Friday, October 6

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Field Trip Friday- Schnepf Farms/Queen Creek

Field Trip Friday: Meeting the kids of Queen Creek High School 

For this Field Trip Friday, we head over to Queen Creek, and join the kids of Queen Creek High School, home of the "Bulldogs." Tonight, they face Campo Verde High School, for a 7 p.m. away-game. 

It may be Fall Break for the Queen Creek Unified School District but the campus is still buzzing with excitement. The Bulldogs are 7-0 and the marching band is getting ready for Fall Band Camp.

  • QCHS Varsity Football team is 7-0
  • 2% of the first month's proceeds at Someburros Queen Creek goes to QCHS Marching Band
  • Last year, QCHS Cheer brought home a 5th place trophy from Nationals in the show cheer division against 24 teams and an 8th place trophy in the all-girl stunt division against 51 teams. Pom team placed 5th in the Varsity Pom division.

Other athletic news:

  • QCHS girls' volleyball team is upperclassmen heavy. They have record five players who've committed to Division 1 schools.
  • Varsity football team visited the tiny Bulldogs at TOYBOX preschool on the campus of Queen Creek High
  • Queen Creek Unified School District offers Unified Sports which is where students with special needs compete in sports with general population.
  • QCHS Swim Team has qualified for state

Other interesting school facts: 

  •     School colors purple & gold, Mascot: Bulldog
  •     School offers among other things AP Classes/Dual Enrollment/Honors/National Honor Society
  •     JROTC
  •     CTE- Career and Technical Education
  •     A Virtual Academy it’s a comprehensive online high school through QCUSD in partnership with QCHS
  •     New this year: 

                 -American Sign Language, Mandarin Chinese, Coding, Medical Professions
                 -'Link Crew' Link Crew is a high school transition program that welcomes freshmen and makes them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their high school experience 

For more information: http://www.qchs.qcusd.org/ and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/queencreekhs/

Queen Creek High School
22149 E Ocotillo Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Ocotillo Rd & Signal Butte Rd. 
Phone: (480) 987-5973

Field Trip Friday: Mayor Gail Barney welcomes us to Queen Creek

Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney talks about how this southeast Valley city is growing while still holding onto its farming history with Schnepf Farms, the Olive Mill and several other agritainment venues.

To learn more about Queen Creek: http://www.queencreek.org/

Field Trip Friday: Time to party at Schnepf Farms with the Pumpking and Chili Party

The Pumpkin and Chili Party is in full swing at Schnepf Farms. For a $20 admission fee, you get to enjoy hayrides, the roller coast, other fun rids, fireworks on Fridays and Saturdays, the corn maze and much, much more.
  
Hours: Every Thursday -Sunday in October beginning October 5th

  •             Thursdays 10am-9pm
  •             Fridays & Saturdays 10am-10pm
  •             Sundays 10am -9pm October 29th is the last day.

Admission:  

  • $20.00 (includes tax) at the gate or $15.00 at any FRY'S (children 2 & under free)
  • Discount Tickets available at all FRY'S Food Stores for $15.00 beginning September 14th
  • SRP Thrifty Thursdays Buy 1 ticket, get 1 free at the front gate. Click here for your SRP Coupon, bring to the gate for Buy 1 get one FREE admission on Thursdays!
  • MILITARY Discounts October 5th-8th and October 12th-15th. If you are currently or have served in the military, bring in your military ID and you will get FREE admission. Please show your military ID at the front entrance. All others in your family, make sure you take advantage of the Discount tickets for $15 at any FRY'S.
  • You can purchase your tickets online and save $2, but through Fry's save $5 per ticket.

For more information: http://www.schnepffarms.com/event/pumpkin-chili-party-2/

Schnepf Farms
24610 S. Rittenhouse road, Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Phone: 480-987-3100

Field Trip Friday: Rent an airstream trailer at Schnepf Farms 

They are tiny hotels with tiny price tags! It's the Airstream trailer campground at Schnepf Farms, one of the newest happenings on the farm, where you can choose from eight vintage Airstreams from the 1940s to the 1970s.  We get a sneak peek at this glamping style of camping as we bring you the sights, sounds and the life of farm living. 

For more information: http://www.schnepffarms.com

Schnepf Farms
24610 S. Rittenhouse road, Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Phone: 480-987-3100

Field Trip Friday: Queen Creek Olive Mill 

It's Harvest Season at Queen Creek Olive Mill. For this Field Trip Friday, we go behind-the-scenes into the mill room and check out all the machinery it takes to harvest olives. We then learn some cool recipes in how to incorporate olive oil into our meals. 

For recipes: https://www.queencreekolivemill.com/recipes/

For more information: https://www.queencreekolivemill.com/

Queen Creek Olive Mill
25062 S. Meridian Road
Store: 480-888-9290

Hours of Operation: 
Sunday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday - Saturday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Field Trip Friday: Get lost in the Schnepf Farm corn maze

It’s a Fall tradition at Schnepf farms, getting lost in the corn maze. This year the celebrity maze honors Shane Done. They also have a separate four-acre corn maze, where you can bet the kids will love getting lost in. 

For more information: http://www.schnepffarms.com

Schnepf Farms
24610 S. Rittenhouse road, Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Phone: 480-987-3100

Fresh Pickings at Schnepf Farms

Schnepf is not just a great place to have fun, it is a great place to pick and pick up some tasty and fresh treats right from the garden. In season now squash, kale, onions, potatoes and more. 

