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Posted By: of food there! nm on 2006-03-06
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Side Dish
Any suggestions for a side dish to go with spinach lasagna?
You have to look at if from the other side. If you bring your baby to the ER, we do care sm
but you need to pick up a phone and call or have a relative or friend call BEFORE the account has problems because you are not working. As an MTSO, I would so much rather know I need to cover something than get yelled at by a customer or lose an account.
Another veg head here, but I cook meat for my men. Just make sure my eats don't have meat broth o
You're probably right. The grass always seems greener on the opposite side of the fence though!
Thanks for the input!
I provide the template, I don't provide the headings though.
but I do pay them for everything that they transcribe. So, the MT has the initial template, they fill in the demographic fields, the body of text, cc information, etc. and that's what they are paid for. The body of text that the MT transcribes would include headings such as Subjective, Objective, etc., however the actual template that includes the logo, wording such as Patient Name, Date of Service, Attending Physician, etc. are not paid for. The template consists of about 8 lines total.
Dessert anyone?

Cherry Cake Pudding

1 1/2 cups cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons margarine
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup cherry juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups canned red cherries, pitted

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease a 1 1/2-quart baking dish.

Combine cake flour with baking powder and salt. Cream margarine; add sugar and cream until light and fluffy. Add eggs; beat until blended. Add dry ingredients alternately with combined milk and cherry juice, beating smooth after each addition. Stir in vanilla extract. Place drained cherries in baking dish. Pour batter over cherries. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until done.

Serve warm, plain or with whipped cream.



name your favorite meal, down to the dessert

I think my favorite may be the Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings....turkey, gravy, honey spiral ham, stuffing, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, garden peas.....I could go on and on.....

What's yours?????

Maybe a taco bar with an ice cream sundae bar for dessert? nm
ditto... The sweet wines are like dessert. The Amanas are the
They're like the 31-flavors of the wind world. And I'm less than 20 miles from an Amana shop that sells all this gorgeous stuff! Danger, Will Robinson, Danger!
Baked ham, corn souffle, green beans, dessert....
BBQ chicken, baked beans and garlic toast with M&M cookies for dessert! nm
For me, it's ham, mashed potatoes/gravy, yeast rolls and some nice dessert, pie or cake.
We just got Dish (sm)
We just got Dish about 2-3 weeks ago, switched from cable T.V.  They had a terrific special going.  With ours, we have 4 TVs hooked up to it, two boxes with one TV going off of it.  The one in our LR has the DVR, which allows us to record, I'm not fully sure of how this works yet, it's pretty nice.  The bedroom TV runs from the box in the LR.  We have another TV in the basement, which the kitchen TV runs off of without a box.  E-mail me if you want more information, I have a number you can call and they offered free stuff.  From the research I did before ordering this, you get more for your money than DirectTV.  The salesperson at Radio Shack also stated he felt Dish was better than Direct.  Maybe someone else here can give their opionion since there is one for Dish and one for Direct now.  My bill is approx $45 a month for 10 months, then approx $55, we have a special of a movie channel for 3 months free, along with the DVR and 4 TVs.  I'm happy!
Southwestern chicken and rice, corn nuggets, sweet tea and brownie ala mode for dessert! nm
Wow, you have a lot covered in that dish. How about
cottage cheese. Bread of course.
What about DISH network?
We are not worried about the TV aspect as we do not own a TV! This would be strictly for the internet service.
Eat less meat or no meat
Lots of beans, tofu shakes, whole-grain cereals, rice and breads, green and other veggies.  Meat is expensive, especially if you're feeding several. Cut back on carbonated drinks, also not good for you.. 
meat is not for me
I have been a vegetarian since 1979.  I did it for ethical reasons and because I dont eat anything that had a face.  The smell and look of meat makes me sick to my stomach. 
Not sure about the changes to the factory farming, but the changes most anti-factory farming people want is to get people to eliminate meat from their diet, thus ending the need for these farms. Each person doing their small part, makes a big difference in the long run. I was a big carnivore, cannot believe I am a vegitarian now, still lots and lots of food to eat, a little limited when dining out, but not really, even the restaurants are catering to the vegitarians more and more each day. Give it a try, you won't regret it.
want to try a new dish-chicken marsala-sm
and need to know if heavy cream is the same as heavy whipping cream which I saw at the store and what is dry marsala--a wine? Had this dish at an Italian restaurant recently and it was so good!!
Wonderful low-fat main dish

Here is one that I have used for years and it is wonderful.  It does not sound too great, but in the end, it is melt in your mouth good.

