The Daily Press http://am-news.com http://am-news.com/apfeed.xml--1 Blackfoot Morning News | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2015-04-18T02:23:13-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10511A trick for keeping spring lamb burgers from tasting gamey 2015-04-18T02:23:13-04:002015-04-18T01:46:23-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsAssociated PressNo meat says spring quite like lamb. When I lived in France, the seasonality of meats such as lamb was celebrated. Rarely have I tasted lamb so mild and sweet as the first cuts of spring lamb from the South of France.While healthier cooks tend to limit red meat, happily there is a place for lamb on the healthy plate! While animal proteins bring saturated fats to the table, only about half of lamb's fat is saturated. And lamb is full of protein, which means even a few ounces of it can be filling. A 4-ounce raw portion has just about 200 calories, which means it's easy to celebrate spring with an evening of juicy, tasty lamb.I love lamb that isn't gamey, so I tend to do one of two things. I either buy tender baby lamb racks, then season them with garlic, mustard and herbs before roasting them (delicious, but pricey), or I buy less expensive ground lamb and make patties or burgers. And let me tell you, these burgers are amazing.To keep the lamb burgers extra mild, I often mix in another variety of ground meat, usually turkey or lean beef. I add just enough to take the gamey edge off the lamb. The result is a perfect flavor that reminds me of a French springtime supper.This lamb burger recipe screams spring with a dose of seasonal peppery watercress (a healthy green!) and a creamy fresh mint and shallot sauce that is spooned onto the still-sizzling patties when they are placed on the buns. Full of flavor and just a bit indulgent, these lamb burgers are a celebration indeed.___LAMB BURGERS WITH WATERCRESS AND CREAMY MINT SAUCEStart to finish: 25 minutesServings: 43/4 pound ground lamb1/2 pound 93 percent lean ground beefKosher salt and ground black pepperGarlic powder1/3 cup light mayonnaise1/2 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt1/4 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped1 small shallot, roughly chopped1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce4 burger buns, toasted6-inch segment of an English cucumber, thinly sliced1 large tomato, sliced and salted2 cups watercressIn a large bowl, gently combine the lamb and ground beef until mixed. Form the mixture into 4 patties, then season them with salt, pepper and garlic powder.Heat a grill or large grill pan to medium-high. Lightly oil the grill grates using an oil-soaked paper towel held with tongs, or coat a grill pan with cooking spray. Add the burgers and cook for 8 to 10 minutes (for medium), flipping them after 4 minutes.Meanwhile, make the mint sauce. In a blender, combine the mayonnaise, yogurt, mint, shallot and Worcestershire sauce. Blend until creamy.To assemble the burgers, divide the cucumber slices between the buns, then set a burger on top. Spoon 2 tablespoons of the mint sauce onto each burger, then top with a tomato slice and watercress.Nutrition information per serving: 450 calories; 190 calories from fat (42 percent of total calories); 21 g fat (7 g saturated; 0.5 g trans fats); 95 mg cholesterol; 28 g carbohydrate; 2 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 37 g protein; 730 mg sodium.___Food Network star Melissa d'Arabian is an expert on healthy eating on a budget. She is the author of the cookbook, "Supermarket Healthy." http://www.melissadarabian.netBlackfoot, IDNo author availableA trick for keeping spring lamb burgers from tasting gamey Blackfoot Morning Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10511Change0Usable2015-04-18T01:46:23-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10519Volunteers served dinner2015-04-18T00:05:32-04:002015-04-18T00:05:32-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning News"We wanted to show our thanks to our volunteers so we are serving them a prime rib dinner," said spokeswoman Cara Fitzgerald.Center personnel expected a hundred volunteers to show up for the dinner. People who helped in meal delivery, host and hostesses, office help and the exercise program were in attendance.Blackfoot, IDLESLIE SIEGERVolunteers served dinnerBlackfoot Morning Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10519Change0Usable2015-04-18T00:05:32-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10517VIDEO OF THE DAY: TIME Releases Most Influential People List 2015-04-17T18:09:34-04:002015-04-17T17:50:13-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsBlackfoot, IDNo author availableVIDEO OF THE DAY: TIME Releases Most Influential People List Blackfoot Morning Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10517Change0Usable2015-04-17T17:50:13-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10516World War II Vet speaks at Blackfoot Airport2015-04-17T14:48:42-04:002015-04-17T14:48:42-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsBlackfoot, IDLESLIE MIELKEWorld War II Vet speaks at Blackfoot AirportBlackfoot Morning Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10516Change0Usable2015-04-17T14:48:42-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10515Aberdeen DYW program on Saturday 2015-04-17T14:00:17-04:002015-04-17T14:00:17-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsABERDEEN — Seven young ladies will compete for the Aberdeen Distinguished Young Women medallion beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the Aberdeen Middle School gymnasium. Tickets can be purchased for $8 at the door. Blackfoot, IDLESLIE MIELKEAberdeen DYW program on Saturday Blackfoot Morning Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10515Change0Usable2015-04-17T14:00:17-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10513Blackfoot District meets2015-04-16T23:51:30-04:002015-04-16T23:51:30-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning News"What I learned