For more information: http://www.schnepffarms.com/fresh/u-pick/

Schnepf Farms
24610 S. Rittenhouse road, Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Phone: 480-987-3100

Field Trip Friday: Farm to table cooking with the Schnepf's 

There's nothing like farm to table cooking. And, for this Field Trip Friday in Queen Creek, we get a real taste-test of what that means at Schnepf Farms, along with real advice on how to make your dishes at home taste better using the freshest ingredients. 

For more information: http://www.schnepffarms.com/ 

Schnepf Farms
24610 S. Rittenhouse road, Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Phone: 480-987-3100

Pinners Conference and Expo begins today 

If you love Pinterest or anything crafty, and creative, you'll love the Pinners Conference and Expo. It's the only Pinterest-based conference connecting the public with some of the most popular social media brands, all in one location beginning today at WestWorld. 
The conference run on Friday and Saturday, October 6 and 7. Tickets for the conference are available with prices ranging from $8 to $49.

The conference includes 100 classes and a full shopping floor, which features over 200 popular shops.

For tickets and information, visit: https://az.pinnersconference.com/

WestWorld of Scottsdale
16601 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Pima & Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. 

Monster Jam rolls into the Valley

Monster Jam celebrates 25 years of monster trucks by touring across North America in 2017-2018. If you're a fan of trucks like Grave Digger and the Devastator, this is the show for you. Monster Jam will take place at The University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ on Saturday, October 7th.

Celebrating 25 years of car-crushing, dirt-flying action, the popular 10,000 lb. Monster Jam metal beasts return for the ultimate event of demolition, speed, power and unbelievable driving stunts as the world's best monster trucks and drivers take on Glendale, with three trucks making their Arizona debut appearances at this event including the all-new truck based on the iconic DC Comics legendary superhero Wonder Woman™ along with new 2017 season truck Mutant plus VP Racing Fuel®'s Mad Scientist.

Highlighted by the return of legendary 11-time champion Max-D® driver Tom Meents (returning to Phoenix after 8-year hiatus), additional fan-favorite trucks appearing will be World Finals championship powerhouses Grave Digger® and Son-uva Digger® along with FS1 Cleatus®, Gas Monkey Garage®, Soldier Fortune, Team Hot Wheels®, Lucas Oil Crusader® and more.                                                                    

In addition to the world-class racing and freestyle competition action, die-hard fans can stop by the stadium early to enjoy the Party in the Pits pre-show experience, which grants fans unparalleled access to their favorite trucks and drivers alongside opportunities for meet-and-greets, autographs and photos.

For tickets:  http://www.MonsterJam.com/Tickets and more information, visit: https://www.monsterjam.com/en-US/events/glendale-az

University of Phoenix Stadium-Glendale 
1 Cardinals Dr., Glendale, AZ 85305
Maryland Ave. & 95th Ave. 

Family Game Day Foodie: Cardinals vs Eagles 

The Cardinals are on the road this week at the Philadelphia Eagles, and it's going to be a tough fight. So, Heather Walker is here with some heavy artillery for you NFL weekend warriors. And, this week it’s all about the hot submarine sandwiches. 

Arizona Cardinals Red Sea Meatball Subs

Prep Time: 15 minutes / Cook Time: 45 minutes / Servings: Approximately 6 subs

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. Open Nature Australian Grass Fed Ground Beef (15% fat)
  • 1/2 medium green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 large cloves of fresh garlic, minced or pressed
  • 2 tbsp. mustard
  • 2 tbsp. ketchup
  • 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 jars Organics marinara sauce (25 oz. each)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 12 slices Provolone cheese
  • 6 large, fresh sub rolls

4 tbsp. butter, melted
Steps:
1. In a large pot or dutch oven, combine the red wine, brown sugar and marinara sauce.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Heat on medium heat until it comes to a simmer.  
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, chopped bell pepper, green onions, garlic, mustard, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, eggs and bread crumbs.  Season with 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper.  Mix well with your hands until combined.  Roll the meat into 2" meatballs and place them into the marinara sauce.  Cover the pot and allow the sauce and meatballs to simmer on low-medium heat for about 45 minutes.
3. Split the sub rolls down the middle and brush them with the melted butter.  Lightly toast them in the toaster oven for 2-3 minutes or under the broiler for a 1 minute.
4. Place 2 slices of cheese into the center of each of the rolls.  Spoon 3-4 meatballs into the center of the sub and top with some of the marinara sauce.  Serve immediately.
 
Philadelphia Eagles Healthy Philly Cheesesteak

Prep Time: 15 minutes / Cook Time: 15 minutes / Servings: 6 sandwiches

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. Organics Grass Fed Strip Loin Steak, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium green bell peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 8 oz. sliced baby crimini mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 6 whole wheat sub rolls
  • 6 slices reduced fat provolone cheese
  • salt and pepper

Steps:
1. Heat the oil in a large skillet on high heat.   Add the mushrooms and season with salt and pepper to taste.  Cook on high heat for 5-6 minutes until mushrooms are brown and liquid is cooked out.  Transfer the mushrooms to a large bowl.
2. Add the peppers and onions to the skillet.  Cook on high heat for about 5 minutes, until slightly browned and softened.  Remove from heat and transfer to the bowl with the mushrooms.
3. Add the steak to the skillet.  Cook on high heat for about 2-3 minutes on each side until browned.  Remove from the heat, slice into strips and set aside.
4. Return all the meat and vegetables to the skillet.  Toss them all together until combined.
5. To serve:  Cut the wheat rolls down the center.  Cut a slice of cheese in half and place it in the center of the roll.  Divide the meat/vegetable mixture amongst the rolls and serve immediately.
 
For more information: www.phoenixfamilyfoodie.com/blog