Peek A Boo Eggs a Homeboud Covid Favorite

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As a child all my friends liked to spend the night with me as much for my mama’s cooking as for my company.  One of their favorite foods was her peek-a-boo eggs.

She used a cookie cutter to make a design in the bread, everything from bunnies to hearts. She would add a small amount of oil to a skillet, drop the bread into the skillet, then drop an egg into the cut out and brown on both sides until done, also browning the cut out to use as a topper. It’s a favorite with kids of all ages.

Wild Cherry Jelly or Jamb?

If I had a nickle for every time even as an adult I’ve stuck a twig of 1 kind or another into my mouth just to have something to chew on; folks I could take you all out for steak and lobster and still have change in my purse.

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When I was in my 20’s and 30’s I harvested wild cherries and made homemade jelly. Oh! Wild cherry jelly is a marvelous treat. Those cherries are so bitter raw, they are inedible. It takes cups of sugar to tone them down. The finished product causes the partaker to mutter an AHHH with cheeks and tongue puckering and eyes getting big as moon flowers. It is an acquired taste. Once hooked it is a delicacy forever craved by the remembering pallette.

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So where’s the jamb in this? Well! For all those twigs I chawed on during my jelly making days I guess I never tackled a cherry branch. In fact it’s evident that I did not. You see the foliage and twigs of wild and even domestic cherries release cyanide when broken down. So much so that there are reports that some folks have made poison darts from the bark of the cherry and also elderberry tree. Just as it is important to guard what comes forth from our mouths, it is vital to know what’s going in.

Safe Wild Cherry Jelly- Cherokee Grandmother’s Recipe

Start with 7 to 8 lbs of ripe wild cherries

You will need (2) 1.75 Oz boxes of pectin & 9 cups sugar, a potato masher, a sturdy fine mesh sieve or strainer, a ladel & canning tongs, a 2 gallon or 8 quart heavy sauce pan, a 1 gallon/4 quart heavy sauce pan, a large at least 5-6 quart bowl & 3-4 sheets of cheesecloth. Wash cherries, remove stems but pitting is not necessary. Place in large sauce pot, add enough water just to almost cover as cherries will provide some juice, 4 cups water maximum & simmer for 20 full minutes. Do not boil.  Do not cover. After 10 minutes mash with potato masher every 5 or 6 minutes until time is up.  Place strainer/sieve over bowl and add 3-4 cups of cherries at a time using a large spoon to press through discarding peels & pits as you go. For very clear jelly you will clean strainer & put it over smaller pan lining it with cheesecloth 3 or 4 pieces deep. Pour juice through do not press or squeeze cheesecloth as this defeats the purpose. This should make 7-8 half pints or 4 pints. I like pints so I prepare 4 pints & 2 half pints just to be safe in case there isn’t enough to finish the 4th. Amount varies depending on the fruit. Prepare your jars & lids. Add pectin to juice bring to a full boil which cannot be stirred down, add sugar all at once mixing and stirring for 1 full minute remove from heat. Skim foam off with a spoon. Ladle into jars, leave about 1/4 inch head space, wipe jar rims well, add rings & waterbath 5 minutes. Set individually out on towels & don’t move until sealed & cooled. Use any jar that perhaps does not seal at once. My 1st try many years ago did not set properly. I used it as syrup. Beginners do not be discouraged. From then on it always set well. The 1st batch can be tricky but the more often you make jelly & jam the better it turns out.

 

 

 

HEALTH Is In the SPICE

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Allspice is used to stop diarrhea

Basil is an immunity builder

Black Pepper contains copper, vanadium, iron, calcium, chromium, manganese & Vitamin K

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Cilantro aka Coriander used for sleep & indigestion

Cardamon is a spice made from the seeds of several plants native to India, Bhutan, Indonesia and Nepal. Cardamon is a good source of potassium

Cayenne used to control obesity and improve vision

Cinnamon used to treat diabetes & arthritis pain

Cloves a natural wonder is used to treat bronchitis, back & abdominal cramps, pain, anxiety, nausea, diarrhea and used topically kills ringworm & repels insects including mosquitoes . Applied directly to a painful tooth eases pain & used as a gargle or chewed as clove gum improves bad breath.

Chili Powder regulates insulin production

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Cumin is used to treat indigestion, high cholesterol, insulin resistance, osteoporosis, asthma and as a liver protector and is an immunity builder

Garlic is another natural wonder. It is an antibacterial capable of combating high resistance bacteria like MRSA. It is an anti viral, anti fungal, anti parasitic, anti cancer and anti yeast agent. It contains substantial percentages of magnesium, selenium, calcium, copper, potassium, phosphorus, iron, Vitamins B1, B2 & C. Garlic reduces the severity and longevity of the common cold & flu by 70% over those not eating fresh garlic. Garlic is used to detoxify heavy metals in the body & brain which reduces the chance of Alzheimer’s. Placed as a raw chunk or grated plaster on a stubborn splinter it will cause the splinter to extract. Garlic is a blood purifier and an immunity builder. It regulates blood sugar, blood pressure & cholesterol. It is good for the heart, hair & skin. It contains allicin which is an antioxidant.

Ginger prevents nausea and is an immunity builder

Marjoram is an analgesic pain reliever, fever & inflammation reducer, antispasmodic & is used to relieve head aches, toothaches & the effects of overexertion.

Mustard provides calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, folic acid & Vitamin A

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Oregano eases breathing, builds immunity. It is an antifungal, antibacterial & anti-inflammatory. It is sprinkled directly on skin for abrasions & disorders

Paprika reduces obesity and improves vision

Nutmeg is used as a sleep inducer

Rosemary fights allergies & cleanses sinuses

Turmeric contains cur-cumin which is used to reduce inflammation & joint pain especially in the treatment of osteoarthritis & rheumatoid arthritis , It also deters internal cyst formation. Turmeric enhances brain function, heart & liver health & relieves jaundice, bloating, stomach aches, colitis & irritable bowel syndrome , indigestion & diarrhea.

