Later this week, Baldwin County High School in Bay Minette, and Fairhope High School will load up Â busses and take their marching bands to Orlando, to compete in, “Festival Disney.”
The Fairhope High School Band is transporting nearly 200 students who have worked very hard to raise the money for this fun competition. Categories for judging include marching, jazz ensembles, orchestra and concert performances.
Fairhope’s prestigious band, led by Mr. Will Duncan, has received numerous awards and is recognized for the advanced level of musicianship incorporated into their performances.
It’s a shame that Baldwin County Board of Education has canceled the excellent choral program at the high school, but perhaps with extra funding, chorus, along with other arts such as string orchestra and dance can be added to the curriculum someday.
Plenty of snacks will be needed for the bus ride, and I found just the thing. Disney’s own Cinnamon Glazed Almonds – just like they make on Main Street Disney and sell from the little food carts! It’s the smell that draws you in and makes you float through the air like Goofy does when he smells dinner.
How do I know these Almonds are like Disney’s? Because I found the recipe on the most amazing web site that gives you all of Disney’s Magical Recipes! Â And practically enough, it’s called, “Magical Recipes!”
I’m going to bake up a batch of these almonds today, and figure I can produce the finished recipe for about $7. Â If you’ve ever been to Walt Disney World, you’ll know a cone full of these tasty nuts would set you back about $7,000,000,000 on Main Street. (But you would be so hungry, and they would smell so good, you know you would pay it anyway.)
Here’s the recipe:
Main Street Cinnamon Glazed Almonds
1/3 cup butter
2 egg whites
1 cup sugar
16 oz. whole Almonds
4 tsp. cinnamon
Place butter on a 15×10 inch jellyroll pan and heat in a 325Â° oven until butter has melted. Beat the egg whites with a dash of salt until frothy, then gradually add sugar and continue to beat until stiff peaks are formed.Â
Gently fold in almonds and cinnamon.
Pour almond mixture into jellyroll pan and stir, coating with butter.
Bake, stirring every 10 minutes, until almonds are crisp, about 40 minutes.
Serve warm, or at room temperature.Â
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And, Go Pirates! (And Mickey Mouse too!)