The Food and /or Housework Thread

Level 9

Since: Sep 11

Weeki Wachee, Florida

#270 Jul 25, 2012
cecelia wrote:
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have you ever tried recipes from this link? i've tried several and they're very good. i especially love the low fat chocolate zucchini cake.... mmmmm yummy
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/actually-delicio...
Yes, I bought the app for my iPad. That and the one from the food network. Everything I've made from All Recipes has been great. The reviews help me figure out what may be lacking but what I really appreciated from this app was the option to decrease the recipe with it updating to the right amounts of the ingredients. I'd checked out the turkey burgers there and, sorta, figured out how we woukd like them.
tired of silly

Tavares, FL

#271 Jul 25, 2012
Spooky Mulder wrote:
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After another round of Prednisone(for the 12 month in a row), I have to do something about my weight. I've been told by several Docs that it's next to impossible to lose weight while on it so I have to find some low fat alternatives.
Low fat is hard. I'm diabetic and so have to limit carbs, but I find limiting fats MUCH harder. I don't enjoy many of the low-fat substitutions (like ground turkey) so I eat mostly chicken, turkey and lean beef, but I've found that I'd rather do without some things than substitute, like burgers. Burgers at our house are a very rare event.:( Do you like salmon? I make salmon patties fairly often and we love them.
Sabrina

San Antonio, TX

#272 Jul 25, 2012
SO

Level 9

Since: Sep 11

Weeki Wachee, Florida

#273 Jul 25, 2012
tired of silly wrote:
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Low fat is hard. I'm diabetic and so have to limit carbs, but I find limiting fats MUCH harder. I don't enjoy many of the low-fat substitutions (like ground turkey) so I eat mostly chicken, turkey and lean beef, but I've found that I'd rather do without some things than substitute, like burgers. Burgers at our house are a very rare event.:( Do you like salmon? I make salmon patties fairly often and we love them.
I'm not a seafood lover. Apparently, my husband's mom made him eat alot of salmon when he was a kid and he refuses to eat it. Chicken is a big staple here. We rarely have burgers either but I only buy the Publix lean or ground sirloin. Occasionally, we have filets. I get them cut at the time. I go to Walmart for their Market Fresh pesto and the last time I was there, they seem to be trying to step up in the meat dept. because their filets looked really good. Limiting fats is much harder. Some things about life after 50 sucks.

Tired of Silly
Level 7

Since: Jan 12

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#274 Jul 25, 2012
Spooky Mulder wrote:
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I'm not a seafood lover. Apparently, my husband's mom made him eat alot of salmon when he was a kid and he refuses to eat it. Chicken is a big staple here. We rarely have burgers either but I only buy the Publix lean or ground sirloin. Occasionally, we have filets. I get them cut at the time. I go to Walmart for their Market Fresh pesto and the last time I was there, they seem to be trying to step up in the meat dept. because their filets looked really good. Limiting fats is much harder. Some things about life after 50 sucks.
You got that right. I love fresh salmon, my husband not so much. He however loves canned salmon, so that's what I use for salmon patties. Add a salad and a slice of good bread and it's a quick easy meal for nights when we both get home late or I just don't feel like "real" cooking. I too only buy ground meat at Publix, I can't find any as lean anywhere else and I hate fatty hamburger! My mom recently had cardiac stents placed and I'm trying to get her (the queen of the deep fryer!) to limit fats..........a rather daunting task!!!

Level 9

Since: Sep 11

Weeki Wachee, Florida

#275 Jul 26, 2012
Well, we made the burgers. My husband liked them but he'll eat anything. I would ave fed mine to the dogs if I hadn't put onions in them. Oh well, another day, another meal to come up with.
tired of silly

Tavares, FL

#276 Jul 26, 2012
Spooky Mulder wrote:
Well, we made the burgers. My husband liked them but he'll eat anything. I would ave fed mine to the dogs if I hadn't put onions in them. Oh well, another day, another meal to come up with.
Gets tiresome coming up with something every day, doesn't it? I love to cook but on weeknights, not so much. I got out some chicken drumsticks to toss on the grill tonight. We eat so much chicken we're likely to grow feathers like you-know-who!

