Saturday, April 18, 2009
Brown Rice Supper
2 Tbl. Olive Oil
4 pork chops, cut 1/2 inch thick ( Can use chicken here in place of pork chops)
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
1 medium onion, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup uncooked brown rice
1- 10 1/2 oz. Can beef broth - low sodium (can use chicken broth if using chicken)
1 – 14 1/2 oz. Can stewed tomatoes
1/2 cup water
1 tsp. crushed thyme leaves
1- In a 6-qt. Dutch oven over medium heat, in hot oil, cook pork chops(or chicken) until browned on all sides. Remove from pan.
2-To drippings, ad vegetables, onion and garlic; cook until vegetables are tender, stirring frequently.
3-Add rice; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
4-Stir in beef broth (or chicken broth), tomatoes with their liquid, water and thyme.
5-Arrange pork chops over rice. Heat till boiling. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 1 hour or until rice is tender, stirring occasionally. Ad more water during cooking, if mixture appears dry. Uncover; let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Friday, April 10, 2009
These can be done in any number of ways and with most any vegetable that you enjoy. But I love the Zucchini and Eggplant combination.
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 cups olive oil
2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon sugar
Salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
1 large zucchini, sliced 3/4 inch thick on diagonal
1 medium Japanese eggplant, sliced 3/4 inch thick on diagonal (can use reg. egg plant)
1 medium yellow squash, sliced 3/4 inch thick on diagonal
Crusty Whole Wheat Loaf Bread
1 large red onion, sliced thin
1 tomato, thinly sliced Or you can use Sun Dried Tomatoes chopped
Thin sliced mushrooms (if desired)
Cheese such as Goat Cheese or I like to sprinkle on some feta for the saltiness of it.
Combine all ingredients for marinade and pour over sliced vegetables, marinate for 30 minutes. Cook on a hot grill for 2-3 minutes on each side.
Take remainder of marinade and brush both halves of your bread and take one clove of garlic and rub on bread. Grill/broil until just toasted. You can also use a little mayo mixed with minced garlic and herbs to spread on bread. And you can also spread goat cheese on your bread.
Take your grilled veggies and place on bottom of bread and then put desired toppings on. Sprinkle with little salt and fresh ground pepper to taste and place top on bread.
Now just set back, eat and Enjoy!
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Thursday, April 9, 2009
- It's said that 380 billion bags are used alone in the United States each year.
- Plastic bags do not biodegrade, they photodegrade. Meaning the sunlight breaks them down into smaller and smaller toxic pieces. (so what happens to those that are buried under mounds of other bags and never get light?)
- It takes 12 million barrels of oil to make the plastic bags that the United States makes each year.
- Many countries around the world have already banned the use of plastic bags. And many places in the United States are starting to put a tax on each plastic bag you use at the store.
- Only 1 to 2% of the plastic bags in the United States are actually taken back to recycling centers or recycle boxes at local stores.
- 1000's of marine animals die each year from eating plastic bags thinking they are food.
So in my effort to help those around me, I am offering our Green Bag Give Away! My desire with this give away is to make people aware of the world around them and to offer them a small way that they can make a contribution. I know this will not replace all the bags in the world, but I do know that with each of us, we can do a little each day and over time it will make a difference.
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Saturday, April 4, 2009
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Friday, April 3, 2009
Creamy Fruit Salad
1-8 oz. carton of Vanilla Yogurt
2 Tbsp. Dairy Sour Cream
½ tsp. Vanilla
1 can (15 ¼ oz.) Pineapple Chunks (in it’s own juice) drained
1-can (15 oz.) Mandarin Oranges, drained
1 cup seedless green grapes
1 banana sliced
1 cup mini marshmallows
¼ cup sliced almonds
¼ cup flaked coconut
In large bowl, combine yogurt, sour cream and vanilla. Next, stir in all fruit until combined.
Chill in fridge for 2 to 24 hours.
Serve chilled; Makes 6 – 1 cup servings.
Once you have checked and determined that your child has lice, there are a few things you need to do to keep others in your home from catching it. The one most important thing is to not share a comb or hairbrush. For little girls, don’t share headbands. For little boys, don’t share caps. But just a note here, Lice cannot live in your mattress, pillows or bedcovers. But it’s always best to wash them
1- Wash all bedding in hot water and make sure you change the sheets, blankets and covers.
2- Remove all combs and brushes. Seeing you can purchase new inexpensive ones, I would make a trip to the store instead of trying to boil them.
3- Wash all clothes the child has had on and any hats, coats and sweaters during the winter months.
4- And I would wash all towels that they have come in contact with. And until you know you have the head lice gone. I would make sure the child uses their own towels for a week or so. This way it’s not passed on to others in the home.
This is just a simple list of natural ways that I have searched out on getting rid of head lice. I would suggest doing the treatment several times until you’re sure that they are all gone. But the best way of all to remove head lice is by setting down and combing one section at a time until you have the head cleared. Leaving just one egg behind can cause your child’s re-infestation in 2 weeks. So it is very important that for 2 weeks you continue to comb and treat until you are sure there are no eggs left. Always check behind ears and at the back of the hairline. As this is where you will find many of them.
1 – Conditioner. Here you can use dollar store conditioner. (If you can, get a conditioner with Tea Tree Oil). Apply to child’s hair while it’s dry. Using a lg. Tooth comb, comb through hair to make sure it’s completely saturated. Use a small nit comb (I suggest the ones with metal combs. They can run around $8 at local store) to comb through hair. Wipe comb clean after each swipe. Start at the top of the child’s head and follow the scalp without lifting comb out of hair. Follow down to the ends with each swipe. This can help remove the lice and eggs. You can leave conditioner on over night and comb through again in the morning. Then wash and rinse hair. This may have to be done several times to get rid of all the lice.
2 – Tea Tree Oil - If you can find it, purchase shampoo with tea tree oil, but if you can’t, you can add 8 – 10 drops to a bottle of shampoo. Wet the child’s hair, and while shampoo is on their head, comb through with nit comb. If hair becomes dry, simply spray with water in spray bottle and continue to comb. After combing, wash child’s head and rinse. Continue to comb after rinsing. And depending on the severity of them, you may need to do this several times. And to keep head lice away, use the Tea tree oil Shampoo often.
3- Listerine – This I have read that you can use this to fight lice. Wash and rinse child’s hair. Towel dry and then saturate with Listerine. Cover child’s hair with shower cap for 2 hours. Then remove cap and comb with nit comb. The next day, wash and rinse the child’s hair again. Then spray the child’s head with Listerine and comb through again. Depending on the infestation, this may take a couple of treatments.
4- Mayonnaise and oils. I know I have read about people using mayo and different oils to help fight. The biggest thing with these treatments is smothering the lice and making the hair slick so that you can comb through and remove eggs and bugs. With using oils though, you will have to wash the hair several times to ensure you get all the oils out.
I would try using the most natural and safe way possible for your child on trying to fight lice. It’s safer for them and over the years lice have built up immunity to many OTC treatments. If you have a tried and true treatment, we would love to hear from you. Post your comments on your lice treatments to share with our readers.
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