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Cooking for ME

Cooking for ME

August 25, 2023 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Independent Living Resource Center of Wichita…. Cooking For Me Classes

Egg, Ham & Cheese Sandwich + Fruit Salad

Ingredients:                                                                                                  Equipment Needed:

1 egg                                                                                                              Microwave

1 English Muffin                                                                                          Toaster

1 slice of cheese                                                                                          Butter Knife

1 slice deli ham                                                                                           Fork

  1. Using a microwave oven, break the egg into a small microwave dish or cup. If you like scrambled egg, stir it up with a fork. Cover the bowl. Microwave 30 seconds.
  2. Split the English Muffin with a fork and toast it in a toaster. You might like it with a little butter.
  3. Now it’s time to heat the ham. Slide the egg out of the cup/bowl and put it on the bottom of the toasted English Muffin. Put the ham in the same cup/bowl and microwave that for 20 seconds.
  4. Put the ham on top of the egg. Put the cheese slice on top of the ham. Put the top of the English Muffin on top of everything. You are done. Enjoy!!!

Other Ideas…. Instead of using an English Muffin you might like bread or pita bread.

Try adding some salsa or use turkey instead of ham. Make what you like.

Fruit Salad… can be any fruit you like but don’t make too much at a time. Canned fruits can be mixed with fresh fruits. Try any of these combinations.

Canned Fruits                                                                      Fresh Fruits                                     

Peaches                                                                                 Apples

Pears                                                                                      Bananas*

Pineapple                                                                              Strawberries … Blueberries … Blackberries

Fruit Cocktail                                                                        Mango…. Oranges

*Hint-To keep bananas from turning brown, don’t add them until just before you serve or dip them in some lemon-lime soda like Sprite or 7-Up

  1. About the Foods…

Eggs are a good and cheap source of protein. They are easy to cook and can keep for 3-5

weeks in the refrigerator. If eggs are cooked at ta high temperature they will be hard

and rubbery. Season with salt and/or pepper if you like.

Ham is usually precooked and only needs to be heated a little. Ham is pork from a pig.

Cheese is a dairy product made from milk. There are many kinds of cheeses, Mozzarella,

Provolone, Cheddar and good old American. Cheeses will become hard if overcooked so                              just heat them a little.

  1. Safety …

Be careful of the heat made by a microwave oven. Some plates and cups can become

very HOT and will burn. Make sure you use a cup or plate that won’t heat up and is

microwave safe. Paper plates work well. NEVER put metal in a microwave!!! Not even

foil. If you slice bananas a butter knife will do well but be careful using a sharp knife to

cut apples. Ask for help so you can learn to use a sharp knife safely. Learn to use a can

opener safely.

  1. Words to Know …

Fresh Fruits are any fruits that are not canned or preserved.  Fresh fruits are perishable

which means they spoil after some time. A month-old banana would not be good to eat

but canned peaches or raisins will be good to eat for a very long time.

Kitchen Hint – To save yourself lots of clean-up time, use a paper plate to cover food when you use a microwave. Plastic microwave covers are also great and very cheap to buy.

Did you know that raisins are dried grapes??

Did you now that English Muffins were invented in America in 1874?

They were invented by an English man, Samuel Thomas.

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