Thyme stops diarrhea & is a diuretic which also controls bed wetting & unwanted leakage. It relieves stomach aches, arthritis, bronchitis, colic & cough

Sage enhances brain function

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Vanilla reduces inflammation & is a cancer fighter

Vinegar reduces acid re-flux, lowers high blood pressure & high blood sugar, reduces obesity, enhances healing & is a probiotic

Information gathered from Google search &

https://wellnessmama.com/1092/health-benefits-of-herbs-spices/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herb

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spice

18 Wild Rabbit Recipes

Rabbit Recipes work with Squirrel, Beaver & Groundhog

Wild rabbits are usually ½ as big as commercially grown

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Country Fried Rabbit

3-4 young rabbits dressed,cut into serving pieces

2 ½ cups buttermilk

2 eggs

2 cloves minced garlic

2 tsp Italian seasoning

1 tbsp paprika

1 small onion finely chopped

2 ½ cups flour

2 tsp salt

1 tsp black pepper

3 tbsp cooking oil

Heat oil on med heat, saute minced garlic in oil for 2 minutes, while garlic is

cooking mix buttermilk and egg, dip rabbit pieces in buttermilk mix then roll

in flour and add to pan. Add onion to pan. Watch the heat. Mix spices together and

sprinkle ½ over rabbit cook 5 minutes, turn sprinkle with remaining spice.

Turn every 4-6 minutes. Cook a total of 30 minutes. Remove to draining rack.

Gravy

3 tbsp flour

4 cups sweet milk

1 tsp salt

1 tsp black pepper

add flour, salt and pepper to hot grease with drippings and stir with a fork til

well browned. Add milk all at once and stir constantly til thickened.

Suggestion serve with Summer Garden Slaw

½ head green cabbage shredded

½ head red cabbage shredded

1 cup shredded carrot

small jar diced pimento drained

1 ¼ cup mayonnaise

2 tbsp vinegar

1 tbsp sugar

½ tsp salt

1 tsp black pepper

½ tsp turmeric

½ tsp ginger

Mix 1st 4 ingredients, mix last 7  ingredients then mix together

toss & chill covered.

Old Time Tender Oven Fried Rabbit

2 young rabbits dressed, cut into serving size pieces

1 quart chicken broth

1 cup Balsamic vinegar

1 lemon or lime quartered

2 garlic cloves 

2 bay leaves

2 tsp salt

Mix last 6 ingredients, add rabbit & boil on medium for 35 minutes.

Let cool 15 minutes covered. Remove rabbit & pat dry with paper towels.

Set oven to 325 degrees

Coating Mix

2 cups flour

2 slices of toast put through chopper

2 eggs whipped with 1 tbsp mayonnaise & 3/4 cup milk

Mix flour & bread crumbs, dip rabbit in egg mixture then flour mixture

Place in baking pan that has been well greased. Salt, pepper & spice to taste. Bake 25 minutes

Suggestion serve with macaroni & cheese, a vegetable, salad & rolls

Barbecue Roasted Rabbit

Preheat oven 350 degrees

3-4 rabbits dressed & cut into serving sized pieces

1 tsp salt

2 tsp black pepper

½ cup cooking oil

Sauce

16 oz tomato sauce

½ cup brown sugar

2 tsp minced garlic

½ cup finely chopped onion

1 tbsp smoked paprika

2 tsp turmeric

2 tsp ginger

1 tsp salt

2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

Heat the oil in a large skillet on medium heat, add rabbit and brown well on

both sides, seasoning with salt & pepper. Place well browned rabbit in 9×13

baking dish. In mixing bowl mix last 9 ingredients, pour over rabbit and bake

for 75 min or until fork inserted suggests rabbit is tender & done.

Suggestion serve with potato salad, baked beans, deviled eggs & hot rolls or garlic bread.

HONEY ROASTED RABBIT

3 rabbits dressed and cut in pieces

1 tsp smoked paprika

2 tsp ground black pepper

1 tsp salt

2 tsp ground dry mustard

1 tsp ginger

1 cup honey

1 ½ cup flour

1 cup chopped onion

1 small chopped bell pepper

2 cans cream of mushroom soup

2 1/2 cups chicken broth

2 cloves garlic minced

2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

4 potatoes peeled & chopped

1 sack baby carrots

1 can green beans drained

Coat rabbit with flour place in  roasting pans, add potatoes, carrots& green beans

mix top 5 spices & sprinkle on rabbit, cover with honey add onion & bell pepper.

Mix mushroom soup, broth, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and cover rabbit with

mixture. Bake 1 hour 350 degrees or until rabbit stabbed with fork is done.

Suggestion serve with salad & hot rolls.

APRICOT ORANGE RABBIT

2 rabbits dressed & cup into pieces

2 cups orange juice with pulp

1 cup apricot preserves

½ cup lemon juice

1 ½ cup chunked pineapple

1 tbsp cooking oil

2 whole garlic cloves

1 tsp salt

½ cup diced onion

1 tsp ginger

2 tsp turmeric

1 tsp nutmeg

½ tsp ground cloves

Place rabbit in oiled 9×13 baking pan, sprinkle with salt, mix juices, pineapple & onion

add last 4 spice mix, pour over rabbit place garlic cloves 1 at each end of pan bake 350

degrees 1 hour or until rabbit is tender

Suggestion serve with rice, buttered carrots, salad & banana bread.

