Hi, I'm Macy Fisher, the Mifflin County Dairy Princess.
I am so sorry that I did not write last week. I know I have really been dropping the ball these last few weeks, but this time of year is so hectic. I will make sure that this article makes up for my slaking this month. Starting way back about two weeks ago, I last wrote about Mandy and I getting ready for our FFA banquet. It was held on the 17th at our school and was an evening where all the FFA members were recognized for their accomplishments this past year. I also was stripped of my title as Captain Jack FFA President, and a new president was sworn in. I was kind of sad that night because I knew that that night marked the beginning of the end.
The following day was Mount Union's prom! My dress this year was a mint green color with light yellow lace flowers throughout the bodice. It was strapless and had a lace up back. It was very hot and very heavy but I still looked gorgeous in it. I went to the prom with one of my friends and we had a wonderful time. Our ride was a 1971 Chevy Nova that was cherry red. I thought that there was a white strip down the center of the hood when I first looked at it but it turns out that it was just the sun reflecting off it but no one let me live it down. My senior prom was all I could have asked for and the Junior Class and Mrs. Hoppel did a great job turning out gym into what was truly a wonderful moment in time. I was so tired come Saturday morning even though I went straight home and to bed after prom. Mandy, mom and I were off to Walmart to gather supplies for Sunday. Later that afternoon, I went to the graduation party of the same friend I went to prom with. I ended up staying a little later than I originally thought I would, which lead to an interesting evening. You see Sunday was our Dairy Princess Tea Party where all of the little girls and I come together so that they can meet who the next year's princess is going to be, and we had to make all the food. I came home Saturday evening to a lot of cutting up cheese and vegetables for platters. Sunday was the big day of the tea party. After church was over, we started decorating for the tea; we used the church as our venue for the tea. The church looked great and so did the food. Once all of the girls arrived, we all had a wonderful afternoon of eating and talking and they all got to talk to the upcoming princess, Mandy!
After a long week and weekend of running here and there you would think things would slow down a bit, but they didn't. Senior half days started last week, which meant that while we were in school we were practicing for graduation. You would think that walking in a line would be simple, but apparently it's not. We all have to be going the same speed, we have to be lined up with the people across from us, and we have to look good and smile. All week we were practicing for this so that we could walk in, just like that for Class Day, which was on Friday. Class Day is when all the seniors find out what scholarships they won. I received four scholarships and several other awards. Two of my scholarships were the Mifflin County Scholarships which added up to $1,500 for my college education. I was so happy that I got at least one of the scholarships I applied for, I worked really hard on all of them.
This past weekend was finally a slow down point for me. I didn't have anything to do, although this week is another big week.
Last night was baccalaureate and tonight is my high school graduation! That means that I will be done with my high school career and I will be thrown out into the big working world. I think I'm ready though. Since the only thing on my mind this week was my graduation, I thought that the most appropriate recipes to use would be those that could be used at a graduation party. These are some of my favorite party foods that I'm sure would satisfy your graduate, no matter what. These aren't just good because of the nine essential nutrients and dairy goodness in them, but also because they are spins on simple recipes. I hope that everyone has a happy and safe graduation season!
Buffalo Chicken Dip
2 packages (8-oz. each) cream cheese, softened
1 cup ranch dressing
1 cup hot sauce
1 can shredded chicken breast
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, mix all of the ingredients. Taste to test the spice factor. If too spicy add a little bit more ranch dressing. Put mixture into small baking dish and sprinkle more cheese on top. Place in oven for about 15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve warm with tortilla cheese.
Ham and Cheese Ranch Wraps
1 pound sliced Virginia ham luncheon meat
1 pound sliced Heidi Ann Swiss cheese
1 packet ranch dip mix
1 package (8-oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 cup mayonnaise
1 package soft tortilla wraps (the large wraps)
In a medium sized glass mixing bowl, mix together the ranch dip mix, cream cheese, and mayonnaise until well blended. Then spread the about one teaspoon of cream cheese mixture on a wrap. Place one slice ham and one and a half cheese on the wrap, on top of the cream cheese mixture. Tightly roll up the wrap then slice the "log." Repeat this process until you run out of one of the ingredients.