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  • From: Nimer Jaber <nimerjaber1@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: blind_html@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 05 May 2009 08:00:05 -0600

The user manuals is good, but so are the recipes.

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Subject:        Fred's Head Companion - American Printing House for the Blind
Date:   Tue, 05 May 2009 12:36:44 +0000
From:   Fred's Head from APH <fredshead@xxxxxxx>
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 Fred's Head Companion - American Printing House for the Blind

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Posted: 04 May 2009 12:45 PM PDT

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Posted: 04 May 2009 11:48 AM PDT

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Posted: 04 May 2009 11:29 AM PDT

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Posted: 04 May 2009 09:24 AM PDT

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Great Garlic Bread <>

Posted: 04 May 2009 07:37 AM PDT

We don't put a lot of recipes in Fred's Head and when we do, we try to keep them really simple. Here's a good recipe for Garlic Bread.

For this recipe, hamburger buns, hotdog buns and bread work great!

  1. Cut the bread in half (down the middle) if not already split.
  2. Butter each strip.
  3. Sprinkle with garlic powder.
  4. Add some shredded cheese.
  5. Toast in a toaster oven for 4-5 minutes or Broil in a regular oven
     (watching closely) for 1 to 2 minutes until cheese melts, and just
     starts to brown.

Your family will love the change.


Tips On Marinating Meat <>

Posted: 04 May 2009 07:20 AM PDT

If your family is like mine, summer is for spending time in the pool, not cooking in a hot kitchen. We love to fire up the grill, but some evenings it just seems that we run out of time to let something marinate. Here's a little trick that may save some time.

The next time you go shopping, place each serving of fresh meat into a large resealable plastic freezer bag.

Mix your favorite marinade and pour into the bag and seal well.

Place the bag in a large storage container (in case your bag drips) in your freezer.

Now when you pull each serving out and defrost for dinner, your meat is marinating itself while you are having fun in the sun!

If you like marinating meat the regular way, here's some things to remember.

When marinating meat to grill, try to only marinate for one to four hours before cooking.

If you are using acid based marinade, remember that it can start to break down the texture of the meat if you let it sit in the marinade for longer than four hours. Acid based marinades would be marinades that include vinegar, lemon juice, or wine.

When grilling the marinated meat, apply extra coats of the marinade just before turning.

Do not add any more marinade during the last five minutes of cooking.

Toss any marinade that you have left over. Do not re-use marinade for another meal if it has come in contact with meat.


How to make a Breakfast Casserole <>

Posted: 04 May 2009 06:04 AM PDT

Something that I've been hooked on for a while now is breakfast casserole. It's easy to fix and can really save you some time in the morning. Here's what you'll need to make one with a yield of 8 servings, note that any vegetables can be substituted for the mushrooms, or they can be omitted:

   * 1 1/2 lb sausage
   * 6 slices bread; cubed
   * 1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese; shredded
   * 6 eggs
     li> 1/4 teaspoon Salt
   * 2 cups milk
   * 1 cup mushroom; sliced
   * 1/2 cup onion; minced

  1. Brown sausage in a large skillet, drain well.
  2. Add onions and saute.
  3. Place Bread cubes in the bottom of a greased 9 x 13-inch baking pan.
  4. Sprinkle sausage mixture over bread.
  5. Sprinkle cheese and mushrooms over sausage.
  6. Beat eggs, milk and salt together well.
  7. Pour slowly over cheese/sausage/mushrooms.
  8. Refrigerate overnight.
  9. In the morning, bake in a preheated oven at 325 for 45 minutes.


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Posted: 04 May 2009 05:29 AM PDT


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