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BAKED APPLES

2 apples
1 tbsp raisins
1/4 cup orange juice
Pinch ground cinnamon

Peel and core the apples. Coat with the orange juice
on the outer surface. Stuff with the raisins. Sprinkle on
the cinnamon.
Place in Pyrex baking cups. Bake in a 350F oven for
25-30 minutes, or until fork pierces surface easily.
Serve warm or cold.

Nutritional Information Per Serving: 74 Calories;
19 g Carbohydrate; 0 g Protein;0 Fat; 0 Sodium;
0 Cholesterol
Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fruit

NOTE; this is a diabetic recipe


A "LOOSE" GUIDE ON EXERCISING.......

1) It is well documented that for every mile that you jog,
you add one minute to your life. This enables you, at
85 years old, to spend an additional 5 months in a
nursing home at $5,000 per month.

2) My grandmother started walking five miles a day
when she was 60. She's 97 now and we don't know
where the heck she is.

3) I joined a health club last year, spent about $400.
Have not lost a pound. Apparently you have to show up.

4) I have to exercise early in the morning before
my brain figures out what I am doing.

5) I figure if God meant us to touch our toes, he would
have put them further up on our body.

6) I have flabby thighs, fortunately my stomach covers them.

7) The advantage of exercising every day is that
you die healthier.

8) If you are going to try cross-country skiing,
start with a small country.


OUT OF THE MOUTH OF "BABES".....

Justin, 3, was asked by his Daddy what his Daddy's
name was. Justin replied, "Daddy!" Daddy again said,
"No, what do people call me? What is Mommy's name?"
Justin answered, "Cindy!" Daddy said, "That's right, so
what is my name?" Again Justin replied with, "Daddy!"
Thinking carefully Daddy asked,"OK, Justin, what does
Grandma call me?" To which Justin replied, "Nuthead!"
~~~~~~~~~
Their aunt gave Holly, 3, and Ryan, 5, a goldfish. The
children were very excited, but their mother could see
that the fish was moving very slowly and she wasn't sure
how long it would survive. The next morning her doubts
were confirmed when she overheard Ryan tell his little
sister with excitement,"Look, Holly, he sleeps on his side
just like I do!"
~~~~~~~~~
Michael, 4, was talking about church. He said with
excitement, "My favorite thing is when we all sing the
vegetable song!" When his mother asked him which
one that was, he replied, "You know, Mom,
'Let There Be Peas On Earth!'"


WHEAT GERM

(Whenever I heard that phrase as a child I would always go..
"ewwwwwwww"....but as an adult I have learned the many
advantages and uses of this handy product.)

Wheat germ is essentially the embryo of the unprocessed
wheat kernel, commonly known as a wheat berry. It is a
concentrated source of vitamins, minerals and protein.
It has a nutty flavor and is very oily, which causes it to turn
rancid quickly. Wheat germ is sold in both toasted and
natural forms and is used to add nutrition to a variety
of foods. Wheat germ oil , an extraction of the germ,
is strongly flavored and expensive.











COCONUT/ALMOND GRANOLA TOPPING

3 tbsp firmly packed light brown sugar
3 tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp freshly grated orange zest
1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1/2 cup sliced almond
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup wheat germ

In a small saucepan combine the brown sugar, the butter,
the cinnamon, the vanilla, the salt, and the zest and cook
the mixture over moderately low heat, stirring, until the
brown sugar is dissolved.

In a bowl stir together the coconut, the almonds, the oats,
and the wheat germ, add the brown sugar mixture,and toss
the mixture until it is combined well. Spread the granola in
a jelly-roll pan, bake it in the middle of a preheated 350°F.
oven, stirring every 5 minutes, for 10 to 15 minutes, or until
it is golden, and let it cool. The granola keeps in an airtight
container for 1 week. Serve the granola as a topping for
fruit salad or on ice cream or puddings. Makes about 2 cups.


WRITE THAT AGAIN, SAM!!!?????

These are actual things written on résumés...........

