“February is the shortest month, so if you’re having a miserable month, try to schedule it for February.”

―Lemony Snickett

Kristin Croak

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Did you Know:

Valentine’s Day is celebrated annually on February 14th. It originated as a Western Christian feast day honoring early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine and is recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and love in many regions of the world.

Arizona’s Anniversary is also celebrated on February 14th. In 1912, Arizona was the last of the 48 contiguous United States to be admitted to the union. It was then that Arizona achieved its statehood.

Pluto discovered on February 18th, 1930. Pluto is the ninth planet from the Sun and was discovered by astronomer Clyde W. Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Recipe to Try

Beef Tenderloin in Mushroom Sauce

Beef Tenderloin 

in Mushroom Sauce


  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided

  • 1 teaspoon canola oil

  • 2 beef tenderloin steaks (1 inch thick and 4 ounces each)

  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms

  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onion

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • Dash pepper

  • 2/3 cup chicken or beef broth

  • 1/8 teaspoon browning sauce, optional

How to Make It

  1. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons butter and oil over medium-high heat; cook steaks to desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°), 5-6 minutes per side. Remove from pan, reserving drippings; keep warm.

  2. In same pan, heat drippings and remaining butter over medium-high heat; saute mushrooms and green onion until tender. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until blended; gradually stir in broth and, if desired, browning sauce. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Serve with steaks.

Want To Adventure Like A Local?

Don’t take our word for it, take theirs! In 2020, we hosted three sets of adventurers to come and spend some time in the Payson area to “Adventure Like a Local”.