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Friday, March 26, 2010

White Bean Chicken Chili by Ashley

I recently have subscribed to EMEALZ for 3 months. I like it so far. 6 out 7 meals we have loved. This was one of them. It is good for you and so easy and so good.


1 lb skinless chicken thighs, all fat trimmed

1 onion, chopped

1 can chicken broth

(2 T bottled minced garlic, 1 t cumin, 1 t oregano,

1 t salt, 2 T lemon juice, dash hot sauce)

2 cans great northern beans, drained

2 c white shoe peg corn

Combine all in crock pot except beans and

corn. Cook on low 6-8 hrs. Shred chicken in

crock pot w/ fork & knife. Add beans and corn.

Cook 30 more min.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Meat Loaf by Ashley

I have been married 11 years and have never, I mean never made a good meat loaf. Finally, I think I found one! My Dad and hubby seemed to really like it. I don't even care for meat loaf and I liked it. It is from my friend Lisa's blog. At least give it a try.
2 lb ground beef
1 envelope onion soup mix
2 eggs
1 cup prepared bread crumbs
salt and pepper
large chopped onion
1/4 cup ketchup
Combine all ingredients and shape into 2 loaves. Place in shallow baking pan; bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Drain off grease.

Sauce:
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup ketchup
2 Tbsp mustard
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup butter
Bring to boil and pour over cooked meat loaf. Bake 5 more minutes.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Whole Wheat Pancakes by Ashley

These pancakes are amazing and fairly good for you. I made them for dinner with turkey sausage and bacon. I also doubled the recipe and put the leftovers in the freezer, so I can pull them out on school mornings and pop them in the microwave. So yummy!

Another idea instead of syrup is to heat strawberry jam or peanut butter to pour on top instead. Enjoy my friends.

Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes
adapted from Cooking Light

3/4 C whole wheat flour
3/4 C all-purpose flour
3 Tbs sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 C low-fat buttermilk *
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbs canola oil
1 large egg
1 large egg white
Cooking Spray or butter for pan

*As a substitute for 1 C buttermilk, place 1 Tbs lemon juice (or vinegar but I prefer lemon juice) in a 1 C measuring cup and then fill the remainder with milk. This recipe calls for 1 1/2 C buttermilk, so do the same thing with 1/2 Tbs lemon juice and remaining 1/2 C milk. ( I did this and it worked beautifully and I am pretty sure it is better for you)

Combine flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl and whisk together. In a separate bowl combine buttermilk, eggs, oil, and vanilla and whisk well. Add the wet ingredients into the dry and mix just until moistened and combined.

Heat a nonstick griddle or skillet (make sure your griddle or skillet is HOT) to medium heat. Coat pan with non-stick spray or a little butter and then pour on pancake batter. Use about 1/4 C batter for large pancakes (5-6") and 2 T for kid-sized ones (2 /2-3"). Wait until bubbles form and edges are set and then flip.

Makes 12 large or 24 small pancakes.