12 Friday, Nov 4, 2005
Des Moines, Iowa natives Slipknot come to the Quad Cities
to give midwest fans a stage show not to be forgotten any
time in the near future
By Lori Kerr to the stage.
Calumet Staff Writer "I liked being one person away from the front and
being crushed in the crowd, but still being able to jam to
The masked men of Slipknot rocked the Mark of the the concert," Casey said.
Quad Cities on Friday Oct. 21, giving their fans an early The members of Slipknot all hail from Des Moines.
Halloween treat. All band members were in there Taylor told a story of how being from the Midwest
Slipknot jumpsuits along with their alter-ego masks. makes other parts of America a little leery of us Iowans.
Some of these masks included an evil clown, a Kabuki He told about a time when the band went to a party in
style mask and lead singer Corey Taylors leatherface Los Angeles and the other people were snobby and stuck
up. By the time they had left
the party the L.A. partiers “If it wasn’t for All
Slipknot has been touring for the last 20 months in sup-
port of their Subliminal Verses album. Lead singer were afraid of the Midwest the fans, we photos
Corey Taylor has much gratitude for all the Slipknot band and thought they were
wouldn’t be taken by
Slipknot jammed to many here.” Lori Kerr
"If it wasn't for the fans, we wouldn't be here," Taylor
said. crowd favorites such as --Corey Taylor,
The loud, metal crunching concert started out with "Duality" and "Before I
Forget." After they left for a
lead singer of
Unearth taking the stage and then As I Lay Dying fol- Slipknot
lowing. brief time, the crowd went
Brock Busch of Muscatine was in the heart of the mosh crazy. They returned very
pit while the opening bands warmed up the fans for shortly, starting off their encore with “Wait and Bleed.”
Slipknot to take the stage. Slipknot put on an excellent stage show, really getting
"The mosh pit was so intense when As I Lay Dying into the whole crowd. At one point the white backdrop
came on," Busch said. "The drummer went crazy." with red Slipknot letters appeared to be bleeding.
When Slipknot finally took the stage the crowd went Judy Shepherd of Iowa City also enjoyed the stage
nuts. Slipknot's energy was surging throughout the show.
crowd. Sitting in the seated sections, you could see mosh "I really liked when Corey Taylor told the crowd to
pits scattered throughout the floor section and many fans crouch down, and not to get back up until he tells them
dressed as their favorite Slipknot musician. to jump during the song," Shepherd said. "From the seat
North Liberty native Richard Casey loved being I was sitting at, it was really cool seeing them all jump
packed in with the other Slipknot fans in the crowd next up together and just go nuts”
Friday, Nov. 4, 2005 13
Clam Shell moves to newer, bigger location
By Lori Kerr
Calumet Staff Writer
Muscatine Community College student
Brian Wilson has found a new career. He is
the dining room manager at the recently
opened larger Clam Shell Diner located in
the Hotel Muscatine.
The smaller Clam Shell is located in the
parking lot area of the hotel. This Clam
Shell is only open seasonally, and shut
down for the season on Sept. 28, the day
Burger", New York's famous Nathan's hot
before the larger Clam Shell opened it's
dogs and bratwursts, chicken breast and
doors for business. Owner Phil Wiese did
this so that his loyal Clam Sheller's could
The Clam Shell starts their dinner menu
still enjoy his restaurant all year long.
at 5 p.m. and runs until 9 p.m. Monday
Weise was looking into places where he
thru Thursday and until 10 p.m. Friday and
could open the new Clam Shell when he
Saturday. All dinner selections come with
came across the recently closed
soup or salad and a choice of potato or
Floodwaters restaurant location.
wild rice. Beverages are not included in
"Tom Meeker offered me a hell of a
the meal. Wilson said that for around $20,
deal," Wiese said.
you will get loads of food.
The menu has been expanded from the
"You won't leave The Clam Shell Diner
smaller Clam Shell. They offer a wide
hungry, that's for sure," Wilson said.
range of dishes at a fairly reasonable cost.
