Monday, March 17, 2014

Good Morning Good News! Monday, March 17, 2014


Please VOTE & SHARE for RIKKI'S REFUGE in the Animal Rescue Site SHELTER CHALLENGE every day! Thank you!
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Rikki's Refuge, Rapidan, VA.
MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2014
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Snow this morning will transition to snow showers this afternoon. Cold. High 33F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. 1 to 3 inches of snow expected. Chance of snow 100%. Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a few snow showers this evening. Low 26F with temps rising to near freezing. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 30%.
Sunrise: 7:21 AM Moonset: 7:37 AM
Sunset: 7:22 PM Moonrise: 8:34 PM 


Egg replacer equivalent to 3 eggs
1 pkg. gluten-free vegan ginger cookies or graham crackers
1/2 cup pecan halves, plus more for decorating
1 stick vegan butter
2 8-oz. pkg. vegan cream cheese
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup vegan sour cream
1 cup canned pumpkin
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
Pinch ground cloves (optional)
Pinch ground ginger (optional)
Soy whipped topping, for garnish
Preheat the oven to 325°F and prepare the egg replacer according to the package directions. Place the ginger cookies and pecans in food a processor and pulse until fine. Transfer to a 9-inch pie pan, preferably a springform pan. Melt the vegan butter in a saucepan on low heat. Add to the cookie mix and press into the pan until evenly moist and flat. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from the oven and allow to cool. Using an electric mixer, beat the vegan cream cheese and brown sugar until soft. Stir in the vegan sour cream and pumpkin at a low speed. Beat one-third of the egg replacer into the mixture, followed by another third of the egg replacer. Add the sugar, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger and mix until well combined. Add the remaining egg replacer and mix well. Pour on top of the crust. Bake for 45 minutes, then turn the oven off and leave the pie inside until the oven reaches room temperature. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before decorating as desired, and enjoy! 


 "A cat's eyes are windows enabling us to see into another world."
----- Irish Legend ----- 

 Rikki’s Refuge “Help Us Get Green” St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser!
We need the luck of the Irish today to help raise donations to get canned cat food, hay, bird seed, chicken feed, dry dog/cat food, fresh produce and prescription foods for our seniors and infirm animals! This winter has been hard on our animals and hard on our supplies. Can you help us?
Life Unlimited of Virginia, Inc.
10910 Barr Lane
Rapidan, VA. 22733

If you would like to make a donation and send it in the mail instead of making an electronic transaction online, please mail your check or money order to:  

 Rikki's Refuge
PO Box 1357
Orange, VA. 22960