Keep Cool on the Grill

Refreshing, dairy-infused dishes for warm days

(Family Features) Keep your kitchen cool and comfortable with grilled meals that banish the heat to the outdoors. Crisp, fresh greens and a perfect blend of spices and savory ingredients make each of these refreshing dishes perfect solutions for toasty days.

Featuring ingredients across the food groups, these dairy-fueled recipes from Milk Means More are ideal for well-rounded meals filled with nutritious flavor. Zesty mustard, spicy Sriracha and rich buttermilk lend a marinated flavor upgrade to traditional grilled chicken, while homemade pesto, fresh corn and ham create a perfect harmony for a cheesy grilled pizza. Or make a salad the star of your dinner table with a simply seasoned sirloin steak, plenty of veggies and a tart twist on a creamy dressing made with yogurt and milk.

Find more refreshing meal solutions at milkmeansmore.org.
Grilled Buttermilk Chicken

Grilled Buttermilk Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Lori Yates of Foxes Love Lemons on behalf of Milk Means More
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 16 minutes
Servings: 4

  • 1 1/2    cups buttermilk
  • 1          tablespoon mustard powder
  • 1          tablespoon Sriracha
  • 2          teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2          teaspoons paprika
  • 4          chicken drumsticks, bone in, skin on
  • 4          chicken thighs, bone in, skin on
  • vegetable oil, for grill
  • 1/4       cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1         lemon, cut into wedges (optional)
  1. In medium bowl, whisk buttermilk, mustard powder, Sriracha, garlic and paprika.
  2. Place chicken in large zip-top bag; pour buttermilk mixture over chicken. Seal bag and refrigerate 2 hours or overnight.
  3. Heat outdoor grill for direct grilling over medium heat. Remove chicken from marinade, shaking off excess; discard marinade. Lightly oil grill grates. Transfer chicken to grill and cook, turning occasionally, 16-18 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165° F.
  4. Transfer chicken to serving platter. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with lemon wedges, if desired.

Grilled Steak Salad with Chive Yogurt Dressing

Grilled Steak Salad with Chive Yogurt Dressing

Recipe courtesy of Kirsten Kubert of Comfortably Domestic on behalf of Milk Means More
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6

Dressing:

  • 1          cup plain yogurt
  • 3          tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice (3 small limes)
  • 2          tablespoons milk
  • 2          tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1          clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1/4       teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8       teaspoon black pepper

Steak:

  • 1          teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4       teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4       teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 20        ounces boneless petite sirloin steak

Salad:

  • 3          cups baby spinach
  • 3          cups chopped romaine lettuce hearts
  • 1/2       cup sweet red pepper rings
  • 1/2       cup sweet yellow pepper rings
  • 1          cup avocado chunks
  • 1/4       cup thinly shaved red onion
  1. To make dressing: In blender, combine yogurt, lime juice, milk, chives, garlic, salt and pepper. Blend on low until smooth consistency forms and chives are completely incorporated. Transfer dressing to jar with tight-fitting lid and refrigerate until serving.
  2. Heat grill to medium.
  3. To prepare steak: Combine kosher salt, black pepper and granulated garlic to create rub. Sprinkle half of seasoning mix over one side of steak, pressing it into meat. Repeat with remaining seasoning on opposite side of steak.
  4. Grill steak over direct medium heat to desired level of doneness, approximately 4-5 minutes per side for medium pink center. Remove steak from grill and let rest 7-10 minutes on cutting board.
  5. To make salad: Toss spinach and romaine on large platter. Scatter red and yellow peppers, avocado and onion over greens. Slice grilled sirloin thinly against grain. Arrange meat slices along center of salad.
  6. Drizzle dressing over salad just prior to serving.

Grilled Pizza with Arugula Pesto, Corn and Ham

Grilled Pizza with Arugula Pesto, Corn and Ham

Recipe courtesy of Rachel Gurk of Rachel Cooks on behalf of Milk Means More
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6

Arugula Pesto:

  • 2          cups fresh arugula, tightly packed
  • 1          clove garlic
  • 1          tablespoon lemon juice
  • pinch red pepper flakes, (optional)
  • 1/3       cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2       cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste

Grilled Pizza:

