Martha Len Nelson / Food

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Asparagus salad a cool dish

I’m still laughing about the 20 residents of Tuna, Texas, portrayed by only two fabulous actors, Justin Harmon and Buster Maloney. I’ve seen the creators of the Tuna series themselves on stage three times, but these characters were truly made for Justin and Buster and the intimate size of the Campus Theatre.

Tonight, Saturday night and Sunday afternoon are your last chances to see Greater Tuna; you will be astounded at the quick costume changes and you’ll never forget Tuna’s distinctive, quirky residents, so go to www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com or call 940-382-1915 for reservations.

This weekend only, director Donna Trammell is offering 10 lucky people at each performance a chance to stay backstage and watch the costume changes for only $50 per person — after all, this is the annual fundraiser production! Call now!

Many of us take more than one medication a day and the Denton Foundation for Health Education has an event to help us sort out possibly conflicting prescriptions. The foundation is sponsoring a program where you may take all your medications (prescription and nonprescription) to be evaluated by pharmacists Bill Neu, Tom Faught and Tammy Axtell. The program will be at the Denton Woman’s Club, 610 Oakland St., from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 9.

If you are caring for another, taking their medications to the program would be appropriate, also. For more information, call Betty Ann Barrow at 940-382-2367. To learn more about the foundation, call Glenda McCormick at 940-736-1591.

Betty Ann’s son, David Barrow, is in Denton from Illinois for two weeks to attend his 40th high school class reunion and to shoot pictures for his upcoming documentary When We Were All Broncos, which he plans to enter in this year’s Thin Line Film Festival. His class is urging all past, present and future Broncos (and friends) to join them at 10 a.m. Saturday to fill Bronco Field at Denton High School. A mathematical classmate has estimated it will take 6,000-plus bodies to cover the field, so come on out. You may see somebody you remember!

The recipe today is from a friend who was my classmate from elementary school through Denton High, then on to the University of North Texas, Marilyn Grube Wester, who now lives in Weatherford. Her family fried potato chips and packaged them in a small building behind their house on Bolivar Street — I thought they were the best I ever tasted!

Marilyn’s Cool Asparagus Salad

1 can cream of asparagus soup

1 (3-ounce) package lime gelatin

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese

1/2 cup cold water

1/2 cup mayonnaise

3/4 cup chopped celery

1 1/2 tablespoons grated onion

1/2 green pepper, chopped

2/3 cup chopped pecans

dash of Tabasco sauce

Heat soup, add gelatin and stir until dissolved. Add cream cheese in chunks; stir till smooth. Remove from heat. Add rest of ingredients. Chill until set. I like to use individual molds. Serves eight.

MARTHA LEN NELSON can be contacted at 940-382-9597 or e-mail her at mlnelson29@verizon.net .

 


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