Chili rellenos recipe featured on show

Information on healthy citrus recipes, fun with felting, and making chili rellenos will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Eleisha Ensign, Executive Director of TexaSweet Citrus Marketing, Inc. in Mission, Texas, will demonstrate making a light, healthy flavorful dish using unique ingredients, […]

No such thing as leftover chili

Information on a new die cutting machine, making positive changes in our lives and selecting unfinished furniture will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Sandy McCauley represents Accugraphic Sales Inc., and they make a machine called a Klic-N-Kut. She will demonstrate how the machine can cut vinyl […]

Chili’s hosting benefit

CNJ staff Chili’s of Clovis is hosting a fundraiser to benefit former Clovis resident and BNSF Foreman Paul Young, who lost both legs and an arm in a train accident in May. “Hugs for Paul Night” is from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and Chili’s will donate 10 percent of sales to assist Young […]

Friday morning briefing: Census takes and green chili cheeseburgers

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday briefing. Did you know? In the 2000 census, Portales was reported to have 11,131 people. Of the population 15 years old and older, 50.9 percent were married. Among people age 25 and older, 74 percent had a high school diploma or higher education. Source: U.S. Census […]

Count her in as zoo volunteer

Somebody fed chili peppers to monkeys at the Clovis zoo over the weekend, causing the animals to suffer irritation when they rubbed their eyes. Clovis’ Sally Lowry responded with this e-mail: “I’ll bet many people would be happy to take turns observing at the zoo, to be sure no cruelty to the animals occurs again. […]

Sept. 16 School Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Egg on a raft, graham cracker, juice and milk. Lunch — Breaded beef patty, rice pilaf, mixed vegetables, cinnamon applesauce, whole wheat roll and milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit, juice and milk. Lunch — Chili cheese dog, French fries, veggies with ranch dressing, peach crisp and milk. Wednesday: Breakfast […]

Coach splits time between family, chili

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Sesario Ramos holds a spoonful of asado Wednesday at his home in Clovis. Ramos has competed in chili cook-offs for more than 30 years. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Torn between two loves — chili and family — seasoned chili chef Sesario Ramos chose family. Instead of attending the International […]

Different folks choose different names

Grant McGee If those are green chiles roasting and that’s the fragrance of piñon from someone’s fireplace, it’s fall in New Mexico. At the Clovis Farmers’ Market the other day, I saw another sign of fall in the Land of Enchantment: Chili ristras. You know them — bunches of dried red chilis people hang, usually […]

Nothing beats convenience store burritos

by Grant McGee As you’re zipping around Clovis today on this the biggest shopping weekend of the year, and you get the munchies, may I suggest one of my favorites: the convenience store burrito. Recently my friend Lizzie and I were pondering what to have for supper. I mentioned convenience store burritos and her eyes […]

Liquor license requests on rise

By David Irvin:CNJ staff writer Clovis’ diners have more opportunity to drink alcoholic beverages with their meals these days. More than half of Clovis’ 12 restaurants licensed to sell beer and wine have received their licenses in the past 18 months, according to the New Mexico Alcohol and Gaming Division. Only three of the city’s […]