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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Taco Spaghetti


some crave tacos and that is what you think you will make but wait the kids want tacos what will you do?? This taco spaghetti recipe will please you both 

  • A pound of ground beef
  • 5 oz. spaghetti noodles broken in smaller pieces
  • 1/2 chopped onion I used dried minced onion.
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 2 Tablespoons of taco seasoning
  • 11 oz. can of corn if you like the corn with sweet peppers, you can use that, drained
  • 1 cup of cheddar cheese shredded
  • 3/4 cup of salsa
  • 4 cups of lettuce shredded
  • 1 large or 2 small tomatoes
  • A cup of broken up tortilla chips
  • Options: 1 cup of pitted sliced olives 4 oz. of green chili peppers (drained and diced), sour cream

  • Make your pasta, rinse and drain.
  • In a large pan brown your ground beef and cook the onion also.
  • Drain out any fat, and then add the taco seasoning and water.
  • Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat, simmer for a couple of minutes, stirring a few times so it won’t stick to the pan.
  • Add the pasta, corn, salsa, half a cup of cheddar cheese, and if you like, the olives and chili peppers.
  • Lightly mix and then pour into a greased 2 quart casserole dish.
  • Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Top with the other 1/2 cup of cheese, and you are ready to serve with the lettuce, tomato and sour cream.

recipe source here

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Keep Safe When Grilling or picnicking this summer

 World Food Safety Day was June 7. The United Nations has declared this day to draw global attention to the health consequences of contaminated food and water.

Join FDA on World Food Safety Day as we spread the word about ways to reduce the risk of food poisoning.

Tips to keep safe in summer time after all we all want to have a bit of fun without being ill or getting hurt. One of the most important tips is to use a food thermomter for both hot and cold foods. Many times we try to guess at the doneness of the food but the truth is that many times we are wrong and eating or feeding others food that is undercooked is dangerous. Likewise foods that are raw, cooked or salads should never be left out at room temp more than 2 hours. This time cuts n 1/2 when the temp reaches 90 degrees or above. 

I know many of us are trying to save money but the truth is food that is left out longer than it should have been needs to be tossed. Other foods such as marinades should never be reused.  Any leftover marinade should be tossed If the marinade is doing double duty and you plan to also it as sauce it should be separated before any cooking begins 

When grilling raw food should be kept away from the cooked food. Tongs and other serving utensils should not be shared between raw and cooked food as well.  The individual cooking the food should also practice good hand washing to help from contaminating food.  In addition if you are not cooking at home be sure to put the raw meat in a separate iced down cooler. 

Hopefully the tips I shared today will help you to keep yourself and your loved one safe and away from food borne illness. 

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Sunday, June 6, 2021

Moment in History

 Over 50 years ago June 6 was a day of great warfare. June 6, 1944 more than 160,000 troops landed on the coast of France. They were there to battle Nazi Germany and it would take place first on the beaches of Normandy. The leader for the allies was the General from the United States General Dwight D. Eisenhower. While the allies would win victor there would be more than 9,000 soldiers to pay the sacrifice.