2 lb.  pork tenderloin roast

1/4 tsp. of each of these spices:  marjoram, tyme, garlic salt, onion powder.

1/2 tsp.  rubbed sage

1 tbs. worcesteshire sauce

2 tbs. soy sauce.

Mix all spices and sauces together.  Pierce roast in several places and put in bowl with marinade.  Put in fridge for at least 2 hours, turning roast to keep covered.

Place roast in oven safe dish with marinade and bake at 325 degrees until done.  Check with meat thermometer.  This is a great low-cal, low-fat dish. 

We just switched from Dish to Directv - sm
Dish is slightly cheaper, but we switched for the following reasons; Dish took away our FOX NY channel in November because of some law passed in congress recently (we watch Nascar) which we were paying extra for (we are in VA), we cannot get local channels with Dish unless we upgraded dishs and cut down about 5 trees. I thought it was insane to spend $400+ in order to be able to get local channels. We had them out here a couple years ago to evaluate the tree situation, that was their answer. So we have just been without the locals as they do not come in very well with the antenna. So all our neighbors here have Directv without any problems or cutting down trees, and all with the local channels ($4.99 a month). We have FOX again (local though, DH liked having NY FOX because of the football games). I also did the additional room box, another $4.99 a month which we had not done since living in MD, and it is a nice benefit to have with the kids, DH can watch his football and if a show is on that the kids wanted to watch they can without a bunch of fuss. That doesn't happen too often but it is nice to have that option. I am receiving a $5 rebate for switching right now, plus will be getting an additional $10 off for 10 months once my rebate kicks in, so right now it is $56 a month, but that will jump to $61 when all is said and done. We have the basic pkg and HBO. I liked the guide and ability to scroll the channels better with Dish. But the Directv remote seems much sturdier (plus they replace them free of charge), with Dish we had to pay for any replacements at $70 a pop, we went through a remote every 2 years or so, the last time I said forget this and bought a universal remote for $10, still works great. If trees are not an issue with you then either will work fine, Dish is slighty cheaper but you own the equipment, you buy it. They just lost another channel of mine though that was one of my favories, Court TV, Directv has it though so I am happy. Directv you lease the equipment, hence the free replacements. I think if you only get 1 unit then there is no charge, but with 2 units then it is $5 a month plus the free replacements, etc. We bought our Dish Network dish for $400 with a rebate, so I think we paid $100 for it in the end, have no idea how they do it now though. Happy hunting!
Direct versus Dish.
I actually prefer Direct TV over Dish. My sister-in-law had dish and there was no rhyme or reason to the program guide. I don't have favorites set up, so I can't really help there. I also don't listen to the music channels but I have a house stereo. Anyway, I have had no problems with getting my remote to work. I can actually sit in my recliner, which puts me at an angle to the receiver, and I can easily change channels without having to move. I also don't have trouble finding anything on the guide. I have the premium plus, HBO, Cinemax, Starz, and my local channels.
Meat in your diet?
That is a misconception that we need meat in our diets, we do not need meat at all, there are many other sources of protein out there to substitute for the meat, please go to the many vegitarian sites for more information.
it is not wrong to eat meat

