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Old 08-05-2011, 12:24 PM   #21
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That looks delicious Leolady! I wonder if you could do the same with pineapple ...
Thank you!

I bet you could use pineapple, if you chose crushed pineapple and drained it! It is a good idea to try someday.
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Old 08-05-2011, 03:54 PM   #22
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Duck A la mandarin lol!
You can use the pineapple to make bacon sosaties. Cut the pineapple into chunks. Wrap each piece with a strip of streaky bacon. Put about 4 or 5 of these on a wooden skewer. Grill in a hot oven till bacon is crisp.
Pineapple can also be used to make sweet and sour stirfry.
Canned oysters can be covered with a creamy garlic sauce, topped with cheese and grilled in oven till cheese bubbles and serve with crusty bread. I use snail dishes and put an oyster in each hole.
The tuna can be used to make my Tuna Roll that I posted or tuna lasagna. Just add some of those canned tomatoes, fried onion, italian herbs, spices and even some of the mushroom slices and use this instead of meat sauce.
I can think of many things to make with most of that but the mandarins are gross! Maybe serve them warm with crepes and ice cream?
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Old 08-05-2011, 05:06 PM   #23
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the ambrosia that I make.....drain mandarins very well, also drain pineapple segs. very well. Mix both fruits with toasted coconut and sour cream or yogurt.....very delicious....it's one of our turkey dinner favourites
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Old 08-05-2011, 05:32 PM   #24
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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.

i don't see a picture, would like to see it.
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Old 08-06-2011, 02:02 PM   #25
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The Carribean rice does sound like something they might eat. They don't need sweets...they are heart patients, so that plays into the picture as well. My mom can't have spinach or cabbage because of the meds she is on. She is also lactose intolerant and will NOT eat yogurt. My father is a picky eater...I think it would just be easier if I went back home. I don't eat most of the stuff in their pantry--I only eat fresh pineapple, and I, like Snip 13, think canned Mandarin oranges are gross. I also don't eat canned oysters, tuna, or salmon. I love each of those fresh, but canned is--gross. My father has already had a fit that I organized the stuff in the pantry by "type" (all the cans of Mandarin oranges together, etc.). He'd rather just jumble them on the shelf. No wonder they have so many cans of stuff. You have to move everything to find anything. And, no the food bank isn't going to work. I did that last time I was here and my father demanded I pay him for the food I gave away. I am dealing with a person who grew up poor and without enough food to eat, and one who is set in his ways about how he will eat things. Personally, jello is something I will only willingly eat if hospitalized and on a bland diet.
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Old 08-06-2011, 07:17 PM   #26
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CW, I understand your concern with your parents health. We had the same concerns with my MIL. But I finally came to the realization that she was in her 80's and had been eating her way for all of those years. I decided that there was no use trying to change what were lifetime eating habits. When that generation was young packaged goods were a marvel of modern science or so they thought. You probably aren't going to be able to do anything about the hoarding instinct either. Probably the best you will be able to do is offer them fresh stuff when you are there and hope that the novelty of it will be enough to get them to eat it. Maybe if you look at some recipes from the 50's you can tweak them enough to satisfy your concerns for their health and their need for familiar favorites. Wishing you the best in difficult circumstances.
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Old 08-06-2011, 07:27 PM   #27
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Much wisdom, Joesfolk. CW, my mom is a pain in the butt, 79. Nothing is going to change her either. Love 'em while we got 'em, I guess.
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Old 08-06-2011, 07:32 PM   #28
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i don't see a picture, would like to see it.
Sorry babe!

But I only recently got a digital camera and to tell the truth I don't have the occasion to bake cakes much anymore.

But you are welcome to make my recipe and post a photo of it if you wish. I would love to get your feedback on it.
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I make muffins with mandarin oranges, fresh/frozen ground cranberries & wanuts.
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Old 08-06-2011, 10:55 PM   #30
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The Carribean rice does sound like something they might eat. They don't need sweets...they are heart patients, so that plays into the picture as well. My mom can't have spinach or cabbage because of the meds she is on. She is also lactose intolerant and will NOT eat yogurt. My father is a picky eater...I think it would just be easier if I went back home. I don't eat most of the stuff in their pantry--I only eat fresh pineapple, and I, like Snip 13, think canned Mandarin oranges are gross. I also don't eat canned oysters, tuna, or salmon. I love each of those fresh, but canned is--gross. My father has already had a fit that I organized the stuff in the pantry by "type" (all the cans of Mandarin oranges together, etc.). He'd rather just jumble them on the shelf. No wonder they have so many cans of stuff. You have to move everything to find anything. And, no the food bank isn't going to work. I did that last time I was here and my father demanded I pay him for the food I gave away. I am dealing with a person who grew up poor and without enough food to eat, and one who is set in his ways about how he will eat things. Personally, jello is something I will only willingly eat if hospitalized and on a bland diet.
are your parents senile? if not just face the fact that they will do what they want. and so they should. we do not become stupid just because we are old. we have our own way of doing things. you may not like it, but they are adults. did they ask you to organize their food stuffs. if they did , obviously they did not mean it. are you paying for their overstock on stuff" if not leave them alone. it may not make sense to you but it does to them and that is what really matters here. imposing your eating habits on them is not going to work and they will surely resent what they see as interference.
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