"Helping the World Discover Adel" Newsletter
Vol. 64 February 2014
Dear Friend of Adel, 

February in Adel is much more than Valentine's Day. Granted, we have a number of ways for you to gift that favorite someone this year, have you ever considered bacon toffee as a gift?

We had the pleasure of interviewing Brenda Peshel of Captain's Quarters and CQ Brewing, as she renovates her business for an exciting new addition to Adel.

We have the return of Terry with a review of Casa de Oro. Although Terry doesn't divulge that there were actually three visits that first week and I'm sure that there have been others since then. So much so, it's one of those places Terry would choose for a personal Ground Hog's Day, minus Bill Murray, of course.

For February being the shortest month, there is certainly a lot going on in Adel, so grab a cup of coffee, maybe a little toffee and settle in for a good read.

We look forward to seeing you in Adel this month.


In This Issue
Brenda Peshel - Captain's Quarters and CQ Brewing
LSB Invites You to Abe's Birthday Party!
AL Dente Valentine Specials!
Penoach Winery Opens Feb. 7th
Invite to RRVT's Annual Banquet Feb. 15th
ISU Ext. and Outreach Dallas County News
Adel Auto Parts Corporation NAPA Deals
Chamber Welcomes 2 New Board Members
Smothered Baby Back Ribs for the Big Game
What is DiscoverAdel.Com
Brenda Peshel - Captain's Quarters and CQ Brewing


Brenda Peshel of Captain's Quarters and CQ Brewing - Adel Iowa
Brenda Peshel of Captain's Quarters and CQ Brewing

Adel is once again home to the only brewery in Dallas County, Iowa! This month we spoke with owner Brenda Peshel of Captain's Quarters and CQ Brewing about remodeling the bar, upcoming events, and what it takes to make a great craft beer.


You may know Brenda from her time working in the Adel Courthouse as the Deputy Auditor for Dallas County for 12 years.  


Or, you might have met her at an American Legion Post 464 meeting.  


Maybe you know Brenda from her work with the ADM schools, youth sports, classes at DMACC, or as an active Navy Reservist. Then again, if you're part of Iowa's growing population of beer connoisseurs, Brenda's your favorite bar owner.


Captain's Quarters and CQ Brewing - Adel Iowa 

Captain's Quarters is located on the downtown square in Adel, Iowa. The military themed bar welcomes veterans and civilians with its old-school charm. The walls are covered with military memorabilia - photos from around the world, US Navy ship caps, and displays of honored metals. Regulars bring in their treasures to add to the collection and spark conversations between vets of various branches and generations of the armed forces.


Brenda offers 12 craft beers on tap, and another 138 varieties in bottles. You can still get an industrial beer, or a well-prepared mixed drink, but most of the regulars at Captain's Quarters come for the best selection of craft brews this side of the Raccoon River from around the country, and soon, from right inside the bar!


Brenda's first beer on tap was Iowa's own Madhouse Pastime Pale Ale, and she does all she can to keep this crowd favorite available, but it sells quickly. In fact, the kegs at Captain's Quarters tend to last just a few days, meaning the beer is fresh and there is always something new to try. Other standards include St. Charles' Twisted Vine selection - Captain's Quarters sells more Twisted Vine beer than any other bar in the state.


Brenda and her husband Dave have undertaken remodeling the bar and converting the upstairs apartment into CQ Brewing and a private party space.  


Captain's Quarters and CQ Brewing - Adel Iowa The old building needed significant work, including reinforcing the floors and insulating the second floor. Captain's Quarters is included in the Downtown façade project and will see improvements both inside and out.  


Once the upstairs has been finished, Brenda and CQ Brewing will start brewing on a regular basis. CQ Brewing will be the first electric brewery in the state, and the only brewery in Dallas County- with a prime location just off the Raccoon River Valley Recreational Trail.


