Macomb Matters August 2022 Issue 83
- Message from Mark
- Employee Focus
- Employee Accolades
- New Hires/Retirees
- Juvenile Justice Center hosts first-ever Open Mic Night for young people
- Macomb County launches new Facebook Page
- Mental health support available to Macomb County employees and their families
- ‘Tell Me Something Good’ section to share good news, employee stories
- A message from Andy McKinnon
- New 4-H program year begins September 1
- Providing support by keeping it casual
- Macomb County Animal Control Adoption of the Month
- MMYH Ambassadors
- IT Download
- Paw Print
- Recipe Corner
- Blog Log
- News Nook
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Message from Mark
Hello and welcome to the newest edition of Macomb Matters. It’s been quite a summer here in the County. I can hardly believe that fall is just around the corner!
But before we start carving pumpkins and drinking apple cider, let’s try and take in what’s left of this season. For instance, we’ve got the Romeo Peach Festival and Richmond Good Old Days on the calendar, and there’s still time to go boating and kayaking on our beautiful natural assets -- the Clinton River and Lake St. Clair. For those who want to stay on shore, the County has some great places to dine along the water and there are a number of outdoor concerts at Freedom Hill lined up for the weeks ahead.
So as you can see, there’s still plenty of summer fun to be had here in Macomb County. But when you’re ready to switch gears for fall, make sure to visit makemacombyourhome.com for fun places to go, things to do and seasonal resources.
Finally, I’d like to share that a new marketing campaign is launching through our Human Resources and Labor Relations Department. The campaign is built around the idea that working for Macomb County is ‘More Than a Job.’ It’s a career with purpose, a way to give back to the community, a new start - truly, it’s whatever you want it to be. Our goal is to promote the great jobs and benefits we offer through the campaign, and we’ll achieve this by sharing real employee narratives. So I’d like to thank those individuals who stepped up to be a part of our initiative. You can find their stories here.
Again, everything ‘More Than a Job’ just launched, so keep an eye out for advertisements, promotional activities and social media posts that you can engage with and share. And of course, help us spread the word by telling your friends, family and network that Macomb County is a great place to work. We have plenty of open positions, so visit our Career Opportunities page to learn more.
As always, thank you for everything you do to make Macomb a great place to call home. Stay safe and take care.
The Macomb Matters team would like to congratulate Lynn on 50 years of service! Yes, 50! When asked about her career here, she said: “From day one, I loved my job.” She joined the County as temporary summer help in August of 1972, for $2.48 per hour. As an advocate of public service, she was motivated by her desire to serve the community she calls home.
She has held a variety of positions in the last 50 years - starting as a stenographer, and in 1980, working as the property manager accountant under Chief Administrative Officer Ed Bonior, father of former Congressman David Bonior. In 1984, she was appointed as director of Facilities and Operations, and has held that position ever since.
As director of Facilities and Operations, Lynn manages a team that is responsible for the operations and maintenance of all County facilities. That is 1.7 million-square-feet plus grounds. The department is directly involved in the construction and renovation of County facilities as well. According to Lynn, there is a tremendous amount of effort and challenges when you are taking a project from a preliminary design on a sheet of paper to a final product.
When asked what she finds most rewarding about working with the County, she said: “Meeting and working with the people I have worked with throughout the years. They bring value to your life. It is rewarding to work on different construction projects with the different personalities and perspectives, talents and educational levels all evolving and coming together to solve problems from the start right through to the finished product.”
Lynn graduated from St. Mary in Mt. Clemens in 1970. That was the last high school class that graduated from St. Mary’s. She obtained an associate’s degree in business from Macomb Community College and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Walsh College. In 1987 she graduated from the University of Detroit Law School and was admitted to the Michigan Bar.
When Lynn is not working, she enjoys gardening, although she says she finds little time to actually get in the garden. She used to play golf and would like to pursue it again, but stated: “What I like to do most is spend time with my grandson, Michael, who I refer to as ‘Bean Sprout.’ He is the joy of my life.”
