Ozark Christian Living

Family Life & Homemaker's Guide


She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.  Proverbs 31:15

Menus are planned around the Main Dish.  Main Dishes should be selected based on the family budget and time allowed for preparation.  Variety in flavors, textures, color combinations, and temperature contrasts are the most satisfying.  Remember to take into account nutritional contents and dietary restrictions when planning the meal.

Internal cooking temperatures for meats

Poultry                       165

Ground meat            155

Ground fish               155

Beef, Pork ,Fish        145

Holding temperatures for meats

Cold                              41 F (5 C) or lower

Hot                                135 F (57C) or higher

Information provided by the National Restaurant Association Foundation


Meat Tenderizing Tip: 1/4 c vinegar, 2 T oil and spices of your choice (Italian dressing works good) with meat in a sealed bag for a minimum of 2 hours.

Meat/Main Dish Recipes:

Chicken Parmesan


Lemon Caper Chicken

Lemon Grilled Chicken

Low Fat Rueben

Swiss Steak

Turkey Ro-Ho