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  • Senior site menus

    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.

    Monday, Nov. 29

    Roast beef au jus, brown rice, carrots, fruit cocktail, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, Nov. 30

    Chicken/dumplings, pickled beets, peaches, biscuit/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, Dec. 1

    Barbecue pork, baked beans, coleslaw, apple cobbler, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, Dec. 2

    Chopped steak/gravy, rice, okra/tomatoes, pears, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.

  • Holiday party hors d’oeuvres can be creative, delicious

    Whether you call them appetizers, hors d’oeuvres, canapés or whatever, they are the scrumptious little morsels served before the start of a full-course meal. 

    Appetizers can also function as the main course for a meal. Many times my wife and I have gone out to restaurants and just ordered three or four hors d’oeuvres instead of the usual entrée. This can also work at any of your cocktail or holiday parties.

  • Senior site menus

    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.

    Monday, Nov. 22

    Pork roast/gravy, sweet potatoes, blacked-eyed peas, pineapple tidbits, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, Nov. 23

    Sloppy Joe/bun, corn, turnip greens, applesauce, beverage.

    Wednesday, Nov. 24

    Macaroni and cheese, ham, vegetable blend, pears, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, Nov. 25

    Thanksgiving Day.

    Friday, Nov. 26

    Closed.

  • Consider adding a new dish to your Thanksgiving holiday tradition

    Have you ever wondered how our Thanksgiving celebration became a major national holiday?

    Most people credit the pilgrims with the beginning of Thanksgiving, although it’s not really known for sure. Around 1621, they experienced a bountiful harvest following an extremely rough winter a year earlier. They celebrated the occasion with a three-day feast, inviting local natives to share their bounty, as they ate wild game and cooked the many foods they gathered, including pumpkin, corn and berries. 

  • Senior site menus

    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.

    Monday, Nov. 15

    Chicken parmesan/marinara sauce, Italian green beans, pineapple tidbits, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, Nov. 16

    Roast turkey/gravy, stuffing, peas/carrots, fresh fruit-orange, biscuits/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, Nov. 17

    Baked ziti, vegetable blend, sugar cookies, apple juice, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, Nov. 18

  • Crockpots are convenient for main dishes and hearty soups

    Preparing a family-pleasing meal doesn’t have to take a great deal of time and energy. Slow cookers are convenient for making dinners for one, two or more people. Use them for creating appetizers, all-in-one-meals, soups, side dishes and even cobblers and pudding.

    Many of your favorite recipes can be successfully adapted to a slow cooker or crockpot if you follow a few simple rules. Try not to lift the lid of the slow cooker while cooking. Peeking will only increase the cooking time by 20-30 minutes!

    A Few Simple Rules

  • Senior site menus

    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.

    Monday, Nov. 8

    Barbecue chicken, corn casserole, green peas, pineapple tidbits, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, Nov. 9

    Beef macaroni casserole, green beans, applesauce, sugar cookies, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, Nov. 10

    Stew beef au jus, brown rice, vegetable blend, apple juice, Jell-O, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, Nov. 11

  • To make a perfect hamburger, maximize flavor and juiciness

    Hamburgers, a familiar feature in many fast- food establishments, are usually mass-produced in factories, flash-frozen and then delivered to the site. Fast food burgers are usually thin and uniform in thickness, unlike the hamburgers we make at home that are thicker and usually prepared using fresh ground beef.

    The first hamburger

  • Baked, fried or grilled catfish is a healthy choice for dinner

    The secret to delicious catfish is not to overcook it. Once its flesh has become opaque and can be easily pierced with a fork, it’s done.

    Catfish is known to be an excellent source of vitamin B12, in addition to potassium and niacin. My doctor said I needed more vitamin D and catfish fit the bill, probably because of its tendency to eat algae and anything else along the bottom of the ponds.

  • Senior site menus

    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.

    Monday, Nov. 1

    Beef stew/vegetables, brown rice, orange juice, vanilla pudding, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, Nov. 2

    Pork cutlet/gravy, sweet potatoes, turnip greens, pears, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, Nov. 3

    Turkey tettrazini, field peas, peaches, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, Nov. 4