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Old 08-03-2011, 06:38 PM   #11
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If you really want to clean out the pantry, consider boxing up what you don't want to use and donate it to a church or food bank. I'm sure they will be very happy to take it off your hands.

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Old 08-04-2011, 07:40 AM   #12
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2 cups plain yogurt
1/2 cup mandarin oranges, drained
1/2 cup pineapple, drained
1/3 cup grated carrot
1/2 tsp vanilla
Honey if desired for extra sweetness

Mix vanilla and honey into yogurt until well blended. Mix in mandarins, pineapple and carrots. Chill and serve.

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Old 08-04-2011, 09:37 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by jabbur View Post
If you really want to clean out the pantry, consider boxing up what you don't want to use and donate it to a church or food bank. I'm sure they will be very happy to take it off your hands.

That would be my choice (except, I have no idea how long some of the cans have been there--in 2008 I went through and cleared the pantry of expired cans--and then labeled all the others with the month and date. That system didn't last long). No, my father is not going to give away the food.
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Old 08-04-2011, 09:40 AM   #14
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Donate to a food bank.
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Old 08-04-2011, 09:46 AM   #15
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Avacado and mandarin slices sprinkled with paper thin red onion slices topped with a dressing made from the juice and a little rice wine vinegar,salad oil,spices.A few thyme leaves on top too.
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Old 08-04-2011, 10:03 AM   #16
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Make a pavlova and scatter them over the top with any other fruits of your choice.
Add them to fruit salad.
Make Orange jelly and add the mandarin segments. Kids will love it.
Make mandarin based cocktails.
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Old 08-04-2011, 06:57 PM   #17
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Make Fluff ... 1 large container cottage cheese, 1 container cool whip (can be low fat or fat free), 1 package jello (can be sugar free) and 1 can of either pineapple or mandarin oranges (well drained). Mix all together in a bowl (I use a Tupperware so I don't dirty another dish) and refrigerate over night (or at least a couple of hours).
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Old 08-04-2011, 08:20 PM   #18
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Here are some recipes from my to-try list:

Caribbean Rice Recipe - Food.com - 47168

Orange Avocado Salad Recipe | Taste of Home Recipes

For the Love of Cooking: Spinach Salad with Soy Ginger Dressing

The Caribbean Rice sounds so good. :)
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Old 08-04-2011, 10:31 PM   #19
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I developed this adaptation of a store cake mix myself.

Orange Cake

1 box of good yellow cake mix like Duncan Hines or Pillsbury
Substitute 1 stick of melted butter -- not margarine for the oil called for in the mix
Substitute the water called for with whole milk
1 can of mandrian oranges

Drain oranges into a small bowl and reserve liquid. Remove a couple of slices and place with the liquid.

Make the cake as directed on the box but with my substitutions and added orange slices, making sure you watch the mixture carefully as you add the milk. This is important because you don't want too much milk added because the oranges add moisture also.

Make sure the oranges are beaten into the batter with small chunks being left.

Bake as directed in a well greased bundt pan or appropriate cake pans.

You can sprinkle the finished cake with powdered sugar, or you could go all the way.

I like to make a glaze out of powdered sugar, a pinch of salt, the reserved orange juice and orange slices, vanilla extract, and on occasion a little rum. I then poke holes through the cakes with a fork or skewer. I slowly drizzle the glaze into the cake making sure some go in the holes.

If there is leftover glaze, I set it to the side for those who want more.
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:13 AM   #20
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That looks delicious Leolady! I wonder if you could do the same with pineapple ...

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