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Food " " I 401 S. Main St.. Stillwater ,_] 1405.372.1647 0 800.678,200 Fax 405.372-7752 June Is Dairy Mo'nth The National Dairy Council has designated June as Dairy Month. "Whether you are 6, 16, or 60, the nutrients found in milk and other dairy prod- ucts are critical to good health and the prevention of chronic disease," says Ann Marie Krautheim, a registered dieti- cian with the National Dairy Council. "Osteoporosis is a major public health threat, affecting more than 28 million Americans. One reason osteo- porosis rates are so high is that many people (especially teens, women and the elderly)have critically low calcium intakes. Consuming at least three serv- ings of milk, yogurt or cheese a day is an important step to help build slrong bones and prevent osteoporosis." Resent studies have also shown that a low fat diet pro- viding three servings of low fat dairy products and 8-10 servings of fruits and veg- etables, significantly lowers blood pressure. Studies also show, that low fat dairy foods may help to control body fat. ACted. rding to The New Eng- land Journal of Medicine, calcium may also reduce the risk of colon tumors. We never outgrow our need for milk and milk products. Several of the following recipes contain cream cheese. The calcium density of cream cheese is much lower that that of other heeses, however, Cream Cheese Pret. zei Salad Serves 16-20 a,4 c butter, melted 1A c brown sugar, packed By rginia Sasser Journal Food Editor 21/2 c crushed pretzels 1 (6 oz) package strawberr/ gelatin 21/2 c boiling water 1 1/2 c frozen sweetened, sliced strawberries 1 c pecans, chopped 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened 1 c granulated sugar 1 t vanilla 1 (8 oz) container whipped topping, thawed Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Fill a self closing plastic bag with pretzels. Using a rolling pin, crash the pretzels in the bag. Combine butter, brown sugar and crushed pretzels in a bowl. Pat the mixture into the bottom of a 9 x 13 x 2 inch baking pan. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Set aside to cool. In a medium bowl, dissolve the gelatin in the boiling water. Stir in the strawberries, stirring until strawberries melt. Add pecans. Chill the mixture until it begins to thicken. In a small mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese and granu- lated sugar until smooth. Add vanilla. Fold in whipped top- ping. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the cooled crust. Pour the gelatin mixture over the cream cheese layer. Chill until firm. (NOTE: the gelatin pineapple; use orange gelatin with drained, canned crushed pineapple and Mandarin oranges; use raspberry gela- tin with sweetened, crushed cranberries.) Chocolate Cream Crunch Serves 16 1 c flour . 1 c finely chopped pecans 1/2 c softened butter or margarine 1 (9 oz) pkg frozen whipped topping, thawed 1 c powdered sugar 1 (8 oz) cream cheese, softened 1 (8 oz) pkg instant choco- late pudding 1 (6 oz) pkg instant vanilla pudding 3 c milk Make crust by combining flour, pecans, and margarine. Mix well and press into bottom era 9x 13x2pan. Bake 20 min. in preheated 350F oven. Cool completely. Blend cream cheese and powdered sugar until fluffy. Fold in 1 c whipped topping. Blend well and spread on cool crust. Chill. Combine chocolate pudding and 1 1/2 c milk. Pour over cream cheese layer. Chill. Repeat with vanilla pudding. Chill. Frost with remainder of whipped topping. Cut into 2" squares and serve. Lemonade Frozen Dessert Serves 20 Crust: 2 1/2 c graham cracker crumbs 1/2 c sugar heated 375F oven. Cool. Mix: 1/2 gallon softened vanilla ice cream and a 6 oz can of partially thawed frozen lemonade. Pour into cooled crust. Sprinkle crumbs on top. Refreeze. Cut into squares. Fruit Pizza Crust: Cream together: 1/2 c margarine or butter 1/2 c vegetable oil 1 c sugar 1 egg 1 t vanilla Sift together and add to creamed mixture. Mix well: 2 1/2 c flour 1/4 t salt It cream of tarter 1 t soda. Divide dough in half. Pat into (2) 12"-14" pizza pans. Bake at 350F for 20 min. Coolthor- oughly. (Instead of using the crljee!?d0esconvibute layer may be changed to other 1/2 c soft butter above crust recipe, youcanuse to:eleurrl!take. Try colors or fruits. DO NOT use Mix above ingredients. Set commercial refrigerated sugar usmgSr i!ea:,fi":,cticses, fresh or frozen pineapple with aside 1/4C crumb mixture for cookie dough) For each pizza milk.a.dyiiihefUw L gelatinrnixtures. Themixture topping. Press crustmix: ing recipes,.:' to' |i.er will not set. Use lime gelatin remaining mixture into an 8 8 oz cream cheese thecaloriefalicontent.: wifladrained, cannedorushed .xl0pan. Bake8mininpre- 1/2csugar (3 ........ ' s ...... 