Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Tater Tot Soup

Some friends pass this recipe around.  I made it tonight.  Not a bad option for a chilly fall weeknight.  Now we'll see what this kids think!

Tater Tot Soup

4 slices of bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
48 tater tots (onion flavor suggested - I couldn't find onion so I used regular and added some sautéed onion)
1 15 oz can of corn kernels, drained
15 oz chicken broth
2 cups whole milk (I used 1%)

In a heavy soup pot, brown the bacon until crispy.
Remove bacon to paper towels and drain the pot.

Add frozen tater tots to pot, cook until thawed, 1 or 2 minutes.

Add bacon, corn, broth and milk to pot.  Stir to combine.

Bring to a boil.  Lower the heat and simmer 12 - 15 minutes until the potatoes are soft.

Stir to break up tots some but leave a bit chunky.

Sprinkle pepper.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Honey Lime Berry Salad

This was a great thrown together fruit salad - for the non banana lover - me!  We served it on Mother's Day.  It was all gone!

Honey Lime Berry Salad

1 cup strawberries
1 cup blueberries
1 cup blackberries
1 cup raspberries
1 kiwi, skinned, cut up
zest of one lime
2-3 tsp. honey

Friday, February 20, 2015

Whole Grain Fruit Bars

Whole Grain Fruit Bars
Source:  Two Peas & Their Pod

The kids have been loving nutri grain bars.  I've searched for a version I can make at home.  More control over ingredients.  These were super easy to make and yummy.  Now to make my own wrapper because that confuses the kids a bit!

1 1/2 c whole wheat flour
1 1/2 c old fashioned oats
1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup cold unsalted butter
2 TBSP cold water
3/4 cup fruit preserves (I used Trader Joe's Strawberry)

Preheat oven to 350.

In the bowl of a food processor, combine flour, oats, brown sugar, and salt.  Pulse 30 seconds.

Add butter and cold water.  Pulse until dough holds together.

Grease 9X13 pan, line with parchment.
Divide the dough in 1/2 & press into the prepared baking dish.
Press evenly.
Spread preserves on top of the dough.
Top with remaining dough.

Bake 45 minutes.
Cool, cut in 1 1/2 X 4 in. pieces.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Slow Cooker Creamy Coconut Steel Cut Oats

The perfect quick breakfast.  I love this stuff!  I add in different things depending on my mood - nut butter, jelly, coconut flakes, seeds, toasted nuts, brown sugar, honey, etc etc etc.  Makes a ton!

Slow Cooker Creamy Coconut Steel Cut Oats

2 cups steel cut oatmeal
1 can full fat coconut milk
8 cups water
1 tsp. vanilla
2 TBSP organic cane sugar

Place all ingredients in a crockpot.  Turn to low and let sit overnight for about 8 hours until creamy.