Sunday, January 22, 2012

New Recipes for the Week: Week 2

(On an aside note: These weeks may not be consecutive! It may take me more then one weeks time to try them!)

Here are my newbies for Week 2:
1. Healthy Momma Barbecue Chicken
I prepared this one last week, but cooked it this week to have for my lunches for this week at work.  It smelled super yummy and I look forward to eating it this week.

2. Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce
This is cooking in my slow cooker as I type! I've sampled it a couple of times and its sooo good! I added a few things - pureed summer squash and zucchini and a portobello mushroom chopped really small.

3. Almost No Sugar Ice Cream Grahamwiches
I made these today as well and they are in the freezer setting right now.  I let the pudding mixture set for about 5 minutes in the fridge before putting them together because it was really runny otherwise.   I used an entire box of graham crackers and still have a ton of the pudding mixture leftover so I put it in a container and froze it!

4. Deceptively Delicious Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins
I finally got around to making these today and they are super moist and yummy! I do NOT taste the carrot at all! Hoping my kiddo likes them too!


  1. Nice post Jessica... I am gonna have to make some of those freezer meals for nights I dont wanna cook :) Thanks for sharing.

  2. You are very welcome! :) I am trying to come up any ways to make cooking easier for myself!

  3. when i make homemade muffins i replace half the sugar with applesauce. cuts down on calories and makes yummy moist muffins. i also use oatmeal for half the flour on occasion seems to work just fine.
    the basic formula i use (borrowed from the tighwad gazzette) is:
    2 cups grain
    i cup milk
    1/4 cup fat
    1 egg
    up to 1/2 cup sweetener
    2 tsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp salt
    up to 1 1/2 cup "additions'
    milk cab be reg, buttermilk or "sour" that is milk with 1tbs vinegar , you can also sub fruit juice for all or part of the milk.
    fat = 1/4 cup oil or 4 tbs butter or can also sub peanut butter for part or all of the fat if adding a "wet" ingredient.
    sweetener can be up to 1/2 cup sugar or sub brown sugar or honey.
    if you want a nonsweet muffin limit the sugar to 2tbs and no fruit. you can add 1/2 cup cheese, bacon, onion, grated zuccini. once you've got the basic formula down the possibilities are endless!
    on a personal note i HIGHLY reccomend the complete tightwad gazzette book to everyone. it's a common sense fun book on thrift. amy dacyczyn is the author and i paid $6 for my hardback copy on ebay, which i consider some of the best money i ever spent. i suggest you see if your library has a copy or can get you one so it's free till you see if it works for you. hmmmmmmm i guess i'm passionate about this didnt mean to write you a short story as a comment! lolol