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Show Notes #209: The Weekender III

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Segment 1 (The Whole Megillah)
  • Cheryl's Recipe Corner
  • Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
  • Description
    • I love Pineapple Upside down cake - that was THE dessert that my dad always prepared for holiday dinners, picnics, etc.  Russ, regretfully, is NOT a big fan of pineapple... so I don't get the chance to prepare it.  BUT... I hope that you'll prepare it, or one of the variations!
  • Ingredients
    • 1/3 cup butter, melted
    • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1 can (20 ounces) sliced pineapple
    • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
    • 3 large eggs, separated
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 9 maraschino cherries
  • Directions
    • Preheat oven to 375°. In an ungreased 9-in. square baking pan, combine butter and brown sugar. Drain pineapple, reserving 1/3 cup juice. Arrange 9 pineapple slices in a single layer over sugar (refrigerate any remaining slices for another use). Sprinkle pecans over pineapple; set aside. In a large bowl, beat egg yolks until thick and lemon-colored. Gradually add sugar, beating well. Blend in vanilla and reserved pineapple juice. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to batter, beating well. In a small bowl with clean beaters, beat egg whites on high speed until stiff peaks form; fold into batter. Spoon into pan. Bake 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before inverting onto serving plate. Place a cherry in the center of each pineapple slice.
  • Notes
    • Peach Upside-Down Cake: Omit the pineapple, pecans and cherries. Drain 1 can (15 ounces) sliced peaches, reserving 1/3 cup juice. Arrange peaches over brown sugar. Substitute reserved peach juice for the pineapple juice.
    • Cranberry Orange Upside-Down Cake: Omit the pineapple, pecans and cherries. Sprinkle 1 cup halved fresh or frozen cranberries and 1 chopped peeled orange over brown sugar. Substitute 1/3 cup orange juice for the pineapple juice.
  • Russ's Drink Corner
  • Auchentoshan 12
    • ABV: 40% (80 Proof)
    • Region: Lowland
    • Color: Dark honey with a touch of mahogany
    • Nose: Cereal, malted barley, lime citrus
    • Taste: Cream, dry grass, dried grain, faint nuttiness, ginger
    • Cost: $50 (70cl)
    • Rating: 87
  • LHS Weekend Challenge
    • Put the computer away for a few minutes, find out if there's a local emergency or ragchew net on VHF or UHF near you and check in to participate.
  • Music
    • "Procrastinating in the Sun" by The Spin Wires from the album The Spin Wires (EP), courtesy of Jamendo.
    • Duration: 3:40
    • Location: Buffalo, NY
    • Release: March 2017
    • Source:  http://url.bcts.info/5s (Jamendo)
  • LHS Shop Talk
    • On the YouTube channel. Check it out if you get a chance. There is actual ham radio, open source content there!
  • Things to do in Amateur Radio This Weekend
    • Recommended Contests
    • ARRL Inter. DX Contest, CW: 0000Z, Feb 17 to 2400Z, Feb 18
    • CQ 160-Meter Contest, SSB: 2200Z, Feb 23 to 2200Z, Feb 25
    • North American QSO Party, RTTY: 1800Z, Feb 24 to 0559Z, Feb 25
    • Special Event Stations of Interest
    • 02/17/2018 | Ice Station W0JH: Frozen Lake Portable Feb 17-Feb 19, 1600Z-2345Z, W0JH, in Stillwater, MN, is  operating portable from a frozen lake in Washington County, MN (Grid  Square EN34).
    • Kyle Anderson, KF5WRV, will be activating K2BSA/5  at the Baden Powell Encampment in Chandler, OK on February 24, 2018.  We will be operating from the Baden Pow   encampment at Royal Rangers campground in Chandler, Oklahoma. We’ll be   operating HF from camp and trying to make contacts.

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