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Juice of one lemon in tomato juice or chopped and south into Angola and Okra plants exude a Salt, pepper, sugar tomatoes;addwaterifneeded the western Coast of Africa, mucilaginous substance Chopped parsley to cover the meat. Addherbs okra made its way across when pods are harvested or Cook the onion and garlic and seasonings. Cover and the Atlantic With the slave cooked. This is the trait that slowly in olive oil until simmer as slowly as pos- -trade. E, Ven I the nickname gives thelvegetable a repu- softened. Add the okra and sible until the meatis almost 'gumbo' lobably omics tation of berg slimy, yet it turn up the heat a little and tender. (1-3 hours depending from the Umbiiord is this same substance that brown to a light golden on cut of meat.) Meanwhile, for okra, ochinggombo. contributes to the smooth color. Add tomatoes and brown the okra lightly in oil. Okra really founditsplace jelly-like consistency of just enough water to keep Peel and cube the potatoes; in culinary circles when chicken or seafood gumbo, the okra from sticking until sprinkle with lemon juice to paired with the tomato in A simple fix: salt the young the tomatoes yield their keep them from discoloring. the New World. Today the pods and place them in the juice, Topwith lemon juice , Add potatoes and okra to the vegetable, rich in vitamin sun for one hour to extrude and seasoning. Cook about stew when lamb is almost A and minerals, is recog- some ofthe mucilage. Rinse 20 minutes until okra is done and simmer another nized as a regional favorite, it off before cooking, tender and stock is reduced. 45-60 minutes. If the sauce Those raised on okra can't When preparing okra, (Juicy tomatoes may result is too watery, remove the lid imagine a summer without remove the cap from the top in too much liquid). Shake and allow the liquid to reduce. it; for others it is an acquired of the pod, without exposing the pan rather than stir until Skim off any surface fat. taste., the seeds. This, (along with done. Remove to a Serving Serve with rice. Fruit Pizza 1 t vanilla or lemon juice Beat above ingredients together and spread on crusts. Arrange in tings any combination of fruit on top: sliced bananas, sliced fresh strawberries, Mandarin oranges, pineapple wedges, sliced Kiwi fruit, etc, making it colorful. (May glaze with mixture of fruit preserves mixed with a small amount of water) Chill thoroughly and cut into wedges. Serves 18-24 Lasagna 6-8 servings 1 Ib ground beef 1/2 c chopped onion 1 (16 oz) can tomatoes 1 (6 oz) can tomato paste 1/3 c water 1 garlic clove, minced 1 t crushed oregano 1/4 t pepper /2 pound lasagna noodles, cooked and drained 12 oz Mozzarella cheese slices V= Ib Velveeta cheese, sliced 1/2 c grated Parmesan cheese Brown meat; drain. Add onion; cook u0til tender. Stir min. Orange Cloud Salad Serves 8 1 large carton cottage cheese 1 sm pkg orange gelatin 1 can mandarin oranges, drained 1 can crushed pineapple, drained 1 sm carton whipped top- ping Add dry gelatin to cottage cheese and mix. Mix in fruit. Fold in whipped topping. Serve in a glass bowl. Garnish with mint leaves. Vanilla Ice Cream Makes 1 gallon 4 eggs *2 1/2 c sugar 7 c milk 3 c whipping cream 2 1/2 T vanilla Beat eggs until light. Add sugar gradually, beating until thick; add remaining ingre- dients; mix well. Freeze in 5 qt ice cream freezer. *For different flavors, add 1 small box instant pudding and 1 c sugar in place of 21/2 c sugar. NOTE: If you prefer to use in tomatoes, tomato paste, recipes which do not contain water and seasonings. Coveri raw eggs, use egg substitute simmer301rfin" utes. In8x 12 instead of the 4 eggs. , baking dish, iayer one third of noodles, meat sauce and pea and Cheese cheese; repeat layers with Salad cheese layer on top. Bake at Serves 6-8 350Ffor30minutes. Letstand 2 cans English peas, 10 minutes before serving, drained (approximately 3 CherryO Cream Cheese Pie Serves 8 9 inch crumb crust 8 oz cream cheese, soft- ened to room temperature 1 can sweetened con- densed milk (like Eagle Brand) , 1/3 c lemon jpice 1 t vanilla i can cherry pie filling Beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Gradually add sweetened condensed milk arid stir until well blended. Stir in cups) 1 c Cheddar cheese cubes 1/2 cup chopped celery 1/4c fresh minced onion:" 1/2 c Miracle Whip Salad Dressing Toss all ingredients together. Refrigerate until flavors have mixed. Strawberry Banana Smoothie 5 One Cup Servings 1 Y= c skim milk 2 c low fat vanilla yogurt 2 ripe bananas, peeled and sliced lemon juice and Vanilla. Pour 1 1,4 c sliced strawberries into crust. Refrigerate 2-3 2 T honey hours. Garnish with cherry pie filling before serving. : i Broccoli Rice Casserole Serves 8 1 (10 oz) pkg frozen chopped broccoli 3 c cooked rice 1/2 c milk 1 c grated cheese 1 (10 oz) can cream of chicken soup t salt Dash of pepper Cook broccoli; drain. Com- bine with remaining ingredi- ents. Pour into 2 qt baking dish. Bake at 325F for 30 12-14 ice cubes in a blender jar combine milk, yogurt, bananas, strawberries and honey. Turn on blender and slowly add enough ice to measure 6 cups in blender. Blend until smooth, scraping sides if needed. Serve imme- diately. Virginia Sasser taught family and consumer sci- ences at Perkins Tryon High School for 25 years, and was state advisor for FHA/FCCLA with Okla- homa CareerTech. ..... IL II I IlL .... I IrZT--?-? ---z ........ .................... ?,,'!" ! !_'__'_L__'