from the tour," said Alonzo "was that you can find people like you in college."Blackfoot, IDLESLIE SIEGERBlackfoot District meetsBlackfoot Morning Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10513Change0Usable2015-04-16T23:51:30-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10510Used book sale2015-04-16T17:20:26-04:002015-04-16T17:20:26-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsBlackfoot, IDLESLIE SIEGERUsed book saleBlackfoot Morning Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10510Change0Usable2015-04-16T17:20:26-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10508Weekend events2015-04-16T14:36:36-04:002015-04-16T06:53:08-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning News• Marshall Public Library Used Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of Marshall Public Library is April 16-18 at the Marshall Public Library at 113 S. Garfield St. in Pocatello. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.• Vegetable gardening class from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Shelley South Stake Center, 675 S. Milton Ave. Class is free and hands on learning.• Friends of the Library work day at 10 a.m. to get ready for the Book Sale on April 18. Anyone who is interested in joining the group is welcome to attend.• Denim Days in the USA at ISU from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. under the hypostyle, outside of the Pond Student Union Building. Jack Sewett will perform. All are invited to the concert, and to enjoy a picnic lunch. This event is free and open to students, facility, staff and the community.• ISU Thai dinner and auction at 6:30 p.m. at Liberty Hall at 325 W. Benton in Pocatello. This fundraiser supports the Association for the Promotion of the Status of Women. Tickets can be purchased online at www.eventbright.com for $25 or $30 at the door. For more information visit Facebook/ThaInitiative or contact Rotjanee Larsen at (208)-220-2503 or mountainair999@gmail.com.• Blackfoot School Board meeting at Fort Hall Elementary at 6 p.m. for their annual meeting.• BHS parent-teacher conference night from 5-7:30 p.m. at Blackfoot High School. Parents can pick up midterm reports and meet the teachers in the new gym.• Shelley School Board meeting at 7 p.m. at the District Service Center in Shelley. The trustees meet in executive session at 6:30 p.m.Friday, April 17• Marshall Public Library Used Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of Marshall Public Library is April 16-18 at the Marshall Public Library at 113 S. Garfield St. in Pocatello. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.• Vegetable gardening class from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Firth Stake Center, 823 N. 675 E. Basalt. Class is free and hands on learning.• Relay for Life 9 Pin - No Tap Bowl-a-Thon. 6:30 PM. Starlite Lanes. Open to everybody. No pre-registration required. There will be a bake sale and lots of raffle items and door prizes. The entry fee is $20.• Benefit concert at the BPAC to raise money for the Primary Children’s Hospital. This is a by-donation admission event beginning at 7:30 p.m. In addition to the performances, there will be raffle with photo sessions and a Gold’s Gym pass among the prizes. Tickets will sell for $1 each.• ‘Pirates of Penzance’ performed by the Blackfoot Community Players at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 and children 10 and younger will be given a free pirate hat.Saturday, April 18• Alice Tan Ridley concert at the BPAC. Tickets range from $15 to $20. For more information or to buy tickets go to www.blackfoopac.com or call 208-317-5508. • Marshall Public Library Used Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of Marshall Public Library is April 16-18 at the Marshall Public Library at 113 S. Garfield St. in Pocatello. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.• A Princess Party from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on at Snake River High School. Tickets are $12 per person and $5 for an adult escort. • The Community Orchestra at Firth free Spring Concert at 3 p.m. in the Firth High School gymnasium. Award-winning ballroom dancers Dawson and Kendra will dance to “Blue Tango” and perform a waltz.• Distinguished Young Women of Aberdeen at 7 p.m. at Aberdeen Middle School gym. Tickets are at the door.• Vegetable gardening class from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 2-7 p.m. at Shelley South Stake Center, 675 S. Milton Ave. Class is free and hands on learning.• Friends of the Library used Book Sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the basement of the Blackfoot Library. Large number of westerns and science fiction books that are from personal donations and retired from the library.Blackfoot, IDMORNING NEWSWeekend eventsBlackfoot Morning Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10508Change0Usable2015-04-16T06:53:08-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10507Senior class cleans Blackfoot2015-04-16T00:49:41-04:002015-04-16T00:49:41-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsThe entire senior class spent Wednesday morning working on projects around town. Groups of seniors worked at the golf course, Jensen Grove, the Blackfoot Public Library and on Bergener Blvd. Blackfoot Mayor Paul Loomis proclaimed, "Whereas, the Blackfoot High School Senior Class of 2015 has accepted the challenge to gift the City of Blackfoot a day of service, . . .I proclaim, April 15th, 2015, as 'Blackfoot HIgh School Senior Service Day.'"Blackfoot, IDLESLIE MIELKESenior class cleans BlackfootBlackfoot Morning Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10507Change0Usable2015-04-16T00:49:41-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10506Lawrence Lane closed2015-04-15T15:34:21-04:002015-04-15T15:34:21-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsBlackfoot, IDMORNING NEWSLawrence Lane closedBlackfoot Morning Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10506Change0Usable2015-04-15T15:34:21-04:00