Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Peach Oatmeal Cookies

2 cups peaches, liquified in blender (Drain the juice from canned peaches before blending. You can also use applesauce, but we like peaches better!)
1 c. shortening
4 1/2 c. flour
2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
2 c. chocolate chips
2 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 c. oatmeal
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg

Mix everything together. Drop by spoonful on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 12-13 minutes. They don't look done, but they are. Store in an airtight container and they stay nice and moist! Makes about 5 or 6 dozen cookies.

These are my husbands favorite cookies!

Easy Creamy Alfredo

1 8 oz. pkg. of cream cheese (can use lowfat)
3/4 c. parmesan cheese
1/2 c. butter/marg. (or less)
1/2 c. milk - warmed (or more)

Heat/melt cream cheese, pour in warmed milk, add cheese and butter. Stir together over low heat until smooth. Season how you like it and then pour over pasta.

*I put in the or less/more because it all depends on the consistency that you want. I use skim milk, so I usually do more milk to help to make it more creamy. This is one of my husband's favorites. We love to grill chicken and add mushrooms to it.

Chicken Broccoli Casserole

2 whole chicken breasts (boned and cut up) *can use boneless
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 tsp curry powder
1/2 c. mayo
1 tsp. lemon juice
cooked desired amount of broccoli
1 c. sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 c. canola oil

Saute chicken about 6 min. in oil - sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Drain with paper towel. Mix together in separate bowl - soup, curry, mayo and lemon juice. Place cooked broccoli in 9x9 pan, place cooked chicken on top, pour chicken soup mixture on top, and sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 375 for 30 minutes.

*This is a delicious dish, especially if you like curry. I usually serve it with rice. Last time I made this, I just boiled the chicken and cut it up and put it over broccoli. It still tasted really good and made me feel like it was less fat and greasy. You can also substitute asparagus for the broccoli.