Family is important to Lynn. She is a widow, and unfortunately, she lost her parents in 2021, only eight days apart. They were 96, she said, and still living in their own home. Her little Bean Sprout, now 2, was born premature during COVID, and spent over a month in the NICU. So she does not take her loved ones for granted. She has known her significant other, Bob, for well over 30 years. Her other family members include a brother and sister-in-law, her daughter Kelly and son-in-law Mike, a step-daughter Kathe, as well as her husband Rick and another grandson, Griffen. And, she added, “I can’t forget our cat, Domino!”
It is unlikely she would forget about Domino. She is passionate about animals and has a strong interest in animal rescue.
“When I retire I would like to devote my time, as a volunteer, to animal rescue and be an advocate to fight against animal abuse,” she said. “I would also like to be in a position to foster animals and work on socializing them so they are able to find their furever home.”
Prestigious Michigan State University Ruth Jameyson Award given to Macomb County MSU Extension staff member
Elizabeth ‘Lizz’ Duran is the recipient of one of Michigan State University’s most prestigious awards, the Ruth Jameyson “Above and Beyond” award. The honor, presented by MSU President Samuel L. Stanley, was given in early August to Duran, who serves as an MSU Extension 4-H program coordinator for the Children and Youth Institute. She joins the ranks of only 12 others who have received this award.
“I am so proud to see Lizz recognized with this award,” said Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel. “She is an outstanding employee who is committed to helping her community through services and initiatives. She is absolutely deserving of this recognition and I am thrilled that through her efforts, our County Extension program receives statewide attention.”
The annual award recognizes a support staff member who most closely exemplifies the contributions, personal characteristics and commitment to MSU demonstrated by Ruth Jameyson, going “above and beyond” expectations in supporting the mission of MSU. In recognition of Jameyson’s pursuit of a graduate degree, while working at MSU, the award recipient must be pursuing a graduate degree at MSU or elsewhere concurrent with their employment at MSU. Duran is currently pursuing a Master of Arts from MSU in Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education. Congratulations to Lizz on this incredible accomplishment!
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Tell us about the different positions you have held during your time with the County.
I was hired in December 1990 at Macomb County Community Services Agency (MCCSA) - now known as Macomb Community Action - in the Head Start Ages 0-5 Program. With my degrees in early childhood education, this was the place I would work happily for 31 years. I started off as an education coordinator (not the title when I held that position, but the work was still the same), then I was promoted to program director/manager. All my positions focused on providing a quality program for eligible families and their children from birth until kindergarten. What I enjoyed the most over the years was working in governing board development (Head Start’s Policy Council and Macomb Community Action Advisory Committee (MCAAB)); identifying data for program self-assessment and strategic planning; and program/systems planning and oversight.
What do you miss most about working for Macomb County?
I miss the people the most. Definitely the people, all kinds of personalities. Even throughout COVID I worked in the office with limited staff to be near people.
What are you most proud of during your career with Macomb County?
I am most proud of providing an environment to foster creative minds and healthy bodies to prepare them to lead the future. Also being part of the team that secured the Early Head Start program for pregnant women and children zero to three years.
What are your post retirement plans?
For the past eight months I have been caring for my 93-year-old mother who is in assisted living and also preparing for my daughter’s wedding on August 5! Both are quite a challenge. I also love gardening, traveling and camping.
Any other words of wisdom to share?
Things that you love doing will fly by fast. Take time for yourself and those you love, be positive and face the next challenge around the corner.
On behalf of the Macomb Matters team, congratulations to Kathleen Nicosia on a well-deserved retirement.
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Juvenile Justice Center hosts first-ever Open Mic Night for young people
Macomb County’s Juvenile Justice Center (JJC) is a temporary home to young people with court cases pending in juvenile court. The staff there is responsible for providing care and guidance to these residents while they await the resolution of their cases. Employees at the JJC are dedicated to helping these youngsters build brighter futures. As part of their treatment, residents are encouraged to use art in many forms. This can help them manage their anger, trauma, frustrations and emotions. Staff Supervisor Denotra Morris noticed that the residents were producing excellent work and wanted to give them a chance to display their talent as well as give them an outlet. She approached Rhonda Westphal, director of the JJC, and sought permission to put this together. And she got it. “Ms. Westphal is always so supportive of any ideas we have to help the residents, so I asked and she said go for it and we did!”
Residents were invited to write poems, stories, songs or skits to present or perform in front of the staff and other residents. The submissions had to be based on experiences the residents have had, and they had to be respectful and positive. Fourteen of the 22 residents submitted something to perform, and those who did not perform directly participated as the emcee, ushers, or in other ways.
