MagPad Dinner Table

MagPad Dinner Table

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Energy Bars (Homemade Granola Bars)

1 10 oz. pkg. miniature marshmallows or 40 large marshmallows
1/2 cup margarine or butter (I use butter)
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 1/2 cups raisins
1 cup unsalted peanuts (I used the WalMart unsalted dry roasted peanuts)
2 cups quick oats
2 1/2 cups rice krispies

Toast oats and rice krispies in a Teflon coated skillet or warm in 200 degree oven. Melt marshmallows, butter and peanut butter in a large pot over low heat. Add raisins and peanuts; stir. Add oats and rice krispi8es to mixture (Work quickly as mixture hardens fast.) Spread mixture in buttered 9x13 pan. (I like to spread mixture in a 10 x 15 jelly roll pan. It doesn't make the bars as thick.)

These are the granola bars
wrapped in wax paper ready to serve

We went caroling last night with the Cornwalls and Steimles. April brought these bars wrapped in wax paper to put on our fruit baskets. (We decided to deliver healthy baskets this year with home grown citrus and avocados.) A fun time was had by all.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Please pass the cream

Today's Tips:

If you have a small amount of whipped topping left over, place dollops of it on a wax paper and freeze. Then place in an air tight container. When you need a quick topping for a dessert or some to go on a late night cup of hot cocoa you can just grab one out of the freezer.

I got this off the webpage "Living On a Dime Newsletter". Anyone who know me (my kids) know I love real cream. This is a better idea for my waist line than just downing the leftover cream.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Soupy Turkey Madness

Dump all these ingredients in a pot and simmer.  Everything is to taste (sorry).  2-4 servings.

leftover turkey, cubed/diced, however much you want
1 can cream of chicken soup
milk, 1 cup-ish
frozen peas, lots (yum!)
2 baked/boiled potatoes, peeled and diced
curry, 1-2 tsp (or more?? be generous!  this is what makes it good!)
crushed red pepper, couple shakes

One starving Lisa + leftover turkey = culinary masterpiece!  I didn't measure anything, so the quantities to interpretation.