Rabbit & Vegetable Stew

3 rabbits dressed & cut into bite size pieces

2 tbsp cooking oil

1 tsp salt 2 tsp black pepper

2 cups flour

1 onion chopped finely

1 clove minced garlic

1 quart V8 or tomato juice

1 quart water

6 peeled potatoes chopped in small pieces

1 sack baby carrots

4 celery ribs chopped

1 can green beans drained

2 cans whole kernel corn drained

1 can green peas drained

Put oil in a skillet & heat on medium, flour rabbit & add to skillet then brown pieces

well. Remove rabbit when browned to stew pot, add onion & garlic to skillet & saute

3-4 minutes drain & add to stew pot add salt, pepper & all 8 remaining ingredients Boil on

high once bubbling turn to low and cover with a lid regulate temperature so that liquid

does not splatter out. Cook 50 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Taste may need more salt.

Suggestion serve with sweet cornbread & salad

RABBIT WITH PARSLEY POTATOES

2 rabbits dressed & cup into pieces

3 lbs. Potatoes peeled & cut in long spears

1 ½ cups diced onion

¼ cup cooking oil

2 tbsp cooking oil

3 tbsp parsley

1 tsp salt

1 tsp salt

2 tsp black pepper

1 tsp sage

2 tsp thyme

2 tsp basil

1 small can diced black olives

2 cups chicken broth

1 can creamed corn

1 large jar diced pimento

Heat ¼ cup oil Fry rabbit pieces with 1 tsp salt & pepper until rabbit is well browned

15-20 minutes. Heat oven to 350 degrees. While rabbit is browning grease large baking

dish with 2 tbsp oil & place potatoes followed by diced onion, creamed corn, pimento &

black olives sprinkle with parsley, sage,thyme & basil. Add rabbit piece & chicken broth.

Bake 50 minutes.

Suggestion serve with Watergate salad

Make 1 pkg pistachio instant pudding with 1 ¾ cup milk when set mix in 2 cups whipped

cream, mix in 20 oz can crushed pineapple well drained, 1 cup mini marshmallows, ¾ cup

pecan pieces optional,  ½ cup toasted coconut, ½ cup drained & chopped maraschino cherries,

1 cup drained & chopped mandarin oranges, 1 cup blended small Curd cottage cheese. YUM!

RABBIT & ITALIAN BOW TIES or other pasta

2 rabbits dressed and cut into serving sized pieces

2 quarts water

2 tsp salt

2 tsp black pepper

2 cloves cracked garlic

1 cup flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

1 tsp paprika

2 15-16 oz cans tomato sauce

1 medium size onion diced

1 bell pepper diced

1 ½ tsp salt

2 tsp oregano

2 tsp basil

2 tsp thyme

1 tsp ginger

2 cloves garlic minced

1 ½ cups small slices mushrooms (opt)

¾ cup diced black olives (opt)

12 or 16 oz box of bow tie pasta

4 quarts water

3-4 tbsp ground dried mozzarella

Boil rabbit in 2 quarts water with salt, pepper & cracked garlic 35 minutes.

Make sauce mixing tomato sauce with onion, pepper, salt & next 4 spices, garlic

& mushrooms to pan, simmer for 12 minutes. Bring 4 quarts water to boil, add pasta,

boil 11 minutes, drain. Remove rabbit from boiling water, shake off, roll in flour & fry

seasoning with salt, pepper & paprika for 25 minutes. Fold sauce into pasta top with

mozzarella & black olives. Serve with rabbit on separate plate.

Suggestion serve with colorful salad and garlic buttered biscuits.

RABBIT POT PIE

2 rabbits dressed & cut into serving sized pieces

5 peeled & chopped potatoes in small pieces

3 cups chopped carrots in small pieces

1 chopped sweet bell pepper in small pieces (opt)

1 chopped onion

4 chopped celery ribs

1 can whole kernel corn drained

1 can green beans drained

1 cup flour

21/2 tbsp oil

1 can cream of mushroom soup

½ cup water

1 can biscuits

1 tsp salt

1 tsp salt

2 tsp black pepper

Boil rabbit in enough water to cover & 1 tsp salt for 40 minutes, drain. Roll rabbit

in flour. Heat oil in skillet add rabbit remaining salt & black pepper brown

well. Place rabbit & remaining ingredients except biscuits in casserole dish Top with

biscuits Bake 35 min at 350.

Suggestion serve with salad & cheesecake

Rajun’ Cajun Rabbit

3 rabbits dressed & cut into serving sized pieces

3 tbsp cooking oil

1 tsp salt

2 tsp black pepper

1 diced onion

1 tbsp minced garlic

2 ½ cups tomato sauce

1 ½ cups tomato paste

1 ¼ cups sliced mushrooms (opt)

2 tbsp Italian seasoning or

2 tsp oregano

2 tsp cumin

1 ½ tsp thyme

1 tsp basil

1 ½ tsp rosemary

5 above instead of Italian

1 tbsp cayenne or crushed red pepper flakes

1 ½ tsp salt

2 tsp black pepper

2 tsp parsley

1 lb package egg noodles or wild rice

Heat oil in wok or large frying pan, fry rabbit with top of recipe salt & pepper for 45

minutes turning and adjusting heat as needed. In a quart sauce pan  cook onion, garlic,

tomato sauce & paste, mushrooms, Italian seasoning, cayenne, salt, pepper & parsley,

simmer sauce while rabbit cooks or use your favorite quart of spaghetti sauce instead.

Boil noodles 12 minutes drain. Place rabbit by noodles on plate, cover with sauce.

Suggestion serve with green vegetable & garlic bread.

