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Keep it Safe! - Ground Beef

❁ Cook, refrigerate or freeze ground beef soon after buying.

❁ Thaw frozen meat in the refrigerator. Allow 12 hours for 1 pound and use a container to catch liquids. Cook or re-freeze within 1 or 2 days.

Savannah Wed, 03/24/2021 - 20:33
Shop and Save - Ground Beef

❁ Ground beef is often red on the outside because of exposure to oxygen. A darker color on the inside is normal and not a sign of spoilage.

❁ Watch for ground beef on sale. Stock up if you can cook or freeze within a couple of days.

Savannah Wed, 03/24/2021 - 20:29
Kids Can! - Ground Beef

When kids help make healthy food, they are more likely to try it. Show kids how to:

❁ safely handle the sharp lids when opening cans.

❁ measure ingredients.

❁ use a spatula to break up ground beef as it browns.

Savannah Wed, 03/24/2021 - 20:09
Mar 24
  By Savannah

Green Bean Topping Ideas

Lemon juice or vinegar

Minced garlic or onion, fresh or dry

Dried cranberries or chopped nuts

Chopped ham or crumbled bacon

Lowfat Italian salad dressing

Dill or basil, fresh or dry

Honey Mustard Green Beans - Cooking with Green Beans


1 tablespoon yellow mustard

3 tablespoons honey

3 tablespoons vinegar

4 cups green beans, canned, frozen or cooked from fresh


1. For fresh green beans, cook until tender.

Savannah Wed, 03/24/2021 - 19:43
Mar 24
  By Savannah

Shop and Save - Green Beans

❁ Choose fresh green beans with a bright green color and firm texture; they should snap easily when bent. Avoid beans with brown spots or bruises.

❁ Beans should be mostly smooth on the surface. Large bumps may mean that the bean is more mature and less tender to eat.