"I have a bachelorette degree in computers."

"Graduated in the top 66% of my class."

"I worked as a Corporate Lesion."

"Married, eight children. Prefer frequent travel."

"Experience: Watered, groomed, and fed the family dog for years."

"I am quick at typing, about 25 words per minute."

"Seek challenges that test my mind and body, since the
two are usually inseparable."


"Properly trained, a man can be dog's best friend."
-- Corey Ford--

DOES YOUR DOG OWN YOU??

You believe every dog is a lap dog.

If you are cold, you put a sweater on your dog.

You have a picture of your dog in your wallet,
but not one of your kids.

You have your dog talk to your friends on the phone.

You can't fully enjoy yourself without your dog.

No matter how large your bed is, it is not large enough
for you and your dog(s).

You spend more on clothes and food for your dog
than you do for yourself.

You believe there is no such thing as a naughty dog.

When you need someone to talk to, your dog is
your first choice.

You sit on the floor if the dog got in the chair first.


CHERRY DUMPLINGS
1 (1 lb.) can pitted red sour cherries
1 cup sugar
1 cup sifted cake flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
Grated rind of 1 orange
1/3 cup milk
2 tsp. butter, melted

Put undrained cherries and 3/4 cup sugar in large
deep skillet and bring to boil.

Sift 1/4 cup sugar, cake flour, baking powder and salt.
Add remaining ingredients and mix lightly.
Drop from tablespoon into boiling mixture,
making 4 to 6 dumplings; cover and cook gently
20 minutes. Serve warm topped with whipped dream.


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BREE'S FUNNYBONE.....

It seems the US Federal Aviation Administration has a
unique device for testing the strength of windshields on
airplanes. The device is a gun that launches a dead chicken
at a plane's windshield at approximately the speed the plane flies.

The theory is that if the windshield doesn't crack from the
carcass impact, it'll survive a real collision with a bird
during flight. It seems the British were very interested
in this and wanted to test a windshield on a brand new,
speedy locomotive they were developing.

They borrowed the FAA's chicken launcher, loaded the
chicken and fired. The ballistic chicken shattered the
windshield, went through the engineer's chair, broke an
instrument panel and embedded itself in the back wall of the
engine cab. The British were stunned and asked the FAA to
recheck the test to see if everything was done correctly.

The FAA reviewed the test thoroughly and had
one recommendation: "Use a thawed chicken."

(Why do I always want to say.......
bada bing, bada boom after I finish a joke here??)


"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and
can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words."

                           --anonymous--


A Message by GeorgeCarlin

Isn't it amazing that the GeorgeCarlin â?" the often gross and mouthy
comedian of the 70's and 80's could write something so very eloquent ...
and so very appropriate post 9/11/01.  He is a genius at writing
about the
ironies and contradictions in our society.

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but
shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spendÂ
more,
but have less. We buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and
smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees
but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet
more
problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too
little,
drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read
too
little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our
possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom,
and
hate too often. We've learned how to make a living, but not a life.
We've
added years to life not life to years.

We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing
the
street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner
space. We've done larger things, but not better things. We've cleaned up
the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our
prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish
less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to
hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we
communicate
less and less.
These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small
character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days
of
two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These
are
days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night
stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to
quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window
and
nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter
to
you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to
just hit delete.
Remember, spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not
going
to be around forever. Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up
to
you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your
side. Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that
is
the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a
cent.
Remember, to say, "I love you" to your partner and your loved ones, but
most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes
from deep inside of you. Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment
for someday that person will not be there again. Give time to love, give
time to speak and give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.









& ya died anyway ! ! !



