Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes
6-8 servings

1 pound ground beef
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup water
1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 tablespoon white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
sandwich buns

Cook ground beef and onion over medium heat; drain. Add ketchup, water, brown sugar, vinegar, mustard, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered until heated through. Spoon meat onto buns. And get those sweet bakery fresh buns instead of hamburger buns - makes all the difference!

A Lunchtime Treat

Spicy Thai Peanut Noodles and reading my favorite blogs!

Spicy Thai Peanut Noodles
2 servings

4 ounces thin rice noodles, cooked according to package directions
1/2 cup hot water
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 teaspoons honey
2 teaspoons sesame seeds
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons chopped peanuts

Mix peanut butter with water until combined. Stir in soy sauce, honey, sesame seeds and spices. Toss with hot noodles and top with peanuts. Enjoy!

Summer Morning Granola

Summer Granola
8 cups

4 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup dry milk powder
½ cup wheat germ
½ cup oat bran
½ cup chopped pecans
½ cup slivered almonds
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
2 teaspoons cinnamon
¾ cup water
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup oil
½ cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup dried cranberries
½ cup raisins
½ cup chopped dates
1 cup dried apricots

Combine oats, milk powder, wheat germ, oat bran, pecans, almonds, sesame seeds and cinnamon; set aside. Bring water and brown sugar to a boil; stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in oil, honey and vanilla. Add to oat mixture and mix well. Spread evenly on two cookie sheets. Bake at 275° for 1 hour. Let cool. Stir in cranberries, raisins, apricots and dates. Store in an airtight container. Serve with milk or top with yogurt and enjoy!