  • 2          tablespoons flour, divided
  • 1          pound pizza crust dough (at room temperature if using refrigerated dough)
  • vegetable oil, for grill
  • 1/2       cup Arugula Pesto
  • 1/2       cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/2     cup diced deli ham
  • 1/2-3/4             cup fresh corn kernels (about 1 cob)
  • 1/4     cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/4     cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  1. Heat grill to medium heat (350-400° F).
  2. To make Arugula Pesto: In food processor, combine arugula, garlic, lemon juice, red pepper flakes and Parmesan. Pulse until combined then, with food processor on, drizzle in olive oil until pesto forms, scraping down sides as needed. Taste and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. To make Grilled Pizza: Flour pizza dough lightly and stretch or roll to about 1/2-inch thickness (14-16-inch diameter).
  4. Sprinkle remaining flour on large rimless baking sheet, pizza peel or pizza stone. Transfer dough to baking surface.
  5. Clean grill grate and grease with oil-soaked paper towel and tongs. Slide dough off baking surface onto grill. Cover and cook until dough is bubbling on top and golden brown on bottom, 2-3 minutes.
  6. Carefully flip dough over using peel or tongs. Remove crust from grill to add toppings. Spread Arugula Pesto over dough. Top with ricotta, ham, corn kernels, onion and Parmesan. Return pizza to grill, cover and cook until toppings are heated through and bottom of crust is crispy, 5-7 minutes.
  7. Remove from grill, slice and serve.

SOURCE:
United Dairy Industry of Michigan

Este verano maneje seguro en la carretera

5 consejos de seguridad para mantener las llantas en altas temperaturas…

(Family Features) Cuando se trata de manejar seguro en las carreteras, ya sea que viaje a lo largo del país o simplemente en la ciudad, la verificación rutinaria de la condición de los llantas puede ser imperativa. Las condiciones de las carreteras o el clima también pueden afectar la seguridad. Es importante reconocer que los llantas son lo único que hay entre su vehículo y la carretera.

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Durante los meses de verano, las altas temperaturas y las calzadas recalentadas, junto con el rodamiento, la rotación y los frenos, contribuyen a riesgos potenciales, especialmente en llantas desgastados o inflados de manera inadecuada. Antes de salir a la carretera este verano, tenga en cuenta estos consejos de los expertos de la tienda Discount Tire de su vecindario.

  1. Revise la banda de rodadura. La profundidad de la banda de rodadura se refiere a la extensión adecuada de banda de rodadura de una llanta afecta el manejo, la tracción y la distancia de frenar segura de su vehículo. A medida que el desgaste aumenta y la profundidad de la banda disminuye, la capacidad de las llantas para operar en condiciones adversas, como por ejemplo bajo la lluvia, puede verse comprometida. La mayoría de los autos nuevos comienzan con una banda de rodadura de 11/32 pulgadas, usted puede verificar la profundidad realizando la prueba de la moneda, que consiste en poner una moneda de un centavo en posición vertical en una de las ranuras de la llanta. Si la parte superior de la moneda queda visible, significa que el desgaste de la banda de rodadura excede el nivel que los expertos recomiendan como seguro (menos de 4/32 pulgadas) y que ya es hora de reemplazar las llantas.
  1. Mida la presión con exactitud. La baja presión de aire de las llantas pueden derivar en un manejo deficiente y en el bajo rendimiento del combustible, así como en desgaste excesivo y posibles fallos de las llantas. Recuerde revisar la presión de las llantas al menos una vez al mes, especialmente antes de cualquier viaje de larga distancia, ya que los impactos de golpes y rotaciones durante el uso diario pueden ocasionar la pérdida normal de aire. Para obtener máxima precisión, revise las llantas cuando el auto esté frío. Para conocer la presión de llantas recomendada por el fabricante, consulte la etiqueta adhesiva que se encuentra en el marco de la puerta de su automóvil o en el manual del propietario. Si necesita asistencia, busque su tienda Discount Tire, que ofrece controles de aire gratuitos y inspecciones de seguridad de as llantas.
  1. Rote las llantas a menudo. El nivel de desgaste de las llantas varía según su ubicación en el vehículo. Al rotarlos sistemáticamente, se desgastan de manera uniforme, lo que ayuda a maximizar la capacidad de manejo, tracción y frenado. Para aumentar la durabilidad y mantener una marcha lo más fluida posible, rote las llantas cada 6,000 millas o antes si se produce un desgaste irregular o desparejo.
  1. Inspeccione la cajuela. Algunos de los vehículos más nuevos incluyen kits de inflado de llantas, equipados con selladores de recubrimiento y compresores de aire; o llantas run-flat, que permiten seguir conduciendo el vehículo sin presión neumática durante un período breve, en lugar de colocar la llanta tradicional de repuesto. Revise la cajuela para ver qué contiene su vehículo y asegúrese de tener un plan de asistencia en la carretera,en caso de emergencia.
  1. Evite la sobrecarga. Al sobrecargar el vehículo, el efecto en las llantas puede ser similar al que se produce al conducir con llantas mal inflados. El clima caluroso en las carreteras combinado con la sobrecarga, puede llevar a que las llantas se recalienten y fallen. Antes de cargar su automóvil, verifique la recomendación de carga del fabricante, que puede consultar en el manual del propietario o en la etiqueta que se encuentra en el marco de la puerta del vehículo.

