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Food, Health & Fitness Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, Jariuary 9, 1997 27 Elder abuse by Molly Williams, RN Pahrump Valley Home Health Each year, many older Americans are physi- cally injured, psychologically debilitated, fi- nancially exploited, or neglected by family member; Much of this abuse and neglect con- stitutes criminal offenses. Elderly men and women, whether or not they have any sort of impairment are vulner- able to mistreatment.. Family members are not the only abusers. Rip off artists and seams a bound that target the elderly. Besides suffering from physical injuries, the abased often develop overwhelming feelings of fear, isolation, anger and embarrassment. esem. macy of force. Psychological abuse and neglect eauseemo. fional stress to lHexican Meatball Soup By MaryAnn McNeiU Gazette Staff Spicy Mexican Meatball Soup is more than a soup, it's a meal. And spicy Mexican food is a welcome respite from the holiday ham and turkey if you've been overloaded with leftovers. Taking less than an hour to prepare, this hearty soup gets its lively flavor from chilli powder, hot pepper sauce and soy sauce. While not a usual seasoning in Mexican cuisine, naturally brewed soy sauce makes several important contributions. Because it's aged for full flavor, brewed soy sauce has distinctive taste characteristics that add a meaty richness to the soup, while also bringing the diverse ingredients into a palate pleasing harmony. To finish this fiesta of flavor, serve the soup over rice and sprinkle the top with shredded cheese. Add warm Crusty French bread, sour dough bread or corn bread for a warm and friendly meal. Mexican Meatball Soup 1/2 pound ground beef 2 teaspoons soy sauce 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder, divided 12 teaspoon hot pepper sauce 1 cup chopped onion 1 can (14 1/2 oz.) whole tomatoes can (8 3/4 oz.) whole kernel corn can (8 3/4 oz.) red kidney beans tablespoons soy sauce hot cooked rice grated cheddar cheese Combine beef, 2 teaspoons soy sauce, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder and pepper sauce; shape into 8 equal size meatballs. Brown meatballs in medium - size saucepan over medium heat. Reserving pan drippings, remove meatballs; set aside. Stir-fry onion in pan drippings 5 minutes, or until translucent. Stir in tomatoes, corn, kidney beans, 3 tbsp. soy sauce, 1 cup water and remaining 1 teaspoon chili powder, breaking tomatoes in half. Cover and simmer 10 minutes. Add meatballs; simmer just until heated through, about 3 minutes. To serve, spoon into soup bowls over rice and sprinkle cheese over all. Makes 4 servings. Simple techniques avoid most baking problems Many of us received bread-making machines or fancy Arrange pans correctly. mixers for Christmas and now we don't know how to use For even browning, place pans to allow good air circula- them. New kitchen technologies tion. Avoid placing a top-rack baking can be just as daunting to the new pan directly over one on the lower user as new computer technologies rack. Always allow 1-1/2 to 2 inches in the office. Here are some baking of space around each pan and between tips from the home ecnomists atthe pans and oven walls, Whirlpool corporation to help. Use proper utensils. It's true. No matter how sophis- Use a shiny aluminumpan for cakes ticated and 'user-friendly' our mod- to produce a light, golden crust. Dark ern hightech cooking appliances pans-painted metal or those darkened are, they still need the 'sensible from use-absorb heat rapidly, result- user' touch to produce the best re- ing in darker browning. For oven- suits, proof glass pans or dark pans, reduce The home economists from Whirlpool Corporation agree that many common baking problems can be avoided by following a few simple procedures. For instance: Place oven racks properly. Generally, oven racks should be positioned so that food is in the center of the oven. Exceptions are for angel and bundt cakes and yeast breads which belong on the lowest rack. When baking on two racks, be sure to position one rack near the top and the other near the bottom-and "stagger" pans on each rack for good air and heat circula- tion. Preheat oven. For most baking (cookies, cakes, pies, breads, etc.) preheat an electric oven until the oven light cycles off. Preheat gas ovens for about ten minutes. oven temperature 25 degrees, and bake for the time called for in the recipe. For cookies, use a flat (without sides) shiny aluminum sheet. Cookies baked in dark pans-or in those with sides - may brown unevenly. For pies-use glass or dark metal pans for best results. Do not Oake in shiny metal pans because they reflect heat, causing an underdone pale bottom crust. Place frozen pies in foil baking pans on an aluminul,a coolo1g heet so that the bottom crust will brown. For bread, use oven-proof glass, dull aluminum or dark metal pans for best browning. When using a glass loaf pan, reduce the oven temperature by 25 degrees. Whirlpool home economists agree that practicing these simple techniques can help busy families get the best baking results from their ovens whether they're old or new.