• Mix and match varieties of lettuce for a new taste combination

    The past few weeks have been blisteringly hot, and the appeal of crisp, healthy and delicious summer salads has been rising with the temperature. As the temperature rises, my appetite seems to go down.
    Double-duty salads can work as either an appetizer or a meal, and feature hot-weather favorites like juicy grilled chicken, steak and salmon tossed with seasonal fruits and vegetables. Heavy food tends to take a back seat during these warm days and lighter meals seem more appealing.

  • Senior site menus

    Monday, July 11
    Vegetable lasagna, lima beans, Italian bread, apple juice, applesauce, beverage.
    Tuesday, July 12
    Beef tips with mushrooms, noodles, carrots, white bread, applesauce, beverage.
    Wednesday, July 13
    Baked pork chop with gravy, corn casserole, turnip greens, dinner roll, peaches, beverage.
    Thursday, July 14
    Beef macaroni casserole, green beans, Italian bread, grape juice, sugar cookies, beverage.
    Friday, July 15
    Roast turkey with gravy, stuffing, peas and carrots, fresh orange, beverage.

  • Senior site menus

    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, July 4
    Tuesday, July 5
    Stuffed cabbage roll, field peas with snaps, peaches, brownies, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.
    Wednesday, July 6
    Macaroni and cheese, diced ham, vegetable blend, pears, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.
    Thursday, July 7
    Grilled barbecue chicken, new potatoes, spinach, pineapple tidbits, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.
    Friday, July 8

  • What could be more American on the Fourth of July?

    It’s that time of the year when everyone becomes a grilling expert and we all enjoy endless varieties of hamburgers cooked on the grill.
    When a hamburger is done right, you know it…the smoky, char-grilled outside and the juicy meat on the inside, stacked between a toasty bun covered with your favorite condiments. That’s what a burger is all about!

  • Senior site menus for June 27-30

    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s 10 Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.

    Monday, June 27

  • Try a horseradish-crusted beef tenderloin at your next dinner party

    Chateaubriand beef tenderloin carries a fairly hefty price tag. It’s tenderloin that’s double-thick, tender and center-cut. Because of its high cost, many of us would probably be so nervous about cooking it we would avoid it altogether.

  • Senior site menus

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

    Monday, June 19

    Herbed baked chicken filet, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, collards, fruit mix, grape juice, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, June 20

    Beef stew/vegetable blend, white rice, apple juice, brownie, wheat bread/margarine, beverage.

  • When grilling, some key safety tips should always be observed

    This June will be the 11th annual observance of National Safety Month, originated by the National Safety Council in an effort to promote public awareness and ultimately decrease the number of injuries and deaths. 

  • Steaks and burgers are not the only foods to enjoy on the grill


    ext time you throw some steaks and burgers on the grill, add some grilled fruits and veggies to your next cookout menu. Grilling fruit brings out its natural sweetness and the flavor of grilled veggies is greatly enhanced when they are lightly charred.

  • Celebrate the coming of summer with simple backyard dining

    With the warmer days ahead, many of us begin moving our meals outside...hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill for lunch and steaks and corn-on-the-cob for dinner.