Friday, May 9, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
|I know, he does not look enthused, but this is his, "I am concentrating on eating and enjoying this" look.|
1 carton of Organic Chicken Stock (Kirkland's brand from Costco)
1 butternut squash, peeled and seeded, cut into small chunks (1-2 inches)
1 large yellow onion, minced or diced
1 Tbsp of minced garlic, fresh or from the jar (fresh is best)
2-15 oz. cans of corn, blended in your blender (I used my Magic Bullet.)
2-15 oz. cans of corn, left whole, you can use frozen corn too (I did not have any on hand.)
(The corn I used is also Kirkland brand, it has no added sugar.)
1-8 oz. package of cream cheese, cut up into chunks
(check your labels, some cream fat free cream cheeses have corn syrup)
1 cup of bacon crumbles (I used the fully cooked kind, but you have to watch them, some have sugar in the curing process)
Put everything in the crock pot and cook on low for 8 hours. Stir and smash the squash with a potato smasher. Serve hot and enjoy! Add salt and pepper to taste.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Here is my little yummy creation for the day.
I made some pancake bites with mini chocolate chips in them. Only 6 ingredients, Krusteaz pancake mix, milk, eggs, avocado oil, mini chocolate chips and sugar in the raw. You know me, I didn't measure, so these are estimates.
Add 4 cups pancake mix, 4 eggs, 3/4 cup milk and 1/3 cup oil to a mixing bowl. (You could use water instead of milk and any cooking oil will work.) Mix until the chunks are broken up, but not gone. You want it to be a little thicker than pancake batter, about as thick as muffins. Then add one bag of mini chocolate chips and stir. Try not to over mix them, they will get kind of tough if you do. Spoon into a well greased mini muffin pan, I used buttery baking spray and my small ice cream scoop. Sprinkle some sugar in the raw or sugar crystals on the tops of each one, for an added little bit of sweetness. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes on the second from the top rack of you oven. You could use a cupcake pan, just increase your bake time to about 15 minutes or so and lower the rack to the middle of the oven.
I think these are yummy and make for a quick breakfast or snack. Happy Baking!!
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
|Chowder mixture before cooking.|
Monday, March 3, 2014
The Primary is what we call our young children's group. It consists of children from 18 months to 11 years. Once they turn 12, they go to Young Men's or Young Women's classes. When they turn 18 they go to Priesthood for the men and Relief Society for the women. It is a wonderful program that the Lord set up for us. I just love it!
Anyway, I made a big dinner and tried a few new things for Duane, my husband. He has been on a diet that is anti sugar and amylose, which is a sugar like substance that is in a lot of root vegetables, wheat and grains, and stuff like that. So he cannot eat potatoes, bread or any desserts. I have made a lot of changes in my diet since I have been with Duane, but that is something I am not ready to do. I love potatoes, I love breads and I love desserts!! I have cut back a little on all of those, just because I think it's rude to eat them in front of him and I like to be around my husband. He got the diet from a book called "Loose the Weight You Hate!" by Ritchie C. Shoemaker, M.D.