FRENCH CARIBBEAN RABBIT

2 rabbits dressed & cut into serving sized pieces

2 ½ tbsp cooking oil

1 large onion chopped

1 tsp salt

2 tsp black pepper

2 tbsp ground ginger

1 tbsp turmeric

1 tbsp cumin

1 tbsp curry

2 cloves garlic minced

14 oz can tomato puree

1 cup sour cream

2 cups water

2 bay leaves

Heat oil in large skillet & thoroughly brown rabbit 20-25 minutes salt & pepper while browning. Remove rabbit to large oven ready covered casserole dish. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add onion saute til tender, add garlic & cook 2 minutes more. Add onion mix to rabbit. Mix puree, water, sour cream, ginger, turmeric, cumin & curry & pour over rabbit. Add bay leaves & bake 35 minutes. Remove bay leaves & discard.

Suggestion serve on rice & French cut green beans cooked with toasted almond slithers, diced onions, salt, black pepper,& turkey bacon(fried & crumbled) using 1 tbsp grease from cooking & garlic bread

Rabbit Ragu or Alfredo

3 rabbits dressed & cut into serving pieces

2 tsp salt

2 tsp black pepper

2 onions peeled & quartered

3 bay leaves

2 chopped garlic cloves

1 pkg fettuccine or your favorite pasta

2 jars of either Ragu or Alfredo sauce

1 cup sliced mushrooms to your desired size optional

1 tbsp cooking oil

Use boiling pot, add rabbit pieces, salt, pepper,bay leaves, garlic & onion. Cover completely,

bring to boil, cover & cook at medium low for 1 ½ hours. Remove onion, bay leaves & garlic

& discard. Save broth by pouring it through a fine meshed strainer to eliminate rabbit residue

& rinse rabbit off if needed. Use this broth to cook pasta. With rabbit pieces in broth bring to

a soft boil, add pasta & bring back to boiling point, cover, reduce heat to medium & cook 12

minutes. Drain pasta & rabbit add sauce of your choice.  Heat & serve.

Suggestion serve with Waldorf salad & Onion bread Waldorf salad ingredients 1/3 cup mayonnaise,

1 tbsp lemon juice, ½ tsp salt, ¼ tsp black pepper, 2 red apples cored & chopped, ¾ cup thinly slices celery & ¾ cup toasted English walnuts chopped and mix all together.

Home made Ragu sauce

3 cups crushed tomatoes

2 cloves minced garlic

½ cup minced onion

1 tbsp olive oil

2 tsp basil

1 ½ tbsp parsley

1 tbsp oregano

2 tsp sugar

Saute garlic & onion in oil until tender, In a stew pot put all ingredients & simmer for 15-20 minutes stirring often.

Home made Alfredo sauce

½ cup melted butter

1 pint whole cream

2 tsp minced garlic

¼ tsp thyme

¼ tsp basil

¼ tsp oregano

¼ tsp salt

¼ tsp black pepper

2 1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese

Add cream & butter to large heavy skillet, simmer 2 minutes add all seasonings quickly,

mix well with a whisk add cheese & serve as soon as cheese is melted.

Gingered Rabbit W/ Peanuts

2 rabbits dressed & cut into several pieces

A 3 inch piece of ginger peeled & chopped

1 small onion finely chopped

Soy Sauce 4 tbsp which will be divided

¾ cups roasted, shelled peanuts

4 green onions chopped finely

3 ½ tbsp drained & mashed black beans

3 tbsp cooking oil

2 ½ tbsp diced green chili peppers

1 tbsp sugar

2 tsp butter

1 small jar diced pimento

2 tsp black pepper

1 lb white rice

1 tsp sea salt

Simmer not boil rabbit pieces, onion, ginger, 3 tbsp of soy sauce in large pot with enough water to

cover for 1 hr. Rabbit needs to be tender enough to fall off of bone. Move rabbit to a platter &

sprinkle with pepper. Let cool. Strip meat from bone & cube cut it. Start cooking rice in salted water.

In a wok or large skillet heat oil add black bean paste, butter, green onions, pimento & chili’s stir fry for 2 minutes. Turn off heat add sugar & remaining soy sauce. Combine rabbit, peanuts, & skillet sauce stir & serve on rice.

Suggestion serve with buttered broccoli & blueberry muffins.

Rabbit Normandy (A Stew)

3 rabbits dressed & cut into serving size pieces

¼ cup cooking oil

1 clove garlic minced

1/4 cup malt vinegar

1 bay leaf

1 medium onion chopped

1 cup beef broth (canned)

1 tsp allspice

1 tsp nutmeg

1 small can tomato paste

2 cups tomato or V8 juice

½ cup Italian salad dressing

¼ cup brown sugar

1 tsp sea salt

2 tsp black pepper

8 potatoes peeled & chopped can use sweet potatoes

for a different taste

1 lb bag baby carrots

4 celery stalks chopped, leaves & all

2 cups peas fresh, frozen or canned

2 cups green beans

2 cups whole kernel corn

if okra is in season at 2 pods sliced.

Heat oil to medium in big frying pan or wok, cook rabbit, onion & garlic for 20 minutes browning on all sides, Add Italian Dressing, bay leaf, broth, spices, tomato paste & juice, sugar, salt & pepper, mix well. Add vegetables & water to cover all. Cook on medium low 1 hour or longer until Potatoes & carrots are tender

Suggestion serve with cornbread or hush puppies & fruit salad mix any or all peaches, berries, seedless grapes plums, pineapple nectarines, bananas etc with or without chopped pecans or other nut & with or without whipping cream

Rabbit & Dumplings

2 rabbits dressed & cut into pieces

1 medium onion finely chopped

1 lb baby carrots

3 celery stalks finely chopped

1 small jar of diced pimento

1 tsp salt

1 tsp black pepper

Dumplings

2 cups flour

1 level tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

2 tbsp soft butter or oil

1 cup milk

Place rabbit pieces, onion, carrot and celery in large pot, add enough water to cover,

bring to boil then cook covered on medium  for 1 full hour. Carefully remove rabbit &

vegetables to a container, strain broth through a fine mesh strainer. You will need about

2 qt of broth okay to add small amount of water or chicken broth. Shred meat off bones.

