Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Golden Grains + Flax Fruit Bars

I just made these and wanted to post this recipe before the box got thrown away. It was on the side of a Publix Greenwise cereal and they are so good. The recipe was written with cherry preserves, but I am not a big cherry fan. So I used strawberry. Next time I am going to try blueberry or raspberry.
2/3 cup whole wheat flour
2 cups Golden Grains + Flax Cluster cereal, crushed (about 1 cup)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/3 cup butter, melted
2/3 cup strawberry preserves (or other flavor)

Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 9 x 9 baking dish with parchment paper.

In a bowl, combine flour, cereal, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Stir in butter until blended. Reserve 3/4 cup of cereal mixture. Press the remaining cereal mixture into the bottom of the lined baking dish.
Spread preserves over cereal mixture. Evenly distribute the reserved cereal mixture over preserves.

Bake 23-25 minutes or until top it light golden brown and preserves are bubbling. Allow to cool for 30 minutes before cutting. Cut into 3 rows by 4 rows and serve.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Juicy Apple Pork Chops

I somehow manage to ruin pork chops when I make them in the oven. But I started searching for recipes to make them in the crock pot and this one is excellent. The cinnamon, nutmeg, and apple flavors give it a fall flavor.
4 pork chops
1 can cream of mushroom soup
2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced
1 large onion, sliced
1/2 package of French onion soup mix
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup apple juice
nutmeg to taste
cinnamon to taste

Place apples and onions on the bottom of the crock pot and place the pork chops on top. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over top. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Weekly Meal Plan

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Bruschetta Chicken

This is an easy chicken recipe I found on pinterest this week. It went really well with steamed green beans and fresh toasted garlic bread.
1/2 cup flour
2 eggs, beaten
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup crushed garlic croutons
1 Tbsp butter, melted
2 large tomatoes
3 Tbsp minced fresh basil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbsp olive oil
salt & pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 375°. Grease a 9x13 baking dish. Place flour & beaten eggs in separate shallow bowls. Dip chicken into flour, then into the eggs and place in baking dish.

Combine parmesan cheese, crushed croutons, & melted butter then sprinkle on chicken. Loosely cover with foil and bake for 30-40 minutes or until top is browned and chicken is cooked through.

Chop tomatoes and combine with the last ingredients. Spoon mixture over chicken and return to oven for 5-7 minutes or until tomato mixture is heated through.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Weekly Meal Plan

Monday, October 1, 2012

Weekly Meal Plan

  • Homemade veggie noodle soup and grilled cheese
  • Chicken Philly Sandwiches, Fries, & fruit
  • Baked Cream Cheese Spaghetti (bumped from last week!)
  • Tilapia, angel hair pasta, veggies
  • Homemade Pizza
  • Zucchini Quesadillas with salsa
  • Dinner at the airport - we are flying to Chicago for the week!