I found this post interesting, my first time seeing it even though I’m sure it’s been out for a while. It makes a valid point, especially in the financial situation that the “Big 3” are in now not to mention the Nation. I have family employed by the automotive industry, and would hate to see them harmed by big Governments financial decisions. What most of the ppl in the U.S. don’t seem to understand is that so much affects the automotive industry, and vice-versa. There are suppliers, and smaller companies that will be run out of business. All 3 are also international businesses and other countries depend on that financial stability. But enough about my opinion, let me know what you think of this post…
GM, Ford & Chrysler
INTERESTING…maybe the country should consider bailing them out to some degree
Nothing needs to be said.. Ford, Chrysler and GM’s contributions after 9/11
An interesting commentary…You might find this of interest:
CNN Headline News did a short news listing regarding Ford and GM’s contributions to the relief and recovery efforts in New York and Washington as a result of 9-11.
The findings are as follows…..
1. Ford – $10 million to American Red Cross matching employee contributions of the same number plus 10 Excursions to NY Fire Dept. The company also
offered ER response team services and office space to displaced government employees.
2. GM – $10 million to American Red Cross matching employee contributions of the same number and a fleet of Vans, SUV’s, and Trucks.
3. Daimler Chrysler – $10 million to support of the children and victims of the Sept. 11 attack.
4. Harley Davidson motorcycles – $1 million and 30 new motorcycles to the New York Police Dept.
5. Volkswagen – Employees and management created a Sept 11 Foundation, funded initial with $2 million, for the assistance of the children and victims of the WTC.
6. Hyundai – $300,000 to the American Red Cross.
7. Audi – see VW
8. BMW – Nothing.
9. Daewoo – Nothing.
10. Fiat – Nothing.
11. Honda – Nothing despite boasting of second best sales month ever in August 2001
12. Isuzu – Nothing.
13. Mitsubishi – Nothing.
14. Nissan – Nothing.
15. Porsche – Nothing. Press release with condolences via the Porsche website.
16. Subaru – Nothing.
17. Suzuki – Nothing.
18. Toyota – Nothing despite claims of high sales in July and August 2001. Condolences posted on the website .
Whenever the time may be for you to purchase a new vehicle, keep this information in mind. You might want to give more consideration to a car manufactured by an American-owned and / or American based company.
Apart from Hyundai and Volkswagen, the foreign car companies contributed nothing at all to the citizens of the United States …. It’s OK for these companies to take money out of this country, but it is apparently not acceptable to return some in a time of crisis. I believe we should not forget things like this. Say thank you in a way that gets their attention…
Wontons aren’t just for the chinese restaurant or for those with a little more exposure; the occasional appetizer with the standard sweet & sour sauce. However you can turn these little gems into just the thing for your party or dinner. Though this post shows you how to make won tons and there’s a nifty recipe for “A” filling. I’ll have to show you how to make the soup another time. Don’t worry, it’s a standard comsomme’ recipe. (only one of the hardest soups to make.)
First you need to get together your Mise en place… (a French phrase defined by the Culinary Institute of America as “everything in place“, as in set up.)
- 10-20 6×6 inch wonton skins (4×4 inch would be better)
- (2) – 8 oz boneless skinless chix breasts
- 4 tsp chopped scallion (set half to the side)
- 3/4 tsp minced fresh ginger
- 1 tsp minchd fresh garlic
- 1 tbsp S&B White Seasoned Salt
- 2 Egg whites
- 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
- 1 1/2 tsp soy sauce
- 1/2 tbsp Crushed Red Pepper
- Mini Deep Fryer (optional)
- Mini Food Processor
- Cutting Board
- 4 C. Simmering, Seasoned Chicken Stock
- Chef’s French Knife
- Several small storage containers
- Rubber spatula
- Lg Slotted spoon
- Pastry Brush
- 3 Hand Towels or Cleaning Cloth’s
Place all ingredients in the food processor and puree’ until smooth. Remove lid, stir with rubber spatula and continue to puree’ for another 15 seconds. Remove from bowl and place in a storage container & refrigerate for 1 hr. Assemble the rest of your materials and start to heat your stock or heat up your mini fryer.
Place the Won-ton skins on the cutting board and remove 11/2 to 2 inch’s from the top and right side. *(If you want larger wonton’sleave them at their original size.)
Place 3/4 tsp of pureed chicken mix in the middle of the won-ton,
With a pastry brush or tip of a cloth dab the edges of the wonton with water or egg wash (egg yolk + water).
Fold the bottom roght corner to meet the top left corner and press all the air out & to seal the won-ton. It should look like a triangle…
Pick up won-ton & hold with your index finger in the middle of the won-ton. (section with filling in it.) Brush the left or right tip of the triangle with water or egg-wash
Fold the dry tip over your index finger then do the same with the wet side and press together firmly to seal.
Set on the cutting board, and open up to reveal just the top of the filling. Cover with a damp towel & repeat until the desired amount is reached.
Place wontons in deep fryer a few at a time & fry until light golden brown; approx 2 full minutes. (cut one in half to make sure the filling is cooked all the way through) Remove from fryer oil and place on top of papertowel to drain all excess oil.
If simmering; place a few won-tons in thesimmering stock and simmer for approx 4-5 minutes. When cooked remove from stock and rinse with cool water to stop cooking. Reserve in storage container and keep cool until needed.