Add salt & pepper to broth.

Dumplings: combine dry ingredients mixing well, add oil & mix well, add ½ cup of milk

mix well, add ¼ cup mix again add rest as needed until dough forms a uniform soft dough

ball. Bring broth to gentle roll use a teaspoon to cut small cherry tomato size pieces & drop

into broth, they will rise but gently give an occasional stir to prevent sticking. Cook 10 minutes

turn off heat, add shredded rabbit, pimento & vegetables on top & cover, let set for 5 full minutes. Gently stir & serve.

1 can of pre-made biscuits may be used for dumplings pulling or cutting the biscuits into 4-5 or 6 pieces

depending on biscuit size.

Suggestion serve with orange jello containing mandarin oranges, crushed pineapple & maraschino cherries, juice must be considered. Drain well or measure &use instead of water in jello mixing.

Rabbit Gumbo

2 rabbits dressed & cut into serving pieces

1 small onion chopped

1 clove garlic minced

1 green bell pepper chopped

2 tbsp cooking oil

1 tsp sea salt

1 tsp black pepper

1 tsp thyme

1 tbsp turmeric

1 tsp curry

2 tsp Tabasco sauce

¾ cup sliced okra (slice directly before using)

1 lb rice

Add oil to dutch oven & saute onion, green pepper & garlic on medium heat until tender, add

rabbit & enough water to cover & simmer medium low heat covered for 1 ½ hrs. add salt, pepper, thyme, turmeric, curry & Tabasco, simmer uncovered 20 minutes, remove rabbit, while it cools

start rice, debone cutting into bite size pieces, add back, cut okra & add stir in gently, simmer cook

5 minutes, turn heat off & cover, Let set 10-15 minutes, serve over rice.

Suggestion serve with corn on cob, cold slaw & garlic bread

 

Jamaican Rabbit– On The Hot & Spicy Side

2 rabbits dressed & cut into serving pieces

2 ½ tbsp cooking oil

1 tsp salt

2 tsp black pepper

2 bay leaves

2 garlic cloves minced

2 tbsp oregano

2 tbsp paprika (smoked preferably)

2 tsp thyme

1 tbsp turmeric

2 tsp cayenne 2 on hot scale

1 cup crushed tomatoes

1 cup chopped Serrano peppers 1 on hot scale

2 tsp scotch bonnet peppers diced 9 on hot scale

Optional replace hot peppers with milder peppers

1 lb rice

Arrange rabbit & bay leaves in large sauce pot, barely cover with water, bring to boil then reduce & simmer 1 hr removing scum & adding boiling water to keep covered if necessary.

Remove rabbit & strain broth. Re turn broth & rabbit & add remaining ingredients except rice. Mix well & simmer about 20 minutes coating rabbit well. When you put it back on to simmer cook rice

Suggestion serve on rice with greens cooked with salt, pepper, dried onion flakes & malt vinegar &candied carrots- coat carrots with butter & brown sugar when cooked & drained. Garlic bread, sweet corn muffins or onion bread compliment this meal.

Rabbit with Cheese Filled Gnocchi

This is American Gnocchi & not the Italian version.

1 rabbit dressed & cut into cooking sized pieces

2 tsp salt

4 cups chicken broth

1 bay leaf

2 tbsp cooking oil

1 cup fresh morel or other mushrooms sliced

2 garlic cloves minced

1 cup frozen peas

1 cup peeled chopped carrots

1 jar diced pimento

1 tsp black pepper

Dough

1 14 cup flour

2 tbsp parsley

1 egg

1 tsp salt

1 ½ cup ricotta or cream cheese

2 tbsp Parmesan grated

1 tsp nutmeg

1 tsp allspice

Put raw carrots on to boil in enough water to cover cook til tender. Put squirrel, bay leaf & salt in 2nd sauce pan cover with water, bring to boil & then simmer covered 75 minutes. Mix dough ingredients except for cheeses & blend well. Add flour if needed to make a dough the texture of biscuit dough. Put wax paper down on clean surface & flour well. Add dough & roll into a rectangle cover with cheese, sprinkle with Parmesan. Roll into a log. Slice 1/4-1/2 inch slices of this log. When the timer goes off on the rabbit let it cool & shred it off the bone. Put broth & 2 cups of the carrot water on to boil, add frozen peas cook 3-4 minutes, reduce heat to soft roll & cook Gnocchi 12-15 minutes til done. While they are cooking fry mushrooms & garlic in oil. Add rabbit, carrots, mushrooms, pimento’s, black pepper & mix well. Serve in bowls. Better than dumplings.

Suggestion serve with tossed lettuce & vegetable salad & homemade lemonade. Finish with a dish of mixed fruit sherbet or sorbet.

17 Healing Foods: Basil, Berries & Beyond

Basil especially fresh basil lowers blood pressure and is an anti-inflammatory which eases rheumatism.

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Blackberries ease upset stomachs, slow diarrhea, relieve joint inflammation, heal bleeding gums and strengthen the immune system.

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Black peppercorn prevents colds, retards breast cancer, reduces inflammation and slows tumor growth.

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Cranberries ease inflammation, assist with kidney function, help with the prevention of e coli and staff infection.  Sweeten with Stevia and not sugar as Stevia helps control blood sugar.