Level 9

Since: Sep 11

Weeki Wachee, Florida

#277 Jul 26, 2012
tired of silly wrote:
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Gets tiresome coming up with something every day, doesn't it? I love to cook but on weeknights, not so much. I got out some chicken drumsticks to toss on the grill tonight. We eat so much chicken we're likely to grow feathers like you-know-who!
Tonight Chicken Parm. Found a nice and easy recipe by Rachel Ray. She usually does fast and easy. They're not bad either.

Level 9

Since: Sep 11

Weeki Wachee, Florida

#278 Jul 26, 2012
Tired of Silly wrote:
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You got that right. I love fresh salmon, my husband not so much. He however loves canned salmon, so that's what I use for salmon patties. Add a salad and a slice of good bread and it's a quick easy meal for nights when we both get home late or I just don't feel like "real" cooking. I too only buy ground meat at Publix, I can't find any as lean anywhere else and I hate fatty hamburger! My mom recently had cardiac stents placed and I'm trying to get her (the queen of the deep fryer!) to limit fats..........a rather daunting task!!!
My husband was telling me that a lot of the CardioThoracic surgeons are having a hard time since angioplasties and stents came along. The amount of CABG's is down to about 300 hundred a year for the entire hospital at Bayonet Point. Tampa General also. We have a good friend who just retired because the stress of keeping her practice open was too much. My husband is not a surgeon. The only procedures he does are pacemakers and swan ganz catheters. Even with those, Medicare reimbursement is next to nothing.
My mom is a vegetarian. Has been for as long as I can remember. I don't like meat that much, except steak, but find I can't get enough protein if I don't eat it. My mom is pretty healthy too, I guess because of her diet. As long as she feels good, I hope she lives to be 100 because she is one of my favorite people.
tired of silly

Tavares, FL

#279 Jul 27, 2012
Spooky Mulder wrote:
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My husband was telling me that a lot of the CardioThoracic surgeons are having a hard time since angioplasties and stents came along. The amount of CABG's is down to about 300 hundred a year for the entire hospital at Bayonet Point. Tampa General also. We have a good friend who just retired because the stress of keeping her practice open was too much. My husband is not a surgeon. The only procedures he does are pacemakers and swan ganz catheters. Even with those, Medicare reimbursement is next to nothing.
My mom is a vegetarian. Has been for as long as I can remember. I don't like meat that much, except steak, but find I can't get enough protein if I don't eat it. My mom is pretty healthy too, I guess because of her diet. As long as she feels good, I hope she lives to be 100 because she is one of my favorite people.
My mom is actually amazingly healthy given her lifestyle. She smoked for MANY years and as I said, she's the queen of the deep fryer. She's working on her diet really hard, though, I have to give her credit. Her biggest fear is becoming dependent so she's trying hard to stay healthy. She has amazing recuperative powers, she was out working in the yard only 2 days after she got home from the hospital. I too hope my mom lives a long time. She's an amazing woman and my best friend. I'll see her over the weekend, my middle kid is coming home for the weekend, arriving this afternoon sometime. He's in the wedding of a friend tomorrow so we'll all be wedding-bound tomorrow.:)

“Don't Worry Be Happy”

Since: Apr 09

Happytown, USA

#280 Aug 9, 2012
Miracle Soup Recipe

Two Large Onions Chopped
1 Head of Cabbage Chopped
1 Green Pepper Chopped
5-6 Celery Stalks Chopped
2 Large Cans Diced Tomatoes
2 Pkgs Lipton Beefy Onion Soup Mix

Put the chopped vegetables in a pot and pour in tomatoes that have been slightly blended in the blender. Put 4-6 cups water to barely cover the vegetables. Cook for about 10 minutes. Add the Beefy Onion Soup Mix and cook until all vegetables are tender.

I found this on a Weight Loss site my stepdaughter was checking out. It sounds easy and quick.

“Don't Worry Be Happy”

Since: Apr 09

Happytown, USA

#281 Sep 9, 2012
I posted this pound cake recipe because it sounds easy and sounds like it's perfect for fall.

Harvest Pound Cake

Cake

2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla
3 eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 medium apples, peeled and firmly chopped (2 cups)
1 cup chopped nuts

Caramel Glaze

1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp milk

(1)

Heat oven to 350F. Grease and flour 12-cup fluted tube cake pan. In large bowl beat granulated sugar, oil, vanilla and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in flour, salt and baking soda until smooth. Stir in apple and nuts. Pour into pan.

(2)

Bake 1 hour to 1 hour and 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool 20 minutes.

