Burmese for a benefit
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Myanmar Children's Foundation will hold a dinner featuring Asian and Burmese food from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Episcopal Church, 1105 Quarrier St. Tickets are $5. Money raised will benefit Myanmar Children's Foundation. Email melodygw...@gmail.com or theinshwe2...@gmail.com.
Not just beans
Organizers have dressed up the RCCR Beans & Cornbread Dinner, an annual fundraiser for the Religious Coalition for Community Renewal's Samaritan House, held at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Baptist Temple. Chefs from Bridge Road Bistro and Edgewood Country Club and traditional Beans & Cornbread cook Margaret Easton will prepare a tapas-stye meal in which diners may sample a variety of dishes.
Each chef will use legumes, grains and root vegetables and fresh greens to craft a complete meal. Dessert will also be served. Tickets are $60 and are 90 percent tax deductible. Call 304-346-6398 or visit www.rccr.org.
Step away from the candy
If the inclement weather inhibits Thursday's trick-or-treaters, and you end up with way too much candy hanging around the house, here are a few ideas to save you from kick-starting your holiday weight gain.
There are many recipes incorporating the candy in decadent desserts, but they only add calories and fat to the candy. If you must incorporate into baked goods, chop up candy bars and use them instead of chocolate chips in brownies, bars and cookies. Or on top of ice cream.
Some other ideas:
Save it for stocking stuffers.
Save it to decorate gingerbread houses.
That classic standby: take it to the office.
Make it into Leftover Halloween Candy Bark, recipe below, from Bon Appetit. Then, take it to the office.
Leftover Halloween Candy Bark
1 pound bittersweet chocolate, chopped
3 Butterfinger candy bars (or 8 fun-size bars), cut into 1-inch pieces