Thursday, June 27, 2013

Hot Cereal

This is more filling and tasty than plain oatmeal.  I used to hunt down alot of different grains, but now most stores that sell bins of grains have a 6 grain cereal (rolled) that is great.  This is yummy with peaches or apples! Healthy and yummy!


About 7-8 C. 6 grain cereal mix
About 2 C. rolled oats
About 2 C. cracked hot cereal mix, like the Bob's Red Mill (this one has flaxseed)
      sometimes you can find something like this in bins, too
About 2-3 Tbsp. cinnamon, to your taste

Mix it all in a big bowl.  Keep in airtight container.  Cook as any other hot cereal, on the stove or in the microwave.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Three Bean Cassoulet

I first had this at Aleasha's.  Dad really likes dishes with beans and tomatoes. I usually add more diced, flavored tomatoes to make it more liquid and soup-like. Cooked cut up meat could also be added to be more of a stew.

1 (16 oz.) can stewed tomatoes, undrained, cut up
(I add another can of diced, flavored tomatoes)
1 (15.5 oz.) can butter beans, drained
1 (15.5 oz) can northern beans, drained
1 (15.5 oz) can garbanzo beans, drained
1 C. finely chopped carrots
1 C. chopped onions
2 garlic closes, minced
2 tsp. dried parsley flakes
1 tsp. dried basil leaves
1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 bay leaf

Combine all ingredients in 2 quart slow cooker; cover.  Cook on high setting 30 minutes.  Reduce to low setting; cook 5-6 hours or until vegetables are tender.  Remove bay leaf before serving.

Optional oven directions:  Heat oven to 350°.  Combine all ingredients in ungreased 2 quart casserole.  Bake at 350° for 35 to 45 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.  Remove bay leaf.

Wholesome Joes

Aleasha made these from a Pillsbury cookbook.  They have become a healthy, yummy staple for dinner. I change the recipe a little.

1 lb. lean ground turkey or beef
1/3 C. chopped onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
( I also add a can of diced tomatoes, some with peppers)
1/2 C. uncooked lentils
2/3 C. water
1/4 C. ketchup
(I also add about 2Tbsp. worcestershire sauce)
1 tsp. vinegar
1/2 tsp. celery salt
1/2 dry mustard (I have used reg. mustard)
1/4 tsp. pepper
6 whole wheat sandwich buns

In large skillet over medium-high heat, brown turkey with onion and garlic; drain well.  Stir in remaining ingredients except sandwich buns.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat; cover and simmer 40-45 minutes or until lentils are tender.  Spoon onto bun.