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  • Senior site menus for May 17-21

    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, May 17
    Beef ‘n’ macaroni casserole, mixed vegetables, peaches, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.
    Tuesday, May 18
    Pork roast/gravy, sweet potatoes, blacked-eyed peas, pineapple, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.
    Wednesday, May 19
    Beef stew with vegetable, brown rice, blend juice, vanilla pudding, biscuit/margarine, beverage.
    Thursday, May 20

  • Cinco de Mayo is celebrated worldwide in many different ways

    Cinco de Mayo is probably one of the most-recognized celebrations in the United States. It’s comparable to the Chinese celebration of Chinese New Year and St. Patrick’s Day for us Irish folks.

  • Senior site menus

    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, May 10
    Barbecue pork, baked beans, coleslaw, apple cobbler, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.
    Tuesday, May 11
    Chicken/dumplings, lima beans, peaches, biscuit/margarine, sugar cookies, beverage.
    Wednesday, May 12
    Sloppy Joe on bun, corn, turnip greens, applesauce, hamburger bun, beverage.
    Thursday, May 13
    Baked beans and franks, coleslaw, fruit cocktail, hot dog bun/margarine, beverage.
    Friday, May 14

  • Fresh strawberries are ready for picking at local produce farms

    Strawberries typically peak during May in the South and in June and July in the North. Local farmers markets in our area now have strawberries ripe for the pickin’.
    If you like to pick your own, be sure to take a couple plastic buckets with you to load up on the local favorites. My wife recently went with some friends to indulge in their annual strawberry pickin’ event.

  • Senior site menus

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

    Monday, May 3
    Pork cutlet/gravy, corn casserole, turnip greens, pears, biscuit/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, May 4
    Barbecue chicken, mashed potatoes, green peas, pineapple tidbits, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, May 5
    Beef macaroni casserole, green beans, applesauce, sugar cookies, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.

  • Trying to find different ways of incorporating peas into my meals

    I’m not really a big fan of peas, but I serve them whenever my wife has a craving, which is quite often.
    I always try to keep at least two bags of frozen peas in the freezer-one to satisfy my wife’s craving and the other for an impromptu ice pack when the need arises.

  • Senior site menus

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

    Monday, April 26
    Barbecue pork, baked beans, cole slaw, apple cobbler, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, April 27
    Chicken Parmesan/marinara sauce, pasta, vegetable blend, peaches, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, April 28
    Beef stew with vegetable, brown rice, blend juice, vanilla pudding, biscuit/margarine, beverage.

  • Grilled asparagus over rosemary sprigs is an aromatic treat

    In our area, fresh asparagus season usually begins around late March to early April and lasts until the hot summer weather begins, around June or July. Even though it’s available year round, it tastes so much better in the spring.
    Asparagus is also one of the healthiest vegetables to eat, containing essential vitamins and minerals and is low in calories. It can be grilled, roasted, steamed, boiled, stir-fried or used in many soups, salads and casseroles.

  • Empanadas, as an appetizer or main course, are flavorful and filling

    If you’ve never tried an empanada, you’re in for a real treat. Similar to Cornish pasties, Italian calzone, Polish pierogies and turnovers, these Latin American pastries have become extremely popular.

  • Not quite sure what cut of beef to buy or how to prepare it?

    How many of you have gone to the grocery store or butcher shop and picked up a London broil to bring home to cook? Ever wonder what cut of beef is it? I doubt if you’ll find it on a beef chart that shows the various cuts of beef from a steer.