Taking time to eat together
Put your hectic schedule on hold for a few days. It's National Eat Dinner Together Week, through Saturday. So round up the hungry gang and serve America's Favorite Pork Chops (pictured above). Place 4 top loin chops, 3/4 cup Italian dressing and 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce in a sealable bag; close and place in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes. Remove chops from bag and grill over a medium-hot fire, turning once, about 8 to 15 minutes total cooking time, depending on thickness of chops. Serves 4. From the National Pork Board.
'Oodles of Foodles'
Help children develop healthy eating habits with a fun brochure, "Oodles of Foodles and a Coloring Doodle" by the California Table Grape Commission, which features easy recipes and activities for kids. It's available through the Web site, www.tablegrape.com.
Don't put away that food thermometer. National Food Safety Education Month may be coming to a close, but careful food handling should be practiced all year long. This year's theme emphasizes cooking food to the proper internal temperature. The International Food Safety Council offers guidelines in its "Cook It Safely" pamphlet. It's yours for free by calling 800-266-5762.
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Pub Date: 09/29/99