Sunday, June 22, 2008

6/22/08: Water chestnut pull

Sunday, June 22, 2008
10 AM to1 PM
George Freer Beach Park
Canal Street, Port Ewen
Volunteers Needed!

Please join in to help make our riverfront more navigable and clear this invasive, non-native plant!

You will need to wade into the river to pull these pesky plants.
Sturdy sneakers, long sleeved shirts, long pants and work gloves are a MUST.

Under 18 must be closely supervised by their parents.

No Rain date has been scheduled

Do you like being on the water? Don't mind getting your hands wet? Want to help rid the Hudson of bad neighbors, and regain access to the river? No, not people, we're talking about water chestnuts. We need help pulling these weeds from the water where they grow uncontrollably and choke out other plant and aquatic life. Remember to bring sturdy sneakers, long pants, and gloves. Refreshments donated by local businesses are available to all volunteers.

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts
1 pound bacon
Water chestnuts, cleaned and dry
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup white sugar
3 tablespoons dill pickle relish
1/2 cup ketchup
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
Wrap single pieces of bacon around individual water chestnuts, securing with a toothpick.
Place the wrapped water chestnuts on a large baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven 20 minutes, or until the bacon is crisp. Remove from heat and drain.
In a medium bowl, mix the mayonnaise, white sugar, dill pickle relish and ketchup. Pour the mixture over the wrapped water chestnuts.
Bake in the preheated oven 10 minutes, or until the sauce is hot and bubbly.

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