Their dinner selections range from
Each afternoon the Clam Shell offers a
seafood to steaks to various chicken choic-
lunch menu from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. They
es. Head chef Jesse Gonzales came up
also offer daily lunch specials. If cus-
with one of the Clam Shell's delectable
tomers want a light lunch, they can chose Photo by Aaron Koehler
pork entrees. For $11.95 customers can
appetizers ranging from clam strips to crab
feast on Gonzales' baked pork loin with Exit Floodwaters; Enter The Clam Shell Diner
cakes to chicken strips. They also have
soups and salads on the lunch menu.
apple walnut brandy sauce. The original Clam Shell Diner has closed for the winter but, has
Wilson credits his managerial success to
Daytime cook Barb Mackey makes many opened up in the Hotel Muscatine. This gives customers more space
workers Cecil Calvert, Kelly Wegter and
of these soups from scratch along with
Darlene Broders. This is his first go at run- and gave the restaurant opportunity to expand their menu.
chili and pies. Wiese created the "Phil's
ning a restaurant and managing this many MCC business. He is willing to offer a into works a deal for MCC during finals
Tenderloins" from his own recipe. He pre-
people and he says he couldn't have done it lunch special for the MCC crowd and week in which he will take orders for
viously owned the Tipton Maid-Rite and
without their help. wants to know what kinds of foods MCC snacks and cookies and then deliver them
sold the business in order to fund his ten-
"There was a lot of chaos and hard work would be interested in having for daily to the campus.
derloin venture. He now sells his tender-
the first week, but everything is running specials. If interested in this sort of deal, "Muscatine is a good town to be in busi-
loins all over the Midwest to other restau-
smooth now," Wilson said. "They have students and faculty need to go fill out ness," Wiese said. "The people are very
been really patient with me and have appropriate information in the Calumet loyal and friendly."
Besides the tenderloins, the sandwich
shown me a lot I didn't know." office in Loper Hall. Wiese is also putting
menu includes the 6-ounce "Barge
Wiese was very hyped about getting
According to reviewer: Magic is in the air:
this “shoe” is good fit “Harry Potter” returns
Kelly Moeller Megan Steahr characters. Even though we don't have
“Though the film starts out magical powers, we as readers can still
Calumet Staff Writer Calumet Staff Editor
They listen into phone calls with your
a little slow, “In Her Shoes” This year has been a great year for Harry relate to these characters. Harry, Ron and
boyfriend. Your shoes mysteriously disap- is a welcome reprieve from Potter fans, first the new book, and on Hermione go through all of the typical
pear from your closet. Diaries are read out Nov. 18 the new movie "Harry Potter and problems and situations that young people
the dull, monotonous go through as children and teenagers, as
loud during dinner. the Goblet of Fire" comes out. It can't get
No, you can’t hit her back, and yes, she romantic-comedies that have any better than that. well as many other problems. You really
get to know them first hand and you really
really is your sister. plagued the big screen in During this movie Harry, Ron and
start to care about what happens to them.
Sisters have been squabbling since the Hermione begin their fourth year at
beginning of time, and the relationship
recent years.” Hogwarts. Harry will face many new Not just the three main characters, but all
between main characters Maggie and --Kelly Moeller challenges that he will have to over come. of the characters . Every time something
Rose in the film “In Her Shoes” is no dif- “In Her Shoes” is a welcome reprieve These challenges will test him in ways that bad happens to one of them it is just so
ferent. from the dull, monotonous romantic- he never thought possible. He is mysteri- horrible. The plot and story line is remark-
Rose Feller is your typical American comedies that have plagued the big screen ously selected to participate in a Wizard able.
woman. She has a successful career, an in recent years. It's a movie that women of tournament that will put him up against There is suspense, humor, good verses
attractive boyfriend, and a closet full of all ages can enjoy, and men will appreciate older and much more experienced wiz- evil, a hero that everyone loves, a bully
shoes. And like most American women, Cameron Diaz prancing around in her ards. that everyone loves to hate and a villain
she has a sister who drives her up the wall. underwear in nearly every scene. When the first Harry Potter book came whose name can not be spoken. Who
The polar opposite of Rose (Toni Shirley MacLaine is wonderful as Ella, out I was 13 years old. Now I am 20 years wouldn't want to read a book or watch a
Collette), Maggie (Cameron Diaz) is a the girls’ plucky grandmother. and I look old and still love to read the books and movie like that? All of those things are
party-going blonde bombshell without a forward to seeing her in future films. watch the movies. I get excited every time what makes these books and movies great
plan. The only thing the two sisters have in My favorite scenes took place in Ella’s a new one comes out. To me it doesn't feel for adults and children. The world that
common is that they both wear the same retirement community, which was filled weird liking a children's book because I they live in is so incredible. All of these
size shoes. with ornery senior citizens whom Maggie don't consider them to be a children's book magical and mystical creatures, as well as
Maggie mooches off Rose relentlessly, quickly became acquainted with. The and I know that I am not alone. There are scary and bizarre ones really make these
until one day when a terrible betrayal leads older men of the community became espe- thousands of other adults out there just like books and movies excellent. There are
to a fallout between them. Maggie, unem- cially fond of Maggie, ogling her at every me. unicorns, a three headed dog, dragons, a
ployed and uneducated, heads to her opportunity. Harry Potter fans range from little to giant bird, owls, an enormous spider, a
father's house, where she realizes that the Based on the best-selling novel written children all the way up to adults. There is giant basilisk, and a creature that can turn
grandmother she never knew is alive. by Jennifer Weiner, “In Her Shoes” realis- something about these movies that really into your biggest fear.
