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Food, Health & Fitness Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, January 16, 1997 25 ;iS the idea that grief Great Sandwiches come sloppy The popularity of the original "sloppy joe sand- wich makes it an easy menu choice, whether plan- ning a family supper, a child's birthday party or an after-the-game gathering for the team. This recipe for Sloppy Sirloin Sandwiches, created by Whirl- pool Corporation home economists, is an updated version of the old favorite. It calls for ground sirloin instead of hamburger, reducing its fat con- tent, and chunky tomato sauce, simplifying its preparation. The microwave cooking instructions provide another advantage, a shortened cooking time - always welcome by the busy cook! Sloppy Sirloin Sandwiches (8 Sandwiches) 1 teaspoon dry mustard 1 lb. ground sirloin 1/2 cup catsup 1 can (15 oz.) chunky tomato sauce with 1 tablespoon vinegar onions, celery and green peppers 1 tablespoon Worcestershire 2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar 8 hamburger buns Crumble ground sirloin into medium-size glass mixing bowl. Microwave, uncovered, at HIGH (100%) for 5 minutes, stirring 3 times. Spoon off excess liquid. Stir in remaining ingredients. Micro- wave at HIGH for 8 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring halfway through cooking time. Nutrition Information (filling for I sandwich, no bun): 193 calories, 15g protein, lOg fat, 46mg choles- terol, lOg carbohydrates, 358 mg sodium. MICRO-COOKING GROUND BEEF: Defrost and micro-cook ground meat in one easy step. Place a block of frozen ground meat in a glass bowl or baking dish. Defrost, using the methodprovided by microwave oven manufacturer. Then break up the thawed ground meat with a fork. For I pound of beef, continue cooking at HIGH (100%) for 5 minutes, or until no longer pink, stirring 3 times. Microwave cooking extracts more fat than conventional cooking of ground meat, so spoon off any excess fat during micro-cooking. 1 January is National Eye Care Month Pahrump- Start the new year off right by making eye safety and medical eye examinations part of your family' s health routine. January marks the observance of Na- tional Eye Care Month and the American Academy of Ophthal- mology urges everyone to get a medical eye examination, as well as, make eye safety a priority for your family. "It is extremely impor- tant to have your eyes checked on a regular ba- sis," said local opthalmologist Helga F. Pizio, MD. "Many of the most common forms of eye disease, such as glaucoma, cataract, and diabetic retin- opathy, when caught in the early stages can be successfully treated. If not caught in time, these diseases can lead to visual loss and blind- nesL" Beyond getting regular eye examinations, incorporate some common sense rules to reduce the risks of eye injuries and trauma. Injuries from toys are the leading causes of blindness among children. Watcfi out for toys with a projectile or long, protruding parts. Air-powered guns, such as BB and pellet guns are responsible for more than 1,000 eye injuries each year, but even seemingly harmless toys such as stuffed animals may have sharp whiskers or other parts that can prove hazardous. Fireworks, especially bottle rockets, are d also dangerous, and result in 6,000 eye injuries annu- ally. The Academy also urges everyone to wear protective eyegear when playing sports, no matter what your age is. Baseball and basket- ball results in the most injuries, but it is estimated that 90% of injuries could be prevented by wear- ing protective eyegear. "It is important to teach your children about playing safely and make sure that they are properly supervised by adult," Dr. Pizio said. "Your eyesight is precious. Make it part of your family's New Year health plan."