FOUR CHEESE MANICOTTI
************************************************************

INGREDIENTS:
1 large onion; minced
1 pound mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup flour
4 cups milk
1 1/2 ups parmesan cheese, grated
salt and pepper to taste
12 manicotti shells
1 pound deli-style ricotta
4 ounces mozzarella cheese, diced
1/2 cup romano cheese, grated
1/4 cup walnuts, finely chopped
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
3 eggs
1 dash nutmeg

DIRECTIONS:
Saute onion and mushrooms in butter 5 minutes; stir in
flour. Gradually stir in milk; stir over low heat until
sauce bubbles and thickens. Stir in 1 cup Parmesan cheese
and salt and pepper to taste; set aside. Cook manicotti
shells according to package directions; drain and cover
with cold water. Mix together ricotta, mozzarella, Romano
and remaining Parmesan cheese; add walnuts, parsley and
eggs. Season to taste with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Drain
manicotti shells; stuff with cheese mixture. Place shells
side by side in a greased shallow baking pan; spoon sauce
over all. Bake in preheated 400 degree oven 20 to 25 minutes,
or until bubbly and golden.

Category: Pasta, Main Dishes
http://www.thedailyrecipe.com


CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES:

Ingredients Needed:
16 ounces milk chocolate chips
2 tablespoons shortening
1 pound fresh strawberries with leaves
 
DIRECTIONS:
Insert toothpicks into the tops of the strawberries. In a
double boiler, melt the chocolate and shortening, stirring
occasionally until smooth. Holding them by the toothpicks,
dip the strawberries into the chocolate mixture. Turn the
strawberries upside down and insert the toothpick into
styrofoam for the chocolate to cool.


A man in Los Angeles, California was arrested for negligent
discharge of a weapon after shooting his toilet five times with
a 38 caliber handgun.

He claims that he just got upset and " had it up to here" after
being unable to dislodge a hairbrush his daughter had flushed
earlier in the day.

The man received a psychological evaluation and was released
on personal recognizance. It is not known whether or not the
toilet pressed charges.


In Texas a burglary attempt was thwarted when a would be
burglar broke through a residential bathroom window and
slipped, falling head-first against the resident's toilet.

The burglar was still semi-conscious on the bathroom floor
when the police arrived. He was held at the local hospital for
observation and then turned over to the police for arrest.


Three mischievous boys went to the zoo one day for an
outing, since they had the day off from school.

They decided to visit the elephant cage, but soon enough,
they were picked up by a cop for causing a disturbance.

The officer hauled them off to security for questioning.

The supervisor in charge asked them to give their names and
tell what they were doing at the elephant cage.

The first boy innocently said, "My name is Gary, and I was
just throwing peanuts into the elephant cage."

The second added, "My name is Larry, and all I was doing
was throwing peanuts into the elephant cage.

The third boy was a little shaken up and said, "Well, my name
is Peter, but my friends call me Peanuts."











"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger,
more complex, and more violent.
It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage
-- to move in the opposite direction." 

- E. F. Schumacher


Signs you may Have bought a bad car

1.  As you leave the used car lot, you see the owner
rush out with a gigantic smile and high-five the salesman.

2.  You notice that the car phone they threw in
"for free" has a direct line to Moes's Towing Company.

3.  The booster cables are not in the trunk but are
permanently soldered to the battery.

4.  The hood has been equipped with a push-button device
for quick and easy opening.

5.  The "Purchased From" sticker at the bottom of the rear
license plate has been removed.

6.  You get a "Good Luck" card from the previous owner.

7.  As you drive up to a service station for gas,
the mechanic opens the big door and waves you in.

8.  When you leave for work the next morning, you notice
a tow truck parked about a block from your driveway. 
As you go by, it silently falls in behind you.

9.  The little "Service Engine" warning signal in the dashboard comes
on and reads "Me Again." ?


The greatest happiness of life is the conviction
that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather,
loved in spite of ourselves. -Victor Hugo, 1802-1885,
French Poet, Dramatist, Novelist


-Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around. -
Henry David Thoreau,
1817-1862, American Essayist, Poet, Naturalist


-Love is not blind -- it sees more, not less.
But because it sees more, it is willing to see less.
- Rabbi Julins Gordon











Folks, this is comming from one of my recipe newsletters that I get & I didn't takne the time to check it out so BEFORE you use anything here check it out for yourself ! ! ! PLEASE CHECK THIS FIRST ! ! !

