Monday, November 21, 2011

Italian Wedding Soup

12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.


  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons pepper, divided
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons garlic powder, divided
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 quarts chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh spinach
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

Italian Wedding Soup (continued)
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Ingredients (continued)

  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1-1/4 cups cooked medium pasta shells


  • In a large bowl, combine the egg, cheese, bread crumbs, onion, 1/4 teaspoon salt,
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder. Crumble beef over mixture and
  • mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls.
  • In a Dutch oven, brown meatballs in small batches; drain. Add the broth, spinach,
  • onion powder, parsley and remaining salt, pepper and garlic powder; bring to a
  • boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Stir in pasta; heat through.
  • Yield: 12 servings (3 quarts).
Nutrition Facts: 1 cup equals 226 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 942 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 20 g protein.
Courtesy: Taste of Home Magazine Online (I'm a subscriber.)


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Sunday, November 20, 2011


    • Leadership at major publishing houses continue to bicker over whether to charge for digital editions.  If your content has value, it should be paid for.  Allowing free access to digital editions for smart phones and tablets undermines the basic economic model for publishing.
    • 200 new magazines were launched in the first nine months of 2011 (up from 176 in 2010). 128 magazines folded over the same time frame (the same as in 2010).  Food and regional titles were the top two categories; Bridal magazines topped the list for closures.
    • Of the launches, 56 were B2B magazines, with the largest growth in business and industry.  There were 34 closures, with Nursing titles showing the largest decline.
    • A media survey conducted by Deloitte and released by United Business Media shows that since 2007, 80% of Americans preferred reading print magazines, even though the same information was available on-line.  They also identify print advertising as far more compelling and useful than its digital equivalent.
    • Print advertising revenue is up 2.1% for the first nine months of 2011, according to the Publisher’s Information Bureau.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Community Event: Wine and Chocolate Tasting

Wine and Chocolate Tasting November 4th, 2011 St. Pat's Masonic Lodge, Johnstown Tickets: $25 International Vintage Room: $50 Drink Wine. Eat Chocolate. Feed those in need. Join us for the 5th Annual Wine and Chocolate Tasting! (The largest in Upstate NY- and perhaps the whole state). · Fine New York Wines presented by The Women for New York State Wines- the official promoters of NY vineyards. · International Vintage Tasting Room: Featuring premium wines at least ($50/bottle) from throughout the world. (Additional cost) · Historic setting complete with candlelight. · All proceeds benefit NOAH, a free Community Meals Program. · Tickets on sale now and at the door.

Community Calendar Post: Albany Holistic Nurses Society, Inc.

Please join us as we Re-Connect.
We are hosting a “Heal the Healer” night on November 10th at 6:00p.m.

We will be meeting in the Conference Room (on the left by the Gift Shop) at  the main entrance of Ellis Health Center McClellan Campus (formerly St. Claire’s).

Please RSVP to Karen Johnson (518) 377-4537 or Heather A Loucks (518) 883-3811.

Please bring your membership dues and any information you want to share.

Blessings of Wellness from
Albany Holistic Nurses Society, Inc.
Heather A Loucks-Treasurer
511 Honeywell Corners Road
PO Box 1027
Broadalbin, NY 12025