and that comes from God's own word.  It is not unhealthy either, done in moderation. Our ways of growing or cooking the meat may be unhealthy, no doubt esp combined with lack of exercise. and yes, it is wrong to be cruel to animals.  Much of our problem is based on mass production, which is now the 'norm'.  We have all but eliminated the small farms in favor of this mass production.  Small farms don't need to have cesspools of waste, they don't stink and the animals live a natural pleasant life as intended. But when we go to using feedlots, and finish the beef out, for example, with grain, which is unnatural to their digestive system (starting the grain has to be done methodically and gradually or it kills them), we create different physical reactions in the meat which I believe has caused ill health in humans (along with the unnecessary vetting).  Yes, the chicken farms and slaughter houses etc are managed terribly, nasty and mostly with inhumane operations.  How to avoid this and still eat meat?  Seek out those who raise range-fed chickens (a natural environment), or raise beef that are not given growth hormones or unnecessary routine antibiotics. You will never have mad cow disease for example on purely grass-fed beef. These growers are around.  I have a nephew in MO who offers this alternative.  We ourselves used to offer such in the way of chicken -- these "natural farmers" generally struggle to make a living, but if you want healthy meat, want an alternative to mass production, seek them out. 

Yuck, I don't eat red meat, but (sm)

do eat some chicken for more protein.  Also eat lots of fruit with cottage cheese and lots of green, leafy vegetables.  Also, a way to get more protein is nuts, like cashews or almonds and feta cheese with your salads.

For lunch today is pasta with some cheese biscuits with garlic salt, also a green salad with feta cheese.  Melons with cottage cheese for a snack.  No meat at all and I don't miss it!  You get used to it.

meat loaf
Next time you make meat loaf, make it your regular way, put half mixture in loaf pan, take a can of green chilies....put pieces of pepper-jack cheese in each chile and close them. Add top layer of mixture, cook as you usually do. You'll love it!
Dawn dish soap for fleas
I had this problem before with some kittens. Soak the pup down and scrub it up with dawn dish soap. Apparently the fleas get caught in the "bubbles" and suffocate. Leave this on the puppy for about a 1/2 hour to an hour then rinse. Keep in mind that this does work BUT dry skin occurs.
Recipe for angel hair dish...
*1 box Angel hair pasta
*2 dozen frozen raw jumbo shrimp thawed and peeled(thaws quickly under running water in collander)
*1-1/2 sticks butter and a 1/4 cup olive oil (prevents butter from hardening when cooled)
*A couple of cups of steamed (firm/not overcooked) and chopped brocolli
*Tablespoon of minced garlic or more or less to taste (I use the one in the jar - and we like garlic!)
*Salt and Pepper to taste - few dashes of each

*Melt butter and add oil, garlic, S&P on medium heat in small pot, mixing often
*Cook shrimp in butter mixture until just done and not overcooked, a handful at a time and removing when cooked and setting aside
*Cook and drain pasta, and transfer back into warm pasta pot
Add broccoli, cooked shrimp and pour butter mixture over all and blend together.

Top with parmesan cheese and a bit of parsley, if desired.

Need opinions on Dish TV versus Direct TV please.. sm

I have had both and currently have Direct but have never liked it due to the poor programming guide (only allowed to set up one Favorites, have to stand almost in front of the receiver for the remote to work, very difficult to find anything on the guide, not good music channels, etc.).  I am only 9 months into a 2 year "programming contract" and feel I am going to be charged a cancellation fee though do not know how much.  Anyway, I would like opinions from others on the service, etc. of both these companies before I make my decision to switch.  Thanks to all who take the time to answer! 

And, the meat in the grocery store comes
I believe that if you buy "beef" it comes from cows, an animal. I believe if you buy "chicken" it comes from chickens, an animal.
first was no meat, then vegetarian, now trying vegan...
although, I am not obsessive about it all...

no animal has to suffer for me.

I do have to cook meat for my boyfriend, but as I said I am not a fanatic. I try to buy local meat and use chickens (and eggs) that are not from electric cages, or that have not been fed steroids, antibiotics, etc.
Imitation crab meat.
I know, I know - yuck, but hey, I'm a guy. I don't know how to cook!
You can make the whole dish tonight and store in refrigerator!!
I do this all the time for church. Boil them, fill them and wrap good in wrap. Make sure you wrap them really good or your frig will smell like eggs! They will be fine for tomorrow!! In fact, I like them better!! Hope everything works out!
Yeah! The judges RAVED about that pasta dish!

