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128 Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011 Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Susanville IfilOLESALE Food on the Table: Slow cooker Heather Hunsaker foodonthetable.com With lower temperatures in the air and fall officially upon us, comforting chilies, stews and casseroles are just the thing we think about when meal planning. Many of these comforting fall foods are easy to whip together on a busy day and are made easier using the slow cooker. But have you ever won- dered whether slow cooking is safe? Well wonder no more! This convenient appli- ance is designed to be left on and unattended for long pe- riods of time and is perfectly safe, if used properly. To ensure a safe and tasty meal, follow these slow cook- er safety tips: --Check your temps. Most foods should be cooked to Supermarket IIAI00A! OCT, i:20 & 21 - 7AM TO 6PM Boneless Beef  Whole Beef USDA Choice I Trimmed Beef 00ii [ Peeled I BonelesS   CROSS YORKI ! RIB i TRI i RIB ,STRIPS IEYES I TIPS IROASTS WhUl.r. [: ,d'-",,. [, PUh, ' D=Cr RUMP IROUND . __ . I  BEEF IUI" RIBS ROASTS CHUBS SIRLOIN (,nTeea Old Fashioned Smoked Whole Beef Boneless iPRIMi s Pork BABY BACK RIBS PORK LOINS ...... P 0 R K BUTT TRI THrallS ROASTS TIPS 165 degrees to kilt bacteria; slow cookers are designed to reach temperatures of 170 - 300 degrees. Use a meat ther- mometer to check [hat the meat has reached its proper temperature before pulling it out of the cooker and con- suming. Also if you have an older model slow cooker use a thermometer to check that the liquid is reaching the proper "simmering" temper- ature of 209 degrees. Remem- ber that the warm setting is not for cooking and food should not be stored or held on this setting for long peri- ods of time; the low setting is best if you are running late or need to push dinner back. --Preheat your cooker. Just as you would "preheat" your oven, the same should be done with the slow cook- er. This prevents the meat from sitting in a cold slow cooker while it heats up. It is also recommended to cook food on "high" for the first hour, to quickly bring food up to the correct tempera- ture. --Use caution with deli- cate food. Seafood should be added during the last hour of cooking to prevent over- cooking and a rubbery tex- ture. Dairy products should be added during the last 30 minutes of cooking to pre- vent curdling. --Follow directions. Like with any appliance, read the owner's manual to ensure you are using the cooker correctly and follow recipe directions. Need a "quick" slow- cooked, kid-friendly pork recipe? Try this Slow Cooker Apricot Pork. Slow Cooker Apricot Pork Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 4 - 5 hours on high or 7- 8 hours on low Serves: 4 - 6 i Ingredients: 1 (3 - 4 pound) boneless pork loin roast salt and pepper 1 (18-ounce) jar apricot pre- serves 112 cup orange juice 1/2 cup chicken broth 3 iablespoons soy sauce 4 garlic cloves, peeled and minced Directions: Place pork in slow cooker and season with salt and pep- per. In a small bowl, combine the preserves with the or- ange juice, chicken broth, soy sauce and garlic and pour over the meat. Cover and cook for 4 - 5 hours on high or7- 8 hours on low. Remove from slow cooker and let rest 10 min- utes before carving. Serve with sauce from slow cooker. Hunsaker graduated from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, and currently serves as a writer and recipe de- veloper for meal planning site foodonthetable.com. DAVIDD J. HEASLETT ATTORNEY AT LAW ..... Wills-Trusts- Estate Planning, Real Probate 15Yearsin DUIs Criminal ............. ............ ...................... : Bankruptcy DefenSe m Sexual activity is a matter of choice, not a atter of force, coercion, trickery or manipulation.I v Drinking and drugging distorts choice, and you are left v with the consequences, which may not be for your wellbeing. Sexual intimacy includes self respect, self care, self-awareness, self honesty. Don't make it about body parts, this is about connection. This is a message from Plumas County Crisis Center/Plumas Crisis Intervention & Resource Center at 283-5515 Crisis Line  Resource 283-4333 '- " ;. Center or e 1-877-332-2754 283-5515 '  A program of Plumas Crisis Intervention & Resource Center We're your lookout for the "best insurance providers in home, auto, umbrella, general liability, excess liability, workers comp., life and more. Call us today.  Flanigan-Leavitt i',:i:!;i.l;iii{;;i!i S!(::li;Ii?,/ i(: QUINCY SUSANVILLE P.O. Box 3556 608 Main Street 400 West Main Street Susanville, CA 96130 Quincy, CA 95971 530.257. 7291 530.283.1112 www.fleniganleavitt.com fax: 866.781.3110 CA License 0E05639 NV License 17793 RENO 6190 Mae Anne Ave. Suite #1 Reno, NV 89523 i usanville ermarket Scratch Baked Goods I Fine Wines & Spirits All Lottery Games US Postage : We aocet ood Stamps  W,C 257-5136 OPEN 7 DAYS, 5AM-10PM II . LOCALLY OWNED a OPERATED 50 GRAND AVE., SUSANvlLLE, CA 96130 Check Out Our PLUMASNEWS.COM