Month: January 2015

Super Bowl Events In Shorewood

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Buffalo Wild Wings
1023 Brook Forest Ave.
(815) 439-3320

rQ! Barbecue
643 Brook Forest Ave
(815) 725-2824

  • Carry-out and delivery available
  • Convenience packs of food to feed 4-50 people 
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Super Bowl Recipes

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Polynesian Pulled Pork Sandwiches By: Sandra Lee

Ingredients:
  • 4 red bell peppers cut into 1/2 inch wide strips
  • 3 pounds boneless pork shoulder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 bottle (10 oz) Polynesian glazing and dipping sauce (such as San-J)
  • 1 can (8 oz) crushed pineapple
  • 1/2 cup Heinz chili sauce
  • 8 King’s Hawaiian sweet sandwich buns
Directions:
  1. Place peppers in the bottom of a 5 quart slow cooker.
  2. Season pork with salt and pepper and place in slow cooker on top of peppers, fat side up.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together the Polynesian sauce, pineapple, and chili sauce. Pour over pork roast.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours.
  5. Remove pork and let rest for 5-10 minutes.Strain cooking liquid into a bowl and put solids back into slow cooker. De-fat strained juices and stir into slow cooker. When cool enough to handle, pull or chop the pork.
  6. Place some red peppers onto the bottom of the sandwich buns. Pile high with pulled pork and top with some of the juices. Makes 8 sandwiches.

Meatballs In Chipotle Sauce By Sandra Lee

Ingredients:
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnishing
  • 1/3 cup frozen chopped onions
  • 1 tablespoon salt-free mexican seasoning
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 jars (16 oz each) salsa verde
  • 2 packets (1.25 ounces each) smokey chipotle taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup tequila
Directions:
  1. Position oven rack 6 inches from heat and preheat the broiler. Line a heavy duty baking sheet with foil.
  2. In a large bowl, combine beef, pork, cilantro, onions, seasoning, egg, and bread crumbs. Mix thoroughly and shape into 1 inch balls. Place meatballs on baking sheet, evenly spaced, and broil for 8-10 minutes, turning once. Remove from oven and set aside. 
  3. In a large bowl, stir together salsa verde, taco seasoning and tequila. Pour 1/4 of the sauce into the bottom of a 5 quart slow cooker. Add several meatballs at a time to the bowl, coat them with sauce, then transfer to slow cooker. Repeat until all the meatballs are well coated. Pour the remaining sauce over the meatballs. 
  4. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours. Serve meatballs with sauce on the side and garnish with cilantro. Makes 48 1 inch meatballs.
The Super Bowl Punter Cocktail By Sandra Lee

Ingredients:
  • 9 oz Captain Morgan coconut white rum
  • 9 oz orange juice
  • 6 oz cranberry juice
  • 3 oz ruby red grapefruit juice
Directions:
Combine all ingredients and serve from a punch bowl. Makes 6 drinks.
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Village Of Shorewood Snowman Contest

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Take a photo of your best snowman anytime until March 15th and send it to Info@EnjoyShorewood.com. All pictures will be put on the Village of Shorewood Parks and Recreation Facebook page for voting from March 16th-20th.  The snowman with the most likes will win the right to brag the rest of the year! Multiple submissions per family is allowed.

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Top Rated Restaurant In Shorewood

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Crispy Waffle, established in 2007, is a casual spot to eat offering an ample menu of everything from specialty waffles, to oven baked pancakes, to skillets, and much more. They are open from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm every day and take out is also available. Check out their profile on Yelp to see all of the awesome reviews!

Crispy Waffle
564 Brook Forest Ave
Shorewood, IL 60404
(815) 744-0356

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Wild West Party

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Shorewood Parks and Recreation is hosting a Wild, Wild West Party for kids ages 3-7 with their grandparents (or other special adult) on Sunday, February 15th from 2-3:30 pm at the Timbers of Shorewood. This fun event will include dancing, games, and crafts. Registration deadline is Feb. 9th or until the event is sold out and tickets are $5 per person. Visit the Parks and Recreation website to register and for more information.
Timbers of Shorewood
1100 N. River Road
Shorewood, IL 60404

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Weekend Music At Skooters Roadhouse

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Posted By: Dawn Dause

Head out to Skooters Roadhouse tonight to see Jake Dodds play at 9 pm! Can’t make it out tonight? Tomorrow night, January 17th, Steel Creek will be playing at 9 pm!

Skooters Roadhouse
700 Jefferson Street
Shorewood, IL 60404
(815) 799-4700

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Illinois Fun Facts

Reboot Illinois

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Posted By: Dawn Dause

  • Illinois generates more nuclear power than any other state.
  • The world’s largest Radio Flyer wagon is 27 feet long, 13 feet wide, and weighs 15,000 pounds and is located in Chicago.
  • Illinois is home to Blosom,  the world’s tallest cow, who is 6’4″. 
  • The movie “Halloween” was set in Illinois but filmed in California. 
  • There is a half-size replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Niles, IL.
  • Before Springfield, Illinois had two other state capitals; Kaskaskia and Vandalia.
  • Over 80% of the world’s canned pumpkin is processed in Morton, IL.
  • The world’s tallest man, Robert Wadlow (8 ft. 11.1 inches), was from Alton, IL.
  • The official state snack of Illinois is popcorn.
  • Twinkies were invented in Schiller Park, IL.
  • The creator of Popeye, Elzie C. Segar, was born in Chester, Illinois and he based several characters in Popeye off of people from his hometown.
  • Rockford, IL is known as “Home of the Sock Monkey”.
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