Friday, November 11, 2016

Chlorine in Frozen Carrots

I was making split pea soup, and I needed some carrots. Since they were
frozen, I decided to warm them up a little, so I could cut them into small-
er pieces. Once I got them out of the microwave, I begin to cut the carrots
and I started smelling chlorine. I'm thinking to myself... Where is that smell
coming from? It's the carrots. My carrots smell like bleach.

I've always heard that frozen vegetables are just as healthy as fresh ones.
I'm not so sure about that now. Just think, if I had not warmed those carrots
up I would've never known that they were full of chlorine.

According to the Manitoba website, chlorine is used in the food industry on
fruits and vegetables.

Chlorine in My Carrots

I warmed up frozen carrots, 
so I could cut them smaller.

But then the smell that came from them 
just made me want to holler.

They didn't smell like carrots.
In fact they kinda reeked.

I'll tell you what they smelled like...
the scent of chlorine bleach.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Baked Cheese Potatoes Recipe


8 white potatoes thinly sliced

1 large onion chopped and browned

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

4 tablespoons butter cut into small pieces

1 cup milk

1/8 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Spray 9x13 dish with non-stick cooking spray.

3. Pour milk into the dish.

4. Layer potatoes, browned onion, salt, pepper, and butter.

5. Once you're done with the layers, sprinkle Parmesan cheese, and
    cheddar cheese over the potatoes.

6. Cover dish with foil and cook for one hour.

* I like to brown the onions in the morning.

  Prep time: 30 minutes