I had several bags of dried fruit in my pantry and wanted to use them. I remember recently when I ate out of my pantry,
frig, and freezer for a month without having to do any major grocery shopping. I did not want to let myself have that much again, so I decided to use those fruits in REALLY,
TRULY GORGEOUS DRIED FRUT SALAD. While this isn't really, truly gorgeous...it IS really, truly good. I ate it by itself and also as a topping for pancakes.
For brunch one morning, I fixed SPANISH POTATO OMELET. I will decrease the olive oil next time, but this was definitely
a keeper. It would make a great meal for dinner too.
I put BLACK BEANS AND PORK CHOPS in the slow cooker one day for dinner that evening. I had been on my feet a lot
the day before, and since I've gotten this cast, it takes its toll on me when I do that. So this particular day, I decided to take it easy and give my feet a break. While it wasn't great, it was good.
The best surprise was GARLIC MASHED CAULIFLOWER.
I've made this substitute for mashed potatoes before and thought it was terrible. But this recipe is brilliant, fantastic, superb, excellent! I loved it, and my pretty astute husband had no clue. He thought he was eating potatoes, just not my normal recipe
I made EMMI'S BANANA WRAPS for lunch one day. This recipe takes the plain ole peanut butter and banana sandwich to a whole new level!
Delicious! Be sure to realize, though, that it's 4 servings, or your healthy eating will make you gain weight :)
I love the combined flavors of peanut butter and banana, so I made another MyPlate recipe called GRILLED
PEANUT BUTTER AND BANANA SANDWICH. I don't like for my tongue to stick to the roof of my mouth, so I used half the amount of peanut butter and banana that the recipe called for. It also cut the fat and calories.
I served THREE PEPPER CHICKEN over pasta for dinner. I love peppers, so this dish was right down my alley. It needs quite
a few tweaks for next time, but it's worth making again. Check out my review to see the changes I would make.
Another dish I fixed was CHARLEY'S SLOW COOKER MEXICAN STYLE MEAT. Now, I don't exactly live in the
middle of authentic Mexican foodville. Taco Bell is one of my husband's favorite places to go if that tells you anything. We had never had Mexican tortillas using roast, but we both liked these.
I accompanied these tortillas with MEXICAN CORN SALAD. I really liked this dish better before I added the salsa.
I tried another MyPlate pancake recipe, WHOLE WHEAT OATMEAL AND BANANA PANCAKES. I've liked both pancake
recipes I've tried. I use white whole wheat and have not experienced the really dense, heaviness that regular whole wheat sometimes gives.
Well, that's another week of MyPlate recipes, and again, I really appreciate Allrecipes making it so easy to find delicious, healthier foods to prepare for our families.