Dunham Township

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

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Welcome to Dunham Township.

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

Zucchini & Tomato Casserole

2 cups shredded fontina cheese

1/2 cup packed fresh basil leaves, chopped

1/4 cup drained sun dried tomatoes in oil, chopped

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, divided

1/2 tsp crushed red pepper

1/8 tsp salt

3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs

1 tsp dried oregano

1/2  tsp garlic powder

2 medium zucchini, sliced 1/4 inch thick ( about 4 cups)

7 plum tomatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick( about 4 cups)

Place oven rack in the middle position; preheat to 375 F. Coat a 13 x 9 inch( 3 quart)broiler safe baking dish with cooking spray. Combine fontina, basil, sun dried tomatoes, 2 tablespoons Parmesan, crushed red pepper and salt in a medium bowl.  Stir panko, oregano, garlic powder and remaining 2 tablespoons Parmesan together in a small bowl. 

Sprinkle 1/4 cup of panko mixture over bottom of prepared baking dish. Arrange half of the zucchini slices in an even layer, slightly overlapping, on the panko mixture. Arrange half of the tomato slices on top of the zucchini and sprinkle with half of the cheese mixture. Repeat the layers of zucchini, tomato and cheese. Sprinkle the remaining panko mixture over the cheese.

Cover tightly with foil and bake for 15 minutes. Remove the foil and continue to bake until vegetables are tender and the cheese is melted, about 20 minutes more. 

Set oven to broil. (Do not remove the casserole from oven). Broil until the topping is golden brown in spots. 2 to 3 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Eating Well

Strawberry-Chocolate Greek Yogurt Bark

3 cups whole milk plain Greek yogurt

1/4 cup pure maple syrup or honey

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries

1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment sheet

Stir  yogurt, maple syrup or honey in a medium bowl. Spread on a prepared baking sheet onto a 10x15 inch rectangle. Scatter the strawberries on top. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Freeze until very firm, at least 3 hours.  To serve, cut or break into 32 pieces. 

Eating Well

Pineapple and Cucumber Salad

2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil

2 tbsp. lime juice

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp ground pepper

1 medium pineapple peeled, cored and cut into bite size pieces

2 cups halved thinly sliced cucumbers

1 small jalapeno pepper seeded and finely chopped

1/2 cup coarsely chopped cilantro

Stir oil, lime juice, salt and pepper in large bowl.  Add pineapple, cucumbers, jalapeno( if using) and cilantro. Stir well.    Eating Well 2020

Parmesan Sour Cream Dip

1 16 ounce container of reduced fat sour cream

1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard

Kosher Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Add all ingredients to a bowl. Mix well.  Serve with black pepper potato chips.

Food Network, recipe courtesy of the Neelys


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..

August 10 National Banana Split Day

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