Thursday, October 30, 2008

Baked Oatmeal

My husband and I go to this diner in Lancaster, PA when we go out to breakfast with my in-laws. The diner serves baked oatmeal. We loved it so much that we searched for a recipe and have tweaked it so it tastes just like the diner.

3 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter or margerine melted (I always use butter)
2 eggs beaten

Mix all ingredients and spoon into a 9" square baking pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes

We like to serve it warm and pour milk over it. For us it is one of our comfort foods (that and shepherds pie and chicken pot pie)

Friday, October 17, 2008

Thai Style Barbecue Chicken

I got this recipe from here. We had it last weekend and it was AWESOME and easy!

3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger root
1 lime, zested and juiced
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon white sugar
6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

In a medium nonporous bowl, combine the garlic, ginger, lime zest, lime juice, crushed red pepper flakes, water, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce and sugar. Mix well and place the chicken in the sauce, turning several times to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 4 to 24 hours.

Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate.

Grill chicken over high heat for 6 to 8 minutes per side, or until internal temperature reaches 180 degrees F (80 degrees C). Discard any remaining marinade.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Tortilla Roll-ups

I totally forgot to take a picture, but Tortilla Roll-ups are the perfect quick and easy start of any party. Plus, I promise they will be a hit!

Tortilla Roll-ups
1 package tortillas-be creative and use flavored wraps. Sundried tomato is fantastic!
1 pkg cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup finely chopped olives
4 stalks green onion finely chopped
1/2 small can diced green chili
1/2 c. cheese

Mix together cream cheese, olives, onion, and green chili. Lightly spread on a tortilla. Sprinkle cheese on top. Roll up tightly and chill for and hour. Slice and serve plain or with your favorite salsa.