Sprinkle fried Wontons with a little S&B White Seasoned Salt, Black and White sesame seeds, and remaining scallions. Serve with an asian style plum sauce, teriyaki dipping sauce, duck sauce or what ever you’re in the mood for.
If serving in a soup, gently warm the wontons in a hot water bath, place in a bowl with soup garnish and pour hot broth over the Won-tons.
*For a vegetatrian option, combine…
- 1 C. chopped tofu
- 1 1/2 tsp sesame oil
- 1 1/2 tsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp hoisin sauce
- 2 tbsp chopped scallion
- 1 tbsp S&B White Seasoned Salt
- 2 tsp julienne snow pea pods
- 2 tsp shredded carrots
- 2 tsp chopped shiitake mushrooms
- 2 tsp fine chopped sweet red peppers
- 2 tsp chopped bean sprouts
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1 tsp minced ginger
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper
Toss all ingredients together and let sit for 5 minutes, drain the juices and repeat the steps to fill the Won-tons. Fry or simmer for the same amount of time alotted.
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It’s Fall/Autumn again and the first think that comes to my mind (besides all the leaves that will soon await me) is Chili. S&B Seasonings has come up withone of the best recipes I’ve ever run accross. I should know, I wrote it. With time and patience and a few quirks we came up with a recipe that can utilize any type of meat and still hold it’s body and flavor.
How do you eat your chili??? Chef’s are kinda different when it comes to eating their food, every time i tell ppl how i eat my chili, I hear the deafening silence of WTH***!!! I eat mine with a little rice on the bottom, chili over the top and a 3 cheese blend. Now it’s not chili unless you have some type of cornbread with it. Meaning a wedge, cornbread sticks, or cornbread croutons if you eat it soup style.
Where’s this recipe, you may be wondering??? All right, all right, I’ll give it to you.
6 oz Medium Chopped Yellow Onion
2 lbs. ground beef
8 oz Tomato Juice
4 oz Tomato Paste
12 oz Diced Tomatos
1 Qt. Beef or Chicken Stock
1/2 C. S&B Seasonings Chili Gold Seasoning
16 oz Seasoned Chili Beans
* use 3/4 C. of Seasoning if you want bolder flavor
1 Bay Leaf
Sauté the onions with garlic over a medium heat in a little oil until transparent. Add ground Beef and sauté until cooked. Drain ½ of the fat, and add seasoning. Sauté until well blended.
Add tomato paste, juice and tomatoes, beef stock and bay leaf. And bring to a simmer. Let simmer for 30-45 minutes, checking it occasionally so that it won’t scorch.
Thicken with roux* or mesa flour* to your desired consistency. Let simmer for 5 minutes more to cook out starchiness from thickener. Lastly add the beans and bring back to heat. Adjust seasonings and serve hot.
Serves approx. 10 ppl.I actually won a competition at Mrs. Rude Boii Chef’s JOB and the ppl loved it. I have a gift certificate to a restaurant for the wifie and myself. Whoo-hoo… Date-night!!!
You can use ground turkey in this recipe as well.
You can garnish the Chili with fried Tortilla strips or Frito Lay Tortilla Chips; if you cut the Tortilla strips you can sprinkle a little Chili Gold or S&B Southwestern Seasoning for some added punch.
Cheeses I reccomend are Sharp Cheddar, Pepperjack, Provalone, or Smoked Cheddar.
Garnish with one or more of the following… cheese, crackers, chopped scallions, sour cream, cornbread, cornbread croutons, or rice.
Bon Appetit! (or Dine Well in laymans terms)
Hey everyone. I’m here to enlighten you with a few nutritional facts that will help you in your decision making when it comes to heartsmart and good for you food. Even at the Healthy Eating Club there are articles which explain in depth how too little, or too much iodide can affect your health. How much should you intake on a daily basis and from what other food sources can you daily intake be reached.
(*)From the Healthy Eating Club…
*Our bodies must have an adequate intake of iodine to form the hormones produced by the thyroid gland. These hormones regulate our bodies’ metabolic rate. If the dietary level of iodine is inadequate, the gland, which is in the neck, swells and produces goitre. *Unless treated, this condition can cause mental retardation and stunted growth in children, and hair loss, slowed reflexes, dry, coarse skin and other effects in adults.
Excessive amounts of iodine can also lead to goitre. This has occurred where foods, such as seaweeds, which are rich in iodine, are commonly eaten. Although excessive iodine intake is not common, it should be noted that, in addition to food, many cough medicines and milk contaminated with an iodine containing sanitizing agent also contribute to iodine intake. But it is unlikely that any harmful effects would occur with habitual intakes up to 300 micrograms per day.
|Recommended daily dietary intake of iodine (Australia):|
Infants…………………… 50-60 micrograms
Children………………… 70-150 micrograms
Adult Men……………… 150 micrograms
Adult Women…………. 120 micrograms
Preganacy…………….. 150 Micrograms
Lactation……………….. 200 micrograms
|FOOD|| IODINE CONTENT
(micrograms per 100 grams of food)
Dairy Products……………. 13
Bread & Cereal…………… 10
With iodized salt (per 100 grams) you will
get 20 times the daily amount of Iodide that you would require for your daily intake. Now imagine that type of abuse for the next 20 to 60+ years. You can actually cut out iodized enriched salts all together, (and use a Non-Iodized Salt such as *Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt*,) by following the foods chart above. Now it should be noted that this is a chart is Australian, however, I don’t think that Australia is intentionally out to mislead it’s people when it comes to the health of their country. I hope this has helped you in deciding to better your health.
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