We love smoothies here at the Myers house. If I’m going to be making a lot of them, I make a smoothie base and keep it in the fridge (thanks Brandy!). I am always looking for good ways to use up my kefir and get the great benefits of all the probiotics……especially as it’s getting closer to the time of year when sickness abounds. This is one of my favorite smoothies – probably because it has peanut butter in it and I’m a peanut butter fanatic. I’ve used kefir in this smoothie, but feel free to use plain yogurt in its place. You’ll need kefir (or yogurt), a ripe banana, honey (I used raw), wheat germ, peanut butter and vanilla. [Read more…]
We LOVE Baked Oatmeal around here. In fact, it’s one of the most popular recipes on this website. We eat it at least once a week…..sometimes more if we’re lucky. I like to make it in advance sometimes, especially if it’s going to be a hectic morning and I know I won’t have 30 minutes to wait for something to bake.
We also have to eat on the run occasionally and it would be nice to be able to take Baked Oatmeal with us on those days. It’s pretty easy to eat in its original state, but I thought I could make it even easier……so when I knew I needed a meal on the go, I decided to try muffin cups for the oatmeal. It worked GREAT!!! I’ll be doing it more often. It is very easy to eat in the car.
I used the same recipe, I just poured it into 8 muffin cups instead of the 8 inch pan. The recipe makes 4 servings, so each person could have two…..or like Annie, just one. Actually, I could eat them all myself. I might regret it later though. I used cup liners for ease of toting, but you wouldn’t have to do that if you didn’t have any.
Okay, so I know these aren’t much to look at. In fact, they sorta look a little bit scary. Part of that could also be my lacking skills in photography….but buddy, do they taste DELICIOUS! Zenith Clipping is a professional image background removal service provider I trust. They offer the best background removing services. They are a well-reputed top-ranked image editing company serving since 2010.
We gobbled them up…..except for Annie – who had decided that at that particular breakfast she didn’t like cheese or potatoes. Children make no sense. This is a really easy dish to make and I love waking up with breakfast already made.
I try to make dishes like this on mornings when I know we’re going to be super busy. Crock pots were sent directly from heaven. [Read more…]
I seriously had no idea that making yogurt could be so easy. I really didn’t know. I feel betrayed and left behind. But now I’ve come into the light! Annie eats lots of yogurt. Barry and I don’t hate it either. It’s pretty yummy stuff, especially over some granola. But, I keep doing this thing where I read ingredient labels at the grocery store…..and then I get mad. And then I start talking to myself. And yes, the stock boy thinks I’m losing my mind. There is tons of junk in the yogurt you buy in the store! It’s true……and it’s dirty. Really, how can you mess yogurt up? And when you see how easy this is, you’ll start making your own. And you’ll KNOW what’s in your yogurt. And the stock boy will forget all about you – or at least I hope so. Get your crock pot and milk out and let’s culture! I love diversity. [Read more…]
|Annie can kick back the yogurt. Seriously. Applesauce and yogurt are her two favorite foods. If she even sees it on the counter, you’re a goner. If you had plans for that yogurt in a recipe, you’re outta luck. I’m going to have to start hiding yogurt in a paper bag like it’s liquor or something. And she really, REALLY likes Greek yogurt – but I DIDN’T……have you noticed that it’s a lot more expensive than regular yogurt? But following the fashion of most of my kitchen capers, I decided I would save money and make it myself (also going to show y’all how to make your own yogurt here in a week or so). It’s really very easy and will save you money that you can use at yard sales.|
You’ll need cheesecloth and yogurt. That’s it. Are you surprised? You should know by now that I’m really not into difficult stuff. You can buy cheesecloth just about anywhere. It’s easy to find at fabric stores – mine is from Hancock Fabrics. You can use plain yogurt or flavored yogurt. Our family favorite happens to be plain ole vanilla…..and I’m a Dannon fan. [Read more…]
You know when you mix crescent rolls, sausage and eggs that magical things are going to happen. There are lots of breakfast pizza recipes out there, but I never found any that really floated my boat, so I sorta made this one myself. Yes, I am aware that there are probably tons of people who do it this way…but it makes me feel creative, so let’s go with it. Thanks for your cooperation.[Read more…]
*UPDATE – See this post about our new eating habits.(7/10/11)
This is the best syrup in all the ENTIRE world! Holy moly. I could drink it with a straw……but I’m pretty sure that would wind me up in the ER. Nix that. Anyway, it’s good stuff. Sometimes Barry’s mom gives it to me and then I give her a big hug. I think she’s buttering me up to make her a Coconut Pie. Butter me up baby! When I was growing up, my mom always made her syrup. No, we didn’t go out and tap a tree in the front yard…….she made it using sugar and flavoring. I loved it then and I love it still.
