Sunday, April 27, 2008

Homemade Cereal

You guys are in for a treat today. I have posted three of my favorite recipes right now!! I have given some of you this recipe for Homemade Cereal, but now all of you are lucky enough to make it yourself!!

8 cups old fashioned oats
2 cups chopped walnuts
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup honey
2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups raisins or dried cranberries

Mix oats, nuts, sugar, salt, and cinnamon in large bowl. Combine honey and oil and heat in microwave just to warm. Add vanilla.

Toss oats mixture and oil mixture together with a rubber spatula. Spread on cookie sheets and bake at 350 for 15 minutes - just until it starts to toast. My oven toasted faster than 15 minutes, so be careful that it does not burn!! (I burned a batch or two before I got it right.)

Mix in raisins or cranberries when cool. Store in airtight container.

This stuff is also good on yogurt and ice cream or just as an afternoon snack.

Mexican Roast - YUM

This is a new found favorite of mine. I really love the traditional roast with potatoes, carrots, and gravy!! I like that so much that I was afraid to try this new twist, but I really LOVED it just as much, if not more.

1 arm roast
1 cup dry pinto beans, rinse but do not cook or soak
1 onion, chopped
1 can chopped green chilies, undrained
1 can cream of mushroom soup
2 cans diced Rotel tomatoes
1 can water

Spray crock pot with Pam. Place roast in crock pot and sprinkle with chili powder, cumin, garlic salt, and pepper to taste. Add beans, onion, chilies, soup, rotel, and water. Do not mix or stir. Cover and cook on low for 12 to 16 hours. Do not peek. Serve with flour tortillas, cheese, guacamole, salsa, etc.

Oh and this is only 170 calories per serving with 4 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber.

Green Beans & New Potatoes

This great recipes is from my cousin Britney. I don't really care for green beans, but these were great!!

2 cans green beans
2 new potatoes with skin, cut into small pieces
garlic powder
onion powder
2 tbsp. butter
steak/meat seasoning
bacon, optional

Mix all ingredients together, except butter. Use the seasonings as your taste buds please. I use a little more garlic than onion!! Melt the butter and drizzle on top of green beans and potatoes. Cover with foil. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until the potatoes are soft enough to stick a fork through.


Thursday, April 3, 2008

Manadrin Orange Salad

So sorry for the really long hiatus. It is amazing how important things, like blogging recipes, can get away from you. I kind of got in a rut these last couple of weeks and have cooked the same old things each week. However, he is a yummy (I mean YUMMY) salad that my aunt Jackie taught me how to make. It has a couple of steps, so pay attention!

Ingredients for Salad:
Mix different kinds of lettuce with
1 cup finely chopped celery
2 green onions, chopped
1 small can mandarin oranges; drained very, very well

Ingredients for Dressing:
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon parsley
2 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoon white vinegar
Dash of Tabasco

Also, grab a 1/2 cup of sliced almonds and 3 tbsp of sugar.

Place in a pot on medium heat and stir almonds and sugar constantly until almonds are coated well with sugar. Place in an airtight container and place in refrigerator. *I usually double this part
Then toss all salad ingredients together. Top with almonds and dressing. Eat, enjoy, and don't feel too guilty!!