Para obtener más consejos de seguridad para llantas, ubique una tienda en su área o haga una cita para mantenimiento, visite discounttire.com.

SOURCE:
Discount Tire

5 Tips to Get Organized

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(Family Features) Getting organized and making the most of your home’s storage space can be a daunting task.

To help keep clutter at bay and streamline organization throughout the house, consider these tips for revamping your closets and designated storage areas from the experts at ClosetMaid.

Find closet systems and other organization hacks at ClosetMaid.com.

Watch video to see how to get organized!

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ClosetMaid

Sudden Rapid Heartbeat

Revealing a lesser-known heart disorder and what to do about it….

(Family Features) A feeling of dread washed over Donnette Smith after she felt her chest jolt. “Please, God. Not here, not now,” she thought. In the middle of her church choir performance, her heart started racing uncontrollably.

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High off the ground, she fought off feeling faint while perched in the middle of the third row of bleachers. “There’s no way down,” she thought. “I can’t ask the whole row to get off because there are thousands of people out there listening.” Maintaining her wits, she signaled for a stagehand to grab a ladder so she could crawl off the back as the lights dimmed. Once on solid ground, her family rushed her to the hospital.

This was just one of many rapid heartbeat episodes Smith has experienced. She has a lesser-known, but common, heart disorder called paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT). Nearly two million Americans live with this alarming arrhythmia that can spike heart rate unexpectantly and suddenly from a normal 60-80 beats per minute (bpm) to more than 250. In addition to the trademark rapid pulse that can last from minutes to hours, symptoms may include dizziness, fainting, sweating, chest pain or pressure, or being out of breath.

“For a time, it truly dominated my life,” Smith said. “I lived in constant fear that I would faint from having an episode while driving my grandchildren. I put off travel and stayed close to home. I didn’t want to be in a strange city and go to a new hospital and explain my condition. Some episodes would happen at 2 a.m. and my husband, my rock, would drive me to the hospital. Of course, that throws off both our next days, leaving us walking around like sleep-deprived zombies.”

The suddenness of PSVT makes it difficult to diagnose. Doctors need to “catch” an episode, or see the unusual heartbeat, on an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) or Holter monitor before they can make a definitive diagnosis. With PSVT episodes being sporadic, occurring randomly and sometimes mere minutes in length, this can be hard. On average, diagnosis can take three years or longer and may be fraught with misdiagnoses.

For Smith, it was nearly 10 years before she had answers. PSVT’s symptoms may masquerade as anxiety or panic attacks. Smith was first prescribed an anti-anxiety medication. While seeking out a diagnosis, patients like her are often left thinking it may be all in their heads and wondering if they’re going crazy. They understandably struggle with how to convey this seemingly invisible illness to friends, family, coworkers and their doctors.

“The uncertainty of living with PSVT is equally challenging, if not more so, than the physical symptoms,” said Dr. Kathryn Wood, associate professor at Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing Emory University, who has published research on the emotional toll of PSVT, on women in particular, in the “European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.” “It looms over you, affecting self-esteem and causing you to avoid daily activities such as driving, work and time with family and friends.”

Thanks to lessons from her own journey, Smith has devoted her life to empowering those living with PSVT, and those living with other heart conditions, to live fully and unafraid. She serves as the president of Mended Hearts, a national nonprofit organization that provides peer-to-peer support for heart disease patients, their families and caregivers. Smith’s advice for outsmarting PSVT hinges on three key actions.

1. Educate Yourself. If you have or suspect you have PSVT, OutsmartPSVT.com is the only online educational website designed to help actively manage the condition. It debunks myths, addresses frequently asked questions and provides useful tips.

