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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Crowds Gather for Obama's Inauguration

Crowds Gather for Obama's Inauguration

Braving frigid temperatures, an exuberant crowd of hundreds of thousands

packed the National Mall on Tuesday to celebrate the inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama as America's first black president. He grasps the reins of power in a high-noon ceremony amid grave economic worries and high expectations.

Quote by~James Redfield
Every mysterious event in our lives is a message.

Meanings of a phrases
As cool as a cucumber
Calm and unruffled.
Cool here means imperturbable rather than having a low temperature. Cucumbers are cool to the touch.
First recorded in John Gay's Poems, New Song on New Similies, 1732:
"I ... cool as a cucumber could see The rest of womankind."

Don't have a fat separator?
Cooking Spoon: Allow liquid to settle for about 10 minutes and use a wide, shallow (one-to-two-ounce) spoon to skim the surface.Zipper-Lock Bag: Fill a heavy-duty zipper-lock bag with liquid, allow fat to rise, snip a small hole in corner of bad and allow liquid to flow into another container. Pinch the bag before fat flows out.Bulb Baster: Plunge tip of baster into liquid beneath fat, draw liquid into baster, and deposit it in another container.

Instant Noodle Soup Mix

2 tablespoons chicken-flavored instant bouillon

1 tablespoon dried mixed vegetable flakes
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes

1 tablespoon dried onion flakes

1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning

1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/2 package ramen noodles, broken into 1" pieces

If you have time to cook it, for the ramen noodles you can substitute: 4 oz. (one cup)broken vermicelli or tiny soup noodles

In small bowl, combine all seasoning ingredients; mix well. Spoon into small plastic bag or container; add pasta. Shake and seal. You can turn this into a kitchen gift-in-jar! Make it with the regular noodles, package in a sealed Mason jar, tie on a gift card" "To make Holiday Soup- in four-quart saucepan combine seasoning, pasta, and 6 cups water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Cook over medium heat 5-7 minutes, or until pasta is of desired doneness, stirring frequently. Yield: 5, one-cup servings. May add one cup cooked cubed chicken, turkey or vegetables to the soup.


Meatball-Mushroom-Parmesan Soup

This soup relies on frozen meatballs for a quick, hearty weeknight dinner. Fresh vegetables, sautéed in a little olive oil, add homemade flavor.

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 cup sliced mushrooms

3 garlic cloves, minced

3 cups lower-sodium beef broth

1/2 cup sliced baby cut carrots

8 (1-inch) frozen Italian-style meatballs

1/2 cup rotini pasta (spiral-shaped)

2 cups fresh baby spinach

1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

1. Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium heat until hot.

Cook mushrooms and garlic 30 seconds or until fragrant.

2. Add broth and carrots; bring to a boil. Add meatballs and pasta; return to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 10 to 12 minutes or until pasta is tender and meatballs are cooked through. Stir in spinach; sprinkle with cheese.

2 (2-cup) servings

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Enjoy your day! Lord Bless each of you.

1 comment:

Margit Ammentorp said...

thank you very much about the tip about separating fat from liquid. I never thought about that, and always had trouble.