My name is: Patsy Nesteby.
My job is: Modern Woodmen financial representative.
I am from: Red Wing, Minn.
The “important” questions:
Vanilla or chocolate? Chocolate.
I like my steak cooked (rare/medium/well): Medium.
White or wheat bread? Wheat.
Get to know me:
On a Saturday afternoon, you’ll probably find me: Fishing or camping.
My favorite memory of a family gathering is: Our annual family campout. We’ve been doing this for about nine years now. Over 50 people come from all over the country, and it’s held at a different campground (in a different state) each year. Some stay in campers, others in tents. We play a lot of games, including a bean bag toss, and we go swimming and golfing. And, of course, there’s a lot of laughing, storytelling and eating. We have a big dinner bell we use to summon everyone for meals. It’s a lot of fun.
The next gathering I’m planning is: Again, our annual family campout. It will be held the second week in July. This year, we’re in Iowa.
My favorite volunteer activities are: Good Neighbors projects (hands-on community improvement projects) with my Modern Woodmen chapters. I also enjoy the fundraisers we put together and doing volunteer projects to support the Humane Society.
My party planning style is: Casual.
My favorite recipes are: Campfire stew and banana bread
Serves 25 people
· 5 pounds ground beef
· 4 cans vegetable soup
· 3 cans chicken gumbo soup
· 3 cups Minute Rice
· 1 small onion
· 1 large can V8 juice
· 1 small can V8 juice
1. Brown the hamburger and onions together.
2. Pour in the rest of the ingredients.
3. Cook over a campfire or stove.
Good banana bread
· 3/4 cup melted butter (real)
· 1 cup white sugar
· ½ cup brown sugar (light)
· 1½ cups mushed ripe bananas (I use a mixer.)
· 3 eggs
· ½ cup sour cream
· 2 cups flour
· 1 teaspoon soda
· 1 teaspoon baking powder
· 1 teaspoon salt
· Nuts (I use crushed almond slivers.)
Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 45 minutes. Note: This recipe won first place at the fair. If you want to use apple or pumpkin pie filling instead of bananas, you can.