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Dandelions cut the blossoms, bread and fry in sesame oil like in the deep south or snip in salads. The greens are good also. They provide vitamins A, B, C & D. They aide with eye health, liver and kidney function, fluid retention, nasal inflammation, blood sugar levels and diarrhea.

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Garlic fresh minced or otherwise. Chopped fights inflammation, improves the immune function and is an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral. It improves heart health, circulation and breaks down lipids. Garlic also lowers blood pressure and is a cancer blocker.

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Ginger root lowers blood pressure, improves circulation, reduces flatulence, eases rheumatism, diarrhea and joint inflammation.

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Green Peas especially raw in salads provide vitamins A, C & K, manganese, fiber, thiamine and folate (a salt or ester of folic acid.)

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Kale may be eaten blossoms and all. Kale provides calcium, iron, vitamins C & K and high fiber.

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Marjoram fresh flowers, leaves, stems and all snipped or powdered aides with heart health, brain health, blood pressure and is a vasodilator (blood vessel opener.)

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Okra besides using just the okra pod also chop the blossoms in salads. Okra may be eaten raw. Okra provides high fiber, potassium, vitamins B & C, folic acid and calcium.

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Radish blossoms and all are great in salads and provide vitamins A B6, C, E & K, copper, chromium, potassium, zinc and high fiber.

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Raspberry reduces nasal inflammation and nausea.

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Spirulina is an underwater algae which improves the immune system.

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Stevia relieves diabetes, flatulence and high blood pressure.

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Thyme reduces fat content in cells (brain, heart & kidney) and provides vitamin A & C, iron, manganese and copper. It improves heart health and prevents premature aging. Thyme oil rubbed into a clean scalp reduces hair loss.

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Turmeric fights infection, reduces inflammation, blocks cancer, Alzheimer’s and arthritis pain. It strengthens the heart and is a diabetes type II preventing agent.

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Natural antibiotics include apple cider vinegar, raw hot peppers , raw garlic, raw onion, Spirulina, fresh ginger and ginger root.

http://inspireportal.com/eating-for-energy-foods-to-eat-for-vitality/

https://www.aging.com/elderly-nutrition-101-10-foods-to-keep-you-healthy/

https://healthyeating.sfgate.com/fruits-vegetables-provide-nutrients-8895.html

 

 

 

The Dr.’s In The Kitchen From Apples to Vinegar & In Between

WHATS’ IN YOUR KITCHEN?

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APPLES

Apples in all forms but especially raw regulate the bowels.

AVOCADO

Good because it is rich in potassium

BANANAS

Regulate blood pressure because they are loaded with potassium.

BLACK PEPPER

Black pepper is a medicinal spice. It must be used as directed. Excess or overuse can cause a burning effect. Used properly it is phenomenally healthy.

Black pepper is an antioxidant curbing free radicals. It is an anti-inflammatory agent. The potassium content in black pepper lowers blood pressure. It is an antibacterial. Ground and used sparingly as a face rub (not scrub) black pepper exfoliates and removes dead skin and reduces acne. Because of its antibacterial qualities it aids digestion, reduces bad breath & flatulence (gas) and prevents some gastronomical disease also relieving colic, constipation and diarrhea. Its piperine content acts as a mild laxative. Piperine definition; noun. a crystalline insoluble alkaloid that is the active ingredient of pepper, used as a flavoring and as an insecticide. The vitamin C content in black pepper works as an antibiotic fighting tooth decay and diminishing cold symptoms such as coughing and other respiratory disorders. Its combined properties ease congestion, cleanse the intestinal tract, stimulates urination and sweating, removes uric acid from the blood and aids the production and distribution of skin pigmentation.

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Black pepper intake improves skin & hair. It has been responsible for slowing cancer progression and is proven to slow the development of skin cancer brought on by exposure to UV radiation. Other benefits include slowing premature aging, boosting metabolism and burning calories especially reducing belly fat.

Black pepper essential oil provides a warming effect improving circulation and relieving the pain symptoms from arthritis, rheumatism and gout.

Black pepper contains: Choline ( 1 of the 8 main B complex group), folic acid (Folate B9), niacin B3, Pyridoxine B6, riboflavin (B2), thiamine B1, carotene, Vitamins A-C-K-E, potassium, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, zinc and contains zero cholesterol.

A great salad dressing contains ¼ cup olive oil, 2 tbsp lemon juice, 1/2 tsp sea salt, 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper, ¼ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp stevia.

CHERRIES

This tasty fruit lessens arthritis pain

CINNAMON

Eases arthritis pain and lower cholesterol for heart health.

CRANBERRY JUICE & SAUCE

Both lower cholesterol.

COFFEE Dark Roast

Has been discovered to provide brain health.

EGGS

Eating eggs aids in the prevention of Alzheimer disease and stroke. Eggs also deplete artery plaque besides providing beneficial amounts of protein and amino acid. Eggs are rich in needed nutrients. Eggs contain vitamins A, B2, B5, B6, B12, D, E and K. Eggs also provide calcium, choline (which builds cell membranes), copper folate, iron, potassium selenium and zinc.

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Eggs increase high-density lipoproteins (HDL) the good cholesterol and antioxidants that benefit eye health.

FLOUR

Made into a paste stops bleeding. It sets up like a cast

GARLIC

Regulates blood pressure, fights dementia, strengthens bones and lessens belly fat.

GINGER

controls inflammation and lessens joint & muscle pain. Add ginger to food & tea

GRAPES, RED

fight Alzheimer & dementia

GREEN TEA preferably fresh brewed

creates bone density, heart health, eases allergic reactions and is thought to be an anti cancer aid.

LEMON

Slices or juice rubbed on age spots lighten & reduce them

OLIVE OIL

eases arthritis pain & fights heart disease

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ORANGES & JUICE

Besides being a good source of vitamin C prevents macular (eye) degeneration.