After being driven off by her stepmother, tically conveys the strength of families and appeal to people young and old. I don't All of these things combined make for a
Maggie leaves to find her. the power of forgiveness. It’s also a film think that you can ever be too old for a great book and movie series that you don't
Though the film starts out a little slow, that anyone with a sister can relate to. Harry Potter book. Each book has great want to miss out on.
14 Friday, Nov. 4, 2005
BAKLAVA DOUBLE CHOCOLATE OATMEAL COOKIES
Recipes continued from by John Dabeet by Kathy Freund
Page 15 4 eggs whites
1 1/2 pounds chopped walnuts 1 (18.25 ounce) box Betty Crocker
1/2 cup sugar reduced fat Sweet Rewards Devil's Food
Desserts 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom cake mix, dry
1 pound melted sweet butter ¼ cup applesauce
2 pounds Athens thin Fillo ½ cup dark brown sugar
1 cup honey 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
by Debi Beatty
1 ½ cups quick cooking oats
To make the stuffing, combine and mix
3 1/2 cups flour
walnuts, sugar and cardamom. Set Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
3 teaspoons cinnamon
aside. Line cookie sheets with foil. Spray with
1 cup oleo
non-fat cooking spray. Set aside.
3 teaspoons baking soda
Brush a baking dish measuring about
2/3 cup water
9x13x2 inch with some of the melted In a large bowl, mix egg whites, apple-
1 teaspoon salt
butter. Spread one Fillo sheet flat in the sauce and brown sugar with spatula until
3 cups sugar
pan, brush with about 1 teaspoon butter. well mixed. Stir in oats and dry cake mix.
3 teaspoons nutmeg
Stack about 15 Fillo sheets using this Continue stirring until well mixed. Stir in
method. Spread one half of the stuffing chocolate chips until well mixed and
2 cups pumpkin
mixture on the Fillo sheets. Spread and chips are evenly distributed throughout
butter about five Fillo sheets on top of dough. Drop cookie dough onto prepared
Cream together the sugar, oleo and eggs
the first layer of stuffing. Spread the cookie sheets by rounded teaspoonfuls.
well. Stir in pumpkin and water. Stir in
remaining half of the stuffing on top. Dip a fork into water and press dough
dry ingredients and mix well. Bake in
down to about 1 ½ inch diameter circles.
three greased and floured loaf pans at
Spread and butter about 15 Fillo sheets
350 degrees for one hour.
to make the top and final layer. Use Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 13 min-
more butter if you run out, or use less for utes.
GIVE-OR-TAKE CHOCO COOKIES
each Fillo layer.
by Jim and Emily Compton
With a sharp knife, cut in diamond, or
And Finally, CHEERIOS!
2 1/2 cups flour
square shapes. Pour remaining melted KAUFMANN’S CHEERIOS SUPREME
1 cup sugar
butter on top. Bake in 350-degree oven
1 cup brown sugar
for about 30 minutes, or until the surface One bowl of Cheerios
2 sticks of butter, room temperature
turns light golden color. Two cups of milk
One dash of sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pour honey over Baklava. When at room
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
temperature, transfer individual Pour approximately one bowl of Cheerios
2 teaspoon vanilla
pieces onto a serving dish. Serve at room into a bowl. (Note: One may substitute
1/2 cup baking cocoa
temperature or chilled. other cereal products if allergic to
8 shakes of cinnamon
Cheerios). Pour milk lightly over Cheerios,
1/2 teaspoon salt
SCALLOPED PINEAPPLE making sure to coat every Cheerio with
by Lisa Wiegel at least one drop of milk.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
1 cup butter or margarine Sprinkle sugar over the cereal. Use a
Mix ingredients together to make a
2 cups sugar spoon, fork, or clean stick to lightly mix.
dough. Take about half-a-tablespoon of
4 beaten eggs (Note: Do not use the fork or stick to eat
dough and roll into balls. Place on baking
1/4 cup milk the Cheerio Supreme or you will not get
sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
1 large can crushed pineapple with juice the full effect of the milk.)