2. Speak Up for Yourself. Track your symptoms to inform talks with your doctor. The PSVTPlace.com website is an online patient registry that can help. Increasingly, wearable watches and technology are entering the market that may be able to capture an abnormal heart rhythm to show your doctor. Persist in getting an accurate diagnosis. It may be that you need to seek out a hospital or cardiac treatment center with cardiologists on staff who have experience treating people with PSVT. Be vocal in seeking referrals or second opinions.

3. Call on Your Support System. Whether it be an advocacy group, support group or friends and family, rely on those close to you. Communicate openly about your condition, including what signs to be on the lookout for and how they can best help you. On multiple occasions, Smith’s coworkers were there for her when she had episodes at work. They were armed with her medication history and current treatment plan to have conversations with doctors on her behalf.

“The difference is night and day when you resolve to take control of your health,” Smith said.

What Smith has learned about PSVT has also helped her family members. Her daughter, Dana, began experiencing symptoms of PSVT at age 16. Having overcome PSVT first-hand, Smith was able to offer advice to her daughter, who was accurately and quickly diagnosed – a rarity for those living with PSVT. Dana underwent an ablation at 19 years old, a surgical procedure that works by scarring or destroying tissue in your heart that triggers an abnormal heart rhythm. Dana has not had an episode since. Smith’s treatment path was less direct – her first ablation was unsuccessful, but watching her daughter no longer dread the next episode after having a successful procedure gave her courage to undergo a second ablation, which worked.

There is currently no at-home treatment for PSVT, although there is a growing collection of resources, basic techniques and support groups that can help people manage the condition.

“If the resources we have now were around when I was first experiencing symptoms, I could have saved years of living in uncertainty,” Smith said. “I hope to motivate others to never give up in seeking the support they need to get a swift, accurate diagnosis. Having PSVT doesn’t need to define you. There’s hope.”

SOURCE:
Milestone Pharmaceuticals

“Return to Normalcy” EXHIBIT TO LEAVE WOOD COUNTY MUSEUM

Last day for Leisure Time in Wood County exhibit will be May 19, 2019

Last day for Leisure Time in Wood County exhibit will be May 19, 2019

Sunday, May 19, 2019 will be the last day to take a tour of the exhibit THE RETURN TO NORMALCY: A Life of Leisure in Wood County, 1920-1939. The exhibit features then Presidential candidate Warren G. Harding, desired a return to the pre-World War I lifestyle or a “Return to Normalcy.” Soldiers returned from WWI, to their homes in Wood County with a desire to succeed, to relax, and to enjoy life. Advancements in technology also created opportunities for fun in this rural community. 

As THE RETURN TO NORMALCY: A Life of Leisure in Wood County, 1920-1939 leaves, the Museum is preparing for a new exhibit to open. Jacob A. Riis: How the Other Half Lives will open on June 16, 2019, and run until August 11, 2019. This traveling exhibit from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ touring program, “NEH on the Road,” documents the squalid living conditions of New York’s poor immigrants and laborers in “The Gilded Age” of the early 20th century. This contrast to the growing wealth of millionaires, such as Carnegie and Rockefeller, inspired many reforms of working-class housing. Riis was a Danish-born American photographer (1849-1914). This exhibit was made possible with a generous donation from Edwin & Irma Wolf.

The museum will be open for self-guided tours Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 4 PM and weekends from 1 PM – 4 PM (closed on government holidays). Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children, with discounts for seniors, students, and military. 

All events detailed at woodcountyhistory.org or by following the Wood County Historical Museum on social media. The Museum is located at 13660 County Home Road in Bowling Green. 

Weekend Column: Hepatitis A– Not the “A” You Want

Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable liver disease…..

by Brenda Keller, CNP, Gastroenterology Associates of Northwest Ohio

Outbreaks of hepatitis A are taking place in several states throughout the country, including our neighboring states of Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and West Virginia. In Ohio, the greater Cincinnati area is leading the state in the number of confirmed hepatitis cases. The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) declared a statewide community outbreak of hepatitis A after observing an increase in cases linked to certain risk factors since the beginning of 2018.

According to statistics provided by the ODH, the following is a summary of the hepatitis A outbreak through March 18, 2019:

  • Number of cases between January 5, 2018 and March 15, 2019: 1,979
  • Age range: 1-84 years
  • Gender: 60 percent male
  • Number of hospitalizations: 1,222 (62 percent)
  • Number of deaths: 7
  • Number of (Ohio) counties with cases: 72 (82 percent)

Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable liver disease. The virus usually spreads when a person ingests food or beverages contaminated by the stool of an infected person. This is an example of why handwashing is so important! Hepatitis A can also be spread through close personal contact with an infected person, such as through sexual intercourse.

