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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.

 

 

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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

fruit salad with chicken on dough

dough

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.

No cook fruit Salad

26 Mar

Fruit Salad

Please listen to me whine for a minute.

I want my waist back but I can’t stop eating.

Today I made a simple fruit salad for my special treat.

It was delicious and refreshing.

It really was worth the time and I felt great until I ate just a couple of the pepper biscuits.

I have enough salad for tomorrow and will eat it with some cottage cheese.

One package of strawberries

One Mango

One container of blueberries

One cantaloupe

Cut everything up except the blueberries.

Keep in a closed container.