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July 7, 2020 TNT Printable Recipes

Recipes for today

Zucchini and Tomatoes Recipe
Fried Cheese Sticks Recipe
Easy Fried Mozzarella Sticks Recipe
Strawberry Butter Recipe
Cheese Grits Recipe
Linda's Cajun Popcorn Recipe
Jambalaya Recipe
Lime Chicken Picante Recipe
Chicken with Mushrooms for Two Recipe
Chicken Hawaiian Recipe
Orange Chicken for Two Recipe

Thought for the Day
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Right Duck and Scruffy
Right Duck and Scruffy

Today I dropped by the park and to see the ducks. It has been so hot here I haven't been over there in a few days. Right Duck and Scruffy ran up to meet me when I got out of the car. When the ducks are swimming together Right Duck quacks and they go left. There is one duck I named Left Duck. When Left Duck quacks they all turned around and went the other direction. In the middle was Middle Duck and Scruffy. When Middle Duck quacked they all stopped and dipped their heads in the water. Scruffy was the duck that all the other ducks picked on. When I first saw him he had feathers missing, an injured left wing, and had little or no feathers all up and down his neck. When Right Duck said to attack Scruffy they all started beating up on him. I would always feed Scruffy first and Right Duck second. I made all the other ducks line up to get their food. I did this for several weeks and Scruffy was no longer beat up. The ducks knew that when Scruffy got through eating then they would get their food too. Scruffy is now a beautiful duck. Recently a 9-10 boy came up to me at the park and asked why the ducks were lined up and not attacking me as I feed them Cherrios. I show them how I did it and he has continued to feed them since.

When I was showing the boy how I knew who the boss duck was he was interested. I explained to him that if you got the boss duck on your side the rest will follow his lead. I helped him understand that if feeding Scruffy and then make the other ducks line up, the ducks so wouldn't try and attack him as he feed them. It took two days and they ducks were a well behaved group of animals and would wait their turn.


Since then the young boy started feeding them, I gave his mother my phone number if he had a question. Last Saturday he called because he was going to be out of town and couldn't feed the ducks Cherrios and asked if I could fill in for him. As I feed the ducks it made me feel so good that a little boy would worry about the ducks when he couldn't feed them. On Saturday the ducks were happy to see me but you could tell they were looking for the nice boy that usually feeds them.

Today I took a picture of Right Duck and Scruffy. As you can see Scruffy (the white duck) is now a happy beautiful duck that has all his feathers and is not beat up. Today Scruffy came up to the bench where I was sitting and put his head on my knee. If ducks could smile, I think he was. And to think that my Master's Degree in Counseling really made a difference in this duck's life, LOL.

I talked with one of our longtime members today. Nancy V was a pleasure to talk with. Thank you for such a nice conversation. ... Nancy

Zucchini and Tomatoes Recipe

2 T Oil
1 ea med clove garlic, chopped fine
4 1/2 c thinly sliced zucchini
14 -1/2 oz can tomatoes, chopped, drained and reserve liquid
1 Env. Onion for Golden Onion Soup Mix
1-1/4 t Basil Leaves

In large skillet, heat oil and cook garlic with zucchini over medium-high heat 3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, then golden onion recipe soup mix, thoroughly blended with reserved liquid and basil. Bring to a boil, then simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes or until zucchini is tender and sauce is slightly thickened.

NOTE: You can use 1/4 t garlic powder for clove of garlic.

Microwave Directions
In 2-quart casserole, combine zucchini with tomatoes. Stir in golden onion recipe soup mix thoroughly blended with reserved liquid, garlic and basil. Heat covered at HIGH (Full Power) 5 minutes, stirring once. Remove cover and heat 4 minutes on HIGH (Full Power) or until zucchini is tender, stirring once. Let stand covered 2 minutes.
Makes 4 Servings
Chris NM (2003)

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Fried Cheese Sticks Recipe

3 pound(s) , Any Hard Cheese
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1 large egg beaten
1/2 cup cheese, grated
Buttermilk, as needed

Place cheese in freezer for one half hour. Remove cheese and cut into 1" thick strips just before cooking. Mix batter; add corn meal and flour, salt, tabasco, egg and add buttermilk until at a consistency slightly thinner than toothpaste.
Dip cheese sticks into batter (use toothpicks to handle them) carefully place in a pan of hot oil making sure that oil covers good, do not put in to many at once or they will stick together. When browned evenly remove and immediately roll in grated cheese.

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Easy Fried Mozzarella Sticks Recipe

Wrap mozzarella stick (string cheese) in egg roll wrapper and deep fry. Serve
with marinara sauce for dipping. Super easy and super good!

