This soup is made over the top by adding crisp potato skins to the top before serving!
4 whole Extra Large Baked Potatoes Or 8 Regular Baked Potatoes
6 slices Bacon, Diced
6 Tablespoons Butter
½ whole Onion, Chopped
2 cloves Garlic, Minced
⅓ cups All-purpose Flour
4 cups Chicken Stock
½ teaspoons Sea Salt (or To Taste)
2 teaspoons Ground Pepper, Or To Taste
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
3 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
4 whole Scallions (Green Onions), Sliced
1 cup Greek Yogurt
Scoop the white insides out of the baked potato skins. Roughly chop the white insides and set them aside. Chop potato skins and set aside.
The Sun City Library is excited to announce that Nook Simple Touches are available for check out starting on March 8th. It is through the generosity of the Friends of the Sun City Library that we are able to offer these devices to the community. They will come pre-loaded with books, current titles include Private Games by James Patterson, Unfinished Business by Nora Roberts, Seventh Month by Lisa Gardner, as well as several classic by Mark Twain, Jules Verne and Miguel Cervantes. These devices will check out for two weeks, and we plan to continue to add titles to the devices. Come in and see how these e-readers can work for you. Any questions or comments please contact the Sun City Library at 951-679-3534
The Sun City Library is located at 26982 Cherry Hills Blvd. (Cross Street is Bradley). For more information, call 951-679-3534 or visit us online at www.rivlib.net
Every ‘new year’ starts out with big ideas and this year is no different. Many local residents will be making lofty goals for the New Year to better their life. Our fair town of Menifee will be having a landmark ‘by-district’ City Council and Mayoral election. The city should be finalizing a General Plan that will hopefully attract business and jobs to Menifee.
One local resident, Milton Chavez has big goals for his personal and business life. An artist from a young age, Chavez, 31, grew up in Menifee, living here since 1987. After attending Paloma Valley High School, the majority of his professional life Chavez has been forced to commute to work like many local residents.
After years of saving, he made the choice last year to start the process of opening a business here in Menifee.
Most of us can relate to commuting to work, and would love to eliminate that from our lives so more time could be spent with the kids. With three kids Milton Chavez is certainly no different, commuting to Oceanside everyday for work. According to Chavez, after contacting the City of Menifee and going thru various departments he was told there was only one place for his business, the Newport Commons at 27174 Newport Road, Suite B.
After making payments and going thru the proper procedures as requested he was then notified that his proposed business, a high end professional tattoo studio to be known as ‘Chavez Tattoo Studio’ was 913 feet from a worship facility located around the corner, 87 feet too close than the current law of 1000 feet. Due to the issue, a Public Hearing has been scheduled at Menifee City Hall on January 10 2012 at 7pm to allow for a variance.
You can visit http://tinyurl.com/ChavezTattoo for all the legal info from the City of Menifee.
I support local residents opening local businesses, including this one. There are a lot of good people in Menifee with tattoos who work hard, love their kids and go to church just the same as folks who don’t have them. In addition to that, the plain dollar and cents of it is that someone going to get a tattoo will also being buying gas, food, soda or coffee on the way there and back and if we can keep that tax money local, we can help to build a stronger local community.
On another note, musically speaking, my good friend Tim Raether of the bandUniversal Trap told me about an upcoming show here in Menifee for fans of awesome rock n roll. Menifee musicians ‘Universal Trap’ are playing Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon' in its entirety, along with a set of original songs, Friday January 27th 2012 at the Pit Stop Pub 26900 Newport Rd, Menifee, CA 92584. The show starts at 9pm, you need to be 21+, and it’s Free. San Diego's Audio Addiction is opening the show.
Join Mt. San Jacinto College, alumni, students and the community at the Grand Opening of MSJC’s new Humanities & Social Sciences building on the Menifee Valley Campus. The grand opening and a host of other events will be held from 6 – 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012.
The grand opening is a free event that includes student-guided tours of the new building. The MSJC Foundation’s Sunset Jazz & Wine Fest will be held on campus that same evening. It kicks off MSJC’s 50th anniversary celebrations and is the first event of the academic year designed to raise scholarship funds for students, provide faculty mini grants and support college programs.
Tickets to the event are $40 each or $75 for two.
The Fest includes wine tasting, food and live music by MSJC’s Menifee Jazz Ensemble. Local artists and art students will display and sell art during the event.
Call the Foundation at 951-487-3171 or order tickets online at www.msjc.edu/jazzfest MSJC Ceramics will hold an Open House and Kiln Dedication in Room 607 (Ceramics Lab) on the Menifee Valley Campus as part of the events. You will find ceramicists at work, ceramic art for sale, and light snacks. Visitors are welcome to look on the patio to admire the new Geil car kiln, which will serve the department for decades to come. This event is open to everyone.