Followup from yesterday's credit card alert:
Another subscriber sent this email and I would like to
pass it on:
I received this last year and sent it to all my friends thought was a
great idea.  and I did it. Only thing is you have to remember where you
file it.
Just FYI
Place the contents of your wallet on a photocopy machine. Do both sides
of each license, credit card, etc., so you will know what you had in
your wallet and all of the account numbers and phone numbers to call to
cancel.
Keep the photocopy in a safe place.
A corporate attorney sent this out to the employees in his company.
I pass it along, for your information.
We've all heard horror stories about fraud that's committed using your
name, address, SS#, credit, etc. Unfortunately I (the author of this
piece who happens to be an attorney) have firsthand knowledge, because
my wallet was stolen last month and within a week the thieves ordered an
expensive monthly cell phone package, applied for a VISA credit card,
had a credit line approved to buy a Gateway computer, received a PIN
number from DMV to change my driving record information online, and
more.
But here's some critical information to limit the damage in case this
happens to you or someone you know. As everyone always advises, cancel
your credit cards immediately, but the key is having the toll free
numbers and your card numbers handy so you know whom to call. Keep those
where you can find them easily. File a police report immediately in the
jurisdiction where it was stolen, this proves to credit providers you
were diligent, and is a first step toward an investigation (if there
ever is one). But here's what is <BR>
perhaps most important: (I never ever thought to do this) - Call the
three national credit reporting organizations immediately to place a
fraud alert on your name and SS#. I had never heard of doing that until
advised by a bank that called to tell me an application for credit was
made over the Internet in my name. The alert means any company that
checks your credit knows your information was stolen and they have to
contact you by phone to authorize new credit. By the time I was advised
to do this, almost 2 weeks after the theft, all the damage had been
done.
There are records of all the credit checks initiated by the thieves'
purchases, none of which I knew about before placing the alert. Since
then, no additional damage has been done, and the thieves threw my
wallet away this weekend (someone turned it in). It seems to have
stopped them in their tracks.

The numbers are:
Equifax: 1-800-525-6285
Trans Union: 1-800-680-7289
Experian (formerly TRW): 1-888-397-3742
Social Security Administration (fraud line): 1-800-269-0271

REMEMBER, CHECK INFO. FIRST !


Popeye Pie

10 oz Fresh spinach;or 12 oz froz
2 Eggs; well beaten
1 cup 2% milk;
1/3 cup  Celery; chopped
1/4 cup  Onion; chopped
2 t Parmesan cheese; grated
1/2 t Salt;
1/2 t Nutmeg;
**************************************************
Wash fresh spinach and discard stems.  Steam in a covered saucepan
over low heat until the leaves are wilted.  Drain in a colander or
sieve, press out liquid and chop spinach.(OR Thaw frozen chopped
spinach and press out liquid.)
Mix remaining ingredients together, then fold in spinach.  Pour
mixture into a well greased 9 inch pie plate.  Bake at 375 F for 45
minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Cut into 6 wedges and serve warm.
1/6 recipe - 71 calories, 1 protein choice, 1/2 fruit & vegetable
choice 5 grams carbohydrate, 6 grams protein, 3 grams fat


Fresh out of business school, a young man answered
a want ad for an accountant. Now he was being
interviewed by a very nervous man who ran a small
business that he had started himself.

"I need someone with an accounting degree," the man
said. "But mainly, I'm looking for someone to do my
worrying for me."

"Excuse me?" the accountant said.

"I worry about a lot of things," the man said. "But I
don't want to have to worry about money. Your job
will be to take all the money worries off my back."

"I see," the accountant said. "And how much does the
job pay?"

"I'll start you at eighty thousand."

"Eighty thousand dollars!" the accountant exclaimed.
"How can such a small business afford a sum like that?"

"That," the owner said, "is your first worry."












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