Dunham Township

107 Airport Rd, , Harvard, Illinois 60033
815-943-4444 | |

Stuff & Things


Welcome to Dunham Township.

 This tab brings you recipes, trivia, more event info, etc.

  The three photos represent natural beauty in Dunham Township. The last photo is the Rush Creek flowing after the heavy rains of June 2019. 

White Bean Dip

In a food processer combine 1 (19 ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed, 3 tablespoons olive oil, 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, season with salt and pepper. Puree until smooth.

Place puree in a serving bowl and lightly sprinkle with chili powder over the top. If desired, serve with toasted pita chips. Everyday Food 2003

Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

3 pounds medium Brussel Sprouts

2 tbsp vegetable oil

8 thick slices bacon (about 8 ounces), cut crosswise into 1/2-inch strips

2 tsp apple cider vinegar

1/2 tsp kosher salt, plus more as needed

Freshly ground black pepper

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and salt generously. Trim the bottom end of the brussels sprouts, leaving the core intact and pull off the outer leaves. Halve through the core. Add the brussels sprouts and cook uncovered until tender, about 6 minutes.  Drain and rinse under cold running water. (This can be done a day ahead)

Meanwhile, put the oil and bacon in a very large skillet or stewpot, and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the bacon is crispy. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and set aside. Increase the heat to medium high, add the brussels sprouts and stir occasionally until they brown, and edges become crisp about 10 minutes. Stir in vinegar, salt, pepper, and bacon. Serve warm.     Food Network Kitchen

 The Young Red Tail hawk that was found by a Township employee on Streit Road in August 2019 was released at Rush Creek in October after being rehabilitated at the McHenry County Conservation District. Thank you MCCD for all your care towards the hawk. 


National Food Holidays...

February 2nd National Tater Tot Day

February 3rd National Carrot Cake Day

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