Recipe – Apple Rhubarb Crisp

This recipe is an adaptation of my Mom's Apple Crisp recipe.  I love to always include rhubarb to add a little tartness to go along with the sweetness.  And of course you can never have too much vanilla ice cream to go with!  Enjoy!  My recipe makes two 9x13 pans (I have a lot of people to feed at the office).

Filling:

12 Apples cored and sliced (I use half granny smith and half honey crisp - skin left on)
2-3 Cups diced rhubarb (more if you like it tart)

Toss with a sprinkle of flour (maybe 2 Tablespoons) and generous shakes of cinnamon (more if you love cinnamon).
Split into two 9x13 pans (sprayed with pam or similar)

Topping:

6 cups of rolled oats
3 Sticks of butter melted
1 1/2 - 2 cups of packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups of Flour
Generous pinch of salt
Cinnamon - generous shakes of cinnamon to your taste (apparently I like cinnamon)

Mix the topping ingredients together and split between the two pans to cover the tops.

Recipe – Donavan’s Turkish Chickpea & Cauliflower Bowl

Turkish Chickpea and Cauliflower Bowl

Donavan's wife, Kelsey, has always been a fan of Israeli Couscous in salads and one day Donavan switched it up and roasted vegetables with the couscous and she went "bananas" for it!

Looking forward to trying this!  Let us know how you like it!

Ingredients:

16 oz Chickpeas
½ C Feta (I like Feta so I use 1 C)
¼ - ½ C Sour Cream
¾ C Israeli Couscous
¾ C Vegetable Stock
1 Large head of Cauliflower
1 TBSP Turkish Spice Blend (If I make my own, I use paprika, cinnamon, turmeric, garlic powder, cumin, cayenne, black pepper, and sugar)
1TBSP Butter
Salt
Olive Oil
Cilantro for garnish

Cooking Instructions:

Preheat oven to 425 and set rack to top position.

Employee Spotlight – Connor Norgren

Our May Featured Employee is Connor Norgren!  Many of you may know him by name or have communicated with him but may not have met him!  That is because Connor is based primarily at IIT HQ – he is our Depot Engineer.  He also likes to joke that he was the plant Manager (he was in charge of occasionally watering Adam Kimmer’s plant) until Adam took his plant home.

Employee Spotlight – AJ

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Air (you can live only minutes without air)
Water (You can live 3-4 days without water)

NOTE:  Food (you can live 30-40 days without food)

Do your 2021 health resolutions include breathing better?
Many people start the new year with New Year’s resolution relating to food and losing weight.

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How much screen time do you get in one day?  It might surprise you to know that the average adult averages 10 hours and 49 minutes in front of some type of screen.

That’s amazing and hard to believe...or maybe not?  We’re on our computers at work.

Employee Spotlight – Michael

This walking talking ray of sunshine has been with us for nearly 5 years. If you’ve met him, you know I’m talking about Michael Berggreen! If you haven’t met him…what are you waiting for? Michael began his tenure at Imagine IT on our Service Desk working with our Partners, remotely helping them solve their issues.