Symptoms of hepatitis A include fatigue, decreased appetite, abdominal pain, jaundice and clay-colored stools. Hepatitis A can result in an illness that ranges from mild, lasting only a few weeks, to severe, lasting several months. In more severe cases, hospitalization may be required.

Persons at risk for hepatitis A include the following:

  • People with direct contact with individuals infected with the virus
  • Men who have sex with men
  • People who use street drugs (whether they are injected or not)
  • Individuals who are incarcerated
  • Persons who are homeless
  • People who have traveled to other places currently experiencing outbreaks

Individuals who believe they are at high risk for a hepatitis A infection should contact their health care provider or local health department for information about vaccination. People who know they have been exposed to someone with hepatitis A should contact their health care provider or local health department to discuss post-exposure vaccination plans.

The diagnosis of hepatitis A is based on clinical and laboratory criteria. The clinical criteria include an acute illness with any sign or symptom consistent with acute viral hepatitis and either jaundice or elevated AST or ALT levels. The laboratory criteria include a positive IgM antibody to hepatitis A virus (anti-HAV) or nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) for hepatitis A virus positive (including PCR or genotype testing).

Prompt reporting and treatment is important in curtailing the virus. Eliminating risk factors is the most critical component of avoiding the kind of “A” that nobody wants.

 

 

                                                                          

 

 

A Lemony Spring & Summer Treat

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(Family Features) Lemon is one of many popular tastes of Spring and Summer.  Enjoy a citrus burst with every bite of these Glazed Lemon Cookies.

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Glazed Lemon Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Milk Means More

  • 1/2       cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4       cup granulated sugar
  • 1          egg
  • 2          tablespoons fresh lemon zest
  • 2          tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1          teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2          cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2       teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2       teaspoon salt

Glaze:

  • 2          cups powdered sugar
  • 2          tablespoons fresh lemon zest
  • 1/4       cup fresh lemon juice
  1. Heat oven to 350° F.
  2. Line baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  3. In large bowl, mix butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and mix well. Add lemon zest, lemon juice and lemon extract; beat until combined.
  4. In medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt. Slowly beat dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Beat until combined.
  5. Spoon out dough and roll into balls. Place on parchment paper 1 inch apart and lightly press with fingers to slightly flatten dough.
  6. Bake 15 minutes, or until edges start to brown.
  7. Transfer cookies to wire rack to completely cool.
  8. To make glaze: Whisk powdered sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice until smooth.
  9. Dip top sides of cookies into glaze for full coverage.

SOURCE:
Culinary.net

Diversify Your Dinner Menu

From sandwiches to salads, the versatility of an ingredient like veal can help you build out a full menu….


(Family Features) Crafting quick, easy, nutritious meals is one of the most common goals for home chefs, yet it may sometimes be difficult to keep the menu feeling fresh and new.

By introducing a variety of ingredients, you can broaden the horizons of your family’s dinner options.

For creative, simple, tasty family meals, consider these globally inspired recipes that highlight inventive ways to incorporate veal as a satisfying main ingredient in nearly any dish. From sandwiches to salads, the versatility of an ingredient like veal can help you build out a full menu with a wide array of protein-rich dishes. With recipes like these, veal can become a staple on your family’s weekly menu.

Visit vealmadeeasy.com for additional recipes and complete nutrition information.

Classic Veal Parmesan Sandwiches

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Serves: 6

  • 6          veal cutlets (3 ounces each)
  • salt, to taste
  •             ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2       cup all-purpose flour
  • 1          egg wash
  • 1          cup breadcrumbs
  • 1          cup vegetable oil
  • 12        tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 3          tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 6          slices provolone cheese
  • 6          slices mozzarella cheese
  • 6          sub rolls
  1. Heat oven to 350° F.
  2. Pound each veal cutlet between sheets of parchment or plastic wrap until 1/4-inch thick.
  3. Blot veal dry. Season each cutlet with salt and pepper, to taste. Dredge veal in flour; shake off excess. Dip in egg wash and dredge in breadcrumbs.
  4. In large skillet over medium heat, heat about 1/8-inch oil to about 350 F. Working in batches, add breaded veal to hot oil and pan fry first side until golden brown and crisp, about 2 minutes. Turn once and pan fry second side until it reaches internal temperature of 160 F, about 1-2 minutes.
  5. Drain on paper towels or wire rack set over baking sheet.
  6. Add 2 tablespoons tomato sauce to each veal cutlet and sprinkle 1/2 tablespoon Parmesan cheese on top. Add one slice provolone and mozzarella cheese to each cutlet.
  7. Place veal parmesan in oven 2-3 minutes, or until the cheese begins to melt and veal is hot.
  8. Add veal to sub rolls and serve.

