Show Notes #369: The Weekender LVII

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This Weekend in Amateur Radio (Segment 1)

  • Contests
  • State QSO Party Challenge(s)
    • Maine
  • Contests Next Weekend
  • State QSO Party Challenge(s)
    • California
  • Special Events
  • Announcements
  • Open Source Amateur Radio Club, AF0SS
  • LHS Ham Radio Challenge
    • Trying working some VHF simplex. There was a recent contest based on this and it's always good to try new things or things rarely done just to keep in touch with your skill set.

This Weekend in Open Source (Segment 2)

  • Distros to Try
  • Events
  • LHS Open Source Challenge
    • Check out avenues of support, even for enterprise applications, like IRC, bulletin boards, mailing list groups, Telegram or something else. You may find it quicker and more effective than standard or paid approaches.

This Weekend in Hedonism (Segment 3)

  • Cheryl's Recipe Corner!
  • Amish Apple Fritter Bread
  • Description
    • Fall is upon us and that means a slice of warm quick bread or a muffin with your cup of coffee at breakfast.  Usually, banana bread is the winner in our home... but a good apple bread is a favorite in our house as well.
  • Ingredients
    • 1/3 cup brown sugar
    • 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
    • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
    • 2/3 cup sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 tsp. Vanilla extract
    • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup milk
    • 1 1/2 cups diced apples (about 4 med apples) mixed with a little cinnamon and sugar to coat. 
  • Ingredients (Glaze)
    • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
    • 1/2 Tablespoon butter, softened
    • 2 tablespoons milk
    • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • Directions
    • Preheat the oven to 350°. Spray loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray so it slides out easily. Mix the first two ingredients, the brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the sugar and butter until smooth. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until blended. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add this mixture to the other and stir until well blended. Pour the milk into the batter and blend until smooth. Pour half the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Then add half of your chopped apple mixture. Pour the rest of the batter on top of the apples. Top with remaining apples and pat them slightly into the batter. Sprinkle with the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture you had set aside. Bake in a preheated oven until a toothpick inserted comes out clean, approximately 60 to 70 minutes. To make the powdered sugar glaze, blend the powdered sugar and butter together until smooth, mix in the milk and vanilla until a nice, smooth glaze consistency. Let the apple fritter cool about 30 minutes before pouring the glaze on top. Wrap up to give as gifts or slice into desired slices. Middle apple layer with the apples mixed with cinnamon and sugar. More apples patted into batter on top and then topped with the brown sugar mix. Baking up golden brown like a giant apple fritter. Just look at those chunky moist apples in the middle.
  • Cheryl's Mixed Drink Corner
  • Banana Cookie
    • 2 parts Banana Rum
    • 2 parts pineapple juice
    • 1 part Sprite
  • Russ's Drink Corner
  • Mellow Corn Kentucky Straight Corn Whiskey
  • Description
    • Produced since 1945, Mellow Corn is made in accordance with a unique set of regulations that define Straight Corn Whiskey. It is distilled from a mash of at least 80 percent corn and aged for four years in once-used Bourbon barrels. Compared to the deep amber color created by the newly charred oak barrels in the production of other Bourbons and American Whiskeys, the result of the used barrel is a lighter, straw-colored spirit. Heaven Hill Distillery is one of the few remaining producers of this unique whiskey.
  • Details
    • Mashbill: 90% corn, 10% malted barley
    • Proof: 100 (50% ABV)
    • Region: Bardstown, Kentucky, USA
    • Color: Light gold, pale straw
    • Nose: Corn, oak, plaintain, vanilla
    • Taste: Corn, vanilla, dried banana chips, toasted oak, light nuttiness
    • Finish: Vanilla, corn, faint note of tropical fruit juice
    • Price: $15 (750ml)
    • Rating: 85

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