door, it’s like coming home “.

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