Boost Your Recipes with Protein

by JP Miklovic – – – Try these recipes and explore more energy-boosting recipes, using protein shake mix…………..

by JP Miklovic

Anything is possible when you have the energy to take on the day. Protein shakes have grown in popularity because they’re a convenient and healthy way to curb hunger and give your body sustained energy.

When choosing a shake, look for an option such as Premier Protein Shakes, which can help provide fuel to make the day yours with sweet and savory recipes from cinnamon rolls to twice-baked potatoes. Each single-serve, 160-calorie shake is packed with 30 grams of protein, is low in fat and contains just 1 gram of sugar.

Explore more energy-boosting recipes at PremierProtein.com or Facebook.com/PremierProtein.

Old-Fashioned Caramel Cinnamon Rolls

Servings: 9

 

Rolls:

  • cup Premier Protein Caramel Shake

2 1/4    teaspoons (1 packet) yeast

4          tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and divided, plus additional for greasing bowl and pan

1/4       cup sugar, plus 3 tablespoons, divided

1/2       teaspoon salt

1          egg

1 1/4    cups all-purpose flour, plus additional for kneading and rolling

1 1/4    cups whole-wheat flour

1 1/2    teaspoons cinnamon

 

Glaze:

1/2       cup confectioners’ sugar

1          tablespoon Premier Protein Caramel Shake

Heat protein shake in microwave or on stove to about 110 F, or warm to touch but not boiling.

In medium bowl, sprinkle yeast over warm protein shake and stir to combine. Let sit 3 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons melted butter, 1/4 cup sugar, salt and egg, and mix until well combined. Gradually add flour, stirring after each addition. Once dough is no longer too sticky to handle, turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Knead 3-5 minutes to make moderately soft dough. Shape dough into ball.

Place dough in lightly greased bowl; turn once. Cover and let rise in warm place until size has doubled (about 1 hour). Punch dough down, cover and let rise 1 additional hour. Punch dough down.

Grease 8-by-8-inch glass or metal baking dish and set aside.

In separate bowl combine remaining sugar and cinnamon. On lightly floured surface, roll dough into 12-by-8-inch rectangle. Using pastry brush, brush about 1 1/2 tablespoons of remaining butter evenly over dough. Sprinkle 2/3 of cinnamon sugar mixture over dough.

Using pizza cutter or knife, cut dough into nine even 12-inch strips. Roll each strip tightly, sealing ends by pressing into dough. Arrange rolls in prepared pan. Pour remaining butter over buns then sprinkle remaining cinnamon and sugar on top. Let rise uncovered 30 minutes.

Heat oven to 350 F. Bake rolls 25-30 minutes, or until lightly browned.

While rolls cool slightly, prepare glaze. In small bowl, whisk together confectioners’ sugar and protein shake until smooth. Drizzle rolls with glaze. Serve warm.

Twice-Baked Sweet and Savory Potatoes

Servings: 4

2          medium sweet potatoes

2          slices thick-cut bacon

1/2       cup finely chopped shallots

1/2       cup Premier Protein Vanilla Shake

1/8       teaspoon salt

1/16     teaspoon black pepper

1/8       teaspoon cumin

cayenne pepper, to taste

1/4       cup grated sharp cheddar cheese, divided

Heat oven to 400 F.

Prick potatoes with fork and bake 45-60 minutes.

During last 15 minutes, cook bacon in small pan until crispy. Drain all but 1 teaspoon of fat and cook shallots over low heat until caramelized, about 5 minutes.

When potatoes are soft and cooked, remove from oven and carefully cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out soft flesh, keeping outside shell intact.

In bowl, mash potato flesh with cooked shallots, protein shake, salt, pepper, cumin, cayenne and 2 tablespoons cheese.

Fill empty potato shells with mixture. Top with remaining cheese and crumbled bacon.

Bake 10 minutes, or until potatoes are hot. Turn on broiler and cook, watching carefully, until cheese is lightly browned. Serve immediately.

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St. Luke’s Wednesday Evening Activities – March 22

On Wednesday, March 22 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in North Baltimore, “Lenten Soup & Sandwich” will be served at 6:15 p.m.

