I have a new “toy”
Several weeks ago I saw an ad in the Home Depot flyer of our newspaper. They had an emergency TV/Weather Radio/AM-FM radio/Lantern called the Stormtracker advertised for $ 49.00. I knew I wanted to go get one but I went in later in the week and they had already sold out. I looked on Ebay and found a brand new one for a similar price. With shipping and handling I would come out the same as if I had purchased it at Home Depot. It came in last Friday and I am thriller with it. I have been preparing for hurricane season all this year and this is just one more item to add to our preparedness items. WOW! This stormtracker is awesome. You have four power sources: 1) 9 C-cell batteries 2) Wall plug 3) car adaptor and 4) a hand crank which will work with the radio and Led light on the back. It has NiCad recharcable batteries inside the radio which works this feature. This is perfect for any weather related emergency. Go take a look at it at the Home Depot webpage at: www.homedepot.com Put the word Stormtracker in the search box and it will come up.
Check out this recipe from the chet day webpage.
Marvelous Mexicali Rice
1 can (15 1/4 oz) whole kernel corn, drained
1 can (15 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (4 oz) diced green chilies
1 medium onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 cups brown rice
3 1/2 cups boiling water
1/2 cup thawed frozen orange juice concentrate
6 Tbs fresh lime juice (from about 3 limes)
1 1/2 Tbs ground cumin
1 Tbs chili powder
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 tsp salt
In your crockpot, mix together the corn, black beans, green chilies, onion, bell pepper, rice, boiling water, orange juice concentrate, 1/4 cup of the lime juice, the cumin, and the chili powder. Cover and cook on the low heat setting 2 3/4 to 3 hours. Stir in the remaining 2 Tbs lime juice, the cilantro, and salt. Mix well. Serve hot.