The Herald Bulletin

Afternoon Update


November 10, 2012

Isabel Society serving up 'Harvest Feast'

ANDERSON, Ind. — “Harvest Feast” is the theme of the Isabel Society’s annual autumn event set from noon to 2 p.m. at the Harter House, 600 Main St.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Harter House or by calling 642-7600. The general chairs for the event are Isabel Society board members Darlene Stroud and Deanna Yancey.

Proceeds from this special fall fund-raising event support the various projects for the residents of Harter House and Vermillion Place. Some of the projects have included a retractable awning over the deck at Vermillion Place, the refurbishing of lounges and common areas for the residents as well as the installation of new dining room ceiling and lights, microwaves and apartment carpet.

The food fare includes a buffet consisting of Chicken Spread Log, Garden Veggie Pizza, Cranberry Waldorf Salad, Cowboy Caviar, Date Nut Yummies, and Pumpkin Pie Square Squares. Larry and Nancy Mechem will provide the musical entertainment featuring a medley of tunes ranging from the 1930s to today.

Those attending will receive a copy of the recipes, a sampling is included here:

Chicken Spread Log

  • 8-ounce cream cheese
  • 3 5-ounce cans white chicken meat
  • 1/4 cup Hellman’s mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 4 drops Tabasco sauce
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 finely hard boiled eggs  
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Mix all ingredients and shape into a log. Serve with crackers or party breads.

Cranberry Waldorf Salad

  • 2 cups dried cranberries (Craisins)
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups diced apples
  • 1/2 cup green grapes, halved
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup regular Cool Whip
  • 2 tablespoons water

Combine cranberries with marshmallows, sugar and water. Cover and chill overnight. Add apples, grapes, walnuts and salt. Fold in Cool Whip and chill. Yield: 8 cups

Pumpkin Pie Squares

  • 1 cup sifted flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened

Combine flour, oats, brown sugar and butter. Mix until crumbly using a hand mixer on low speed. Press into ungreased 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Set aside.

  • 1 15-ounce can pumpkin
  • 1 12-ounce can evaporated milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine ingredients and mix well. Pour over crust and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

  • 1/2 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Combine nuts, sugar and butter. Mix until crumbly. Sprinkle over filling and bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Cool and cut into squares.

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