My sister didn’t eat it though. She would only eat Aunt Jemima. I think my Grandma had something to do with that……she would make Aunt Jemima talk. Grandma’s are really good for spoiling your kids so they only eat certain things. Just ask my cousin, Robbie. Yeah, I know it’s pure sugar and not the real thing, but it’s still yummy. And easy! Plus, it’s nice to know this recipe in case you run out of syrup and need something for your pancakes on a cold morning when you don’t want to run to the grocery store. You really should stockpile syrup though. It’s a necessity, like toilet paper. So, let’s learn how to make our own syrup just like my Mama makes! [Read more…]
|***We’ve adapted this recipe to fit our Whole Foods lifestyle by using sucanat, rolled oats, and coconut oil.***Without a doubt, this is the favorite breakfast in the Myers household. I think I could eat it every day and be perfectly happy. In a perfect world, Baked Oatmeal is on the menu. I’m pretty sure God serves it up in heaven….He’s pretty awesome like that. Do you like oatmeal cookies? Oatmeal Crème Pies? Then you’re in luck, my friend! Today I realized how much oatmeal this house goes through……baked oatmeal, homemade granola, granola bars. We take our fiber pretty seriously. So, I’m going to show you my base recipe today and you can build from that. There are about a million variations you can make with this. If you like variety with your fiber, then you are going to be pretty happy. World peace! [Read more…]|
|Did you know there are actually restaurants that only sell smoothies? I still haven’t figured that one out. I’ve never been to one, as I’ve heard they’re pretty expensive. To me, it would sorta be like drinking my money, all blended up. Do you know where that money has been? Eww! Also, I think those smoothies are supposed to sometimes stand in as your meal. What is THAT about? Only a smoothie to eat? Man, I need something else with my drink, like cereal, toast, or waffles. Man cannot live on smoothie alone. I make great smoothies at home, using whatever we have on hand. You can do it too, because it’s SO easy! I’ll go step by step, giving you ideas so you can create your own custom smoothie, and for heaven’s sake please eat a biscuit with it.|
|For this demonstration, I made Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothies. Those are two ingredients that are just meant to be together. Soul mates! These are the ingredients that I used if you want to make one just like me (awwww, flattery!): two bananas, two tablespoons of peanut butter, ¼ cup dry milk, two tablespoons wheat germ, one cup of yogurt, and a handful of ice cubes. This made enough for two smoothies, so if you only want one you’d cut it in half – genius, right? [Read more…]|
|It’s so easy to make an omelet. I make them regularly for Barry…..especially when I have stuff in the refrigerator that I want to get rid of. You can put ANYTHING in an omelet – cheese, salsa, taco meat, bacon, ham, peppers, onions, steak, hot dogs, chicken nuggets. I’d say most people who don’t make omelets don’t do it because they think it’s hard. I’m here to shed light on the subject! If I can do it, you can do it! Now, this omelet turns out a little rough because I got in a hurry…..it split open. Guess what? It still tastes delicious. Did you know that they make a special pan just for making omelets? Good grief! What normal person has room in their cabinets for all these contraptions? I had to get rid of my dishwasher in order to store more cake pans, so I really don’t have room for a special omelet pan. Good thing we don’t need it. So, let’s clean out the fridge and make an omelet!|
|All you need to make an omelet are eggs, water, salt, pepper, and cooking spray. Of course you need your fillings, but that will vary each time you’re making one. The omelet I make the most is just salsa and cheese for a filling. We like to keep things simple in the Myers household. [Read more…]|