Nutrition information per serving: 45 g protein; 55 g carbohydrate; 7 g fiber; 11 g fat; 7 g saturated fat; 145 mg cholesterol; 908 mg sodium.

Veal Za’atar Flatbreads

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Serves: 4

  • 1/4       cup za’atar seasoning
  • 3          tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1          package (10 ounces) flatbreads
  • 1          onion (4 ounces), finely chopped
  • 1/2       pound ground veal
  • 1/4       cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1          tomato (6 ounces), cored and chopped
  • chopped parsley, for garnish
  1. Heat oven to 425° F. In small bowl, combine za’atar seasoning and 2 tablespoons olive oil.
  2. Spread about 1 tablespoon za’atar mixture on each flatbread. Arrange flatbreads on large baking sheet; set aside.
  3. In 10-inch skillet over medium heat, heat remaining olive oil. Cook onion 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add veal and cook 4-5 minutes until no longer pink, stirring to break up meat.
  4. Remove skillet from heat; stir in feta cheese. Spoon 1/4 veal mixture onto each flatbread. Sprinkle each flatbread with tomato. Bake 8-10 minutes, or until hot. Sprinkle each flatbread with parsley.

Nutrition information per serving: 17 g protein; 40 g carbohydrate; 19 g fat; 5 g saturated fat; 45 mg cholesterol; 760 mg sodium; 1 g fiber; 5 g total sugars; 10% DV calcium; 15% DV iron.

Mediterranean Grilled Salad

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4

  • 1          large orange (12 ounces)
  • 1/2       cup Italian salad dressing
  • 1          teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1          veal cutlet (12 ounces), pounded to 1/4-1/8-inch thick
  • 1          bulb fennel (7 ounces), trimmed, halved and cored
  • 1/2       small red onion (1 1/2 ounces), thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2    cups cooked farro
  • 2          cups packed baby arugula (about 3 ounces)
  • 1          head radicchio (4 ounces), cored and torn (about 2 cups packed)
  • 1/2       cup toasted hazelnuts, chopped
  • 1          ounce Parmesan cheese
  1. Grate 1/2 tablespoon zest from orange; reserve orange. Stir zest into salad dressing.
  2. Use knife to remove skin and pith from orange. Use knife to cut between fruit and membrane to release each orange section. Squeeze membrane to extract 1/4 cup juice; reserve juice and orange sections.
  3. In bowl, whisk reserved orange juice, mustard and salad dressing. Remove 1/4 cup dressing to re-sealable food storage bag. Add veal cutlets to dressing in bag. Re-seal bag and turn several times until veal is coated with dressing; set aside.
  4. Prepare grill or heat grill pan over medium-high heat on stovetop. Remove veal cutlets from dressing; discard dressing. Grill veal cutlets 5-6 minutes, turning once. Remove cutlets from heat. Place on cutting board and cut into bite-size pieces.
  5. Thinly slice fennel halves and place in bowl. Add red onion, farro, arugula and radicchio; toss. Add veal, orange sections, reserved salad dressing and hazelnuts.
  6. Draw blade of vegetable peeler across surface of cheese to make thin ribbons. Toss to coat with dressing. Divide salad among four bowls.

Nutrition information per serving (about 2 cups): 30 g protein; 36 g carbohydrate; 17 g fat; 3 g saturated fat; 50 mg cholesterol; 560 mg sodium; 6 g fiber; 9 g total sugars; 3 mg iron; 539 mg potassium.

Veal, Spinach and Tomato Arepas

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4

  • 1/2       pound veal cutlets
  • 1          teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2       teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2    tablespoons olive oil
  • 2          green onions (1 ounce each), sliced
  • 1          clove garlic, minced
  • 1          can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • 1/8       teaspoon salt
  • 2          cups packed baby spinach (about 2 1/2 ounces)
  • 4          arepas (5 inches in diameter)
  • 1/4       cup crumbled queso blanco cheese (1 ounce)
  1. Pound veal cutlets into 1/4-1/8-inch thickness; cut into 1-inch strips. Place in bowl and toss with cumin and chili powder.
  2. In 12-inch, nonstick skillet over medium heat, heat olive oil. Cook veal strips 1-2 minutes. Remove veal to plate; keep warm. In same skillet over medium heat, cook green onions and garlic 2-3 minutes. Add tomatoes and salt; over high heat, heat to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes until slightly reduced.
  3. Stir in spinach. Cook 3-4 minutes, or until spinach wilts and is tender. Return veal to skillet; heat through.
  4. To serve, heat skillet or griddle over medium heat. Toast arepas on each side until lightly browned and heated through, turning once.
  5. Cut each arepa in half horizontally. Top bottom half of each arepa with veal mixture. Sprinkle each with cheese; replace arepa tops.