Craft breweries are characteristically small, producing no more than 600,000 gallons a year. Craft Brew Masters tend to be a balance of tradition and innovation with a large dose of passion- combining old-world recipes and processes with fashionable additives and the insatiable need for knowledge. Brenda prides herself on knowing all she can about the craft beer industry and the chosen beers she serves. Not sure what to try? Tell Brenda what you like, and don't like, and she can point you in the right direction.


This winter, Brenda brewed her first professional batch- an amber ale named "Ooh Rah!" in honor of her son's Marine status. The 10-gallon keg lasted only 2 days! Brenda is excited to start brewing regularly and is looking forward to serving Adel customers their very own hometown brews.


Another defining characteristic of craft breweries is their creativity with regards to marketing. Brenda has created a strong following with her frequent events through her Facebook page. A popular event is the Tap Takeover when multiple taps serve a variety of beers from a single brewery. Typically, a representative from the brewery will be on hand to talk shop and hear feedback as well. Watch for Rouge Brewery out of Oregon to takeover the taps in March!


Blind taste tests are another crowd favorite event that give patrons a chance to show off their knowledge of beer through a 10-round challenge. Other events include Trivia night, homebrew contests, Super Bowl celebrations, and fundraisers.


Saturday, June 14th, Captain's Quarters will host the Old Glory Poker Run and Bag Tournament! All proceeds will go to the Adel American Legion Post 464 building fund. The post was also a recipient of the Downtown Façade grant, which requires matching funds to participate.

More details will be released as the event nears so watch the Captain's Quarters and the new American Legion Facebook pages for updates!  


Old Glory Schedule of Events:

Poker Run - June 14th, 2014
Registration - 9 a.m.
First bike out at 10 a.m., last in at 4 p.m.  

$25 per Hand, Includes t-shirt while supplies last


Bag Tournament

Registration- 10:30 a.m.

$25 per Team


Raffles and Door Prizes


Live Music from 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.

6 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.- The Iowa Veterans Military Band, Adel Stage & Pavilion

8 p.m. - 11p.m. - The Sons of Gladys Kravitz, Southside Courthouse lawn  




Another event Brend awants everyone to know about is the "Nada es Imposible" Benefit for Branden Bissell, February 22nd. Branden is giving cancer a fight! However, It comes at a price. The doors will open at Noon and they'll accepting donations all day. The band, Dirt Road Divide will start playing at 8 p.m.  



Captain's Quarters
807 Main Street
Adel, IA 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4417


Monday - Thursday: We open the doors at 2:00 p.m.
Friday: We open at 2:00 p.m. and stay open until 2:00 a.m.
Saturday: We open at 10:00 a.m. and stay open until 2:00 a.m.
Sunday: We open at High Noon and close the doors at Midnight   

LSB Invites You to Abe's Birthday Party!
LSB Savings Bank - Adel Iowa Lincoln Savings Bank (LSB) invites you to attend an Open House, Febrary 12th to Celebrate Abe's Birthday.

In honor of the company's namesake, the party runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Snacks and Birthday Cake served throughout the day with a Free gift for everyone.

Enter the drawing to win Free dinners at local restaurants and more...



Lincoln Savings Bank - LSB Financial
805 Main St # 3
Adel IA 50003
Office: 515-253-9475
Office: 800-361-1558
Fax: 515-253-9502
Lincoln Savings Bank - Member FDIC
BAL Dente Valentine Specials!

Maple Bacon Waffle Toffee Adel Iowa Al Dente Toffee Al Dente will be at the BaconFest, Saturday, February 1st, 2014 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

Don't have tickets to BaconFest? No problem! Stop in now for free samples of Maple Bacon Waffle Toffee. It's like breakfast; but better!

If you do have tickets, be sure to find us at the festival from 10:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.

You can also pick up a whole bag just for yourself at the Adel location.


Al Dente Be Mine Toffee - Adel Iowa Al Dente also has a Valentine's Day Be Mine Edition Toffee.

The toffee is in a specially designed bag with the Giovanni & Celeste Love Story on the back.

The Toffee is a rich butter almond toffee with miniature red white and pink hearts sprinkled on it.