Dish Network versus Direct TV. Need advice..sm
I am trying to decide between Dish or Direct TV and would like to hear from those who have (or have had) either as to which system is better.  I have done research on the web but would like opinions from users as far as reliability, service, channel selection, cost, if you can split a receiver between different rooms or need a receiver for each television in order to watch a different channel, etc.  Any opinion is appreciated!  Thanks.
Dish versus Direct Satellite service
I have had Direct Satellite for approximately 10 years now. Of course, the men have all the ESPN and other sports channels. But, our pictures are great (have on 3 televisions), and the DVR feature the kids love to record events. In the past 10 years now, service has only been out twice, and then that will be from severe storms, but it clears up quickly once the storm passes. I do not know anything about Dish, but heard that is also a good satellite program. It is not cheap with all sports and movie channels in, but they watch them all the time when home.
ditto. too much water boils the meat.
read recipes for crock pots.
I'm a vegetarian so not buying meat saves,
but also, the more *fixed* food is, the more expensive it is - for example, if I want soup, I buy the ingredients and make it myself, plus it tastes better and isn't loaded with garbage I don't need like salt and fat.

I don't buy extras - candles have been out for a long time - I have a few in case of power failure, but nothing fancy. I don't have a cell phone, or anything other than basic TV. I buy clothes at thrift stores (which is actually a lot of fun), and I never hang out at malls - impulse buying is out.

Get an extra plastic bottle and pour half your shampoo into it, then fill with water. Most people use way too much shampoo, conditioner, etc - dilute w/water - does the same job and lasts way longer.

If you will search around the web with Google, you can come up with hundreds of ways to save money - most of us buy stuff we don't need simply because we are lazy or we think our every desire needs to be gratified.

It's mostly just excess baggage; it is amazing how good it feels to not need *stuff* to feel good.

the potpourri idea is fabulous!!, plus don't forget the wonderful scent of herbs you can grow yourself to mix with the cinnamon, etc.

Good luck and have fun!
oops! meant meat cutter.
meat loaf, Mrs.T's pierogies, beets
Stove Top Dressing Meat loaf
with home made smashed potatoes, gravy and brussel sprouts....tomorrow night, sketti and meatballs, made with the extra Stove Top mixture.
And where exactly do you think that the meat in the grocery store comes from?? ANIMALS!
Meat cooking is harder, IMHO
Remebering my childhood as an animal eater, I think it is harder cooking for meat eaters and way more expensive than vegetarian foods.
Try the meat baby foods by Gerber.
That is making ends meet, not meat by the way.
oh my gosh, would you, yourself, bathe in DAWN dish soap - ouch!
no, no, no, no, no, no, no.
Vaseline works too and to rinse out use Dawn dish soap.nm
You could bathe with a gentle shampoo or even dish detergent, rinse well and if you have vinegar do

a vinegar rinse and then do a final rinse.   This might drown the fleas or at least stun them.  If dog is light colored you might be able to see them and pick them off when dog is wet.   If you have a dog brush, brush it outside and you might get some off that way.  If you have tea tree oil you can put some around its neck area or on a collar if you have one.   This is a fairly strong smell though and we've always had to wash it off the same day, though lots of people swear by this.   I can't think of anything else you can do with stuff you already have around the house. 

We adopted 3 kittens from the shelter and have never had a flea problem, but now we can't seem to get rid of them and my dog is on 3 different treatments and I still find an occasional flea.  She has developed a sensitivity to bites too and scratches all the time and can't take prednisone because she has Cushings.

Growing up we had a tri-colored Pembroke corgi.  He was the sweetest thing and I still miss him terribly, 30 years later. 


Please don't flame me, but I'm glad somebody eats meat. That's how my husband supports us,
cutter. I do think that everyone has the right to make the choice whether to eat meat or not. Some days I want meat really bad, and other days I can do without it. I'm glad that I live in a country where I can make the choice for myself and everyone else can make their own choice, too.
Orchiette, home-made meat sauce, salad, YUM!