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Thursday..une 18.2009,... mmunity 5 Tri-County News * Kimball, MN Ik., ~lw ~.b~,., i~~~ ...... .. . ..... " _____._ _.~'~-~ .............................................................................. Quick tips to prepare food on a budset By Connie Burns, ll ofM Extension " Preparing meals at home is a great way to save on the family food budget. With a little planning, arid some savvy shopping, preparing meals can be economical and even funl If you're not used to preparing meals at home, the very thought may be daunting, But, as with all new habits, start slowly with achiev- able goals. Here are some tips to get you started: Start using the term 'planned overs' instead of 'leftovers.' When making a meal, make extra amounts of the starch, protein source (meat/ dry beans) or veggie and freeze these for later use. For example, while cooking rice for tonight's stir fry, cook up extra rice to be frozen for a soup later in the week. Are you slicing up chicken pieces for that stir fry tonight? Slice and freeze extra for a stew or soup for the weekend. In other words, make extra of what- ever you're cooking, and freeze for later use. Label everything! Start thinking of meat as a con- diment or a side dish. Instead of having a meal revolve around meat, let the starches, veggies and fruits take on more of a central role. Use meat in soups, stews and casseroles, and bulk up these dishes with rice, pasta or veggies. Don't forget the dry beans! They're a great source of protein, carbohydrate and fiber. Know your herbs and spices. You don't need a shelf full of fancy spices to add a little variety to your dishes. Here are some basic spices that can be used in various cuisine: Latin American/Southwest: use cumin, chili pepper, oregano Chinese/Asian: use cumin, black pepper, red chili pepper Italian: use basil, parsley, oreg- ano Again, start slowly, adding a cou- ple of new spices to your cupboard at a time. Many of these herbs and spices can be grown in window-sill containers to save you money. Set aside time during the week for a 'cook-athon.' Get the kids involved and start a family tradi- tion. Choose some family meal favorites, gather the needed cook- ing equipment, foods and stor- age containers, assign fun tasks to the kids, and start making batches of food for the week. Lasagna, spa- K mball Sen or DDlirlq June 22-26 Monday - Euchre, Meals on Heels: Ham & broccoli bake, carrot-raisin salad, fresh fruit, pudding. Tuesday-Euchre: Swiss steak, baked potato w/sour cream, mix- esd vegetables, wheat bread, choc- olate chip cookie. Wednesday - Celebration of Nations: Sweden (Swedish festi- val): Swedish meatballs, parslied potatoes, spiced beets, wheat bread, rice pudding. Thursday: Brown-sugar pork chop, sour cream & herb whipped potatoes, green beans, dinner roll, fresh fruit. Friday- Bingo: Tater-tot cas- serole, lettuce salad, fresh orange slices, wheat bread, peanut butter bar. 1% milk is served with every meal. Menu is subject to change. Suggested contribution for per- sons 60+ and volunteers is $3.25, or what you can afford. Guests under 60 pay $6.50. REMINDER: When there is a choice of entree on the menu, you will receive the first one listed UNLESS you notify us. The cof- fee pot is on by 11:15 a.m. every Wednesday. For reservations, call Rosa- lea Hoeft (320) 398-2211 between 10:30 a.m. and 1p.m. the daybefore you plan on attending. Gift dining booklets are available at the Senior Dining Site and the State Bank of Kimball. This program is funded in part under a contract with the ] Central MN Council on Aging as part of the r Older Americans Act Program. 17315 Co. Rd. 48, Kimball Immaculate 4-BR country home on 5 acres $259,900 251 Publishers Dr., Kimball Quality-built 3-BR home completely finished $159,000 lOO Sunrise Dr., Kimball Spacious 3-BR townhome with full basement $129,900 220 Quill St. NE, Kimball Quality-built 2-BR 2-BA townhome $159,900 Co. Rd. 7, Fairhaven 2+ BR updated home, large garage, 3/4-Ac. lot $129,900 211 Newspaper Run 4-BR home, 3-car garage Great lot, Huge yard " $174,900 Lake Betsy Kimball & Marry Clearwater Lake 2+ BR home/cabin 27 lots to choose from; 2+ BR remodeled cabin 100'+ shore, 1+ acre lot use your own builder 50+ ft. Lakeshore $175,000 Starting at $29,900 $249,900 cker, REALTOR -~ Integrity 398-3100 ~1 ~ See full details at: i"-- www.deb-becker.com ...... ~lebbecker@remax'net nr'1',, ghetti, soups, casseroles and stews all freeze well. Make up several dif- ferent meals for variety throughout the week. Remember those dry beans I mentioned? Have you ever thought of using them, but hadn't soaked them and knew they'd take too long to cook? Why not keep some canned beans in the cupboard to use in a quick meal? To use those dry beans, which are cheaper, leave a note on the ffidge to remind your- self to soak them for later in the week. Senior Citizens meet Kimball Senior Citizens met Monday, June 15, at St. Anne's din- ing site. After lunch, the meeting was called to order by president Nell Hilary. The pledge of alle- giance was recited by all. Secretary Ann Hamilton read the minutes of the last meeting and the treasurer Anita Hoefer gave the treasurer's report. A short meeting was held. Happy Birthday was sung to Bene- dicta Linn. Three tables of "500" were played. Winners were: first place Ann Hamilton, second place was Nell Hilary, and door prize was Benedicta Linn. Anna Boese served lunch. Rita Sheetz will serve July 20, at our next meeting. Benedicta Linn North of Garage I.l.f www.tricou ntynews. M N !0) 398-2200 Paynesville Area IX\ Health Care System i~. TM Welcome Deb L.ibbesmeier to Watkins Area Medical Clinic WE ARE PROUD to have Deb Libbesmeier, Family Nurse Practitioner as a new medical provider at Watkins Area Medical Clinic. Deb has lived and worked in the Watkins ' area for many years and is a familiar face in the community. Deb is providing a full range of family care services Now taking patient appointments Dr. Larry Strate is also available for appointments at our Watkins Clinic. Watkins Area Medical Clinic 150 Central Avenue - Downtown Watkins 320-764-2630 Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 5:00 p.m.