Valentine's Day is in "The Bag" at Al Dente Toffee.

You'll want to get at least one of each.

Al Dente Toffee - Romano and Co.
109 N. 9th St.
Adel, Iowa, 50003
Facebook: AlDenteToffee?ref=br_tf

BPenoach Winery Opens Feb. 7th
Penoach Winery Adel Iowa Penoach Winery opens February 7th,. after being closed during January.

Our Valentines Special is a bottle of our raspberry wine and a sleeve of Chocolaterie Stam chocolates, packaged and ready to give to your special Valentine for $16.

Also, our special the weekend of February 7-9th., is buy one bottle of wine at regular price, get one for $10.

Our 2014 event schedule is complete. Check our website, or pick one up at the winery.

Penoach Winery
26759 N Avenue
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4374
Facebook: Penoach-Vineyard-Winery/245394812158686
BInvite to RRVT's Annual Banquet Feb. 15th
RRVT The Raccoon River Valley Trail Association (RRVT) will hold their annual fundraising banquet for the first time in Des Moines on Feb. 15th at the West Des Moines Marriott.

Ben Ulin, an Iowa favorite who combines magic and comedy will have you mystified and laughing out loud. Tickets are on sale now.

The theme of the event is the "Raccoon River Valley Trail: It's a Magical Experience."

The auctions and banquet are the RRVT Association's only public fundraising event held each year, with all proceeds going toward the marketing, promotion and enhancement of the trail and its communities.

Tickets are $50 per person, with preferred seating at tables of eight available for $500.

They are available now from members of the RRVT Association board of directors, from the association's headquarters at the Dallas County Conservation Board offices southeast of Perry (phone 515-465-3577), or by purchasing them online on this site by clicking here.

Be sure to complete and return the RSVP with your meal choice.

Learn more about the RRVT event. Seating is limited.

Raccoon River Valley Trail Association
14581 K Avenue
Perry, Iowa 50220
Phone: 515-465-3577
B ISU Ext. and Outreach Dallas County News
ISU Extension Dallas County Iowa

2014 Officers Elected to Dallas County's Extension Council
Monday, January 13 brought about new changes within the organization of Dallas County's Extension Council.

Officer elections were held and the results were: Sandy Bland as Chairperson, Loren Aldrich as Vice Chair, Colby Dawes as Treasurer and Devon Murphy-Petersen as Secretary...  Continue reading

2014Dallas County Extension Officers
(Front L-R: JoAnn McConeghy of Adel, Nicki Stajcar of Adel, Sandy Bland of Clive and Katie Halsne of Woodward. Back L-R: Colby Dawes of Adel, Devon Murphy-Petersen of Waukee, Craig Fleishman of Minburn and Loren Aldrich of Van Meter. Not pictured: Virginia Berger of Adel).

Local Food Growers to Meet February 3rd.
Local Food Growers The Growing Food and Profit group will meet Monday, February 3, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 1204 13th Street, in Dallas Center.

Anyone interested in growing or eating locally grown foods is welcome to attend! Bring a potluck dish to share and your own table service. Coffee will be...  Continue reading

Great Beginnings for Families. Tuesdays, Jan 28th - February 25th.
Great Beginnings for Families A fun, informative series of workshops for parents and caregivers of 0-5 year olds that will provide the skills and understanding necessary to raise healthy, young children.

We will explore the key principles of child development, positive discipline, encouraging learning through play, helping children cope with anger and...   Continue reading

Youth Garden-Based Educational Training Feb.12th & March. 1st.
Garden Based Training Program will equip educators with hundreds of learning tools [Altoona, Iowa] - Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in nearby Polk County will be conducting "Connecting Learning and Living" (CLL), a training program that includes more than 100 research-based and hands-on lessons for educators who work with children attending kindergarten through sixth...  Continue reading

Raising a Thinking Child Tuesdays, March 25th - May 13th.
Child Studying The I Can Problem Solve approach for parents and caregivers of children age 4-7 years. Words parents and caregivers use with children set the stage for a child to think and solve problems independently.

