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  • EOMC Menu for Sept 24 through…

    Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center Cafeteria Menu

    Sunday, September 23 - Meatloaf, Baked Ham, Green Beans, Mashed…
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  • Double Chocolate Coca Cola…

    Double Chocolate Coca Cola Cake

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  • Slow Cooker Taco Spaghetti

    Slow Cooker Taco Spaghetti


    8 ounces spaghetti1-1/4 pounds lean ground beef or ground turkey1 (1-oz)…
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Eating & Dining
Sunday, 23 September 2018 23:56

EOMC Menu for Sept 24 through Sept 29

Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center Cafeteria Menu 


Sunday, September 23 - Meatloaf, Baked Ham, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Rolls.


Monday, September 24 - Chicken Spaghetti, Pulled Pork, Green Beans, Garlic Bread, Baja Chicken Enchilada Soup.


Tuesday, September 25 - Taco Salad, Lasagna, Key Largo Veggies, Refried Beans, Spanish Rice, Cheese Sauce.


Wednesday, September 26 - Chicken Cordon Bleu,Brisket, Prince William Veggies, Toby Keith Mashed Potatoes, Tomato Basil Soup.


Thursday, September 27 - Beef Tips w/ noodles, Chicken Fried Steak, Tuscan Veggie Blend, Baked Beans, Potato Soup.


Friday, September 28- Fried Catfish, Shrimp, Fried Potatoes, 5 blend Veggies, Coleslaw, Hushpuppies, Pinto Beans.


Saturday, September 29- Grill and Salad Bar Only.



Good food at a reasonable price, open to the public!


Sunday, 09 September 2018 17:14

Double Chocolate Coca Cola Cake

Double Chocolate Coca Cola Cake

1 cup Coca Cola (not diet)
1/2 cup oil 
1 stick butter
3 Tablespoon cocoa
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla


1 stick butter
3 Tablespoon cocoa
6 Tablespoon of cream or milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 3/4 cups confectioner's sugar

In a saucepan, mix Coca Cola, oil, butter and cocoa and bring to a boil. In another bowl, combine the sugar, flour and salt. Pour the boiling Cola mixture over the flour mixture and beat well. Add the eggs, buttermilk, soda and vanilla and beat well. Pour mixture into a greased and floured 13 x 9 inch baking pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove pan. Cool for about 10 minutes before frosting.

Frosting: In a saucepan, combine the butter, cocoa, and milk. Heat until the butter melts. Beat in the remaining ingredients and spread on the cake while it's still warm. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 04 September 2018 23:52

Slow Cooker Taco Spaghetti

Slow Cooker Taco Spaghetti



8 ounces spaghetti
1-1/4 pounds lean ground beef or ground turkey
1 (1-oz) package taco seasoning
2/3 cup water
1 can (10.75-oz) cream of chicken soup
1 can (10-oz) can diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
1 (8-oz) package Velveeta cheese, cubed
1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
chopped green onions, optional



Prepare spaghetti as package directs. Drain and return to pan.

Cook meat until no longer pink. Drain and return meat to skillet. Add taco seasoning and water. Stir to combine. Cook for 2-3 minutes until water evaporates.

Stir in soup, Velveeta and tomatoes w/green chilies. Reduce heat to low, and cook until the cheese melts, stirring constantly.

Stir in cooked spaghetti and pour into slow cooker with liner. Cook on low 3-4 hours. Stir in cheddar cheese and heat until bubbly. Serve with chopped green onions if desired.


This can also be prepared as directed and baked in a 9X9” greased pan at 3500 for about 30 minutes until heated through and bubbly.


Double the recipe and bake in a 9X13” for a larger crowd.

Tuesday, 28 August 2018 21:53

Pumpkin Upside Down Cake

Pumpkin Upside Down Cake


This cake tastes a lot like pumpkin pie and is so much easier to make than pie. It is also really moist even after a few days. Thank you, Kathy Fesperman, for sharing your recipe.