Nutrition information per serving (1 arepa): 15 g protein; 12 g carbohydrate; 14 g fat; 5 g saturated fat; 50 mg cholesterol; 450 mg sodium; 2 g total sugars; 10% DV calcium; 10% DV iron.

SOURCE:
North American Meat Institute

4 Ways Kids can Benefit from Growing Up With Pets

No matter what may be going on in a child’s life, a pet can be there through highs and lows as a constant friend…..


(Family Features) Pets can make an impression on every member of the family, but the bond between a child and a pet can become a special one with lifelong effects. From increased physical activity to a positive impact on confidence and social skills, there are many ways younger family members can benefit from growing up alongside a furry friend.

These are a few ways kids can learn from growing up with a pet, courtesy of the CESAR® brand, and you can find more at Cesar.com/firstdayfriends.

  1. Increased Physical Activity – Whether taking a walk or playing fetch, pets provide unique opportunities for children to engage in physical activities, both indoors and out. As a bonus, encouraging children to expel energy alongside their pets can tire out both rambunctious parties, which can benefit the whole family.

  1. Empathy and Companionship – No matter what may be going on in a child’s life, a pet can be there through highs and lows as a constant friend. Research shows a pet can help reduce stress and moderate its impact. Having a companion animal like a cat or dog may provide the secure attachment and emotional support a child needs. This impact can also be seen through the CESAR brand’s First Day Friends program, which celebrates the benefits of the human-animal bond in the classroom.

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  1. Improved Social Skills and Self-Esteem – Kids with pets tend to have greater self-esteem, less loneliness and enhanced social skills, according to a study from the WALTHAM™ Centre for Pet Nutrition. Moreover, simply owning a pet can help facilitate conversation between children who may find social settings difficult, ultimately learning to form bonds and friendships with their peers.

  1. Responsibility – Pet ownership can help teach kids about responsibility and caring for another living being. Feeding, cleaning, walking and grooming are all activities that appropriately aged children can do with the help of an adult. With single-serving dog food options, it can be easy to teach children about their pets’ mealtime routines, including how much and how often to feed them. To make it even more special, the CESAR Home Delights™ line offers recipes modeled after a meal you might serve at your own table, so children can enjoy “sharing” their meals with their dogs.

SOURCE:
Mars Petcare

Historical Help Needed by 4-H

Looking for band info from 1933…..Wood County 4-H program celebrating 100 years……Many NB area participants

1933   4-H Band has strong NB connections, by Sue Miklovic

The 4-H staff at the OSU Extension office of Wood County recently asked me if I could help them locate any photos they could borrow and copy for the timeline they are creating for the 100th anniversary of 4-H in Wood County.

They shared an article they had regarding the forming of a Wood County 4-H Band in 1933. The band director was Mr. Todd Simon of North Baltimore. Consequently, several of the band members were also from NB.

Here is the article they shared:

Several names in this clipping from the original article contains many people that are probably familiar with many of you, that have long-time ties to the area.

If anyone has any band pictures, group or individuals, related to this topic, that you would be willing to share for the purpose of making a copy, please contact, Sue Miklovic by leaving a comment here, emailing to editor@theNBXpress.com, or phoning at 419-581-9629 to leave  message.

The Wood County 4-H program is celebrating their 100th anniversary in Wood County, Ohio throughout the entire year or 2019.

Reduce Your Residential Risk

Advice to make your home storm-ready


(Family Features) In the United States, more than 100,000 thunderstorms occur each year. These storms, which can be accompanied by high winds, hail and tornadoes, can cause power outages, fires and flooding, all of which pose serious threats to people and property across the country.

When these storms hit, many of the features that make your home more comfortable and enjoyable can also pose serious risks. Learn how to prevent damage and protect your family’s safety from these common hazards.

