Happy Holidays from Gentile Hall!!

The holidays are approaching fast and Gentile Hall has the perfect gift ideas for your family and friends.  You can purchase a Gentile Hall gift certificate or a fitness class punch card! Perfect stocking stuffers for your loved ones!  Also, don’t forget about our bookstore in the Campus Center.  It has some wonderful gift ideas for family and friends.  Another perfect stocking stuffer is a Starbucks gift card.  Starbucks is located in the Campus Center, as well. 

All fitness classes will be free for everyone Dec. 17-21 during finals week.  This is a good time to bring friends and let them try a new fitness class!!  Students, stop by and bring a group of friends to a fitness class and destress during finals week!

Students’ volleyball intramurals sign-up starts Jan. 28 until Feb. 1.  So if you are interested in playing intramural volleyball, you can contact Jonathon Bowman at jonathon.bowman@maine.edu.

Students, faculty and staff, don’t forget about all the rentals we have in Gentile Hall.  We are getting so much snow that it’s the perfect time to get out there and enjoy!  We have snowshoes and cross country skis, boots and poles.  For any questions concerning our rentals, you can stop by our front desk or email Dick Gardner at richard.gardner@maine.edu  for more information.

Make sure everyone checks out our website at umpi.edu/gentile-hall for any changes inour facility hours during the holidays.


Healthy Crock Pot Green Bean Casserole

In a crock pot put 2 ½ pounds of green beans, 1 10-ounce package of mushrooms sliced, 1 large onion chopped, 3 cloves of garlic, 3 TBSP olive oil, salt and pepper and cook on high heat until tender for 2 ½ hours.

Sauce:  3 TBSP cornstarch, 2 TBSP dry sherry, 1 cup sour cream, ½ tsp thyme Mix all together and combine in the crockpot with the green beans.

Onion Topping:  1 medium onion halved and sliced in a bowl, 1 cup buttermilk.  Let soak for 15 minutes. Drain buttermilk.  Sprinkle 1/3 cup flour, 1/8 tsp salt, ¼ tsp pepper, toss and coat onions.

Transfer to a baking sheet and bake in oven 25-28 min at 400 degrees.

Once the onions are crispy, sprinkle on the top of the green bean casserole