Sunday, August 23, 2009

Oatmeal Bars

** I love these bars. They are so good tasting and good for you. I give them to my kids for breakfast and I don't feel guilty**

1/3 Cup of baking mix ( Bisquick or pancake mix )
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1/4 Cup milled flax seed or wheat germ ( or use both )
2 Cups Oatmeal
1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
1/2 Cup Apple Sauce
1/3 Cup Honey
1 egg
1 cup of any combination of choc. chips, raisins, or butterscotch chips ( whatever your kids like)

Mix all ingredients together. Push down in a greased 9 x 9 inch pan. Bake at 350 for 2o min.
Sometimes I freeze the bars in individual servings to through in the kids lunches.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Sausage and Summer Squash

1/3 to 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
2 cloves garlic, minced
12 oz cooked polish sausage (halved lengthwise, sliced diagonally)
3 small summer squash and/or zucchini, quartered lengthwise
4 wedges Italian flat bread, split
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

1. Preheat broiler. In small bowl combine dressing and garlic. In extra-large skillet cook sausage and squash in 2 tablespoons of the dressing mixture for 8 to 10 minutes or until sausage is heated through and squash is almost tender, stirring occasionally.

2. Meanwhile, place bread on broiler pan; brush with 1 tablespoon of the dressing mixture. Broil 3-4 inches from heat for 1 to 2 minutes, until lightly toasted.

3. Serve sausage and squash with toasted bread. Drizzle remaining dressing; sprinkle green onions and Parmesan cheese on top.

* would make good kabobs