The residents spent four weeks preparing and it really showed. The event was held on July 31 and their performances were polished and executed very well.
Two residents rapped about their life growing up, and some of the traumatic events they experienced. Another resident wrote a poem based on the loss of her grandmother, and how it impacted her and her family. She spoke of being strong, and overcoming trauma and generational “curses.” One of the young men wrote a poem about choices that was really powerful. The staff was highly entertained by a group of three who did a skit imitating the staff. Denotra said: “It was hilarious, but respectful, and it told of the staff’s impact on them in a positive way. And the emcee was excellent. He kept the audience engaged with every act.”
The hope was that this event would give the young people an opportunity to showcase their talent and show them that they could do anything they set their minds to do. It was designed to boost their confidence and self-esteem. Only one of the performers had ever been up in front of a group before. This experience gave them an opportunity to overcome their fears. The most common feedback was that they were proud of their work, and even more proud that they were able to get up in front of others and perform. Some of them said they were considering quitting, because they didn’t think they would be able to do it. But with encouragement and practice, they pulled it off. The audience was receptive and there is talk of doing this again, but during the week so there will be more staff members in attendance.
Even if there is no encore presentation this year, there will be another event next year. Per Denotra: “This will be an annual event and I am so happy for all of the aspiring rappers, singers, poets, actors, actresses and entertainers that participate. It not only gave them confidence and self esteem, but it lit a fire in them to continue to use those talents and abilities in order to help develop coping skills as well as perfect a craft that may elevate them in life. I'm so proud of this year's participants and excited and looking forward to next year!”
Denotra Morris contributed heavily to this article. Much like Open Mic Night, this could not have happened without her. For more information about Denotra, please visit the Why We Work For Macomb County page. To see examples of the poems submitted for Open Mic Night, click here.
Macomb County launches new Facebook Page
This just in! Macomb County has launched a brand new Facebook page - Macomb County, MI (@MacombCountyGovernment). The account is dedicated to sharing important news, information and resources for residents. Whether that's a new program from the Macomb County Health Department, or an advisory from the Macomb County Department of Roads --- the page will be a one stop shop for all things Macomb County Government. So if you haven't yet, please follow along for the latest and greatest. And of course, stay tuned for future updates. Ultimately, the goal is to be a convenient service for all individuals who make Macomb their home.
Mental health support available to Macomb County employees and their families
Macomb County recognizes that our employees are our most valuable asset, and that an investment in your well-being is a sound investment for everyone. As our employees and their family members may face challenges and struggles related to pandemic and other current concerns, we want to remind you that we partner with Ulliance in providing the Life Advisor Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
The Ulliance Life Advisor Employee Assistance Program is designed to help our employees and covered dependents cope with the personal/work challenges that we all encounter from time to time. Assistance is available to help manage daily struggles related to all the rapid changes we’ve experienced in the past year. Or we may find that new circumstances are increasing our stress levels. Ulliance provides many services to meet our needs, which include short-term counseling, coaching, crisis intervention, work/life materials and community resources.
Other examples of assistance available include:
- Relationship and family strains
- Anxiety and loneliness
- Death of a loved one
- Substance abuse
- Eldercare or childcare referrals
- Financial or legal referrals
- Coaching services to help reach a personal goal (such as learning self-care or becoming more active)
The Ulliance Life Advisor Employee Assistance Program is confidential, and no cost to employees, spouses/live-together partners or covered dependents. To access services, including 24/7 crisis assistance, please call 1.800.448.8326.
It is our hope that you and your dependents take advantage of the services that the Life Advisor EAP has to offer.
‘Tell Me Something Good’ section to share good news, employee stories
Macomb County Sheriff Office employees hand out backpacks and supplies to students
In mid-August, the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office celebrated its Badges and Backpacks program by handing out donated backpacks and supplies to students across the county. With the help of the community, the Office was able to give out 800 supply-filled backpacks to students from Chippewa Valley, New Haven, Mt. Clemens and L'Anse Creuse School Districts.
