Monthly Archives: November 2014

2014 Calcutta

Saturday November 8 CSHC held its annual Calcutta race and meeting. As usual we had a great day betting, racing, and eating! Unfortunately some members who are usually there could not make it, but some newer members and potential members joined in.

We had a total of 13 teams racing. Five teams had novice drivers. All did well and all finishing times were within 4 seconds. The winning team of Dawson, Nikko and Nate was driven by Frank and owned by Diane. Joe’s team of Holly, Gretzky, and Christian (owned by Debby) was second and his team of Greyson, Knight, and Holly (owned by Scott) took third.

Calcutta Results 2014

Calcutta Results 2014

Auction of the teams

Auction of the teams

 

Karen and team at the start

Karen and team at the start

Bunny and team at the start

Bunny and team at the start

We of course had abundant and wonderful food following the racing. One favorite dish was Doug’s crab soup. He has kindly shared the recipe.

                                 Maryland Crab Soup

Ingredients 
1 bag (1 lb) soup mix vegetables from Giant (carrots, potatoes, corn, green beans, Lima beans, okra, peas, celery, onions)
2 (14.5 oz) cans petite diced tomatoes (do not drain)
1 qt. low sodium chicken broth
3/4 cup chopped onion
2-3 tbs minced garlic
1/4 cup Old Bay Seasoning (not crab seasoning, OLD BAY, there is no substitute!!!!)
8oz container crab claw meat drained and well rinsed
1-2tsp olive oil
1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce

Put onions and olive oil in a large pot on stove top and set heat to medium-high. While they begin to cook open cans and rinse crab meat. Once onions have started to turn translucent pour in chicken broth, tomatoes, and Worcestershire Sauce. Bring to a low boil. Add the entire bag of soup mix vegetables (these have Lima beans, green beans, potatoes, okra, carrots and celery). Bring back up to a boil. Add in garlic and most of the Old Bay. Taste and add more Old Bay as needed. Old Bay is the predominant flavor in this soup, so you will probably use the whole 1/4 cup. Reduce heat to a simmer and add the crab meat, folding in carefully to not break up too much, you want whole pieces, not shreds. Simmer 5 minutes to heat crab meat and serve. This is actually best made a day ahead and reheated, but it’s still really good straight off the stove. We like it with hot French bread and butter or garlic toast as a dinner, but it’s great with crackers for lunch. Microwaves well and freezes OK, but it’s so easy I just make it and we eat it for a couple days. Recipe also doubles well and works as a great football game day meal for friends.          (From Staci Wolfe)

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2014 SHCA National Specialty

At the National Specialty this year Debby and Joe’s Christian (Ch Amorok’s Fifty Shades Darker) won an Award of Merit!

Breeze (GCh Amorok’s Light Breeze) won Veteran Bitch 9-11 class.

Holly (Yetieska’s Holly Go Lightly) won Sled Bitch Non-Degreed. Holly is owned by Laurissa and Stan Schmidt and runs on Joe Fitzgerald’s sled dog team.

Diane and Frank’s Maya (Ch Highlander’s Right as Rain) won 4th place in a very large BBE class, shown by her breeder Anne Palmer.

Ron and Terri’s Lance (Ch Snoebear’s Dueling in Defiance) won 4th in the Stud Dog class and made the cut in BOB.

Apparently another highlight of the show was the discovery of a new human treat – vodka Gummy bears. We are looking forward to trying these at a future CSHC event.

Fall 2014

Results from the Siberian Husky Club of Greater Chicago Specialty:

Diane and Frank’s Maya was WB/BOW under breeder judge Carol Nash on Saturday October 11.

Maya (Highlander's Right as Rain)

Maya (Ch Highlander’s Right as Rain)

Karen’s dog Cinder (Ch Huskavarna’s Dream Quest) was Select Dog on Saturday and Sunday.

October Howard County shows:

Debby’s Christian was BOS for his first grand champion points.

Mary’s bitch was Winners Bitch one of the days.

Warrenton Kennel Club show September 27:

Sandrina’s Blaze took Select Bitch for a 3 point major.

Middleburg Kennel Club show October 25 and 26:

Debby’s Christian (Ch Amorok’s Fifty Shades Darker) was BOB both days. He also went group 4 Owner Handler Group.

On Sunday Breeze (GCh Ch Amorok’s Light Breeze) was BOS from the bitch class.

Christian at Middleburg KC show

Christian at Middleburg KC show

On Saturday Ron and Terri’s Sherry was WB and on Sunday she was BOW. Lady was Select Bitch both days.

Sherry BOW October 26

Sherry BOW October 26

Terri also reports the following:

Shawnee July 13: Sherry BOW and Lady OS/BOBOHG4

CNCSHC August 17: Sherry BOW for a 4pt major.