December 16th, 2017

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Deck the Halls

Welcome to the Canteen open house. I hope that you will feel free to come in and poke around a bit, possible check out some recipes and grab some holiday cheer.

The staff is offering:

Hash brown egg nests with avocado are crispy hash browns topped with a baked eggs, crumbled bacon and more cheese. Served with chilled avocado slices.

washed down with some

Illya eating

Are you getting a little hungry

You might want to try this recipe out

Hearty Chicken Vegetable Soup
(prep time 15 minutes. Cook time 45 minutes Serves 8)

3(14 ounce) cans reduced sodium chicken broth
1 (14 1/2 oz can diced tomatoes
2 carrots, slices
2 onions, chopped
2 celery stalks, sliced
1 zucchini diced
¾ cup elbow macaroni (to lower calories even more, make this whole wheat)
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ pd. skinless bones chicken breast, chopped or chicken tenders, chopped
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
½ t. salt
¼ t. pepper

Bring the broth and tomatoes to a boil in a large sauce pan. Add the carrots, onions, celery, zucchini, macaroni and garlic. Return to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes or until the vegetables as tender.

Increase the heat to medium-high and add the chicken, parsley, salt and pepper. Return to a boil; reduce the heat and simmer, covered until chicken is cooked through, about ten minutes (this will depend upon how small you chopped up your chicken)

Per serving (1 ¼ cups) 107 calories, 1 g. fat, 0g trans fats, 16 mg chol, 643 mg sodium, 15 g. carb 3g fiber, 10g protein, 38 mg calcium.

By using whole wheat pasta, you increase the fiber and lower the calories to 100 per serving. You can also lower the sodium by using a salt substitute or eliminating the salt altogether. Boost the flavor by adding 1 t. of thyme
WTF Moose cat

Do you hear what I hear?

See sparky.
See sparky spazz because the gas water heater is hissing like a old fashioned pressure cooker.
See sparky swear.
See sparky google hissing gas hot water heater no leak no gas smell.
See sparky thank God.
See sparky call Mr Plumber who fixes & installs water heaters.
See sparky waiting to throw $2,000 at Mr Plumber...who will be here today between 1-3pm.

See sparky no longer at Canteen party today.

See sparky a little upset because the half year property taxes are also due this month.
See sparky thanking God for employment and excellent credit.

Sparky wants a Valium. 😬
IK xMas
  • elmey

Afternoon Tea

Is time for afternoon tea or coffee yet?  Or perhaps a glass of sherry is called for instead :)  I've brough a plate of gingerbread which goes with everything.

I've never been a huge cookie fan, except at Christmas time, when I say bring it on!  I don't make the cookies but I'm happy to eat them :)