5 cups fresh bread cubes
Press a small pumpkin candy into the
Allow to simmer 1-2 seconds and then
baked cookie, if desired.
Melt butter in a large bowl. Stir in sugar eat.
and eggs. Pour into buttered 9x13 pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes.
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MAMA’S CHICKEN (AND OYSTER) GUMBO Turn out on a lightly floured surface.
by Nancy Luikart SIDE DISHES Knead dough for about 10 minutes using
the heel of your hand. Let dough rest for
Meat from 4 chicken breasts and 4 about 10 minutes. Coat the inside of a
thighs, cut in pieces CORN & MACARONI CASSEROLE bowl with olive oil (approximately ½
3-4 dozen oysters, freshly shucked if pos- by Renae Britt tablespoon). Place the dough in the
sible bowl, turning a couple of times to coat.
2 cups finely chopped onion 18-oz. can cream corn Cover with a towel or plastic wrap and let
1 teaspoon minced garlic 12-oz. can regular corn, not drained rise in a warm place for 30-45 minutes,
1 teaspoon black pepper 1 cup macaroni, uncooked or until doubled in bulk.
1 teaspoon salt 1 cup cubed Velveeta cheese
2 tablespoon shortening/butter Small amount of milk Sprinkle a heavy baking sheet with a
2 tablespoon flour tablespoon of cornmeal. Punch the
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced Mix together and bake at 350 degrees dough down and remove to sheet. Pat it
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce for one hour. Stir after one-half hour. into a 1-inch thick disk about 10-12 inch-
2 tablespoons green onion tops, minced es in diameter and cover with a clean
1 tablespoon fresh parsley towel or plastic wrap and allow it to rise
2 stalks celery (remove after 30 min- DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING for about 30 minutes, or until almost
utes) SCALLOPED TURKEY doubled in height and puffy.
1 quart cold water (or canned chicken by Katie Watson
broth) Preheat oven to 425 degrees with the
3 quarts boiling water ½ loaf white bread cubed rack in the center position. Using your
Filé 1-1/2 cups cracker crumbs, divided fingertips, poke dimples (don't be gen-
3 cups chicken broth tle!) all over the surface of the dough.
First, make a roux. Heat shortening in 2 3 eggs, lightly beaten Sprinkle with coarse salt and drizzle with
gallon pot. Add flour and gently stir until 1 teaspoon salt enough olive oil to fill each divot.
golden brown. Add chicken and stir con- ¾ cup diced celery
stantly for about 10 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons chopped onion Bake the focaccia for 10 minutes at 425
onions, celery, and garlic and work them 3 cups cubed leftover turkey degrees, and then reduce heat to 350
to the bottom of the chicken. Allow to 1 can (8 ounce) sliced mushrooms, degrees and bake for an additional 12-
cook about 2 minutes or until onions are drained 15 minutes, or until the top is golden
tender, then add the cold water. 1 tablespoon butter brown.
When it comes to a boil, add hot water, In a mixing bowl, combine bread cubes
salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce. and 1 cup cracker crumbs. Stir in broth,
eggs, salt, celery, onion and mushrooms. MAIN DISHES
Simmer until chicken is tender. Add oys- Spoon into greased 2 quart casserole
ters, if desired, and allow to come to a dish. In saucepan, melt butter; brown FRIED CHICKEN
rolling boil. remaining cracker crumbs. Sprinkle over by Brian Ritter
casserole. Bake at 350 for 1 hour
Shut off fire. Add filé only after Gumbo (serves 6-8). 2 lb chicken (raised and killed in a
has stopped boiling. Sift 1 teaspoon humane manner)
from the palm of hand, stirring pot con- ROSEMARY FOCCACIA BREAD 1 cup flour
stantly. Never let gumbo boil after by Michael Knock ¼ cup cornmeal
adding filé. A shake of pepper, paprika, curry, sage,
2 ½ teaspoons of yeast & garlic
Serve over boiled rice. Serves 6. 3 cups of unbleached white flour
½ cup cornmeal Combine flour, cornmeal, and spices in a
2 teaspoons salt zip-lock bag. Shake.