(3)

In 2-quart saucepan heat all glaze ingredients to boiling, stirring occasionally. Boil 2 minutes, stirring constantly; remove from heat. Spoon glaze over warm cake.

Recipe by Gold Medal @ tablespoon.com

“Don't Worry Be Happy”

Since: Apr 09

Happytown, USA

#282 Sep 9, 2012
tribe mom wrote:
Miracle Soup Recipe
Two Large Onions Chopped
1 Head of Cabbage Chopped
1 Green Pepper Chopped
5-6 Celery Stalks Chopped
2 Large Cans Diced Tomatoes
2 Pkgs Lipton Beefy Onion Soup Mix
Put the chopped vegetables in a pot and pour in tomatoes that have been slightly blended in the blender. Put 4-6 cups water to barely cover the vegetables. Cook for about 10 minutes. Add the Beefy Onion Soup Mix and cook until all vegetables are tender.
I found this on a Weight Loss site my stepdaughter was checking out. It sounds easy and quick.
This soup tasted kind of bland to me. It should be spiced to suit your taste using spices to give it flavor without adding too much salt (jmho).

:-)

“Twofer one”

Level 8

Since: Mar 11

isn't always a deal

#283 Oct 17, 2012
Anyone got a good Stuffed Shells recipe they want to share?

I've found two that look interesting on Allrecipes, I might use an idea or two from each.
MsSJames

Saraland, AL

#284 Oct 20, 2012
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“Dragon my tail.”

Since: Jun 09

Wherever

#285 Oct 20, 2012
WAS sanka wrote:
Anyone got a good Stuffed Shells recipe they want to share?
I've found two that look interesting on Allrecipes, I might use an idea or two from each.
I mix half a lb of ground beef and half a pound of whatever other ground meat I feel like (have used lamb or veal at times). A couple eggs for binding, some ricotta, mozarella and parmesan to stuff them with. Then just the usual sauce over the top and a little more mozarella and parmesan on top when I bake them. I brown the meat first. Or just the ricotta, eggs, mozarella and parmesan and some Italian seasoning. Husband loves meat though, so he prefers the ones I do like that. Lots of low fat ricotta and cheeses on the market. Ground turkey would work for the meat. Don't forget to put a little sauce in the bottom of the casserole dish--keeps it from sticking.

“Twofer one”

Level 8

Since: Mar 11

isn't always a deal

#287 Oct 30, 2012
Anyone have any cleaing tips for a room covered in nicotine?

Our neighbor is going into the hospital for awhile and we were thinking of cleaning her backroom while she is hospitlized.
She's stopped, due to health reasons but her smoking room is a mess.

Metal blinds, paneling and slate floor.

Level 2

Since: Sep 12

Pleasantville, NJ

#288 Oct 30, 2012
WAS sanka wrote:
Anyone have any cleaing tips for a room covered in nicotine?
Our neighbor is going into the hospital for awhile and we were thinking of cleaning her backroom while she is hospitlized.
She's stopped, due to health reasons but her smoking room is a mess.
Metal blinds, paneling and slate floor.
http://www.ehow.com/smoke-stain-removal/

“Twofer one”

Level 8

Since: Mar 11

isn't always a deal

#289 Oct 30, 2012
Booya biotch wrote:
Thanks, i see a couple of things we can try.

“Don't Worry Be Happy”

Since: Apr 09

Happytown, USA

#290 Mar 13, 2013
I'm glad I found this thread Sanka...I knew it had something to do with both food and housework. Typed that in and of course it came up on the menu.

I made Strawberry Shortcake tonight. My brother-in-law brought a flat over to us. I cut up, washed and cleaned 3/4 of them for my husband to make Strawberry Jam with. He learned how to can a couple of years ago, and when he gets any amount of fruit, always has to can a few jars of jelly. Works for me, as long as I don't have to do it.
:-)

I saved 2 pints, bought an Angel Food Cake that was on sale at the Publix Bakery with 0 Trans Fat. We sprinkled Publix sugar substitute (blue packs) on strawberries. As far as I'm concerned we could have used none, but hubby wanted the juice that the sugar draws out of the berries. I also just bought the Fat-Free Publix Cool Whip. It was excellent (imho).

We are both having being told that we're pre-diabetic, neither of us take medication yet, and I don't plan too. Husband's tryglicerides (sp) give him a fit. Although my cholesteral isn't perfect, my dosage is much lower than hubbies, and I've never had any problem with my tryglicerides.

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