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  • Watch the heat when grilling vegetables to avoid lumps of carbon

    I’ve collected a number of grilled recipes over the years, dividing them into entrees, side dishes and dessert categories. Outdoor grilling isn’t just for steaks, hamburgers or hot dogs. Try grilling combinations of different vegetables or even fruits.

    Many vegetables do really well on a grill, but try to avoid those with a high water content, like cucumbers, celery or greens. Some of the best grilling vegetables are asparagus, eggplant, onions, a variety of peppers and even cabbage.

     

  • Senior site menus for Brunswick County

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

    Monday, Sept. 13

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

    Tuesday, Sept. 14

    Chicken Parmesan/marinara sauce, pasta, vegetable blend, peaches, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, Sept. 15

    Baked beans and franks, coleslaw, fruit cocktail, hot dog bun/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, Sept. 16

  • Mixing your own vinaigrette dressing using simple pantry items

    For a healthy, cost-effective alternative to all those store bought dressings and marinades we all have crammed in our fridge (14 and counting), why not start preparing your own dressings at home?

  • Brunswick senior site menus

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

    Monday, Sept. 6

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    Tuesday, Sept. 7

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

    Wednesday, Sept. 8

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

    Thursday, Sept. 9

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

  • To beat the heat, try making a cantaloupe or watermelon smoothie

    With summer almost over but the heat wave continuing in full force, a great way to beat the heat is by serving some thick, cold and creamy smoothies to your guests or for your own summer enjoyment. Making smoothies is a fairly simple process…all you need is a blender.

  • Senior site menus

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

    Monday, Aug. 30

    Stew beef au jus, mashed potatoes, green peas, Jell-O, apple juice, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, Aug. 31

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

    Wednesday, Sept. 1

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

    Thursday, Sept. 2

  • Many people still believe that olive oil is the cure to all illnesses

     It seems as though olives have been around since the beginning of time. Grown throughout most of the world, the Mediterranean area is home to almost 90 percent of the world’s olive trees.

    From the beginning, the calming and healing properties of olive oil has been recognized, which may account for the olive branch having long been used as a symbol of peace. 

  • Menus for Brunswick County’s senior nutrition sites

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

    Monday, Aug. 23

    Meatballs/linguini, greens, blend juice, sugar cookies, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, Aug. 24

    Pork chop/gravy, rice pilaf, succotash, fresh fruit—apple, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, Aug. 25

    Turkey provolone steak/gravy, sweet potatoes, Italian green beans with onions, grape juice, banana pudding, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, Aug. 26

  • Creating a simple veal stew dish with a creamy mustard sauce

    Have you ever just started out to make a simple dish for dinner and all of a sudden, it turns into a fantastic entrée?

    I’m sure this happens all the time to most of us, right? Seriously though, I did start out to create a simple veal stew and somewhere along the way ended up with a modified version of veal stroganoff. Most veal stew consists of braised veal combined with potatoes, carrots, onions, etc. stewed in a large pot with some stock over low heat for a couple of hours.

  • Senior site menus

     Senior site menus

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

    Monday, Aug. 16

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

    Tuesday, Aug. 17

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

    Wednesday, Aug. 18

    Beef stew with vegetables, brown rice, vanilla pudding, orange juice, biscuit/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, Aug. 19