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Obama si prepara per Halloween

Halloween at the White House
 
On Saturday, October 29, President and Mrs. Obama will welcome local children to trick-or-treat at the North Portico of the White House, which will be lit orange for the occasion.
 
The trick-or-treaters are elementary students from local schools in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia areas as well as children from the Boys and Girls Club of America and children from military families. In addition, children from military families have been invited to attend a special Halloween party inside the People’s House.
 
DC Public Schools
Truesdell Elementary
Walker-Jones Elementary
Stanton Elementary
Achievement Prep Academy
 
Virginia Public Schools
Abingdon Elementary
Arlington Science Focus Elementary
Barcroft Elementary
Barrett Elementary
Campbell Elementary
Key Elementary
Belmont Elementary
Mary Williams Elementary
 
Maryland Public Schools
Mary B. Neal Elementary School
Concord Elementary
Rogers Heights Elementary
Montgomery Knolls Elementary
Highland View Elementary
 
TRICKS
 
The White House and the surrounding grounds will be decorated in celebration of Halloween. As the trick-or-treaters make their way across the North Lawn to the North Portico they will be entertained by the Marine Band playing Halloween music and spooked by in-costume actors from Washington-area theatres, brought together by theatreWashington.
 
Veggy Art, a small-business owned by Chef James Parker and based in Chantilly, Va., will provide decorative pumpkins and on-site carving demonstrations for the event. The North Lawn will be decorated with ravens, cobwebs, pumpkin urns and branches.
 
TREATS
 
The following treats will be provided, which the Obamas have given to White House trick-or-treaters since 2009:
 
·         A Box of White House M & Ms
 
·         A White House Sweet Dough Butter Cookie Made by White House Pastry Chef Bill Yosses
 
·         A Serving of Dried Fruit
 
 
The White House Halloween Recipes
 
 
The White House Sweet Dough Butter Cookie Recipe
 
1 lb Sugar                                                        1 tsp Vanilla
2 lbs Butter                                                     1 tsp Salt
                        3 Eggs                                                             3 lbs All Purpose Flour
                                                                      
Mix the butter and sugar till soft and well beaten. Then add eggs, vanilla, salt and half the flour. Beat on slow speed till mixed, then add the rest of the flour and mix until incorporated.
 
Push flat onto a cookie sheet and refrigerate overnight. Roll out to one quarter inch thick and cut out cookie shapes with cookie cutter.
 
Bake at 350F for 14 minutes and then allow to cool.
 
Make Your Own Dried Fruit Mix
 
Dried Apples                                                               Dried Pineapple
Dried Apricots                                                            Dried Papayas
Dried Pears                                                                 Dried Cherries
Dried Blueberries                                                        Banana Chips
 
Combine ingredients and serve.

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