All Things Spring

Spring Garden Swiss Steak

Spring Garden Swiss SteakIngredients

1 Tablespoon all purpose flour
1 teaspoon dried parsley
4 (4 oz.) lean cube beefsteaks
½ C. chopped spring onions
1 C. shredded carrots
1 C. chopped celery
1 (15 oz.) can chunky tomato sauce
1 (10 ¾ oz.) can lite cream of mushroom soup
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
¼ C. water
Butter flavored cooking spray

Directions

Combine flour and parsley flakes. Coat steaks with mixture. Spray a large skillet with butter-flavored spray and lightly brown meat on both sides. Sprinkle onion, carrots, and celery over meat. Combine tomato sauce, mushroom soup, Worcestershire sauce, and water in a small bowl. Spoon mixture over vegetables and meat. Lower heat, cover and simmer about 40 minutes until vegetables and meat are done. (Serves 4)

Low calorie, low fat

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How to Prepare Your Bike for Spring

How to Prepare Your Bike for Spring

Have your bikes been sitting in the garage collecting dust all winter long? Well, now that the warmth and sunshine are upon us you’re probably starting to pull out the bicycles. But there are going to be some things you will need to do to make sure your bikes are safe for its riders this spring and summer. So here’s how to prepare your bikes for that first spring ride of the year. Continue reading

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Refreshing Drinks for Outdoor Activities

Refreshing Spring Drinks for Outdoor Activities

Spring time is finally here and people are looking for ways to spend time outdoors after a long winter. Even though many will wait until Memorial Day to begin cooking out, some will begin grilling quite a while before that. When you’re planning a cookout or any outdoor activity, you may want to include spring drinks for a refreshing change.

Some people think about alcoholic beverages but there are many non-alcoholic spring drinks you can also enjoy. Here are a few to consider:

Lemonade is a great spring or summer time drink that everyone in the family can enjoy. Gather lemons, water and sugar and you can make a wonderful, refreshing beverage. Add a sprig of mint to finish it off and then enjoy.

Watermelon Agua Fresca is often served during the summer, but there’s no reason you can’t prepare it earlier in the year if you can find ripe watermelon. You’ll need eight cups of watermelon, water, sugar, lime juice and club soda. Puree the watermelon, water and sugar. Stir in the lime juice. Refrigerate for at least four hours and then add the club soda. If you’ve never tried this drink, you may want to give it a try this year. Continue reading

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