Monday, February 20, 2012

Sweet Potato Medalions

Do you have trouble coming up with an easy side dish for your evening meals? Boy, I sure do. The other week I got this recipe in my e-mail box and decided to give it a try as we all like sweet potatoes and they are so good for you and making them this way does not make them too fattening either! This recipe is from Me and My Pink Mixer

I poured about 2 teaspoons of olive oil on a small plate and using my fingers (yes, I washed my hands first), I just rubbed some on both sides and than sprinkled each side with salt and pepper, you could add your favorite herb(s) too.

Please be careful when you are slicing your raw sweet potatoes, they are hard to slice! This is one large one sliced up.

I placed mine on the same foil lined cookie sheet as the chicken tenderloins I was baking, saved alot of clean up time and lucky me, they needed to be cooked at the same temperature and time too!

Here they are after they have roasted! I peel mine before I eat them, but hubby just eats them, peel and all! They are so good this way and I've been buying more sweet potatoes and roasting them this way!

Sweet Potato Medalions
1 large sweet potato, washed and slice about 1/4 inch thick
2 teaspoons to 1 tablespoon of olive oil
salt and pepper
your favorite herbs, optional
Line your cookie sheet with foil. Rub olive oil and both sides of your potato slice, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until tender. Serve.
I can't remember if she said to turn them half way thru the baking time, but there is really no need to do that.

Well, I hope you give these a try, I think you will find that they are very good! Mary

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

No Rinse Body Bath

Hi! Hope you are having a good day today, I'm having a great one, got our taxes all done, so that is a huge relief!
Now as you all know hubby had surgery in December, well he was not allowed to take a bath or shower for TWO WEEKS, eeeewwwww! Well it wasn't that bad because we found this great stuff to use to help keep him smelling good, lol! To use this liquid you fill your sink basin or use one of those pretty little pink tubs that they give you in the hospital, you put 4 capfuls in 32 ounces of water. Take your wash cloth and get it wet with your solution and wipe your skin with it, repeat until you are all finish. Than just towel dry! Now you will feel refresh and feeling human again!! The only place I could find this was at a pharmacy that is next to or by a hospital, sorry can't get it at Wal-Mart, CVS or Walgreen.

It only cost $5.88 and it makes 16 baths! I did have to take hubby to the barber shop so that he could get his hair washed! After words, he as so thankful for both, it really improved his whole attitude for the rest of the day and evening!

Have a great day and hope you found this information helpful..................Mary

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Traditional Chex Party Mix

Hi everyone, hope you all have doing well. It has been busy here with hubby and PT, we just found out he will have his back surgery on March 8th, so I'm still going to be busy playing nurse for awhile longer yet, but his back surgery should go really well and only be down for two weeks. Well I had good intentions of posting this closer to Christmas and than for New Year's and than for the Super Bowl, but, sigh, I just didn't get it done. This is a recipe that I got from my Mom, in fact, this is the only chex mix my youngest daughter will eat! She always ask, "is that Grandma's recipe" before she will even take any! It's an old recipe from the 1970's, I'm guessing it may be the original recipe for Chex Mix. My Mom did make a few changes to it, she increased the seasoned salt and Worcestershire sauce amounts and she substitute Cheerios for some of the Chex, but we like it her way the best, so that is what I'll put down.

See that red bowl? I have a green one just like it, it is huge and I found these one year at Wal-Mart, they hold alot, which is great for mixing up this recipe! Melt your butter (I do this in a small saucepan); then add the seasoned salt and Worcestershire sauce and stir until well combined.
Pour over your cereal/nut/pretzels and gentle stir and toss until everything looks like it is coated with the melted butter mixture.

Bake in the oven for one hour and let it cool on your pan. After it has cooled, eat or I put mine in a gallon Zip-Lock bag to keep it fresh. Will hold for a long time sitting on the counter, that is unless you eat it all, lol!

Traditional Chex Party Mix
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
2 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt, original recipe called for 1 1/4 teaspoon
6 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce, original recipe called for 4 1/2 teaspoons
2 2/3 cups Cheerios, original recipe called for Wheat Chex cereal
2 2/3 cups Rice Chex cereal
2 2/3 cups Corn Chex cereal
2 2/3 cups pretzel sticks, optional but we add1 cup salted mixed nuts, I use cocktail peanuts and I always use 2 cups, you could add cashews.
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Heat butter in a large shallow roasting pan (about 15 x 10 x 2-inches) in oven until melted. Remove. Stir in seasoned salt and Worcestershire sauce. Add cereals, nuts and pretzels. Mix until all pieces are coated. Heat in oven 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool ( I don't do this, I just let it cool on my sided cookie sheet).

Well this is it for this post, I hope you enjoy this recipe! It seems like alot of work, but it is really very easy to make. Thanks for stopping in to see me! Mary