The Badges and Backpacks initiative helps make a student's first day back to school much less stressful. This year’s program was made possible with the financial support of the EKG Foundation, the Fraternal Order of Police, Burke Mechanical, Clark Construction, the Marine Safety Officer Reserve Unit, Phil with Macomb County Alerts Facebook Page and Macomb County Commissioner Harold Haugh. Gillespie Family and Friends also donated 144 stuffed backpacks and Sheriff Office staff, reserve officers and citizens made donations as well.
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A message from Andy McKinnon
This section of Macomb Matters is normally titled “For Your Benefit.” Usually a fitting title as we try to bring you something that helps with what’s happening in the County, or a little something to think about until the next issue. However, this edition seems far more weighty than usual.
This edition I wanted to take a moment to bring up the topic of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), a brain tumor that’s likely best known because it afflicted former U of M football coach Lloyd Carr’s grandson Chad.
If you didn’t see it in the Macomb Daily, Elowyn Ivy Pollard, the 3-year-old daughter of one of our assistant prosecuting attorneys has been diagnosed with the same disease. You can read the article here: Harrison Township girl diagnosed with rare brain disease – Macomb Daily. There’s also an adorable photo of Elowyn in the story.
DIPG is a rare, fast-growing tumor that forms in cells called glial cells in a part of the brainstem called the pons. DIPGs tend to spread to nearby tissue and other parts of the brain stem, are hard to treat and have a poor prognosis (outcome). They usually occur in children. I don’t know about you, but just reading the definition and knowing one of our colleagues' families is facing this makes me emotional.
I think anyone could write pages about how heartbreaking this diagnosis is and how woefully underfunded child’s cancer research is. However, I think it’s better to focus on the good and hopeful. To that end, I wanted to write some words on how special the employees and community of Macomb County are, and ask for your thoughts and prayers for Elowyn, Justin and their entire family.
You may have noticed the flyers throughout the County announcing a fundraiser for Elowyn at Madison’s this last week. I had the good fortune to attend this event and I don’t know that I have ever seen the place as packed. The entire parking lot was full and it was hard moving around inside or out. But that wasn’t all. Inside there were APAs signing folks in, selling 50/50 tickets and a ton of prize baskets donated by our APAs and local legal community to help the Pollard family. It was a true testament to what this County does when one of its own is in need. It was awe inspiring.
This fundraiser, along with a GoFundMe page will allow the Pollard family to pursue alternative treatments for Elowyn and spend as much time as possible with her as she fights this tremendous battle. Please join me in thinking about, praying and hoping that the alternative treatments find success and help Elowyn find healing in the weeks and months to come.
As Lester Holt says at the end of his broadcasts: “Take care of yourselves, and each other.” That’s what we do here in Macomb. Thank you to all of the APAs and other staff that have helped support the Pollard family in this challenging time.
New 4-H program year begins September 1
Macomb County 4-H is excited to kickstart the new 4-H program year by welcoming new members, volunteers, clubs and community partners. 4-H has opportunities for all.
- Youth ages 5-19 can join 4-H for free! Enroll at https://v2.4honline.com/ . Register as a Macomb County independent participant or contact our office for help finding a club to join.
- Adults can become a 4-H volunteer. Complete the volunteer selection process to give your time for specific projects and events or lead your own club.
- New 4-H clubs are needed. It takes just five youth from two or more families and an adult volunteer willing to lead the club. Get a new club started in your community today.
- Schools, libraries, recreation centers and other community partners, reach out to learn how to get 4-H programs and clubs at your location.
- Macomb County 4-H is always accepting donations to help support the youth development programming we provide. Whether it’s to help purchase supplies needed for programming or providing scholarships for members to participate in state and national 4-H camps, every contribution makes a difference and helps us reach more young people in Macomb County.
Contact the Macomb County MSU Extension 4-H office at Macomb.firstname.lastname@example.org or (586) 469-6431 to learn more about how you can get involved. Check out our website and Facebook page, and subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter for the most up-to-date program information.
Many thanks to Katelyn Golembiewski, Macomb County 4-H Program Coordinator, for this contribution!
Providing support by keeping it casual
The Board of Commissioners has announced the continuation of the Macomb County Casual Day Charitable Collections Program. Participating employees (with department leader permission) may wear casual clothing to work on Fridays (or other designated day), if they donate at least a dollar. Participating departments will be monitored, and donations are sent in a timely fashion. Collected donations are then sent by the Board Office to the assigned charities.
