Hi, I'm Macy Fisher the 2011-2012 Mifflin County Dairy Princess.
I live in McVeytown with my family. I am the daughter of Craig and Tammy Fisher. I have a younger sister, Amanda, who will be with me at a lot of my future promotions. My sister and I are only 18 months apart in age, making most people believe that we are twins. We may not be twins but we do act like twins. Amanda and I are very close. We fight sometimes, but all sisters do. I also have a dog who I love to play with in my free time. Missy is a purebred beagle who has been a part of our family for almost five years. Amanda and I got Missy as a Christmas present a few years ago. From the moment I saw her, I knew that she was a part of our family.
My whole family is very close knit. We have to be, since we all work together on our family's dairy farm. Our farm, like many other farms in the area, is family owned. Ninety-eight percent of the 56,000 farms in America are family owned, just like mine. My dad and grandfather work very hard and very closely together to keep our farm operating smoothly. Lately that has been difficult for them, and I'm sure other farmers in the area due to all of the rain. Our barn used to be all Holsteins until I started 4-H. My parents both showed animals at the fair when they were younger, and when they were too old to show, they became leaders. My first year in 4-H I only showed pigs, that's what my parents showed and they were the leaders of the club, but the next year I wanted to try a dairy heifer. I didn't want to show Holsteins. So I purchased the farm's first color breed, a small Jersey calf. Once I started with Jerseys I just couldn't get enough and I now have a small Jersey herd of my own. Amanda also wanted something different. She shows Red and White Holsteins and Ayrshires. I also now show sheep, dairy beef, and meet pen rabbits as well as my dairy cattle.
I just finished my junior year at Mount Union Area High School. I am an active member of the school's FFA chapter - Captain Jack FFA. A few weeks ago we had our annual banquet where I was announced as the chapter's president for the next year. The FFA has helped me learn skills that I need for life. Through FFA I have become a better public speaker and am now a better dairy judger. (Former Dairy Princess) Rebecca (Harrop) and I had that in common. We were both FFA members. This is also something that the new alternate dairy princess will have in common. The new alternate princess is Megan Notestine. I look forward to working closely with her throughout the year.
This week's recipes are some of my personal favorites. The first one is for my favorite macaroni and cheese. The other is for a dip that will taste great with chips or crackers. I hope that these could be some of your new favorites.
Mac 'n' Cheese
2 cups small-curd cottage cheese
1 cup ( 8 ounces) sour cream
1 egg, lightly beaten
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups ( 8 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 package ( 7 ounces) elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
Garlic salt and pepper to taste
In a large bowl, combine the cottage cheese, sour cream, egg, salt, garlic salt and pepper. Add cheddar cheese; mix well. Add macaroni and stir until coated. Transfer to a greased 2 1/2 quart baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 8-10 servings
Creamy Bacon and Tomato Dip
2 cups ( 16 ounces) sour cream
2 cups mayonnaise
2 pounds bacon, cooked and crumbled
6 plum tomatoes, chopped
2 green onions, chopped
In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Refrigerate until serving. Serve with chips or cracker.
I hope everyone keeps cool this week and just a reminder to keep an umbrella close by, you never know when a shower can pop up.