Children need practice thinking of alternatives and developing their problem solving skills. In this course, parents and other caregivers will learn to encourage their children to develop these skills...  Continue reading

Dallas County ISU Extension Office
28059 Fairground Road
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4281
Fax: (515) 993-1027
BAdel Auto Parts Corporation NAPA Deals
Adel Auto Parts - NAPA Store
NAPA Oil Filter Sale
February is a great month to maintain your car with the Adel Auto Parts Corporation.

Mark your calendars for the NAPA Gold Filter Sale, February 17th - 22nd.

There's never been a better time to get with the Program.

The NAPA Filters Program keeps you running and saves you money at every turn.

This winter has been hard on your
car battery.

You need a dependable battery and NAPA at the Adel Auto Parts Corporation, is offering a $10.00 Mail-In Rebate Visa® Card* on any NAPA Power, Legend or Legend Premium Battery.

Stop in today or visit  for all current specials plus NAPA Know How and the mobile app for NAPA Know How.

*Rebate Qualifications:
Only automotive and light truck NAPA Power, Legend or Legend Premium Batteries listed on form qualify for rebate. Products must be purchased 1/1/2014 through 2/28/2014. Marine, lawn/garden and heavy duty not included. Offer can not be applied toward warranty service of replacement parts purchased under warranty.
- Offer is limited to two batteries per household.
- Limit one rebate submission/form per household.
- Submission must be postmarked by 3/13/2014.
For questions or inquiries about your rebate or processing, call 877-353-6686.

Adel Auto Parts Corporation
809 Main Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3212
BChamber Welcomes 2 New Board Members
Adel Partners Chamber of CommerceThe Adel Chamber of Commerce is excited to welcome two new members to the Board of Directors: John Romano (Al Dente Toffee) and Andrea Wahlert (People's Trust & Savings Bank).

John and Andrea will both serve a three-year term. Doug Zeigler (Raccoon Valley Bank), Dan Juffer (Horizon Printing), and Rob Burditt (Mutual of Omaha) were all re-elected to the Board for another term.


The Board elected leadership for 2014 at the January meeting.  

Officers for 2014 are:

  • Doug Zeigler (Raccoon Valley Bank), President
  • Peg Chapman (State Farm Insurance), Vice President
  • Denise Walter (John M. Short, CPA), Treasurer
  • Dan Juffer (Horizon Printing), Secretary
Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
301 S. 10th St.
P.O. Box 73
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-5472
BSmothered Baby Back Ribs for the Big Game
Brick Street Barbecue Adel Iowa Why not serve smothered Baby Back Ribs at your "Big Game" party? Your family and friends will be delighted.

Call Merle from Brick Street Barbecue at (515) 250-1687. His technique results in the most tender, flavorful and delicious BBQ dining experience you'll find.

Brick Street Barbecue
29048 Prospect Ave
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3049
BTerry Traveler Reviews Casa de Oro in Adel
Terry Traveller If you know me at all, you know that I love good food. So when I heard rumors that Casa de Oro (one of my all-time favorite Mexican restaurants) was opening a location in Adel, Iowa - I was pumped. I drove past the downtown location each day, hoping to see an "Open" sign, until finally, the day arrived!

I invited two of my friends to join me - both people I hold in the highest regard when it comes to judging quality Mexican food.

For a soft opening, the joint was buzzing! Many of the tables were filled with families and large groups, excitedly ordering margaritas and munching on fresh tortilla chips, salsa, and queso cheese. A large waitstaff handled the crowd with ease, the restaurant running like a well oiled machine.

We were seated promptly, with drinks at our table almost before we ordered them. While we waited for our meals we marveled at the activity around us, and took in the simple yet effective decor. Then our food arrived, and it was excellent.

Chris ordered the steak and shrimp fajitas, his typical measure of quality, proportion, and flavor. The fresh tortillas were warm and soft without being waterlogged. A sizzling skillet of meat, onions, and peppers sat aside a plate of beans, lettuce, sour cream, guacamole, and rice - what a feast.

