Summit Up 08-16-10: Frying like a fritter |

Summit Up 08-16-10: Frying like a fritter


Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column absolutely shocked August is half done. My, the time has passed quickly!

With the weeks flying by, always closer to snowy ski season, we’ve decided we’re going to make the most of what Summit County summers have to offer us.

We’re going to hike a Fourteener, go camping, lie in the sun and fry like a fritter in a pan, eat cherries and drink a margarita by Dillon Reservoir.

What are you going to do to finish out the summer season with a bang? E-mail us at and tell us. We’d love some other ideas.


We have an Angel Alert!! Angel Alert!! on this fine Monday too.

Walter Johnson of Summit Cove wants to thank Eric at Waste Management for taking the time to stop the other day and help Walter pick up a bunch of trash from cans knocked over by either wind or animals. Walter is 89 and in a wheelchair, and he said another local service truck passed by without helping at all. But Eric stopped and took the time to help.


We’d also like to give a shout out to former Summit Daily News art director Juli Watson. Her last day was Saturday, and we’re sure we speak for everyone when we say we’ll miss her. She was an awesome co-worker, and we hope she has great success in all her future endeavors.

See you along the way, Wats!


Deb Hage, organizer of the Rotarian community dinner at the Elks Lodge, recently sent an e-mail about Food Bank of the Rockies.

Hage said, “I want to point out the huge contribution Food Bank of the Rockies makes to us every couple of weeks. I just returned from the warehouse in Denver and this is what I acquired:

1 case of jarred, peeled garlic

6 lbs. sour cream, which we will be using Tuesday on the baked potatoes

50 lbs. fresh potatoes for Tuesday, with the 110 lbs. of slow-roasted beef brisket that Doug Schwartz is preparing, meat donated by Rotary from the BBQ in Dillon

1,000 foam bowls for some future stew/soup

4 cases of multivitamin supplement for women and children to add to water – this will be given away at the door

1 case lemon/lime pop

1 case canned black beans

1 case canned French onion soup

1 case canned whole jalapenos

2 cases frozen green beans

1 case frozen broccoli

2 cases frozen potatoes

(I am not sure how I am going to use these. You can’t open the cases in the warehouse, so I couldn’t see them. I thought they were like hash browns but when I got to the Elks Lodge and opened them it appears they are like tater tots. Maybe I will be able to find a recipe on the Internet that uses them in a cheesy, baked casserole. Anyone have a casserole recipe for tater tots that I can multiply by 40? I once had a casserole at a potluck that used frozen cubed potatoes that was very good. Think I can substitute tater tots? Recipe anyone?????)

1 case frozen chicken wings

1 case frozen peas

1 case fresh zucchini

1 case fresh romaine lettuce

2 cases cut up mixed salad greens

2 cases Roma tomatoes

1 case fresh blueberries

1 large sheet cake

1 double layer chocolate cake

5 berry pies

200 croissants for this Tuesday

Almost 500 pounds of food – fresh, canned and frozen. Total cost for this abundance? $52.03. To top it off, we do not even pay the $52.03 as we have been given a $500 food bank credit by El Pomar Foundation and still have a credit balance.”

Wow, that’s a great deal! We love to hear good news like this.


The Ullr Fest design contest is also under way for 2011’s Ullr Fest in Breckenridge, Jan. 9-15. This year’s theme is “Still Crazy After All These Years” and artwork is being accepted. Artists can submit a “sketch” (painting, photograph, print, etc.) to the Breckenridge Resort Chamber (BRC) by 6 p.m., Sept. 3. The winning artwork will appear on the 2011 Breckenridge Ullr Fest poster, merchandise, advertising

and branding of the event.

Sketches must be no larger than 14″ x 17″ and artists are asked to tie-in the “Still Crazy After All These Years” theme to their Ullr concept. Artwork can be turned in to the BRC offices located at 311 S. Ridge St. in Breckenridge or mailed to P.O. Box 1909, Breckenridge, CO 80424. Or e-mailed to

For questions regarding the contest, contact Sally Croker at (970) 453-5074 or

We’re out, dancing in the sun.

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