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The Healthy Family Meals Newsletter, Issue #83 Get Ready for the Cranberry Season
November 05, 2007
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Many people tell me that they postpone entertaining because organizing a dinner party menu is too overwhelming. Likewise, making memorable family meals can be difficult when you have to cope with the demands of running a busy household.
To help you get the most out of mealtime and to help you follow through on your intentions to see friends more often, here are some tips from DineWise for fabulous family suppers!
Include a variety of temperatures, flavors, colors and textures in your menus to make meals interesting.
Culinary globetrotting doesn't always work. Combine dishes from one area of the world so that the meal doesn't become too eclectic.
If you're serving dinner as a buffet or on platters to be passed at the table, make an extra portion so that no one has to take the last morsels.
Start the meal with light and fresh tastes and move to more intense flavors. This tactic ensures that a spicy appetizer won't overshadow the subtlety of a delicate entrée choice.
If you include all of the food groups in your menu, the meal is likely to be both nutritionally and gastronomically balanced.
When you're not sure about the tastes of all your guests or when the numbers start to exceed the amount of room you have around your dining table, shift to a potluck menu. Assign each person a specific food or a menu category so that the offering will be balanced--although I personally would enjoy an all-dessert dinner, other people like a more conventional mix of entrées, side dishes and vegetables.
Check out the Chef Selection and Complete Cuisine sections for pre-selected meals that are suitable for every occasion! The best part is, there is no lengthy preparation (except for the big decision of which mouthwatering meal to serve!) and no time spent in the kitchen, since each meal heats in minutes by microwave.
Be sure to take advantage of the newly available Holiday Meals section when entertaining. A classic favorite like the Spiral Sliced Ham Dinner with everything from soup to dessert is perfect for larger crowds since it serves 12. If you would prefer to cook the main course yourself, DineWise's delectable Boneless Prime Rib for 8 is for you. With savory sides like Peas and Pearl Onions, Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans Almondine and an unbelievable Mile High Apple Pie for dessert, this package is guaranteed to delight any crowd.
Impress your guests with a finishing touch of a DineWise Gourmet Dessert. From the classic New York-style Uptown Cheesecake to a decadent Chocolate Souffle to the elegant crowd favorite Tiramisu, DineWise ultimate Gourmet Desserts are the perfect addition to any get-together no matter what the occasion.
Please check out this great meal delivery company. Go directly to the link below that will bring you to the www.healthy-kid-recipe.com website page on menu planning....
Cranberry Pork Chops
Start to finish: 30 minutes
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon celery salt
4 pork loin chops (about 12 ounces total)
2 teaspoons cooking oil
1 large onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
2 tablespoons water
3/4 cup cranberries
1/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel
1/2 teaspoon ground sage
1/4 teaspoon salt
1. In a small bowl stir together pepper and celery salt; rub onto both sides of chops. In a medium skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook chops and onion rings in hot oil until chops are browned, turning once. Carefully add the 2 tablespoons water to skillet. Cover and cook over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes more or until no pink remains and juices run clear. Transfer chops to serving plates; keep warm. Remove onions from juices with a slotted spoon; set aside.
2. Meanwhile, for the sauce, in a medium saucepan combine the cranberries, sugar, the 3 tablespoons water, the orange juice concentrate, orange peel, sage, and salt. Cook and stir over medium heat about 10 minutes or until the cranberry skins pop and mixture thickens. Stir in the onions; heat through. Remove from heat.
3. To serve, spoon about 1/4 cup sauce over each pork chop.
Makes 4 servings.
Check out a new water drink company that was founded by Kara Goldin, a mother of four who cares about providing healthy beverages to families....she talks more below about Hint..
The idea behind Hint is simple: pure water, nature's original refreshment, accented with a hint of natural flavor.
No sugar, no artificial sweeteners: Hint is a refreshing alternative to sodas, juice and other sweetened drinks and it tastes great.
Sound good? It tastes even better.
We thank you for trying Hint, hope that you and your family enjoy it, and wish you excellent health.
Hint is available in many specialty markets and is also sold in fine spas and hotels. If Hint is not yet available in your favorite store, please ask for it.
Hint is adding new stores, spas and hotels every week and are also interested in school and corporate lunch programs.
What will your family do for healthier MEALTIMES?
Celebrating Healthy Families 2007
I want to continue to offer an excellent resource into 2007 that will help you save thousands of dollars on GROCERY SHOPPING!
Meet Lana Dorazio whom I consider an "expert" grocery shopper. She has developed a grocery shopping system that you can learn too.
Thanks for reading and have a great week!
Kindy --Your Family Dietitian
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