Jo ordered the Burrito Mexicano with shredded chicken, I had the same but with shredded beef. The large tortilla filled the plate and was packed full of meat, beans, rice, and vegetables then topped with red sauce, shredded cheese, sour cream, guacamole, lettuce, tomato, green onion and Parmesan cheese. Finishing this mammoth portion seemed impossible, but it was just too good to demote to leftovers.

After that huge meal we had to turn down dessert, though the offer of fried ice cream was very tempting. A slight pang of disappointment washed over me until I remembered that I was in Adel, just blocks from home, sitting in my hometown Casa de Oro- I could stop down for lunch or dinner any time. Maybe I'll see you there!

-Terry Traveler

Casa de Oro
815 Main St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-2801
BGenerations Rock For Kids Benefit Concert
Higher Power Child Evangelism Fellowship (Heartland Chapter) is hosting a benefit concert featuring the Gospel quartet "Higher Power" and Christian artist Chris Day.

The "Generations Rock For Kids Benefit Concert" is February 22nd.

We are asking for people to host a table (fill a table with people) or just bring themselves. Free-will offering.

To RSVP or agree to host a table, let Maressa know by calling (515-314-0143) or e-mailing

Child Evangelism Fellowship Heartland Chapter
1201 Greene St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 314-0143
Facebook: CEF-Heartland-Chapter/13291454677543
BSpaghetti Benefit for Branden Bissell Mar. 29
Branden Bissell Kylee Sirdoreus Short is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for  Branden Bissell on March 29th, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Raccoon Valley Bank Community House in Adel.

Branden is a specialist in the army reserves, friend, son, and father. In January at the age of 22 he was diagnosed with Leukemia.

With a fighting spirit (hooah) Branden has been in Iowa City at the University of Iowa receiving chemo therapy. His never back down attitude is up lifting to all.

Please join in raising money for all the medical expenses it is taking to get this brave soldier, father of 1 year old daughter, friend and son back to normal.

Spaghetti with meat or marinara sauce
Side Salad
Homemade Dessert Bar
And A Drink.

$8:00 for adults
$4:00 for children 12 and under

They are still in need supplies for the dinner as the head count is approaching 100 people. A list of items needed can be found here. If you can contribute in any way it would be much appreciated. Facebook Invitation

Event Location:
Raccoon Valley Bank Community House

1016 Main Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Around Town
Nile Kinick T-shirt Nile Kinnick T-Shirts Now Available at Adel City Hall

The Adel Historical Museum  is selling one-of-a-kind Nile Kinnick T-shirts to help raise $70,000 for its new addition honoring Nile Kinnick, Jr. and Governor...   Continue reading
Dallas County Courthouse Adel Iowa Upcoming Dallas County Board of Supervisors Meetings

Public Notice. Upcoming Dallas County Board of Supervisors Meetings: Budget Workshops. Date: 01/21/2014 09:00 a.m., Agenda. Location...   Continue reading 
Flu Shots Available at Adel HealthMart

Flu shots are now available at Adel HealthMart. No appointment is necessary. Hours the vaccination is available are Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m...   Continue reading
2013 Best High Schools - Adel Iowa ADM Schools Bond Election Vote Feb. 4th

In 2013 the ADM School District proved time and again that it offers the best education in central Iowa. ADM students represent the community well with...   Continue reading
Adel Quilting & Dry Gods Co. Adel Iowa Open Sew Friday at the Adel Public Library

Join Jacque Johnson, owner of Adel Quilting & Dry Goods Co., the 2nd Friday of each month at the Adel Public Library for Open Sew Friday! Participants may join...    Continue reading

New Hope Church - Adel Iowa Take a Winter Walk Inside at the New Hope Church

It's been difficult to get in a regular walk this winter. The good folks at New Hope Church have a solution. The church will be open Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings 8-9:00 a.m...    Continue reading

