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Showing posts from October, 2015

29 Oct 2015 Quick Slaw for BBQ

If we have BBQ (Carolina or otherwise) sandwiches for a quick dinner or lunch, (I saw cans of it at Costco recently), I have to add some fresh and crunch to it to enjoy it these days.  So, now I make this slaw up quickly.
It does taste best if chilled for an hour but it is not necessary.

Adjust amounts for use but here is the basic ratio:

1 c cabbage, red or green or combo, shredded
1/2 c carrot, thinly sliced (cheese slicer) or shredded
1/8 c onion, chopped (opt)

4T Dijon mustard
1-2 T olive oil mayo
1 T cider vinegar
1 T lemon juice
pinch celery seed
pinch sugar
salt & pepper

Combine well and freshen up that BBQ sandwich.

28 Oct 2015 Pot of pumpkin goodness

Quick versatile dinner for the fall:
Put whatever combination and as much or as little as you would like into the little pumpkin.
Buy as many of those plump round sugar pumpkins as people you are serving.
This recipe is for one.

Make a lid around the stem of the pumpkin with a 45 degree angle so the lid will not cave in (like for a jack-o-lantern)
Remove strings and seeds.

Now add inside as much as you can actually fit:
a bread slice cut into cubes or 1/4 c bread crumbs
1/4c cream or milk
1/4-1/2c shredded or cubed cheese like parmesan or gruyere
1 egg, beaten
1/4 c cooked italian sausage, hamburger, ham cut into strips (OPTIONAL)

Sprinkle with some herbs on top:
Parsley and sage, or italian seasoning, or nutmeg & cinnamon
salt and pepper

Replace the little lid and place whole pumpkin on a cookie sheet.
Bake in oven 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes, until pumpkin is softened and starts to droop.  Be careful removing it as it may slip or cave in easily.
Grab a spoon and enjoy!

27 Oct 2015 SERIOUSLY Good Oatmeal

Seriously Good Oatmeal - not soggy, but chewy and full of whatever you love or are in the mood for that morning.
You can make ahead and store it in the fridge.
Put it in the oven while you get ready in the morning.
It is a win-win, lasts you until lunch.

In an oven proof baking dish, 9 x 13 or so, stir together:
2 c oats, rolled, quick or instant
1 t baking powder 
1 t salt

In a small mixing bowl, combine:
2 c almond milk, milk, cream, water or combination 
3 T coconut oil or melted unsalted butter 
Pour liquid over oatmeal and mix well.

Now choose your flavors,
whatever combination appeals or ingredients you have, add on top of oatmeal Combine all lightly:
1-2 eggs, (mix well into milk mix if using)
1 c fresh or frozen fruit:  blueberries, peaches, apples, etc.
1-2 bananas, sliced
1/2 c shredded unsweetened coconut
1/2-1 c sliced or chopped nuts:  almonds, pecans, hazelnuts, walnuts, etc.
1/4-1/2 c unsweetened chocolate, toffee, chips or chunks  (dark is best)
1 t nutmeg, cinnamon, or allspice …