WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2013

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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JIMBOWIEPHOTO / DREAMSTIME.COM food & wine "hungry and ready to eat" tents, tables, chairs, cooking equipment, and even a portable fire pit onto the field as they parachute in the official game ball and flags, on cold days before heading off to breakfast at the Officer's Club. approximately ten minutes before kickoff. After breakfast, they enjoy a time-honored West Point tradition, the Renee doesn't stay for the entire football game. At the end of the full-dress cadet parade, before walking over to Michie Stadium to third quarter she leaves the stadium for her tailgate spot to heat up the watch another festive tradition: cadets jumping from a helicopter portable gas stove and grill and get the feast ready. Several cadets, a few staff members from the Army Club, as well as miscellaneous other RENEE CURTIN'S HEATH BAR CHOCOLATE CHIP CAKE 1½ cups butter 1½ cups sugar 6 eggs 1½ tsp. vanilla 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup Heath English Toffee Bits 1½ tsp. baking powder 1 cup Nestlé semi-sweet morsels n Bring butter and eggs to room temperature. In a mixing bowl stir together flour and baking powder. In another bowl beat butter with an electric mixer guests will soon descend hungry and ready to eat. Renee prepares each tailgate meal from scratch. Fan favorites include sliders with all the fixings; ziti, sausage, and peppers; home-fried chicken, chili, and coleslaw; and on cold days, a Curtin family favorite – chicken stew and rice hits the spot. "I always cook extra to leave behind, especially desserts, including Michael's favorite, Heath Bar chocolate chip cake," explains on medium speed about 30 seconds. n Gradually add sugar to butter, beating on medium to high speed about 6 Renee of her labor of love. minutes total, or until very light and fluffy. Add vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating 1 minute after each addition, scraping bowl often. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating on low to medium speed just We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 3 until combined. Stir in toffee bits and chocolate chips. n Tailgating Any Style – Recipes Whether you are cooking for a tailgate party or just interested in Pour into a greased (Renee uses Bakers Joy spray) and floured 10-inch fluted tube pan. Bake in a 325 degree oven for about 55 minutes or until a recipes fit for a group, Renee, Kathy, and Deborah offer crowd-pleasers. toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 10 Enjoy with the company of family and friends from the back of your minutes. Remove from pan. Cool thoroughly on rack. car, under a tent, on your porch, in your backyard, or simply in the Serves 12 to 14 192 kitchen or dining room.

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