Friday, January 30, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Steel Cut Oatmeal
2 cups steel cut oatmeal( i found this right with the hot cereals in my local grocery store)
4 cups skim milk (or water...but the milk is sooooo good)
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 Tablespoons of butter (optional, but why skip this goodness)
flavoring....i added 1 teaspoon of vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Before you go to bed at night, put all ingredients into your crockpot (Angela recommended using one of those baggy liners for the crockpot to help with cleaning...i didn't and the cleanup wasn't too bad once you soak it for awhile) Cook on low for 6-8 hours...DO NOT try to substitute with quaker oatmeal....really!! This makes 6 servings and as i mentioned above, the leftovers are GREAT!!
Additions to this once it is cooked - use your imagination - raisins, dried fruit, fresh fruit, nuts, milk or yogurt, etc...my dh put good ol Vermont Maple Syrup.....mmmmmmm
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
credits: Templates by Moriginal; papers by AASPN(red,lightgray),ScrapGirls(dkgray); WAby Damayanti; days,numbers by KittenkaaboodleDesigns
Monday, January 12, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
Iceberg is a good choice for this. Peel layers carefully. Crushed peanuts make a nice topping at end. Rebecca loves Asian chili garlic sauce on top, but it is really spice so if you want something mild a peanut or Asian bbq sauce would be nice too. She made brown rice with this for a side dish, but it's nice as a layer in the wrap too. Everything is almost fat free and low-cal except the oil...
1 pound or so of extra lean ground turkey
1/2 red bell pepper chopped really small
3 celery stalks, chopped
3 carrots shredded
4-6 shitake mushrooms
4 oz canned bamboo shoots
Large handful beansprouts
Ginger (fresh - 1 slice or powdered 1/2 tsp)
3 cloves minced garlic
8 or so green onions
2 Tablespoons Oyster sauce
2 Tablespoons Fish sauce
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
Juice from 2 limes
1. Mix sauce ingredients together and put aside
2.Heat large skillet/wok and add a little oil-just enough to lightly coat the pan
3. Saute garlic, green onions and Ginger on med.heat; stir with wooden spoon; don't let garlic burn
4. Add turkey and brown. Use spoon to break up very small.
5. Remove turkey and set aside
6. Add a little more oil and saute pepper and celery for a few minutes. Crunchy is good so no need to saute forever
7. Add carrots, mushrooms and bamboo and stir around a few times
8. Add sauce and bean sprouts and mix well.
9. Return turkey to pan
10. Mix well. Stuff lettuce. Add favorite toppings.
Monday, January 5, 2009
Well..I needed to take a break from Layouts (31 in 31 days...wow) but i am back...here is one from a challenge at Jessica's..recent picture of ourselves with some goals for 2009...DO NOT like having my picture taken but this one wasn't too bad...it was taken by my brother-in-law David and i touched it up with some photo actions...I am doing the 365 project which is a photo a day and than doing a layout each week...let's see how this goes ..might modify this as i go..i didn't state this as a goal for i am thinking it is going to be too much but who knows....