Family Meals Matter: Easy weeknight meals

Ham and Swiss Rosti

From MealsMatter.org Healthy eating on hectic weeknights might seem like a hassle, but it doesn’t have to be. By planning ahead and having a few key ingredients on hand, you can prepare healthy meals, even dessert in less than 30 minutes. This week’s featured family meal comes together in a flash. Prepare Ham and Swiss […]

My turn: Grilled cheese gamble pays off

Grilled cheese and grape jelly sandwiches are a favorite of ENMU Assistant Professor of Communication Patti Dobson. When she told me about the sandwich via Facebook, it sounded so wacky I had to try it. (Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it’s yet to damage this cook.) “I’m not sure where the idea came […]

My turn: Recipes open to interpretation

Argen Duncan Freedom New Mexico publisher Ray Sullivan recently passed along a quick dinner recipe: Mix one package of albacore tuna in water with mayonnaise, garlic pepper, sweet basil and paprika, to taste. Slice two bagels in half from side to side. Cover each bagel half with 1/4- to 1/2-inch slices of high-quality, sharp or […]

Friday morning briefing: Say cheese, donuts for dollars and the worst car ever

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Shop with a cop Heads up…mark your calendars for the annual Dollars for Donuts fundraiser is 6:30 a.m. Dec. 10 at Daylight Donuts in Clovis. Proceeds help Clovis Police and Watson Motor Co. provide Christmas for a whole lot of deserving kids in the […]

Adding flair to cheese sandwich simple

Argen Duncan Warm, gooey grilled cheese sandwiches are a simple pleasure. Another pleasure is a good twist on them. I’ve discovered: • Muenster cheese and basil pesto • Muenster, sliced apple, a sprinkle of ground ginger Others suggested: • Adding green chile (Felisha Miller) • Adding mayonnaise (Amanda Rogers) • Salsa between two cheese slices […]

Thursday morning briefing: Win an mp3 player and cheese measured by the millions of pounds

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday morning briefing. Win an mp3 player Someone you know cultivating weeds? Our own Publisher Ray Sullivan is offering a free mp3 player to the person who submits a photo of the tallest weeds in Clovis. You must display some kind of measurement in the photo. Deadline for entries […]

Southwest Cheese takes top honors

Freedom New Mexico Southwest Cheese in Clovis is once again world class. Southwest Cheese took home gold, silver and bronze medals Thursday at the 2010 World Championship Cheese Contest in Madison, Wis. The first place, or gold medal, was garnered in the colby cheese category. Southwest Cheese also took second in the colby category for […]

Southwest Cheese makes 25-year donation to Clovis Schools

By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Southwest Cheese will donate $100,000 a year for 25 years to the Clovis Municipal Schools Education Foundation. The Education Foundation provides grants for teachers in the classroom to support innovative teaching. Chase Gentry, executive director of the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation, said the arrangement was added to contracts that […]

Dec. 13 CSC Menu

Monday: HB stroganoff, egg noodles, spinach, cauliflower, cheese, cottage cheese and pears. Tuesday: BBQ chicken thighs, creamy coleslaw, green beans, carrot raisin salad and peaches. Wednesday: Sloppy Joe, parsley, potatoes, mixed vegetables, pickle, onion slices, cottage cheese and pineapple salad. Thursday: Chicken strips, glazed carrots, green beans, roll, margarine, oatmeal cookie and peaches. Friday: Beef […]

Summer menu

Monday: Milk, Orange, Chicken Patty, Shredded Lettuce, Hamburger Bun, Mayo Packet Tuesday: Milk, Nectarine, Tortilla Ham Wrap, heddar Cheese, Lettuce, Mayo Packet Wednesday: Milk, Red Chile Beef Burrito, Salsa Packet, Cherry Tomatoes, Apple Thursday: Ham and Cheese Sandwich, Shredded Lettuce, Mayo Packet, Apricot, Chips and Milk Friday:

CSC Menus

Monday: Baked chicken, wild rice, carrot raisin salad, biscuit, margarine, and mandarin oranges. Tuesday: Hamburger steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, biscuit, margarine, fruit salad, and cottage cheese. Wednesday: Chicken fajita, flour tortilla, chili beans and cheese, gelatin, and orange slices. Thursday: BBQ beef sandwich, pickle, onion slice, pasta salad, green beans, and peanut butter […]

May 3 CSC Menu

Monday: Ham and noodles, California vegetables, vegetable salad with dressing, cottage cheese and peaches. Tuesday: Chicken A La King, sauteed potatoes and onions, mustard greens with margarine, biscuit with margarine and chunky fruit. Wednesday: Green chile hamburger stew, salad, dressing, cornbread, margarine and tropical fruit salad. Thursday: Chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, wheat […]

Southwest Cheese expanding

Freedom New Mexico A $90 million expansion at Southwest Cheese will increase its milk processing capacity by one-third and bring approximately 50 full-time jobs to the area. Production at the Clovis plant is expected to increase from 7 million pounds of milk processed a day to 10.5 million pounds and a daily production capacity of […]

April 5, 2009 Community menus

Monday: BBQ chicken, creamy cole slaw, green beans, wheat roll, margarine, chocolate pudding, and topping. Tuesday: Ham and beans, cheese, green chilies, onions, okra, cornbread, and peach cobbler. Wednesday: Hamburger mac, green beans, corn, apricots, and peanut butter cookie. Thursday: Chicken spaghetti, beets, green salad, dressing, garlic bread, and peaches. Friday: Pork roast, black-eyed peas, […]

March 29, 2009 Wedding

Brumfield Valerie Siau of Portales and Rick Brumfield of Dora were joined in marriage Feb. 14, 2009, at Central Christian Church. The Rev. Dave McVey performed the double ring ceremony. The bridegroom is the son of John Brumfield of Dora. Maid of honor was Jan Kent. Bestman was Cliff Everage. Ushers were Jack Dendy and […]

Jan. 4, 2009 Floyd School Menus

Tuesday Breakfast: Sausage and egg casserole, cereal, juice, milk Lunch: Cheese pizza, corn, salad, peaches, milk (Salad bar for MS/HS) Wednesday Breakfast: Blueberry muffin, cereal, juice, milk Lunch: Chicken strips, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, gelatin, milk (Salad bar for MS/HS) Thursday Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, bacon, cereal, juice, milk Lunch: Jumbo corndog, macaroni and cheese, salad, […]

Dec. 14, 2008 CSC Menu

Monday – Beef Stroganoff, broccoli and cheese, salad, roll, chocolate pudding Tuesday – Chicken and dumplings, green beans, carrots, pears Wednesday – Barbecue beef, mixed vegetables, salad, biscuit, applesauce cake Thursday – Chicken tenders, green salad, corn, white bread, gelatin with fruit Friday – Beef stew, salad, cornbread, pears

Aug. 24, 2008 CSC menu

Community Services Center 1100 Community Way, Portales Lunch served 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m, Monday through Friday Monday: Chili dog, parsley potatoes, mixed vegetable, cottage cheese, pineapple. Tuesday: Chicken with rice, broccoli, peas and carrots, potluck roll and margarine, oatmeal cookie. Wednesday: Burrito, Spanish rice, salsa corn, salad and dressing, spiced apples. Thursday: Italian pork […]

Meals made simple

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico

Experts share sewing secrets

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on making handbags, fabric yo-yo’s, and staining furniture will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Designer, author and sewing expert Stephanie Kimura will show over 30 stylish handbags made from leather, linen, silk, chiffon and tapestry fabrics. Each is […]