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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Ignore the ‘fresh’ date? How2 determine the freshness of an egg.

imageOld eggs float in fresh cold water because of a large air cell that forms as the egg cools after being laid. As the egg ages, air enters the egg and the air cell becomes larger and this acts as a buoyancy aid. Generally, fresh eggs will lie on the bottom of the bowl of water.


How does a baby bird breathe inside the egg?

The two membranes pull apart a little and create a small pocket or sack of air. As the developing bird grows, it breathes in oxygen from the air sack and exhales carbon dioxide. Several thousand microscopic pores all over the surface of the egg allow the CO2 to escape and fresh air to get in.

The oldest and easiest way to tell if an egg is fertilized is called candling the egg. It is literally holding the egg up to a lit candle {not to warm it, but in order to see inside of the egg}.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Glenn's Stir Fry:



EVOO, minced or pressed garlic, cumin powder, pepper, 1/2 sliced onions, sausage (half a rope 7.5oz)


Step 1)

In a 10 inch skillet heat oil, add cumin, garlic, when oil is hot add sliced sausage. Brown sausage, season with Cumin and pepper, add onions and sautéed. Remove mix.

Step 2:

12oz package "Kroger's Stir-Fry Starters: Vegetables with Noodles". .75oz "SUN-BIRD Stir Fry Seasoning Mix", 2tbls Soy Sauce, 1/3rd cup of water.

Step 2)

Add more EVOO if necessary, add vegetables, cover with Onions & sausage mix, combine Stir-Fry seasoning mix, soy sauce, and water. Blend and pour over everything. Continue to cook covered, stirring often. Broth will start to thicken… cook to preferred taste.

What I also do is I'll preheat the oil that I put in the skillet and I'll add powder cumin and minced or pressed garlic to the oil. I also put black pepper in sometimes but I always put black pepper and more cumin on the meat after I add it to the oil

1516155788627The vegetable that I use are from Kroger's and there the 12 oz package of frozen vegetables. I use several varieties: the stir fry starters and other frozen vegetable mixes. (these package are cheap at about $1.39 at Kroger's, but if you time it right you can get them at the 10 for $10 mix and match sales.)  *

1516155759068Once I've dumped the frozen vegetables into the pan I'll cover them and cook to the point where the vegetables aren't frozen then I'll add the stir-fry mixture.

The seasoning mix is only about $0.99 packet, I've tried to Kroger brand and it works just as well.

I generally follow the instructions on the packet except that I don't add the sugar.

1516158893273Like with the vegetables I mix up my choice of sausage, usually sticking to the smoked sausage ropes and varying between turkey, Kielbasa, beef, etc. The rope sausage usually runs between $2.79 and $2.99, but they'll go on sale about once a week at 2 for $5.00.

Average cost: Sausage (1/2 rope) $1.25 Vegetables $1.00 Seasoning mix $1.00 onion (1/2) $1.00 = $4.25

*On all frozen vegetables I pick all the mushrooms out, I don't think the high quality mushrooms go to the restaurants and seldom make into packaged products.