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  • DID YOU CHECK????

    Posted on December 14th, 2011 Pam No comments

    Okay, so the last few weeks I have returned to blogging.

    But I don’t think any of you noticed!!!!!

    I know Christmas is coming, but so is Spring!!!!

    So here is an invitation to check out my blog again.

    MY HOMEMADE TOMATO RECIPE…….HAHAHA!!!!!

    So the other day

    I wanted to make something to eat

    But didn’t want to spend a lot of time

    I love watching cooking shows

    But really don’t cook very much

    I saw a can of Campbell’s Tomato soup

    So I decided to make it

    I looked in the fridge to get some milk…

    I prefer milk to water

    I saw a can of V8 juice

    I thought….

    Why not try V8 instead of milk?

    So I did!!!!

    It was very very good

    I used the entire 12 ounces of V8

    You know how tomato soup from the can tastes kind of watery and cheap?

    Well when adding V8 it tastes great

    I added pepper and Zesty seasoning salt

    (You can get Zesty seasoning salt at Dollar Tree dollar store)

    The Zesty seasoning salt makes it kind of spicy

    It was sooooo yummy

    It was sooooo thick

    I loved it

    Try it

    Then let me know how you liked it

    Okay?

  • SPILLING THE BEANS, PROTEIN TOTALS MAY SURPRISE YOU.

    Posted on February 2nd, 2011 Pam No comments

    Think meat has the most protein?

    1 cup of milk has about 8 grams of protein.
    1 cup of beans has about 16 grams of protein.
    3 ounces of meat has about 21 grams of protein.
    10 ounces of yogurt has about 11 grams of protein.

    The total protein in beans are higher than most people think. Beans also have more fiber than any other vegetable. Beans are high in antioxidants, satisfy hunger longer and are cheaper than most food.

    A 25 pound bag of pinto beans is about $12. Using one pound of beans every two weeks, a 25 pound bag would feed a family of five for about one year.

    Here are a few types of beans: kidney, pinto, green, soy, black eyed, broad, butter, garbanzo, lima, navy, edamane, black, fava, snake bean, wax bean, rice bean, french horticurtural, chick peas, cow peas and lentils just to name a few.

    Also there are lots of different types of beans available now, some sources say there are over 10,000 varieties. Try growing a different type this year.

  • SO PAM THINKS SHE CAN COOK – OR – LITTLE KNOWN COOKING TIPS

    Posted on January 29th, 2011 Pam No comments

    Most of you know ‘I CAN’T COOK’, but I have lots of cook books I love watching cooking shows. So I have learned a few neat tricks and tips along the way. Here are a few of them.

    1. Using a wisk when mixing dry ingredients with flour eliminates the need to sift the flour.

    2. Using a electric mixer to make mashed potatoes can cause them to be gummy, use a hand masher instead.

    3. When sauteing garlic, it is important to make sure not to over-cook it. It burns easily.

    4. When making peanut brittle, it is best to stir often, this mixture can scorch easily.

    5. When using lemon or lime zest it is best not to grate any of the white stuff that is just under the outer peeling.

    6. Using a plastic ketchup bottle makes a no-mess pancake batter dispenser.