PEPPERMINT

Eases stomach disturbance & gas symptoms.

TUNA

Tuna improves eye sight & lessens inflammation.

VINEGAR

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As far back as Hippocrates vinegar in water with honey was used to treat the symptoms of the common cold. One of today’s popular recipes is 1 tbsp of vinegar in 8 oz water with 2 tbsp of honey and an option of 1 tbsp lemon juice served hot or on ice. The Probiotics and alkaline content in vinegar reduce the symptoms of the common cold and allergic sinus conditions diminishing mucous and congestion. The alkaline content kills viruses. During a cold or sinus allergy attack drink 16 ounces of the water, vinegar and honey mixture daily. Vinegar is an antibacterial. As a medicinal option vinegar regulates blood sugar by using the anticlerical action of the acetic acid it contains. It lessons the possibility of the development of pre-diabetic conditions.

Vinegar’s acetic acid lowers blood pressure by eliminating cholesterol, LDL and triglycerides aiding in the prevention of coronary artery disease (the thickening, hardening and narrowing of arteries) which leads to heart attacks. Vinegar is an anti-oxidant. The enzymes in vinegar’s acetic acid detoxifies and stimulates the liver altering the glycolysis procedure and allowing proper functioning and lymphatic drainage by binding together with toxic materials. The acetic acid and Probiotics in vinegar aids in digestion by the break down and utilization of starches, nutrients and vitamins. It actually improves the natural Probiotic and HDL content in the stomach and intestinal tract.

The alkaline enzymes and Probiotics in vinegar balance the bodies acid-base levels (PH) which needs to lean toward the alkaline at 7.35% to 7.45%. Proper PH levels eliminates acid reflux. The acetic acid in vinegar kills candida which is a fungal yeast which often appears as an infection on the skin and mucous membranes like the mouth, throat, vagina and the quick under the nails. Candida can cause bad breath, sugar cravings and fatigue.

Vinegar has prevented DNA mutation and is thought to be a cancer preventative. The manganese in vinegar provides good bone structure restricting osteoporosis. The combined components in vinegar strengthen metabolic activity providing energy. 1 to 2 tablespoons of vinegar should be ingested in a diluted form daily for optimal benefits to be obtained. 3 tbsp of vinegar in 16 oz of warm water used as a final hair rinse, corrects the PH balance, exfoliates dead skin and prevents dandruff. Its compounds kill bacterial pathogens, viruses and other contaminants. Leaving it in helps long hair to stay untangled.

Do not drink straight vinegar. It is too strong undiluted. It may be used directly on greens such as spinach and others in moderation ( 1 tbsp or less per serving.) With water, olive oil and seasonings it makes a wonderful green salad dressing.

Do not put vinegar directly on skin or hair. It is too strong undiluted. Do not use straight undiluted vinegar as a mouth wash. It will damage, even remove the enamel from teeth.

Remember vitamin deficiency causes pain, muscle weakness & osteoarthritis.

Works Cited:

http://ethnogardens.com/21-amazing-benefits-of-black-pepper-for-skin-hair-ahttps://simplyhealth.io/21-benefits-apple-cider-vinegar/

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-proven-health-benefits-of-eggs#section11

 

Eating To Correct And Maintain Good Health

 

 

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It is so easy in today’s micro-second, instant, fast food world to assist our health in failure and not realize we’re doing it. So much frozen food, canned soup, fast food drive-through goodies, sugary drinks, and packaged desserts like candy-bars, cupcakes, cookies and ice cream sandwiches that we have forgotten how good a fresh peach tastes as the juice runs down our cheeks.  Look at the health issues listed below and get ready to restock the kitchen with foods that aren’t just good but are good for the body.

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Group 1 enhances healing, builds red blood cells and fights anemia. This life renewing group consists of lemons & limes, oranges, grapefruits, apricots, mango, papaya, cantaloupe, watermelons, green meated melons, strawberries, wheat germ, green, red and yellow peppers, potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, broccoli and Brussels sprouts.Make lots of fresh lemon and limeade with stevia as a sweetener. Make fruit plates filled with raw orange and grapefruit sections.

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Make fruit plates full of fresh apricots, mango and papaya bits, melon plates are a great salad replacement. Strawberries are wonderful garnishments for a plate of food. Wheat germ is great added to cereal and take a celery stalk fill it with peanut butter and top it with wheat germ “Yummy”.Roast all 3 colors of peppers with potatoes and yams. Take raw Brussels sprouts and chop them up in your salad. They are wonderful and broccoli is good raw, steamed and fried with low sodium soy sauce.

 

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Group 2 fights anemia, produces antibodies, reduces fluid retention, regulates blood sugar and insulin levels and fights stress, depression and fatigue. This health renewal group contains  lean pork, eggs, turkey ham, sunflower seeds, vegetable oils, cider vinegar, peanut butter, whole grains, wheat germ, bran, soy, pecans, walnuts, peanuts,

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raw green leafy vegetables including cabbage, spinach, greens. sweet potatoes, yams. potatoes, potato skins, asparagus, avocado, raisins, apples, oranges, peaches and bananas.Pork loin roasts are great cooked in the crock pot and served as roast or pulled and barbecue sauce added for a great tasting sandwich, or chopped and chow mien made. Eggs are great deviled, turkey ham makes a wonderful sandwich on wheat bread with lettuce. Sunflower seeds are good in salad or as a snack. vegetable oils like soy and sunflower make great oil and cider vinegar dressings for salads. Raisin Bran cereal is great. A handful of nuts in a bowl with lunch or dinner is a healthy addition. Make salad. Make slaw. A baked sweet potato with butter is a delight. Potato skins are always good. Sliced avocado or guacamole is wonderful.  Asparagus raw chopped in a salad is delightful. Apple slices with orange segments, sliced peaches and chopped banana with a spoon full of whipped topping is a great dessert.