The BOC earlier this year announced the full list of programs it will support in 2022. Stay tuned for additional announcements on the topic, and in the meantime, if you are able, please participate in the upcoming Casual Days that will help:
September 2, 9, 16, 23
Charity: Paws, Awes, and Claws (PAC)
Services: Provides humane care for abandoned and/or injured animals, as well as rehoming pets that are surrendered.
Special – September 30
Charity: Raising American Heroes Organization
Services: Serves the needs of families of deployed service members.
October 7, 14, 21, 28
Charity: Samaritan House
Services: Serving individuals and families within our community by recognizing their needs and mobilizing the means for dealing with those needs so that suffering can be relieved, dignity preserved, and love shared.
Macomb County Animal Control Adoption of the Month - August
Pictured are just a few of the many animals who found a home with the help of Macomb County Animal Control! Is your companion waiting for you? Pay a visit to the shelter and find out! Visit the website for more information about pets available for adoption, information about the adoption process and hours of operation.
MMYH Ambassador - Take a quiz, win a prize!
Welcome back to the MMYH Ambassadors column! This edition will feature our Office of Senior Services and the Meals on Wheels program, which is currently in need of volunteers.
The program, which serves a hot meal to 1,700 homebound seniors every day, needs volunteer drivers to pick up and deliver food to recipients across the County. The current need is 20 volunteers to assist along various routes. Volunteers will also help on routes associated with a new meal site opening at the Fraser Senior Center.
Currently, the Office of Senior Services oversees 84 routes for the Meals on Wheels program, and each of those routes needs to be filled by a volunteer every day. This requires hundreds of volunteers to ensure all 1,700 seniors served by the program receive their meal.
But more support is needed and the office is asking members of the community to sign up as volunteers. Individuals interested in helping can apply today through the Office of Senior Services at macombgov.org/seniors (select “volunteer”). Duties will include:
- Completing a new volunteer orientation
- Delivering meals two times per month along routes that take approximately 60 minutes to complete
- Routes are driven Monday through Friday at lunchtime (generally delivered between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.)
- Routes can be located close to a volunteer's home or work
- Delivering holiday meals on Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas, while Emergency Preparedness Packs are delivered twice a year on Saturdays
Volunteers must also pass a background check, have their own vehicle, a valid driver's license and carry automobile insurance. Mileage reimbursement is offered. Individuals with questions can email email@example.com. To learn more about the Macomb County Office of Senior Services, visit macombgov.org/seniors.
Now - think you’re ready to complete the ambassador quiz and win some great County swag? Click here to get started and stay tuned for the next issue, where we’ll cover a new topic.
A message from CIO Jako van Blerk on cyber security
We have seen an exponential increase in cyber security incidents over the past 5 years. The damage a virus did on your computer a decade or two ago versus what malware and viruses can do today, cannot be compared. It shifted from an individual that sits in a dark room and tries to hack someone’s credentials to sophisticated threat actors that are well organized, multi billion dollar businesses; they are being orchestrated and operated like a business with strategic vision, budgets, business plans, etc. Their goal is to make lots of money off these criminal activities; they are extremely aggressive and resourceful.
As this becomes more organized, the target is also shifting constantly; once the industry plugs one hole they are ready with attacks on other fronts. IT used to take care of everything via our perimeter defenses (for example firewalls and other) to stop people from accessing our networks. The focus has now shifted to attacks on all computer users in our workplace and at home. They use the good nature of people to entice us in giving up data that they can eventually use to devise a cyber-attack. More than 60 percent of attacks today occur via us users clicking on the wrong email, URL, etc. We all have access to and sometimes own data, whether it is personal or company data, and that makes us the ideal target. You might think that what you have is not worth anything, however if someone is able to steal your credentials, work or personal, they have access to a lot more data. They can build profiles of companies, people, and others you have contact with and eventually use the collected, aggregated information to launch an attack on you, your organization, friends or whoever makes sense to them.
The above information is not to scare or concern you, but rather to highlight the fact that cyber security is not the responsibility of a few people in IT anymore, but rather a collective responsibility of all of us to educate ourselves, be vigilant, be diligent and be alert when it comes to our habits in relation to electronic communications, browsing and other online activities. Reporting suspicious activity is the cool thing to do. If you click on something and report it, you are doing everyone, including yourself, a great service. Acting keeps our data safe.