Frozen Field Baseball 2014 Youth Baseball - Softball Sign-up Day Feb. 8th

Adel's 2014 Youth Baseball and Softball Sign-up is Saturday, February 8, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Adel City Hall. If you are not able to make it...   Continue reading 

HomeCare Services of Dallas County - Adel Iowa Job Posting at HomeCare Services Inc. of Dallas County

Lead Dispatcher Wanted. HomeCare Services of Dallas County, in Adel is looking for a person to prepare reports, manage vehicle compliance and repairs...  Continue reading 
Free Kids Closet - Adel, Iowa Free Kids Clothes Closet

Kids Clothes Closet is here to help with free clothing! Stop by the Kids Clothes Closet in Adel on the first and third Saturday of each month from 9-11am...  Continue reading 

Wednesday Night Suppers UMC - Adel Iowa
Adel United Methodist Church Wednesday Night Suppers

Each Wednesday from September 11th to May, the Adel United Methodist Church will offer a balanced meal to members of the church and to people in our community...  Continue reading 
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Reading is Sweet! Our winter Family Reading Program is in full swing and we are having so much fun helping people beat the winter blues with great books!    

There is still time to sign-up your family and enter the contest for a chance to win some great prizes.    

This year's Grand Prize is a one-night stay at the Ramada Tropics Resort in Urbandale which includes a room for four, and passes to their indoor water park.  


The Grand Finale of our program is our own version of Cupcake Wars!  


We'll have all the ingredients you need to decorate your Cupcakes and enter them into the war on Thursday, February 27th at 6:00 p.m. Stay tuned to  for the announcement of our panel of Adel Celebrity Judges!



We have two fantastic events in February that are sure to be a great time.


On Tuesday, February 11th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. we'll be playing Board Games for all ages, including Bingo, Connect Four, Sorry!, Dominion, Settlers of Catan and many others.    

Then on Thursday, February 20th we're going to forget it is winter and have a Beach Party with fun summer themed games and smoothies!



Children's activities are a great escape from these Arctic blasts!  In addition to our regular weekly activities we have four special kids' events in February:


Our Lego League is back and will gather together to build all kinds of creative things on Monday, February 3rd at 4:00 p.m. Miss Laura has added new Duplos and a Lego Table since the last time we met and we can't wait to play!


The always exciting Dallas County Conservationist will host a nature themed story time on Tuesday, February 11th at 10:30 a.m.   


The library will have two Early Out Movies for all school-aged children in February. On Wednesday, February 5th we'll be watching "Despicable Me" and on Wednesday, February 26th we'll watch "Despicable Me 2." We watch the movies on our big screen at 2:00 p.m. and popcorn will be provided  



The Dallas County Library Association and 4 R Kids ECI are hosting a Dallas County Toddler Fest on Saturday, April 12th. The goal of this festival is to raise awareness of literacy activities and resources available in Dallas County for 2-5 year olds. We'll have two hours of free activities dedicated to toddlers and their caregivers and each child will receive a free book just for attending the festival!   



We decided it's time to revisit the classic summer blockbuster "Jaws" at our next Classic Movie Monday. Join us on Monday, February 10th at 2:00 p.m.; we'll bring the popcorn!  



Our Book Clubs are always welcoming new people to our fun-filled discussions.

The Brown Bag Book Club meets on Thursday, February 13th at Noon to talk about "The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir" by Des Moines, Iowa native Bill Bryson.

The Evening Book Club will meet on Thursday, February 27th at 7:00 p.m. to talk about the 2014 All Iowa Reads novel "Little Wolves" by Thomas Maltman.




In April the library will be hosting our second annual 'How To Festival' on Saturday, April 5th and we are looking for local groups, business, or individuals who would be interested in teaching a short 'how to' class where people learn 'how to' do something new.   


We are still looking for fun, crafty or hobby classes and ideas.    

Contact Paula at if you have if you are interested in teaching a class at the festival.  




Have you ever needed a tool you really don't want to buy, or hosted an event and wished you had just one more table?  