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Group 3 helps regulate blood pressure, builds and maintains healthy bones and prevents insomnia.  Think oysters, smoked salmon, cheesecake, cocoa, almonds, yogurt, cheese, green vegetables, whole grains, milk and garlic. How about oyster stew, salmon steaks, salmon mixed with cream cheese, pimento, celery, drained picante on whole grain crackers is a true delight. A slice of cheesecake or custard is a treat. Cocoa and dark chocolate (sparingly) breaks the monotony. A cheese tray with grainy crackers brings smiles. Garlic is so healthy so have Italian food once a week with lean meat and tomato or Alfredo. Drink a glass of milk on occasion. Green vegetables include green beans, fried okra. Change it up for variety.

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Group 4  aids with respiratory issues making breathing easier.  Eat pickles, vegetable juice, tomato juice, pickle juice, cider vinegar, bananas, potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, spinach and watercress. Pickles are a great garnish for any plate. V8 juice is a great drink to go . with a meal or as a snack. People with asthma often crave pickle juice and vinegar. It’s the potassium and magnesium.

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Group 5  aids with disease resistance. Think alfalfa, cabbage, spinach, kale. lettuce and egg yolk.  Alfalfa sprouts are good in salad so is sliced hard boiled eggs, fresh spinach and kale. Cabbage is good steamed, fried and fresh in slaw.

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Group 6  regulates hair color and health. Desiccated liver capsules cause new hair to come in with colored pigment. also good are yeast, wheat germ, whole grains, citrus fruit and pineapple.  Fresh yeasty breads are wonderful. Make a biscuit batter and for the liquid add yeast. 1/4 cup warm water with 1 package dry yeast & 1tsp sugar. Let rise then add to biscuit recipe. Fresh pineapple is always good. Fresh squeezed orange juice at breakfast is a wonderful addition.

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Group 7  promotes healthy eyes and vision. The sight givers are chicken, honey, lemon, chives, carrots. milk, yams, sweet potatoes, squash, cod liver oil, citrus fruits, Smoke a chicken or a turkey make a honey lemon glaze. Roast carrots, yams and squash and sprinkle with chives. Have a glass of milk to take that cod liver oil pill with or make some lemon pudding for a change.

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Group 8  helps maintain the immune system. and prevents hemorrhoids. Start with cranberries, plums and prunes. Cranberry muffins and sauce are great on any day and not just holidays. Prune juice is good when heated and spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Fresh plums always make a good garnish.

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Group 9  aids in fighting infection.They include white albacore tuna, eggs, green vegetables, sweet potatoes, yams, squash, carrots, pumpkin, papaya, cantaloupe, mango, strawberries, grapefruit. lemons, oranges and limes. Tuna salad with diced hard boiled eggs, pimento, sweet pickle relish and celery is yummy. Add some lettuce leaves & a slice or two of tomato.

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Pumpkin pies are also good in July and all other months. Lunch tuna salad sand fresh strawberry garnish, pumpkin pie and a limeade.

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It’s easy to grab an orange instead of a candy bar or a salad instead of an order of french fries. Think Healthy. Enjoy.

 

Works Cited;

https://unclewileys.com/index.php/content/view/37/34/

https://www.rd.com/health/healthy-eating/foods-that-fight-disease/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pimento And Cheese 2020

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Grate 1 lb Colby or sharp cheddar cheese

add 1 1/2 cup mayonnaise or miracle whip your choice

add 1/2 cup diced pimento and mix well

Choose the bread of your choice toasted or fresh

spread with cheese mixture

add your choice:

crisp bacon slices or crumbles

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tomato slices

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fried green tomato slices

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avocado slices

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lettuce or watercress

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snipped green onion

1 tbsp drained picante

sliced fresh or grilled peppers

sliced black olives

bread & butter or garlic pickle slices

My favorite: bacon, avocado, black olive, sliced tomato and lettuce on seeded cracked wheat toast.

 

Sassy Meat Loaf

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2 lbs hamburger

1 lb mild pork sausage

3 cups crushed flavored crackers, cheese or chicken biskit, sun dried tomato or your choice

2 eggs beaten

1 pkg onion soup mix

2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

2 tsp dry mustard

2 tsp ground black pepper

1 tsp sage

2 tsp paprika

1 tbsp minced garlic

1 cup ketchup

3/4 cup shredded carrot

1 or 2 stalks diced celery

mix well place in oven dish and bake at 350 degrees about 55 minutes

pour off any excess liquid & or grease

 

Mushroom Gravy

Brown 4 tbsp flour in 4 tbsp butter

add 1 can cream of mushroom soup &

1 can beefy mushroom soup

1 cup beef bouillon soup

6 drops Kitchen Bouquet

Heat until thickened

Drizzle over meatloaf

Pork Chow Mein

 

 

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3-4 lb pork roast thawed

2 cups water

1 clove minced garlic

1 white sweet vidalia or red onion diced

3 tbsp soy sauce

1 cup shiitake (preferably)mushrooms (optional)

1 can beefy mushroom soup

4 tbsp corn starch

1 lb frozen or canned oriental vegetables

make sauce with water, onion, garlic &soy sauce

Cook  thawed roast in oven in covered roaster in sauce  at 325 degrees for 1 1/2 hours

After 1 1/2 hours add mushrooms if using, to the roast & cook another 30 minutes or until roast is fall apart tender. Shred roast with fork as for pulled pork

Mix soup with corn starch, add to roast & sauce

Add Chinese vegetables

Heat mixture 15-20 minutes until heated through

Serve on rice or chow mein noodles