2 cups pumpkin (16 oz solid pack can, not pumpkin pie filling)

1 t nutmeg

1 t ginger

2 t cinnamon

1 12 oz can evaporated milk

1 ¼ c sugar

3 eggs, slightly beaten

½ c chopped pecans

1 box yellow cake mix (2 layer size)

1 stick melted butter


Mix first seven ingredients and pour into a greased/sprayed 9X13 pan. Sprinkle cake mix over the top of the pumpkin mixture. Drizzle melted butter over the top of cake mix. Bake 30 minutes at 325o. Sprinkle nuts over top and bake another 30-35 minutes. Serve with whipped topping. Makes about 15 servings.


Sunday, August 26 - Spaghetti, Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, 5 Blend Veggies, Garlic Bread.


Monday, August 27 - BBQ Ribs, Goulash, Potato Wedges, Capri Veggies, Garlic Bread, Baked Beans.


Tuesday, August 28 - Hamburger Steak w/brown gravy, Lasagna, Au Gratin Potatoes, Antigua Veggies, Loaded Potato Soup.


Wednesday, August 29 - Smothered Pork Chops, Shepherds Pie, Herb & Garlic Potatoes, California Veggies, Broccoli & Cheese Soup.


Thursday, August 30 - Stuffed Pork Loin, Chicken Alfredo, Scalloped Potatoes, Broccoli, Chicken & Wild Rice Soup.


Friday, August 31 - Grilled Ribeye, Shrimp, Baked Potato, Fried Mushrooms, Garlic Bread, Chicken Tortilla Soup.


Saturday, September 1 - Grill and Salad bar only.

The Lumberjack Café in Howe serves up hearty helpings of delicious cuisine and an even bigger portion of friendliness.

Enjoy their specialties - like Brenda’s Famous Tacos, Fried Catfish, or their main dishes like a hand-smashed burger and fresh cut onion rings.

Open Monday- Friday 6:30am-2:00pm and Thursday evening from 4:30pm-8:00pm.

Saturday 6:30am-1:30pm

Come hungry and leave happy!

The Lumberjack is located inside Ron’s Discount Lumber on 37850 US Hwy 59 in Howe, Oklahoma.

Howe Public Schools is participating in a free breakfast and/or lunch program for the 2018-2019 school year.


By providing breakfast and/or lunch to all children at no charge, they can create a better learning environment for out students.


The school breakfast and lunch we serve follows U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines for healthy school meals.


The program cannot succeed without your support.


Please encourage your child to participate in the school meal programs.


All students enrolled in the district may participate in the breakfast and/or lunch program at no charge. CEP (Community Eligibility Provision) schools will not collect household applications for free/reduced meals.



In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities, who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
2. Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
3. e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.




Tuesday, 10 July 2018 23:38

Cornflake Cookies

These easy no-bake cookies are the perfect combination of creamy, sweet peanut butter and crunchy cereal.

1 cup Karo syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter
6 cups corn flake cereal

1. Pour Karo syrup and sugar into pan and heat just until sugar dissolves. This will only take a minute or so. If you cook the mixture too long, the final cookie will be rock hard.
2. Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in peanut butter until mixture is smooth. Measure cereal and place in a large mixing bowl. Pour sauce over cereal and mix until evenly combined.
3. Place scoops of the mixture onto wax paper to harden. Store in an air-tight container.


Recipe from The Craft Patch


Thursday, 05 July 2018 00:32

The Lumberjack Café


Monday- Friday 6:30am-2:00pm
Thursday 4:30pm-8:00pm
Saturday 6:30am-1:30pm

The Lumberjack serves up hearty helpings of delicious cuisine and an even bigger portion of friendliness.


Offering specialties like Brenda’s Famous Tacos, Fried Catfish, or main dishes like a hand-smashed burger and fresh cut onion rings—you are sure to be satisfied! But that’s not all—be sure to leave a little room for something sweet and try some homemade desserts!

Stop in and try the Lumberjack Cafe to see why it is a local favorite.

Come hungry and leave happy.


Located in Howe Oklahoma, inside Ron's Discount Lumber.

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