Can I get a collective “Haaaaallelujah”!?
Go central Iowa!! After weeks of down pours, the coast is finally clear! At least for foreseeable future, anyways. ;) Sun, sun and more sun. This is going to be a good week, I can feel it!
I kicked it off with a fab breakfast, featuring a new recipe, Peanut Butter & Jelly Oats!
In the mix:
- 1/3 cup old fashioned oatmeal
- 2/3 cup water
- 1 banana (1/2 sliced in while cooking, 1/2 on top)
- cinnamon, vanilla extract
- almond butter
- homemade strawberry jam!
I hit up twitter and facebook last week to see if anyone had a good, low or no-sugar jam recipe, and some helpful soul directed to me this recipe. Look at that ruby red lusciousness!
Ummmm…best thing ever. EVER! If you would have walked in my house around 9pm last night, you may or may not have found me hunched in front of the open fridge eating this by the, ahem, spoonful. It’s just so fresh and bright tasting!
Combined with warm oats and melty almond butter, it was a b-fast to remember. :)
I brought a huge Veggie Salad and strawberries for a nice, summery lunch today.
In the mix:
- Baby spinach
- Broccoli slaw
- Roma tomato
- Green onion
- Goat cheese
I love adding broccoli slaw to salads, because it’s got such a great crunch. Half the fun of eating salads is the crunchiness, imo.
Adding a few dallops of goat cheese will help keep me full, and, well, who ever needed an excuse to put goat cheese on anything?!
Strawberries are still criminally cheap at the grocery store, so I made sure to stock up this weekend.
In other news…Judy’s Baked Beans got me in the paper!!!
You know, Judy’s Baked Beans, aka my favorite food on earth!? Well, the local paper contacted me about recipes people could make for the 4th, and these baked beans were the very first thing I thought of.
My Mom’s been making these for my family for YEARS, and I recently started whipping them up too. They’re absolutely unforgettable, and now all the people in Des Moines (and you too!) will be able to make them, whee!
Thanks to The Register for featuring my recipe. Baked beans for all!
In other news, can we please talk about the Toffee Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches that were on page 2?? O…M…G…
Time to get this week started – have a great day!
What’s your must have 4th of July dish?
In addition to the beans, I require a nice, crispy brat and an ice cold brew!
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do you add any type of dressing to this salad? what do you suggest? love going through these older posts when I need to-go lunch ideas!
My current favorite dressing is Tessemae’s Ranch! LOVE! https://www.tessemaes.com/products/organic-creamy-ranch
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I just came across your recipe for Baked Beans, which I can’t wait to try, but also the Toffee Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches!!! Would you be able to post the recipe for the Toffee Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches, or if you have already, direct me to which post it’s in?
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The ice cream sandwiches actually wasn’t my recipe – it was just in the paper next to the beans! So sorry!
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congrats kristin! i love the 4th of july and i’m counting down the days until i get a nice juicy brat with an ear of sweet corn. it will be perfection. :D
Congratulations on getting in the paper!!! :)
I’m back in Central IA & opened up the DM Register and was shocked to see YOU!! What a neat article — and I too saw the toffee cookie ice cream sammies… they looked incredible!
Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] 06.28.2010
That’s so neat you were in the paper! What’s next – TV? : )
Lisa @bakebikeblog 06.28.2010
What an awesome article!! Love love love it!!!! Congrats :)
Congrats! I saw the newspaper article at work before I read this post and I sat there looking at the picture for a good minute or two trying to figure out where I recognized you from… :)
Pickle wraps and strawberry pretzel dessert are my favorite 4th of July dishes. I think I”ll have to try these Judy’s Baked Beans this year, yum!
That’s so exciting! This is so cliche but it just wouldn’t be right if the 4th passed without some sweet corn and some meat off the grill ;)
P.S. what’s that about a stripper in the top left corner? lol!
Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear 06.28.2010
Delicious salad, just awesome! :)
Front Page, how amazing!! Congrats!! My must have 4th of July dish is grilled chicken with mango bbq sauce and an ice cold glass of “spiked” lemonade.
Front Page, how amazing!! Cograts!! My must have 4th of July dish is grilled chicken with mango bbq sauce and an ice cold glass of “spiked” lemonade.
Once you have homemade jam, nothing compares!
Wow girl you are all over Iowa! You must be famous in your hometown. If I ever visit, I’m telling everyone i know you! :) Hopefully it will get me extra perks.
Have a fab Monday!
sharon weaver 06.28.2010
I think i missed something. Is Judy’s beans your mother’s receipe?
Congratulations!! 4th of July is all about sweet corn. Thank goodness we have plenty here in Iowa! I’ll be making that recipe for a potluck we’re going to this weekend. Thanks!