Thursday, November 27, 2008
I am not sure what goes on during the process of me following the recipe for Rice Krispie Treats right off the box. Somewhere after the melting and the mixing I find my treats to be the consistency of...umm...well peanut brittle. Possibly glass which is the best description since if you slam them up against the counter they will shatter into a million pieces.
My first thought is that it's a genetic problem, of course. My mother has the same problem with her Rice Krispie Treats. She always blamed it on the altitude (this is what she always says upon a cooking disaster- but I was willing to give her the benefit of the doubt on this one). Beings that I am at sea level that theory is now out the window. Perhaps it is an ingredient blunder. So, I have made certain that all whopping three of them are as fresh as they can be.
Therefore, it shall remain a mystery unless one can oblige me in mastering this tasty little treat.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Contrary to popular belief I do enjoy healthy food every once in a while....especially during meal time. After meal time is when the artery clogging begins. Here is one of my favorite quick meals that is super simple and easy. Anyone who can heat items in a pan and cut up an apple has this recipe in the bag.
Lettuce Wrap Salad
1 rotisserie chicken (pull off meat- so much fun)
2 bags lettuce (1 like romaine/1 like butter or spinach- just to mix it up)
1 apple (diced)
1/2 bottle of Newman's Own Sesame Ginger Dressing (any of the Asian variety will work)
1/4 c. pine nuts
Mix all ingredients (except lettuce) in a pan until warm. Then toss into salad. We like ours with rice on the side- it isn't a meal without STARCH people.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Along with feeling that everyone should share in my Holiday cheeriness I also feel that this is the time of year that nobody should be counting calories, fat or how many treats they have scarfed down. These bars do include Special K cereal which is supposed to help one lose weight, right? Food is one of the few simple pleasures in life so enjoy! Last time I made these bars my husband hid them on top of the fridge so he could have them all to himself.
Special K Bars
1 c. sugar
1 c. white syrup
1 1/2 c. peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
6 c. Special K cereal
2 c. chocolate chips
Boil sugar and syrup then stir and add remaining ingredients. Place in a 9x13 inch pan.
Top with 2 c. melted chocolate chips (melt chips for 30 seconds then stir). Top off with some sprinkles just because the kids LOVE them!
Saturday, November 15, 2008
burn my "holiday sparkle" candle that smells exactly like a Douglas Fir, curl my children into their Santa and reindeer decorated footed jammies, and buy the ornament decorated baggies and Kleenex boxes (totally marketed towards suckers like me at the end of the grocery aisle). Not to mention bake, bake, and bake. That is exactly what I intend on doing starting today and I think everyone should join in. After all, that candle that you don't burn just because your waiting for some special occasion is just collecting dust... and shouldn't your house smell that beautiful everyday?