Recipe: Cilantro-Lime Honey Garlic Shrimp

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What You Need:

  • 20 count 1 lb shrimp
  • 3 tbsp cilantro
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter

How To:

  1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil and butter. Add shrimp and minced garlic and cook for 5 minutes, occasionally turning shrimp over, until shrimp is cooked.
  2. In a small bowl, combine honey, lime juice, soy sauce, and chopped cilantro. Mix to combine.
  3. Add the mixture to the skillet with shrimp. Bring to high heat, coat the shrimp with the mixture, and cook for about 1-2 minutes until the sauce reduces just a touch. Remove from heat. Let it stand for sauce to thicken.

 

 

Recipe: Pear and Prosciutto Pizza

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What You Need:

  • 1 pound whole-wheat pizza dough
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 ounces low-fat crumbled goat cheese
  • 3 cups fresh arugula
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 ounces very thinly sliced prosciutto
  • 1 ripe Bartlett pear, cored and thinly sliced

How To:

  1. Preheat oven to 450° F.
  2. Roll dough into a 14-inch circle on a floured surface. Transfer to a baking sheet or pizza stone. Brush dough evenly with oil and sprinkle evenly with cheese. Bake for 12 minutes or until crust is crisp and golden.
  3. In a large bowl, toss arugula with thyme, lemon juice and black pepper.
  4. Arrange prosciutto, pears and salad over the crust. Cut into 8 slices and serve.

 

Recipe: Miso Glazed Salmon With Snap Peas

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What You Need:

  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless salmon fillets
  • 1/4 cup white miso
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup mirin
  • 1 tablespoon ginger
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas

How To:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the miso, maple syrup, mirin, ginger and sesame oil. Add salmon and toss to coat.
  2. Preheat the broiler and adjust rack to about 6 inches from the heat. Line a baking sheet with parchment and place the fillets on the sheet. Broil until the glaze is browned and shiny and the salmon is firm and opaque, about 5-8 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, steam the snap peas until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes.

 

 

Recipe: Spicy Apricot Wings

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What You Need:

  • 1/2 cup hickory, apple or apricot wood chips
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 pounds chicken wings, wing tips removed and wings cut into 2 piece

How To:

1. Light a gas grill. Wrap the wood chips in heavy-duty foil and pierce the foil packet with a skewer. Add the packet to the grill. Cover and let the wood chips begin to smoke, 5 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the apricot preserves with the Worcestershire sauce, light brown sugar, soy sauce, mustard, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, sweet paprika, cayenne and ginger. Scrape half of the mixture into a small bowl. Add the chicken wings to the large bowl and toss to coat well in the sauce. Let the chicken wings stand for 5 minutes.
3.Grill the chicken wings, covered, over moderately high heat, turning them occasionally, until they are charred in spots and cooked through, 22 to 25 minutes. Transfer the chicken wings to a platter and serve the reserved sauce on the side.

 

5 Items to Keep With You During a PCS

While the moving company can take care of most things, there are a number of items we recommend military families keep close at hand while PCSing.

Those who’ve experienced a PCS move know that while moving companies can accomplish a great deal, they do operate off the instructions of the military family. If there are particular items or boxes you don’t want on the truck, be sure to let the movers know upon their arrival.

Bearing all this in mind, what belongs in the car and under your care during the trip to the new duty station?

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Important Documents

Invest in both an accordion file and a lock box. Essential documents, both civilian and military, should be kept in the car and under your supervision at all times. Social Security Cards, birth certificates, financial records, Divorce Decrees, Marriage Licenses, deeds and certificates of ownership, copies of car registrations and proof of insurance, adoption records and any documents that may be specific to the individual circumstances of your family.

Military Uniforms and Civilian Clothes

As an active duty service member, ensure one serviceable uniform of each type required within the first month at the new duty station is kept easily available. While many PCS moves go smoothly, it’s always a possibility that the household goods following a military family may be delayed or lost. Most cars have ample room to transport clothing. Ensure the necessary uniforms ride in the vehicle along with enough civilian clothing for at lease one week. Housing isn’t always ready when families arrive and military families are no strangers to hotel rooms.

Managing Medications During PCS

Realizing a specific medication has run out during the PCS process could end up involving last-second phone calls to your doctor or pharmacy. Sometimes unusual or high demand medications aren’t immediately available. Make sure you have enough of your medications to cover the PCS period. The National Military Family Association notes that TRICARE recently enacted a new prescription transfer policy. This can help you transfer your prescription from one military pharmacy to another.

Sentimental Items

Any and all items with strong sentimental value should ride along in the car. Photographs, personal mementos, and heirlooms are irreplaceable. Either place them in a lock box along with the essential documents or in their own traveling container. The number of sentimental items you have may be surprising. Ensure their travel boxes or containers are portable so they don’t have to be left in the car during overnight stays.

Transporting Pets

In the case of an overseas PCS the Department of Defense allows up to two pets per family to travel on Air Mobility Command flights. During a CONUS PCS and when traveling by car or air, pet transport falls on you. All pet documentation including health and rabies certifications should travel with your essential documents.

For the safety of your pet it’s always a good idea to have them wear an ID collar. We also recommend microchipping your pets just in case they ever slip out unnoticed. Also, if you have to stay in a hotel for a few weeks, it pays to investigate which hotels accept pets to avoid last-minute hassles.

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Recipe: Strawberry Salad with Warm Goat Cheese Croutons

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What You Need:

  • 2 (4-oz.) goat cheese logs
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1/2 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 5 ounces mixed baby greens
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise, seeds removed, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
How To:

 

1. Cut each goat cheese log into 4 rounds. Gently press each round to 1/2-inch thickness on a baking sheet, and freeze 20 minutes.

2. Place the flour in a small bowl. Whisk together the egg and milk in a second small bowl. Combine the panko, salt, and pepper in a third small bowl. Dredge goat cheese rounds in flour, dip in egg mixture, and dredge in panko mixture until coated. Place on a plate, and chill until all goat cheese rounds are breaded.

3. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium until hot. Add goat cheese rounds to skillet, and cook until golden brown on each side, 3 to 4 minutes total. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate.

4. To serve, arrange salad greens on a serving platter; top with strawberries, cucumber, onion, and goat cheese croutons. Drizzle with vinaigrette, and garnish with dill sprigs.

 

Recipe: Green Bean Potato Salad with Lemon-Soy Vinaigrette

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What You Need:

2 (12-oz.) pkg. fresh green beans

3/4 teaspoon table salt, divided
1 pound petite red potatoes
1 large yellow bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion
3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
2 tablespoons toasted sliced almonds
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
How To:

1. Cook green beans and 1/2 teaspoon salt in boiling water to cover in a large saucepan until tender-crisp, 3 to 4 minutes; drain. Plunge into ice water to stop cooking process; drain and pat dry with paper towels.

2. Bring potatoes and cold water to cover to a boil in large saucepan over medium-high; reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until just tender, about 20 minutes total. Drain and let cool 30 minutes. Slice potatoes into 1/4- to 1/2-inch rounds.

3. Gently toss together green beans, potatoes, bell pepper, red onions, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Add Lemon-Soy Vinaigrette, and gently toss to combine. Transfer mixture to a serving platter, and top with mint, almonds, and sesame seeds. Serve room temperature or chilled.