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Landscaping
Lush, well-developed trees provide valuable curb appeal, but they can also be dangerous in storm conditions. Although it’s virtually impossible to fully prevent damage from falling branches or even entire trees, you can minimize the risk. Prune trees regularly to maintain a safe distance from the house and power lines, and eliminate dead trees or damaged branches that are more susceptible to high winds. Take a similar approach with any large shrubs, bushes or other vegetation that could cause damage to your home or vehicles.

Decorative Features
The strong winds that accompany many storms can turn everyday items in your yard into airborne hazards. If items like decorations and patio furniture aren’t secured, bring them in or safely secure them before the storm hits. Also check for decorative features like shutters, which can shake loose in a strong wind and cause significant damage to your home’s exterior.

Propane Tanks
Numerous variations of severe weather, including floods and strong winds, can cause falling tree limbs or other debris to impair or even destroy a propane tank. More important than the property damage are the potential safety risks, such as gas leaks. In addition to trimming back landscaping that could fall onto a tank, also have a service technician survey your tank for possible risk factors, such as rust, loose fittings or faulty valves.

Doors and Windows
Poorly fitted or sealed doors and windows are especially vulnerable in a storm. They can invite leaks or, even worse, blow in completely when weakened by blustery force. It’s a good idea to give all openings to your home a careful review at least a couple of times a year and again after any major weather event.

For additional information on preparing for severe weather conditions, visit Propane.com/Safety.

10 Storm Safety Tips

If your home uses propane, consider these tips from the Propane Education & Research Council to help keep your family safe.

  1. Create an emergency contact list with information for your propane supplier and emergency services, along with instructions for turning off propane, electricity and water. If you do need to turn off your propane, contact a service technician to inspect your propane system prior to turning it back on.
  2. Consider installing UL-listed propane gas detectors and carbon monoxide detectors, which provide you with an additional measure of security. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions regarding installation, location and maintenance.
  3. If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to the storm to be struck by lightning. Metal objects such as propane tanks and equipment, tractors and telephone lines can conduct electricity. Do not go near them. If you are caught outside and cannot get to a safe dwelling, find a low-lying, open place away from trees, poles or metal objects. Make sure the place you choose is not subject to flooding.
  4. In the event of a flood, shut off the gas. Turn off the main gas supply valve on your propane tank if it is safe to do so. To close the valve, turn it to the right (clockwise). Also, it’s typically a good idea to turn off the gas supply valves located near individual indoor appliances. Before you attempt to use any of your propane appliances again, have a propane retailer or qualified service technician check the entire system to ensure it is leak-free.
  5. If a tornado is approaching, immediately take action. If you are inside your home or a building, go to the lowest level possible such as a basement or a storm cellar. If there is no basement, go to the center of an interior room on the lowest level. If you are in a mobile home, trailer or vehicle, get out immediately and seek shelter in a sturdy building or storm shelter.
  6. After the storm passes and it is safe to do so, check the entire area for damaged gas lines or damage to your propane tank. High winds and hail can move, shift or damage gas lines and tanks. If it is dark, use flashlights, not candles. Immediately call your local utility company or propane retailer if any of these hazards exist. Do not attempt repairs yourself.
  7. Never use outdoor propane appliances like portable heaters, barbecue grills or generators indoors or in enclosed areas, particularly during a power outage. This can result in carbon monoxide poisoning or potentially death. Never store, place or use a propane cylinder indoors or in enclosed areas such as a basement, garage, shed or tent.
  8. Inspect propane appliances for water or other damage, if it is safe to do so. If the appliances have electric components and have been exposed to water, they can create a fire hazard. Do not turn on a light switch, use any power source or inspect your household appliances while standing in water. This can result in electrocution.
  9. Schedule a time for a qualified service technician to perform a complete inspection of your propane system if you suspect any of your propane appliances, equipment or vehicles have been underwater or damaged, or you have turned off your gas supply. Never use or operate appliances, equipment or vehicles, or turn on the gas supply, until your system has been inspected by a qualified service technician.
  10. Exercise sound judgment. Stay calm and use radios, television and telephones to stay informed and connected. If any questions arise, contact your propane retailer or local fire department.

SOURCE:
Propane Education & Research Council

Quilters to Meet

All are welcome to attend………

Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay will meet on Monday, May 20, 9:30 am in  Findlay at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1701 Tiffin Avenue. 

The day begins with the business meeting followed by Show and Tell.

Anyone interested in quilting is welcome to attend. Questions regarding the Ohio Star Quilters Club may be directed to Pat Czaplicki at 567-250-8537.