Jessica Karley, Forum News Service
Today I made this genius little creation for the kids at lunch. There is one food the kids can all agree they like … pizza. OK, that’s not even always true. In reality, they all like pizza — there is just no guarantee that they will all like it at the same meal! Ha. Now … back to the recipe. This is a twist on classic potato skins.
You might be familiar with the chia seed because you’ve pasted the tiny seeds onto a porous clay figurine and heard the catchy/slightly annoying ch-ch-ch-chia jingle on the infomercials. But did you know that chia seeds make a great addition to your diet and are said to be a “superfood?” “Chia” comes from the Mayan word for “strength,” and the seeds were a staple in Aztec and Mayan diets. Chia seeds are a good source of fatty acids, fiber, calcium and antioxidants.
One of the most common items I’m asked how to use is wild game. Coming from a hunting family, I have plenty of experience working with various game. While many of the questions refer to the 30 pounds of venison that are still in the freezer despite their family members out hunting for more, some of the questions are about pheasant. Pheasant can work great as a substitute for chicken, turkey or pork in many of the recipes that you already use.
One of my favorite food days of the year is coming up: Super Bowl Sunday. At the time I am writing this, the teams to play have yet to be determined, so I can’t officially say who I am cheering for. My closest friends know that I don’t follow football closely, but I do love finding reasons to cook for a crowd. There are not too many ways you can get men, women and children together while agreeing to watch the same TV for more than three hours.