It is our goal in the rest of this year to increase our education and training efforts significantly. Please stay tuned. With the upcoming Cyber Security Awareness month, which is October every year, my wish is that we all give this the attention it deserves. Have a cyber safe day!
Greetings from Chief Randazzo!
It’s hard to believe we’re rounding the corner on summer and heading into fall. The year seems to slip by when you’re busy, and at Macomb County Animal Control, we always have something in the works.
Our most recent low-cost vaccine clinic was a great success! We were happy to meet with many furry friends and their families, and we administered 1,200 vaccines. We are beyond pleased to announce that thanks to our sponsor, the Bissell Pet Foundation, our next clinic is scheduled for September 17 at Freedom Hill from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and it will be a free vaccine clinic. It’s not only the vaccines that are free – microchips will be offered at no cost as well. All dogs must be licensed. Please note that licensing fees are not sponsored. Fees are listed on our website. However, we are waiving late fees if applicable. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Helping families take good care of their pets is one of the most rewarding aspects of our mission, and meeting all these happy families is what gets our staff through some of the harder cases. We’ll have information on our Facebook page as well. We are looking forward to meeting many more happy healthy animals and their families. It truly is a pleasure.
There is an exciting new development in our relationship with Pet Supplies Plus. They have always been a supportive partner, allowing us to use their facility for special adoption events, and for our Fill the Trailer events. So it’s no surprise that beginning in September, Macomb County Animal Control along with our volunteers are going to be permitted to facilitate dog adoptions at their store on a regular basis.
We could not do any of this without the help of our volunteers. The need is great, especially during our adoption events. Our volunteers do all sorts of things, such as walk our dogs, greet visitors to our facility, make friends with our felines, act as adoption counselors, take photos and assist us in implementing our enrichment programs. Whatever your skill or talent, we have a place for you. Please visit our volunteer page for more information. If volunteering isn’t right for you at this time, you can foster an animal. Macomb County Animal Control relies heavily on our foster parents to provide loving and temporary homes until these animals can be placed in their fur-ever homes. If that sounds like something you are able and willing to do, please visit our Foster an Animal page.
Fostering and volunteering is a great way to get the insider view of how we put our mission into action. For more behind the scenes information, you can visit, watch and subscribe to our Youtube channel, On Patrol with Animal Control. (Advisory: some of these videos show animals in stressful or dangerous situations)
Labor Day is coming up, and that often means barbecues and time with family and friends. Many of them probably have pets of their own. When their furry loved one greets you at the door (or picnic table), we hope it will remind you of all the programs we have to offer. Spread the word about our vaccine clinics, our volunteer and fostering opportunities and our Youtube channels. These small gestures can open many doors, and make big differences.
Take care (of yourself and your pets!)
Garden Vegetable Cakes
• 1/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
• 1/3 cup all purpose flour
• 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/4 teaspoon dill weed
• 1/4 teaspoon salt & pepper (optional)
• 4 eggs (or 1 cup egg substitute)
• 2 Tablespoons minced green onion with tops
• 2 teaspoons lemon juice
• 1 clove garlic or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1 1/2 cups shredded vegetables (unpeeled zucchini (drained and pressed), potato, carrots, bell pepper, celery, sweet potato or yam)
• Non stick cooking spray
Serving size: 2 cakes
Servings per container: 4
Saturated fat……………... 2g
Wash hands and all food preparation surfaces.
- Wash all vegetables being used.
- Shred vegetables using a grater.
- In a medium bowl, stir together cheese, flour, baking powder, dill weed, salt and pepper.
- Beat in eggs, green onions, lemon juice and garlic until well blended. Stir all shredded vegetables into the batter.
- Heat skillet or griddle over medium-high heat (350 degrees in an electric skillet). Lightly spray or oil with cooking spray. For each vegetable cake, pour 1/3 cup batter onto hot skillet or griddle. Cook on both sides until golden brown. Serve warm
- Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.
- Top with low-fat sour cream and tomato slices
- Precook “harder” vegetables like carrots and potatoes if desired.
Recipe provided by: Food Hero, Oregon State University Extension, foodhero.org
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