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Oatmeal with blueberry sauce

21 Mar

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Shaws had the blueberries for .99 cents

So I bought a ton.

They are really delicious.

I made a quick blueberry sauce to put on oatmeal.

1 1/2 cups blueberries

1/2 cup water

1 tablespoon honey

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon cornstarch

One cup dried oats, cooked

Put everything except the oats in a pan

Bring to a boil

Stir till it thickens just a little

Pour over the cooked oatmeal

This can be made with any fruit.

I put some leftover blackberries in the sauce so don’t be afraid to mix and match any fruit.

This makes enough for two portions maybe three but not in my house.

 

 

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Blackberry Salad

12 Mar

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The blackberries are gorgeous so this is the time to take advantage of them.

They are wonderful in salads.

6 handfuls of any type of greens

I put arugula in everything  so I mixed it with field green.

1/2 cup blue, goat or feta cheese

1/2 to 1 cup of blackberries

2 diced scallions

2 cooked crumbled chicken sausage or 6 to 8 slices crumbled cooked bacon

One sliced hot pepper (optional). You can use a sweet pepper.

6 basil leaves

Dressing

1/3 cup balsamic vinegar

1/3 cup olive oil

2 tablespoons honey

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

One clove minced garlic

Put all the greens in a bowl

Top with the scallions, meat, cheese and basil

Set aside

Put the vinegar, oil, garlic, honey and basil in a magic bullet and mix well.

Add the dressing sparingly because it is sweet.

The sweet dressing goes so well with the berries

The pepper can be put on the side but I like the hot and sweet combination.

Fried Pineapple

7 Mar

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I deserve something because I started to clean my basement.

I decided it couldn’t be totally bad and this was so good.

1/4 tablespoon butter

8 slices of pineapple

2 tablespoons whipped cream

Heat the skillet

Add the butter

Let it melt

Add the pineapple

The pineapple should brown on both sides

Serve with the whipped cream

This was such a delicious fast treat

 

Biggest Blueberries Ever

14 Dec

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Stop what you are doing and go to your nearest Wegmans and buy these gigantic blueberries.

These berries are so delicious they are blog worthy.

Fast Apple Sauce

7 Nov

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I have a apple tree but I refuse to spray it with pesticides.

As a result, my apples are not perfect like the ones in the picture but they are delicious.

Since I have to watch my sugar I decided to make applesauce.

I am old so I love applesauce.

Peel, core and slice the apples

I normally would not peel the apples but they where not pretty.

12 apples

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1 1/2 cups diet cranberry juice or unsweetened juice.

Put the apples, juice and cinnamon in a pot.

Bring to a boil.

Stir.

Lower the heat, cover the pot and cook till the apples are really mushy.

This should only take ten to fifteen minutes.

Stir with a spoon till everything is soft and the consistency you like.

I like it with a surprise chunk ever so often.

This is the perfect snack or side dish.

 

 

Clementine Jack O’ Lanterns

30 Oct

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I posted these clementines last year and they were such a hit I had to do it again.

This is one of the healthiest treats you can give out.

My grandchildren loved them.

All you need is a permanent black marker and a couple bags of the small clementines.

Have your kids use their imagination.

This only takes about 25 minutes and you are done.

Draw whatever face you like on each clementine.

Let it dry for a couple of minutes.

Put them in a bowl and watch them disappear.

Happy Halloween.

 

Chicken on fried dough with fruit salad

27 Apr

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This is a perfect example of using what you have in the refrigerator.

It’s so pretty and very good.

1/4 pound of pizza dough

Olive oil

Salt and pepper

One boneless chicken breast

lemon juice

garlic powder

One handful of arugula

One handful of spinach

1/2 small red onion

One sliced kiwi

10 to 12 raspberries

About an inch or two of crumbled goat cheese

Three tablespoons of my new favorite raspberry vinegrette.

Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a small skillet

Stretch out the dough to fit the pan

Sprinkle with salt and pepper

Place in the hot skillet and cook till both sides are puffed and light brown.

Place on a paper towel.

Season the chicken with the salt, pepper, lemon and garlic.

Place in the same pan with a little more olive oil and cook till the chicken is done.

There should never be any pink in chicken breasts.

Place the cooked chicken on the dough

Mix the greens and onion together

Place the chicken and dough on a plate.

Place the greens next to it

Sprinkle with the raspberries, goat cheese and dressing.

Add the kiwis on the side.

I like a little yogurt and cucumber on the chicken.

Slice threw the chicken and dough with some salad. It is wonderful.