Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Day 11

Today M had left overs from last night's dinner.  I used this recipe but instead of marinating the chicken and cooking it in a pot I threw everything into a crock pot and let it cook on low for a few hours.  Then I cut up the chicken and tossed it with cooked spaghetti and a stir fry veggie mix.  I took the juices from the crock pot and thickened them with cornstarch and added that to the pasta.  I added a grape tomato heart for some color!  She also has a cut up apple with pb for dipping.  D has a homemade poptart (lemon raspberry) and some chocolate yogurt covered raisins.

D and A had some Rainbows and Butterflies Pasta salad and some hot dog hearts for lunch with homemade granola bites.

you can use store bought pie crust (I made mine with white whole wheat flour)
roll it out to about 1/8" then I cut mine with a 3.5 in round cutter, put 1 TBS filling (use jelly, pie filling, nutella,  I did a few nutella ones and some that I used 1/2 lemon curd and 1/2 raspberry all fruit)  seal the edges with egg wash and a fork. Brush the tops with egg wash and bake at 350 for 15 minutes or so.

Granola bars/bites/muffins
3 cups old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup  wheat germ
1/3 cup honey

1/3 cup agave syrup
1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 to 3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 egg white
1 1/2 cup chopped dried fruit (cherries, apricots, raisins)

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
Pour  oats into a large bowl and stir in wheat germ, honey, agave, vanilla, salt, brown sugar, coconut oil and cinnamon. Combine very well, add egg. Mix to distribute evenly and add dried fruit. Spoon the mixture into silicone muffin cups. Press in very firmly, it is important that it is packed in tight.  Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until lightly browned.  Leave in cups to cool over night...seriously don't try to take them out until they are completely, completely cooled.

1 comment:

  1. The granola bites sound wonderful! The pasta looks fantastic as well. ^_^