1/3 cup olive oil
1 1/3 cups water Put chicken in the bag. Shake again.
SHRIMP BALLS 1 tablespoon dried rosemary leaves
by Nancy Luikart coarse salt for topping, to taste (we use Fry in olive oil until brown
2 cups boiled shrimp Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes (or
1 cup grated onion Warm the water to between 110 and 1 ½ hours if using a solar oven)
1 cup green pepper 115 degrees. Remove from heat and
1 stalk celery and leaves sprinkle the yeast over the top and set Serve
1 clove garlic aside for about 10 minutes. Be careful
½ cup seasoned bread crumbs not to let the water get too hot, or it will
1 beaten egg kill the yeast.
Grind all ingredients. Roll into small balls While yeast is growing, combine the
by hand. Deep fat fry. Serve with tartar flour, corn meal and salt in a large mix-
sauce or cocktail sauce. ing bowl. Add the olive oil, the rosemary
and the yeast-water mixture. If you have
a stand mixer, use it to mix the dough.
Still More Recipes
Otherwise, as best you can (it is a very
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stiff dough) mix the dough with a wood-
en spoon. Try to incorporate as much of
the flour as you can.
16 Friday, Nov. 4, 2005
MCC knows how to COOK
From salads to leftovers to... well, uh Cheerios, MCC faculty and staff share
some of their favorite recipes for the holiday season
Appetizers and Soup
by Julie Lloyd
1 frozen pkg. Mixed Vegetables (Broccoli,
cauli flower, carrots)
2 cups minute rice
2 cans cream of mushroom
1 16 oz. jar Cheese Whiz
Mix all (except onion) in a large casserole
dish. Sautee the onion in butter and stir
in last. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50
minutes. (Hint: melt cheese in the
microwave a little).
by Ann Mayes
3 cups chopped apples
½ cup chopped celery
½ cup raisins
½ cup chopped walnuts
Small Tub Cool Whip
¼ cup mayonnaise HOLLAND-STYLE APPLE SALAD PEANUT & PUMPKIN SOUP
1 teaspoon lemon juice by Steve Holland by Michael Knock
½ teaspoon salt
1 package (3 ounces) lemon gelatin 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
Toss the apples, celery, raisins, and wal- 2 cups minus 2 tablespoons very hot 4 cups canned pumpkin
nuts together in a large mixing bowl. Set water 2 cups cooked pureed sweet potato
aside. 2 teaspoons vinegar 1 cup smooth peanut butter
¼ teaspoon salt 6 cups chicken broth or stock
In a separate bowl, blend the Cool Whip, 1 large red apple, diced 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
mayonnaise, lemon juice and salt. Add to ½ cup diced celery 1 teaspoon salt
ingredients in other bowl and toss to coat. ¼ cup chopped English walnut meats 1 ½ teaspoons brown sugar (or to taste)
Sour cream and roasted peanuts for gar-
Dissolve gelatin in very hot water. Add nish
vinegar and salt. Pour into a 4-cup mold
and chill until slightly thickened. Add the Melt the butter in a large pot over a medi-
FRUIT SALAD apples, celery, and nuts. Chill until firm. um heat. Stir in the pumpkin, sweet pota-
by Lanette Morgan to, and peanut butter.
4 tart apples-peeled and cut into small Add the chicken stock, salt and pepper,
chunks and stir until smooth. Add brown sugar to
4 bananas, sliced AWESOME APPLE DIP taste. Reduce the heat to simmer and
8 ounce dates by Jodi Asher cook for 20 minutes.
8 ounces Cool Whip (I prefer whipping my
own, using half pint of whipping cream) ¾ cup white sugar Before serving, garnish the soup with sour
¼ cup brown sugar cream and a handful of peanuts.
Combine fruit and dates in serving bowl. 1 (8-ounces) package of cream cheese
Add enough whipped cream to thoroughly 1 tablespoon vanilla
cover all ingredients. Refrigerate at least
1 hour before servings. Soften cream cheese in the microwave.
Options: You may add miniature marsh- Mix all ingredients until smooth.
mallows and walnuts. More Recipes Inside
Note: This recipe is a Morgan family tradi- Chill or eat warm with apples. Pages 14-15
tion, served at Thanksgiving and