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Here are some fun food facts to share around the Thanksgiving table.
1. How many rows in an ear of corn? A. 12. B. 13. C. Always an even number. D. Always an odd number.
2. What state has the turkey as its state bird and has the largest per-acre population of wild turkeys? A. Wisconsin. B. Alabama. C. Michigan. D. Arkansas.
3. One of the reasons the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620 is because they were running low on supplies. What one item was specifically mentioned? A. Oatmeal. B. Salt pork. C. Pumpkin. D. Beer.
4. In 2009, which state was easily the largest producer of pumpkins in the United States? A. Illinois. B. California. C. Ohio. D. Virginia.
5. The Pilgrims called today’s cranberry a craneberry because ____. A. A wooden crane and basket were used to lift cranberries out of a bog. B. The berry’s blossoms look like the head and bill of a sandhill crane. C. The harvesting process was perfected by Alexander Crane.
Chocolate Chex® Caramel Crunch
|Prep Time: 15 Min|
|Total Time: 15 Min|
- Into large microwavable bowl, measure cereal; set aside. Line cookie sheet with waxed paper.
- In 2-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave brown sugar, butter and corn syrup uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until melted and smooth. Stir in baking soda until dissolved. Pour over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Microwave on High 3 minutes, stirring every minute. Spread on cookie sheet. Cool 10 minutes. Break into bite-size pieces.
- In small microwavable bowl, microwave vanilla baking chips uncovered on High about 1 minute 30 seconds or until chips can be stirred smooth (bowl will be hot). Drizzle over snack. Refrigerate until set. Store in tightly covered container.
1-C. Always an even number; 2-B. Alabama; 3. 3-D. The Pilgrims said supplies were dwindling, “especially our beere”; 4-A. Illinois at 429 millions pounds, with California and Ohio also prolific at more than 100 million pounds; 5-B. The berry’s blossoms looks like the head and bill of a sandhill crane.
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