On Wednesday, March 22 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in North Baltimore, “Lenten Soup & Sandwich” will be served at 6:15 p.m.

“Lenten Worship” is from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Pastor Ralph Mineo’s sermon, the fourth in a series of six sermons, will be: “SEASONS OF THE SOUL: Summer.”

Lenten Lunch Today – March 22

The public is invited to the fourth “Community Lenten Lunch” on Wednesday, March 22, from noon to 1:00 p.m.

The public is invited to the fourth “Community Lenten Lunch” on Wednesday, March 22, from noon to 1:00 p.m….

… at The Bridge Fellowship, 123 E. Broadway in North Baltimore. The meal is part of the ministry of NBACM (North Baltimore Area Cooperative Ministry).

There is no cost for the meal.

Participants are invited to give an offering for the ministries of NBACM including our “Community Food Pantry.”

NB Custom Cuts – New Item – Pulled Pork

Come to North Baltimore’s own butcher shop – locally owned and operated – we know where our meat comes from and we know what goes into it! NB Custom Cuts – Stop Out Today!

Come to North Baltimore’s own butcher shop – locally owned and operated – we know where our meat comes from and we know what goes into it! NB Custom Cuts – Stop Out Today!

Annual Maple Syrup Festival

Bring your family and friends to see a sugar shack in operation, enjoy pancakes with real maple syrup, and numerous additional educational events.

It’s that time of year for the Annual Maple Syrup Festival and this year it will be even bigger as the Northwest Ohio Woodland & Wildlife Family Festival joins the event on Saturday, March 25. The fun begins at the Williams County Fairgrounds in Montpelier, Ohio. Bring your family and friends to see a sugar shack in operation, enjoy pancakes with real maple syrup, and numerous additional educational events.

Events start at 8:00 a.m. and continue until noon in the Gillette Building with pancakes and sausage prepared by the Williams County Fair Foundation and Williams County Pork Producers topped with “real” maple syrup provided by the Northwest Ohio Maple Syrup Producers. Breakfast will be served starting at 7:30 a.m. and there will be 2 serving lines to better serve those attending. Handicap parking will be available at the Gillette Building. Both the east and west entrances will be open.

Horse-drawn wagons (weather permitting) and tractor-drawn wagons will be on hand for rides across the covered bridge to the sugar shack. The sugar shack is complete with a stainless evaporator, holding tank and filtering unit. See the tree tapping process of gathering the sap and the boiling process in the evaporator until the sap becomes syrup.

The ‘Woodland’ events of the festival will include a portable sawmill demonstration, the ‘dos and don’ts’ of chainsaw and logging safety, NW Ohio Woodland Owners Association and the Loggers Chapter, samples of native hardwoods. John Mueller and Joe Puperi, Division of Forestry, will be available to answer all your tree and forestry questions!

The ‘Wildlife’ events will include two exhibits of pelts and animal mounts from local taxidermists, find out about trapping and the fur trade, see live raptors from Nature’s Nursery, learn about bees and beekeeping, see live reptiles, make rope the old-fashioned way, learn about wildlife and programs from the Division of Wildlife, Pheasants Forever, restoration and hunting of wild turkeys from the National Wild Turkey Federation, the ‘Worm’s World’, talk with a State Park Naturalist about nature, and find out the latest on invasive species in our area from Amy Stone.

There will also be representatives and educational displays from the following organizations:  Williams County Master Gardeners, Montpelier Tree Commission, meet ‘Johnny Appleseed’, what is a ‘CSA’, leaf casting, nature photography, Schedel Gardens, the ‘Native Indian syrup story’, Project Learning Tree, and displays from the Northwest Ohio Soil & Water Conservation District display, Maumee River Water Trail, and Toledo Metroparks.

The Williams Soil & Water Conservation District will have tree seedlings for sale during their annual seedling sale.

The Northwest Ohio Maple Syrup Producers will have real maple syrup that can be purchased along with fresh-spun maple cotton candy, maple candy, and other maple products. Poppin’ George will have fresh popped ‘kettle corn’ to purchase.

