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Friday, September 26, 2008

FIF: Broccoli Cornbread

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/3 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped broccoli
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 (8 1/2 ounce) package Jiffy corn muffin mix
Preheat oven to 400. Thaw and drain broccoli. Combine first six ingredients. Stir muffin mix into first mixture with a fork. Pour into a 13" x 9"pan that's been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Bake for 20-25 minutes , or until done when tested with a toothpick.

This cornbread is moist and dense, best eaten with a fork. I always make it along with some sort of creamy soup, like potato soup or corn chowder.

Check out Favorite Ingredients Friday for more great bread recipes!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Diabetic sources?

Last week my five year-old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. She will be insulin dependent for the rest of her life.

Luckily, in this day and age, the dietary recommendations from her team of health care professionals are pretty simple: count carbs. We don't have to limit what she eats, we just have to count every bite. So, my husband and I have been taking a crash course this week in carb counting-- we probably looked like crazy people in the grocery store, reading package after package, trying to get a feel for how many carbs various things contain.

I have the "Calorie King" book and I've Googled countless food and diabetic websites, but if you know of a specific resource I should check out, I'd be grateful for your help.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Menu Plan Monday 9/8

This is a short menu plan this week-- DH is home for another week on vacation, so plans tend to change at the last minute. ;)

MONDAY: It's my birthday, so all I know is I'm not cooking! :)

TUESDAY: turkey, sauted zucchini, pasta We got some tequila-lime marinated turkey breasts at the store. I'm going to try cooking them in the crockpot.

WEDNESDAY: *new recipe* Zippy Beef Tips in the crockpot, mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli

FRIDAY: ? leaving Friday open for now, not sure of our plans yet

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Awesome Banana Muffins

Run, don't walk, to make these awesome banana muffins. I made them by the recipe with only two changes: I used 4 medium bananas instead of 3 large, and, I used 1/2 cup chocolate chips in place of the walnuts since nobody here likes walnuts. These baked up nice and moist in exactly twenty minutes. We have unanimously voted these as our family's new favorite muffins- I hope you'll enjoy them, too!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Menu Plan Monday 9/1

NOTE: I accidentally linked up on the Mr Linky @ I'm An Organizing Junkie as "Amy @ Tiny Blessings", which is my other blog. Feel free to pop over there for a visit, too, but if it's a menu you're looking for, you're in the right place! :)
DH is home this week on vacation, so I have a feeling the menu plan will get changed, but hey, at least it's a starting point! ;)

MONDAY: kielbasa, my favorite ranch potatoes, steamed broccoli

TUESDAY: pepperoni stromboli, salad

WEDNESDAY: Awesome Slow Cooker Pot Roast with veggies

THURSDAY: crockpot salsa chicken (literally just chicken tenders covered in salsa)~ made into soft tacos

FRIDAY: eating out