One World, Many Stories: Jamaican Food, Schools, & Money
I discovered that the national dish of Jamaica is ackee and saltfish. The saltfish is imported, but the ackee grows on trees in Jamaica which, when prepared, resembles scrambled eggs! I also learned that if an ackee is split open before it is ripe, it releases a deadly poisonous gas. All the ackees we had was, happily, ripe enough! Jamaicans also eat a lot of bananas. They fry or boil green bananas.
With the winter snow and wind, I think chili makes a great simple dinner idea to warm the body inside and make the house smell great too. I have my own easy chili recipe that my family loves (listed below). MCPL has many cookbooks featuring soups and chili’s that you might want to try for a new recipe.
When have you ever been able to take your family out to eat for only $10.00? I would probably have to say never! Well, if you live north of Platte City, here is your chance to fill up the bottomless pits in your family.
A "Mexican Fiesta and Live Auction" will take place on Saturday, March 5th at the North Platte Junior High. The Mexican Fiesta is all you can eat for only $10.00 per family. Serving begins at 5:30 p.m., with a Live Auction to begin at 7:00 p.m.
Food fiction has a growing appeal for multi-tasking women who want a worthwhile literary escape while also gleaning culinary inspiration to answer the nightly question, "What’s for dinner?" Here are a few food fiction series that will have you drooling while you read.
Novella's Bistro Now Open at North Independence Branch
The long wait is finally over. Novella's Bistro is now open, and the crowd is gathering. The food fare spans the clock, offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. The Pillsbury Croissant Scramble is a savory choice to pair with a French Roast Decaf or Cafe Venezia. The Crunchy Chicken Salad sandwich has the vote of several customers as an early favorite, but the Texas Brisket is a winning choice for a hearty lunch on a busy day. A relaxing cup of Grandma's Chicken Noodle soup is the perfect choice for a stress-filled day and, of course, a cookie for dessert.
P-H-O: Three Letters That Spell the Greatest Soup in the World
While living in California in the mid-1990s, I noticed a small, nondescript restaurant near my workplace. There was only one simple sign out front: PHO. After driving by the mysterious PHO for several weeks, I finally gave in to curiosity and went in and asked for a menu.
We all know that eating is instrumental to survival, but in this day and age, there are so many food choices. I remember when you could only get strawberries when they were in season. With an improved way of delivering food to the grocery stores, consumers have many more choices than in previous years. I have seen cactus for sale and fruits I’ve never heard of in our local grocery stores.
Did you see the football games this past weekend? Both of them were close matches, and they kept me guessing until the end about which team would come up with the victory! Now, I am all excited about watching the Giants take on the Patriots in a couple of weeks.
It's always fun to plan a great meal or snack to enjoy while watching the big game. I took a quick poll of my colleagues here, and we had some discussion about our favorite things to eat during the game. Here's what we like: