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How to Make Astronaut Cornbread in Honor of the Moon Rock Stolen from Chad

How to make Astronaut cornbread dressing recipe in honor of the missing goodwill rock stolen from Chad in Africa.

The stolen Chad goodwill moon rock was a gift from the USA's Apollo 17 mission.


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Mystery Of The Missing Chad Moon Rock

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A story of the stolen goodwill moon rock gifted to Chad.

The Chad National Museum is a national museum of Chad located in Chad's capital city of N'Djamena. The museum was established in 1962 and opened in 1984 however; many of its artifacts have gone missing due to the unsteadiness in the country. Chad has experienced decades of conflict and instability. The 1972 Apollo 17 lunar Moon rock aka the “goodwill moon rock” fragment is from a lava Moonstone.

This was a goodwill gift from the United States of America Apollo 17 mission to Chad and nations worldwide. The goodwill rocks were distributed during President Nixon's term of office between 1973 and 1974. The splashdown and recovery of the Apollo 17 marked the end of the Apollo flight program.

The whereabouts of Chad’s goodwill moon rock is currently unknown. However, former NASA Office of Inspector General special agent Joseph Gutheinz is dedicated to finding missing goodwill moon rocks.

By Chic African Culture

How to Make Astronaut Cornbread in Honor of the Moon Rock Stolen from Chad

Cornbread

Astronaut Cornbread Dressing Recipe

Serves 6

Total time from start to finish 45 minutes


Ingredients

6 Cups Cornbread, Prepared, Crumbled 

1 ¾ Cups Chicken Broth 

1 ¼ Cups Onions Chopped 

¾ Cups Celery Chopped 

2 teaspoons Unsalted Butter 

¼ teaspoon Salt 

¼ teaspoon Poultry Seasoning 

¼ teaspoon Black Pepper 

1 teaspoon Dried Parsley Flakes 

1 teaspoon Dried Sage 


Directions

Preheat convection oven to 325° F. Conventional oven should be heated to 350° F. Grease 9 x 13-inch baking pan. Peel onions and puree in food processor. Place in bowl. Set aside. Finely chop celery in food processor. Add to onion puree. Set aside. Heat sauté pan over medium heat. Melt butter and sauté onion and celery mixture until soft about 5 minutes. Add to crumbled, prepared cornbread. Mix well. In a separate bowl, combine salt, poultry seasoning, black pepper, parsley and sage. Add to cornbread-sautéed vegetable mixture. Add chicken broth. Mix well. Spoon dressing into prepared baking pan. Bake for approximately 35 minutes at 325° F or 350° F, depending on oven.

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NASA 1972
For spaceflight preparation baked dressing is transferred to a metal tray and freeze-dried with or without a machine accordingly. One serving of cornbread dressing will weigh approximately 145g prior to freeze-drying and 50g after freeze drying. It should also be noted, space flight food recipes are designed with significant flavoring to compensate for the freeze-drying process.

Cornbread is a bread containing cornmeal and popular all over the world


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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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