Come and get some stuff! Our new Stuff Shelf has an ever growing amount of stuff you can check out including; tools, cake pans, puzzles, LEGOS, and so much more. Stop by the library and see what Stuff you might need.




Our first meeting of the Friends of the Adel Public Library Foundation is on Thursday, February 6th at 6:30 p.m. in conference room two to amend the bylaws and discuss upcoming events and expenses.




Your library will be closed in observance of President's Day on Monday, February 17th. 


Information about the Adel Public Library and all of our clubs, events, and programs is available on our website at,  

or you can follow us on our Facebook page or on Twitter.


Library Hours:
Mon. and Fri. 10am-5pm
Tues. -Thurs. 10am-7pm
Sat. 10am-1:30pm

Trever Jayne
Adel Public Library
303 S. 10th St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
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Recipe of the Month
DDiscover Chef
Homemade Mustard

Condiments have always had a special place of honor in our house - often given as gifts to one another, perpetuating inside jokes.

I remember a time when we routinely purchased salsa by the case; the jury is still out on the epic trials of Mayo vs. Miracle Whip; and it was Dijonnaise that started the near disastrous Deviled Egg Battle of Easter '98, but that's a story for another time.

This year I didn't get my customary bottle of coarse ground mustard for Christmas, but I did a recipe for making some from scratch.

I collect recipes like baseball cards. The rule is that I follow it the first time before modifying it.

Of all the recipes we've tried, I'm surprised it took us this long to make mustard.

It's an incredibly simple process with lots of room to mix it up with different seed combinations, liquids, and flavor enhancements. 

In honor of craft beer, and as my Valentine's Day gift, we offer a recipe to make your very own mustard.

Just don't add it to Deviled Eggs without a notarized agreement signed in triplicate.


1/2 C. Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 C. Yellow Mustard Seeds
1/4 C. Brown Mustard Seeds
1/4 C. Beer or Water
2 t. Brown Sugar
3/4 t. Kosher Salt


1. Combine Vinegar, Mustard Seeds and Beer or water in a bowl, stir.

2. Cover with plastic wrap and soak at room temperature for 8-48 hours.

3. Process soaked Mustard Seeds with Brown Sugar and Salt in food processor until coarsely ground and thickened.

4. Transfer mustard to air tight container and let stand at room temperature until it achieves desired spiciness- no more than one week.

Refrigerate for up to 2 months.

Talk With Your City Councilman
Adel Iowa

City council member Bryan Welch would like to hear comments, concerns, and suggestions from Adel residents.

He will be at the Adel library the 2nd. Saturday, of every month, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the board room.

Answers to questions from last month's meeting will be presented.
City of Adel
301 S. 10th Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4525
Fax: (515) 993-4527
2014 Dance Series
at Park Plce
Park Place Catering

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Presents a Dance Series at Park Place Banquet Hall


Jan. 11th - Disco Night
all about the 70's

Jan. 25th - Country Night and Line Dancing

Feb. 1st - Oldies Night
40's 50's, and 60's

Feb. 15th - Prom Night
For Adults
Rock & Roll Night $15.00 (includes a full dinner doors open 6pm)

March 1st - 80's Night
all about the 80's

March 25th - 90's Night
all about the 90's

Doors open 7:00 p.m.

We will have Pizza and sandwiches from Italian Villages. A full Cash Bar

All the Dances only Cost $5.00 at Park Place Banquet Hall. Call Brenna for more information at 515-371-1993

Prom Night for Adults is $15.00 and includes a dinner (call for tickets or purchase them from Brenna before February 1st)

Park Place Catering
1015 Riverside Drive
Adel, Iowa 50003
Contact: Brenna Young
Phone: (515) 371-1993
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ViewPoints w/Terry Bradshaw highlights the history and growth of Adel, Iowa in this short video titled "Welcome to Adel Iowa".

The video was posted  on Youtube® and Facebook by Adel City Councilman, John McAvoy.
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