How Do I Braise Beef?

Braised beef is excellent, tender and can add a little different texture to a meal that might surprise your family. Instead of cooking in a crock pot or on the grill, this is an excellent alternative.

Braising beef is a thrifty way to cook as typically more tough cuts of meat are used. The meat is browned and then simmered in a liquid until tender.

How to Braise Beef: (from wikihow)

  1. Select a roast. Pot roast, chuck roast or any lean, inexpensive cut may be used.
  2. Brown the roast on all sides in a small amount of oil in a Dutch Oven over medium-high heat on the stove top until well browned.
  3. Add seasonings and aromatics such as garlic or onion.
  4. Add a small amount of liquid, an inch or so deep. Water, broth, beer or wine are all good choices as braising liquids.
  5. Cover and simmer over low heat or in a 250 degrees F. oven until the internal temperature of the roast is 150 degrees; this should be about one to three hours, depending on the size of the roast.
  6. Check the roast occasionally with an instant meat thermometer to test the internal temperature, and replenish the liquid if necessary.
  7. The remaining liquid may be served au jus or may be used to make a nice gravy.

How to Dress to play ice hockey...

Here are the basics of getting dressed to play ice hockey:

First and foremost you are going to want to start off with your underlying garments such as maybe a compression shirt or shorts.

From there you are going to want to put on your protective cup which may also have girdles to hold up your socks. From there I usually like to put on a shin pad and then another shin pad. After that you are going to want to pull up your socks in order to hold these shin pads in place. You can have one for each leg. From there you are usually going to want to put your pants on right after that in order so you are not going to get into any confusion while getting dressed and encounter any problems such as if you were to put your skates on the floor you're not going to be able to pull your pants up over your skates. So after your pants probably move down to your skates. You don't have to go any particular order, left or right.

Go ahead and lace up your skates.

After that you are going to be complete with your bottom half of equipment. From there you are going to want to put on your shoulder pads and adjust them so that they are snug on top of your body. Once your shoulder pads are on you can move to your elbow pads and then once your elbow pads are on, almost done, go ahead and strap your jersey on and then you'll be just like I am here and the only thing you are going to need is your helmet, your gloves, and your stick and you'll be ready to take the ice. So that's how you get equipped in the basics of ice hockey.

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How do I Dance the Electric Slide?

I think the best way to explain this one is to show some videos. The best way to learn it is to practice and even take dance classes. I am sure there are dance studios in your area that will teach you the electric slide and it might be fun to meet new people.

If you are dead set against classes then here you go. First, an explanation of what the Electric Slide is.

From Wikipedia:The Electric Slide is a four wall line dance. The dance was created by American dancer Ric Silver. Originally called The Electric, the dance was created in 1976 for the re-opening of Vamps Disco in New York at 71st and Broadway. It was choreographed to the international hit song Electric Boogie by Marcia Griffiths; the song was written for Griffiths by Bunny Wailer, who did not copyright the song until 1982. The song was originally released in 1976 and re-released in 1989, when it became a dance craze.

You can learn it from dvd's like these:

How do I work out Averages?

Working out averages is one of the most simple things to do in math, other than addition and subtraction of course.  Working out averages is a good thing and can come in quite handy in a lot of situations. You never know when you might need to work out an average.

The basic formula is this: you take the sum of the numbers you want to find the average of and divide that by the amount of numbers you just added up.

Lets find the average of these 10 numbers:


If we add all of these 1o numbers together, we get 11,722

So we then take that number divided by 10 ( because that is how many numbers we added up) and we get 1,172.2.

So there you have it, we worked out the average of ten numbers. This same formula can be applied to any amount of numbers. Next time you ask How do I work out averages? You will know.

How do I fix my tv?

First you need to figure out what is wrong with the tv. You can ask yourself these basic questions first:

1. Is the power cord plugged in to both the wall and the tv?
2. Is there power going to the plug that it is plugged in to? Maybe there is a switch that needs to be turned on.
3. Is the tv on the right channel? Sometimes nothing will show up because it is on the wrong channel.
4. Did the tv work previously? if it is brand new, take it back and get another one.

If you answered yes to all of the previous questions then you have a bigger problem.

At this point, fixing your tv might not be the best thing for you to do yourself. But if you feel like digging in, and you think that you have the skills to replace some parts, then you might want to try and do it yourself.

If you do want to try and fix your tv yourself, then I suggest going to and telling them your problem and ordering the parts to fix it. They seem to be the best available options for that sort of thing.

If you don't want to do it, I suggest contacting your tv's warranty repair shop and taking there to get it fixed.

Fixing your tv doesn't have to be hard, just let the experts handle it, or give it a try yourself.

How do I fix my tv?