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Strawberry Butter Recipe

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup mashed strawberries

Combine all ingredients. Serve with muffins, bagels, waffles, pancakes, or homemade bread. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator.
Makes 2 cups

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Cheese Grits Recipe

2 cups water
1/2 cup quick grits, uncooked (Quaker's or whatever kind you have locally)
4 ounces processed cheese (Velveeta or your favorite cheese) cubed
garlic to taste (optional)
Could also add canned chopped mild green chiles

Bring water to boil; stir in grits slowly, reduce heat and simmer until thick
(3 or 4 minutes). Add cheese and garlic; cook until melted (about 3 minutes).
Add peppers at this time also if you are going to use them. Remove from
heat and sprinkle with paprika.
Serves about 4
Lisa TX

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Jambalaya Recipe

1 pound smoked sausage - sliced
1/2 pound ham - diced
1 tablespoon oil
2 onions - chopped
1 green pepper - chopped
1/2 cup celery - chopped
1/2 cup green onions - chopped
1 can tomatoes (16 oz)
3 cups beef, chicken stock or water
2 cloves garlic - chopped
1 bay leaf
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups rice -uncooked
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined

Heat oil in skillet. Fry the sausage and ham. Add onion, green epper, green onions and celery and sauté until tender or soft. Add tomatoes, stock or water to pot. Add garlic, bay leaf, pepper, salt and rice. Stir, bring to a boil - then reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Add water if Jambalaya seems dry. Add shrimp, re-cover and cook 15 minutes longer. Mix well.
(Serves 6-8).
Oma in New Orleans

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Linda's Cajun Popcorn Recipe

1/2 cup butter, melted
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons lemon pepper seasoning
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
20 cups popped popcorn

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. In a small bowl, combine butter, paprika, lemon pepper, salt, garlic powder, onion powder and red pepper. Place popcorn in a large baking pan; pour butter mixture over popcorn and stir until well coated. Bake 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Remove from oven; cool completely. Store in airtight container.
Linda (Recipegoldmine.com)

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Lime Chicken Picante Recipe

1/2 cup chunky salsa
1/4 cup Dijon-style prepared mustard
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons butter
6 tablespoons plain yogurt
1 lime, sliced into segments

In a shallow nonporous dish or bowl combine the salsa, mustard and lime juice. Mix well. Add chicken, cover dish and refrigerate. Marinate for at least 30 minutes.
Melt butter or margarine in a large skillet over medium heat. Remove chicken from marinade and add to skillet. Saute, turning frequently, until browned on all sides. Meanwhile, boil remaining marinade in a saucepan for 4 to 5 minutes, to remove all possibility of bacteria.
Add boiled marinade to chicken and saute another 3 to 5 minutes or until chicken is 'fork tender' and marinade is starting to glaze. Remove chicken to serving platter; raise heat to high and boil marinade for 1 minute. Spoon marinade over chicken and top each breast with 1 tablespoon yogurt and 1 lime wedge. Serve.
Serves 6
Linda NM

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Chicken with Mushrooms for Two Recipe

14 oz. can mushrooms
2 chicken breasts
1/4 c. lemon juice
Dash each of paprika, garlic salt and seasoned pepper

Spray bottom of casserole with vegetable cooking spray. Add mushrooms. Place chicken breasts on top; add lemon juice, paprika,
garlic salt and seasoned pepper. Cover. Bake at 375 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes or until chicken tests done.
Yields 2 servings.
Mary J

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Chicken Hawaiian Recipe

3 whole chicken breasts (about 1 lb. ea.), split
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1 can (20 oz.) pineapple chunks in natural juice, undrained
1/4 cup maraschino cherries, halved (optional)
1 envelope Lipton Recipe Secrets Onion Recipe Soup Mix

On heavy-duty foil in shallow baking pan, arrange chicken brushed with
butter. Broil 10 minutes or until lightly browned on both sides. Reduce oven
to 350 degree. In medium bowl, combine remaining ingredients pour over
chicken. Fold foil, sealing edges airtight with double fold. Bake 45 minutes
or until chicken is done.
Make about 6 servings.
Mary J

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Orange Chicken for Two Recipe

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
Salt, pepper, garlic powder
1 tbsp. orange juice
1 tbsp. water
1 c. sliced fresh mushrooms

Brown chicken breasts in Teflon pans. Add salt, pepper, and garlic
powder to taste; add orange juice and water. Add sliced mushrooms.
Cover and turn heat to low or simmer for 20 minutes.
Serves 2.
Mary J

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Have a great day, Nancy

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