Recipes, Food Tips, Healthy Eating & More

Posted by Debbra Williams, Alumna Mentor @debbraw, Feb 22, 2019

Some of the members of the Gratitude Discussion Group were interested in having a place to share recipes and food ideas. I’m hoping that we can use this thread as a place to have that kind of discussion. I’d love to hear your ideas for quick meals, comfort food, healthy snacks, and more.

Personally, I’ve just been through a bad reaction to one of my medications that left me with a very queasy stomach. I would love to hear ideas – or recipes – that might be used when you need to get something on your stomach, but don’t want to overdo it.

Hopefully, this thread will even be a place where we can share recipes for special treats and yummy rewards. It doesn’t always have to be healthy!

I’d love to hear from members who have been part of other discussions AND from new members who have good ideas, recipes and food tips to share. I’m excited to see who might start us off here with an awesome food suggestion!

Interested in more discussions like this? Go to the Just Want to Talk Support Group.

@ginger I loved a good Dutch Apple pie That was our favorite on holiday's

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Cherry cheesecake pie! Yum…Next best is homemade lemon meringue
Sue

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@jakedduck1
Oh dear lord NO! However to be truthful there are microwave recipes incorporating the same ingredients which requires constant attention and stirring. It won’t taste the same because it won’t have that wonderful caramelized taste. Once it is in the oven I only check it once to see if it needs any water.
You do realize you have to hand shred the cabbage if you are not using an appliance. I hope you are not thinking of flinging the whole head in the mic4owave.

FL Mary

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@imallears

@jakedduck1
Oh dear lord NO! However to be truthful there are microwave recipes incorporating the same ingredients which requires constant attention and stirring. It won’t taste the same because it won’t have that wonderful caramelized taste. Once it is in the oven I only check it once to see if it needs any water.
You do realize you have to hand shred the cabbage if you are not using an appliance. I hope you are not thinking of flinging the whole head in the mic4owave.

FL Mary

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@imallears
Well if and when I make it sure I'll use the whole head or 2. I like things to last. where are you going through the agony and misery of making it again when you can just make more the first time, right, RIGHT!!!
oh I didn’t know you put water in it how much water do you put in there? What oven temperature? Any other little secrets you’re holding back on? did you mention whether or not you threw in some spices?
Jake

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@jakedduck1

@artist01 I'm confused???
You bought pecans for pecan pies. Is that what you meant to say?
Well at least you got out of bringing stuff to the dinners that’s one way to do it.
Jake

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@jakedduck1 Oh, Granny, Granny, Granny! I bought ALMONDS for my pecan pie! We just started Daylight Saving Time today. I think I need a nap. 💤 😴

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@imallears

@artist01
I’m confused….you bought pecans to make pecan pie by mistake? Were the shells on? Pecans are not hard…at least the ones I have. Are there different types?

FL Mary

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@imallears Oh good gosh, I'm getting tons of posts! I meant to say I bought ALMONDS for my pecan pie. Oh, Granny, Granny, Granny!

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@artist01

@gingerw My specialty was making pecan pies for Christmas dinner. My husband loved mincemeat pie.
One year, when my family was grown up, it was my job to make 3 pecan pies to bring to my eldest son and daughter-in-law's family Christmas dinner. I bought all the ingredients for the pies and was so proud when they turned out beautifully, brought them to the dinner, with the whole family waiting in anticipation when it came time to dessert time. To my great embarrassment, people were having a very hard time chewing their first bite.
Turned out I had bought PECANS by mistake! You all know how hard they are to bite down on! Oh, Granny. Nobody asks me to bring anything to our dinners anymore.

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Edit, Edit, Edit! I bought ALMONDS for my pecan pie!

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@artist01

@jakedduck1 Oh, Granny, Granny, Granny! I bought ALMONDS for my pecan pie! We just started Daylight Saving Time today. I think I need a nap. 💤 😴

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@artist01
That senior moment was nothing compared to mine. I went in to take my meds but did other things and apparently I was still holding my pills. So when I got ready to take them they were nowhere to be found and I mean nowhere. I looked in every cupboard every drawer every room even though I hadn’t been in in any of those rooms. I turned my chair upside down. I looked everywhere, well except where they were of course. Later on I check to see what I was going to have for lunch and checked out the refrigerator and they weren’t in there which is a common place for me to put my keys if I don’t leave them in the outside lock all night. I keep my water and drink in a drawer in my refrigerator and when I got hirsty and opened that drawer guess what I found. Yep, there set my pills. A little cold but no worse for wear so I gobbled them down right then and there.
I’ve been having too many senior moments lately anymore and they’ll probably lock me up somewhere.
If I make it another 17 years to 85 I’ll probably be some kind of raving lunatic.
Jake

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@artist01 It's that we have ailliom things on ourinds.Try to train your mind nd to finishing one thing at a time 🥺 here I am and I have same problem ,what are we suppose to do

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@jakedduck1

@imallears
Well if and when I make it sure I'll use the whole head or 2. I like things to last. where are you going through the agony and misery of making it again when you can just make more the first time, right, RIGHT!!!
oh I didn’t know you put water in it how much water do you put in there? What oven temperature? Any other little secrets you’re holding back on? did you mention whether or not you threw in some spices?
Jake

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@jakedduck1
Using one head of cabbage sliced thin or shredded. Melt 2 1/2 tablespoons of butter in a Le Creuset type pot…ovenproof…and sauté the cabbage for a couple of minutes. Add 2 1/2 tablespoons of white sugar stir until sugar is dissolved and then add half a cup of white wine vinegar. At this point put the whole thing with the cover tightly on into a 325° oven for about 2 1/2 hours. check after about an hour and a half to make sure it’s not too dry and if necessary you can add about a quarter cup of water. Today I did not need to do that. So sweet and tender and remember ovens vary in time so it may take you longer or shorter. I guess you can double the recipe for 2 heads. Won’t really matter too much about the doubling. Keeps a long time and you can have hot or cold, in a salad , on tacos or sandwiches…anywhere you would like a sweetness added to your meal. No agony involved and cabbage slices nicely….just cut out the white core although I have thrown that in too. The slow oven breaks everything down.

FL Mary

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