So bring your family and friends to the Williams County Fairgrounds in Montpelier on Saturday, March 25, for a fun-filled morning while enjoying “real” maple syrup, pancakes and sausage, plus loads of woodland and wildlife fun! There is no charge for the events or entry to the fairgrounds. There is a charge for the breakfast.

This event is being sponsored by the Northwest Ohio Maple Syrup Producers, Williams County Fair Foundation, Williams County Fair Board, Williams Soil and Water Conservation District, Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Northwestern Ohio, The Ohio State University Extension of Williams County, Williams County Pork Producers, and Superior Farm Supply.

If you would like more information, contact the Williams Soil and Water Conservation District at 419-636-9395 ext. 3 or 419-636-2349 Ext 3 or visit northwestohiomaplesyrupproducers.com.

NB Custom Cuts Weekly Specials

Come to North Baltimore’s own butcher shop – locally owned and operated – we know where our meat comes from and we know what goes into it! NB Custom Cuts – Stop Out Today!

Come to North Baltimore’s own butcher shop – locally owned and operated – we know where our meat comes from and we know what goes into it! NB Custom Cuts – Stop Out Today!

NB Lion’s Club Baked Steak Dinner

The North Baltimore Lions Club is holding their annual Baked Steak dinner March 18- Here is how to get some tickets:

The North Baltimore Lions Club is holding their annual Baked Steak dinner on March 18, from 4:30-6, at the St. James Church.
Tickets are only $8 and available Chris North or any NB Lion Club member.
This is the Lion’s major fundraiser each year.  Funds go toward assisting those who may struggle to get their eyes checked, need new glasses, or have their old glasses repaired.  We also use these funds to support the Safety Village program.
Just let Chris North know if you would like to purchase tickets or just donate to this most worthy cause.
Thanks for your support.
Call Chris North at 419-655-3890

2nd Community Lenten Lunch

There is no cost for the meal. Participants are invited to give an offering for the ministries of NBACM including our “Community Food Pantry.”

The public is invited to the second “Community Lenten Lunch” on Wednesday, March 8, from noon to 1:00 p.m. at St. James United Methodist (201 S. Second St.) in North Baltimore.

The meal is part of the ministry of NBACM (North Baltimore Area Cooperative Ministry).

There is no cost for the meal. Participants are invited to give an offering for the ministries of NBACM including our “Community Food Pantry.”

St. Luke’s “Lenten Soup & Salad” Wednesday

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in North Baltimore, “Lenten Soup & Salad” Wednesday evening with “Lenten Worship”

On Wednesday, March 8 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in North Baltimore, “Lenten Soup & Salad” will be served at 6:15 p.m.

“Lenten Worship” is from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. Pastor Ralph Mineo’s sermon, the second in a series of six sermons, will be: “SEASONS OF THE SOUL: Winter.”

Rotary Wine Tasting Party is Friday

LAST CALL for wine tasting tickets! We have limited tickets left for the wine tasting event…

LAST CALL for wine tasting tickets!

We have limited tickets left for the wine tasting event this Friday March 10, 2017 from 6-10pm at the Depot (142 N. Main St.) in North Baltimore. This is a super event where all proceeds go towards scholarships for local high school students. This is a great opportunity to mix and mingle with North Baltimore citizens all while eating great food, and trying 5 different types of wine with domestic beer available. Hope to see you there! Call 419-257-2394 for tickets. All tickets are pre-sale.

North Baltimore Rotary

Wine Tasting Event

Friday March 10, 2017 6:00pm-10:00pm

The Depot (Roxie’s Place) 142 N. Main St.

Tickets $25 each

All Proceeds go to scholarships for local students, last year the Rotary was able to provide 4 scholarships to area students with the money raised at this event…

Price includes; 5 wine tastings, hot & cold appetizers, desserts, soft drinks (no alcohol wine options available as well)

This year’s menu includes; hearty Italian meatballs, BBQ cocktail sausages, bruschetta, cowboy caviar, 4 cheese spinach dip, mini sliders, assortment of chips, dips, cheeses, crackers, desserts and more. Guests will try a dry red, sweet red, dry white, sweet white and specialty wine.

Cans of domestic beer will be available