Thursday, November 6, 2008

Thanksgiving Sandwich

With Thanksgiving coming you will soon have a lot of leftover turkey. Before your family rebels at the idea of any more Thanksgiving food try this simple sandwich.

  • cream cheese
  • cranberry sauce
  • chopped turkey
  • sliced bread

Spread cream cheese over your bread or toast. Top with cranberry sauce then chopped turkey. Then top with another piece of bread or toast and enjoy.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Granola Mix

This granola makes a great breakfast cereal--even my daughter loved it. It makes healthy taste good.

  • 10 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 lb shredded coconut
  • 2 cups raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup sesame seeds
  • 4 or 5 cups chopped nuts (almonds, pecans and/or walnuts)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 to 5 cups dried fruits (best with a mix of dried fruits)

Preheat the oven to 300F.

Combine in a large bowl oats, wheat germ, coconut, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and nuts.

In a saucepan, heat brown sugar, water, oil, honey, salt, cinnamon and vanilla until sugar is dissolved--do not boil. Pour syrup over dry ingredients and stir till well-coated.

Spread on baking sheets with sides and bake 20 to 30 minutes stirring occasionally. Cool. Add dried fruit.

Store in air tight containers. If stored in a cool dry place will last 6 months. (I've never gotten to test the truth of that statement as it always disappears very quickly in my house.)

Makes 24 to 27 cups of granola cereal.