CANCER CANNOT DO SOME THINGS
DEAR MELBA: Our fifth Oklahoma Children's Cancer Association Cookbook (OCCA) has arrived. This new cookbook includes more than 550 recipes from friends and families of children in treatment for cancer at Children's Hospital of Oklahoma Jimmy Everest Hematology-Oncology Clinic. We've included new recipes as well as several of the old favorites from previous cookbooks.
Most readers probably know the OCCA mission is to help children fight cancer through education, support activities and financial assistance. One of the first things you'll find in the book is a poem from an unknown author.
WHAT CANCER CANNOT DO
It cannot cripple Love.
It cannot shatter Hope.
It cannot corrode Faith.
It cannot destroy Peace.
It cannot kill Friendship.
It cannot suppress Memories.
It cannot silence Courage.
It cannot invade the Soul.
It cannot steal Eternal Life.
It cannot conquer the Spirit.
If anyone wants to check out our organization, our website address is helpkidsfightcancer.org. Or, if readers want to order a book, the cost is $16.50 per book, including shipping. They can be ordered from OCCA, Box 96292, Oklahoma City 73143.
Jan Davis, Oklahoma City
SIMPLY GOOD SAUSAGE BALLS
1 pound hot ground sausage
1 pound mild ground sausage
2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
2 cups dry biscuit mix
Mix sausage, cheese and biscuit mix until well blended. Shape into small balls, and then freeze. When frozen, place in plastic bag and return to freezer. To bake, place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake in 350-degree oven 25 minutes.
FETA CHICKEN BAKE
6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (2 pounds)
2 tablespoons lemon juice, divided
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 package (3.5 ounces) crumbled feta cheese with basil and tomato
¼ cup finely chopped red bell pepper
¼ cup finely chopped fresh parsley
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Arrange chicken breasts in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Drizzle 1-tablespoon of the lemon juice over chicken. Season with salt and pepper. Top with feta cheese and drizzle with remaining lemon juice. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Top with red pepper and parsley. (This recipe was shared by Susan Heavner.)
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