Saturday, January 31, 2009

Winter Breakfast---Baked Oatmeal

If you don't have bran just skip it and if you don't have steel-cut oats, (they are tasty) just add 1/4 reg oats.

2 1/2 c. regular rolled oats
1/4 c. oat bran
1/4 c. steel-cut oats
2 t. baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 cups milk
1 egg, beaten
1/3 cup applesauce
1/4 c. cooking oil
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. brown sugar
2 cups fresh or dried fruit, chopped (strawberries, blueberries, apples, peaches, bananas, raisins, craisins, whatever)

In large bowl stir together rolled oats through cinnamon; set aside. In a medium bowl, stir together milk through sugars. Add to oat mixture, stirring until combined. Turn into lightly greased casserole pan or souffle dish.
Bake uncovered, for 20 at 400. Stir mixture. Gently fold in fruit (or don't do fruit at all). Bake for 15 more minutes or until top is lightly browned.
Serve warm with yogurt, milk, or cream. (l love it with cream!)

Macaroni and Cheese

9 T. butter
1/2 c. muenster cheese, shredded (or just chopped small)
1/2 c. jack, shredded
1 c. cheddar, shredded
8 oz. Velveeta, cubed
1 1/2 c. half & half
2 eggs
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
elbow macaroni

Boil macaroni for 10 minutes. Drain. Add butter to hot mac. Stir in cheeses. Whisk eggs, half & half, salt, and pepper together. Pour over macaroni. Pour into baking dish. Top with more cheese. Bake at 350 for about 40 minutes.

Monday, January 19, 2009

The Easiet Roast You Will Ever Make

This is tasty and way too easy:

Get a Roast
Get a Bottle of Laury's Steak and Chop (found in the marinades section)
Put roast in ziploc with Laury's over night in fridge(put a bit of water in bottle and shake to get remaining seasonings at bottom of bottle).
Pour Roast and seasoning in crock-pot and add a bit more water to cover half of roast.
Cook on low for 7-8 hours.


This recipe compliments of Michelle.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Mandarin Orange Spinach Salad

1 (8oz) bunch of spinach
1 head red leaf lettuce, torn
1 head iceberg lettuce, torn
1 red onion sliced
3/4 lb fresh mushrooms
3/4 lb swiss cheese, grated
1/2 lb bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 8oz can mandarin oranges

3/4 Tbsp poppy seeds
1/4 cup grated onion
1/3 cup white vinegar3/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup olive oil
2 Tbsp prepared mustard
1/3 cup sugar(put in a jar and shake)

8 oz slivered almonds
1/3 cup sugar

1. Cook almonds w/ sugar in a pan untill carmelized (over med heat)
2. Spread out over wax paper and cool.
3.Toss salad ingredients.
4. Add Dressing and almonds just before serving. Toss.

This makes a BIG salad.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Taco Soup, Weight Watchers Recipe

I make this once a week and then eat the left-overs all week long. It's more like chili than soup. It's full of fiber and nutrients and low on points. Delicious!

3/4 to 1 pound ground turkey
1 onion chopped
1 packet taco seasoning
1 packet ranch flavor seasoning
1 can chilli beans
1 can pinto beans
2 cans diced tomatoes (one Mexican flavored)
1 can corn
Fresh cilantro

Cook the ground turkey and onion together until the turkey is browned and the onions are tender. Add the seasoning packets. Add the remaining ingredients except for cilantro, DO NOT DRAIN THE CANS. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or put it in the crock pot and heat until you are ready to eat it. Serve with fresh cilantro.
2 points per cup.