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Dried fruit from the package is often too hard to eat. Steam it in a steamer basket in a covered saucepan for fifteen minutes to soften it.
Don't throw out that used-up rotisserie chicken. Instead, make chicken soup.
1. Boil the used-up chicken for about 45 minutes in a pot with a half gallon of water. 2. Let it cool down. Shift it onto a plate. 3. Pick off the chicken from the bones and drop the pieces into the pot. 4. Add a package (1/4 cup dry) of boil-in-bag rice. 5. Add a package of frozen chopped onions and peppers.
6. Add some cut-up carrots. 7. Season with salt and pepper. 8. Boil for another half hour. 9. If the soup is too thick, add chicken broth (can or package).
Use the most healthful vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, pickled beets, carrots, rinsed and drained canned beans) in a salad. Microwave the broccoli and cauliflower (and carrots?) for 10 or 15 minutes to soften them.