July 20, 2010

Yummy snack --- anytime!!

I'm making a batch of this granola tomorrow to take on vacation with us! It is good on yogurt too, but we like to eat it by itself!

5 C. Oats
1 C. craisins
1 C. raisins
1 C. shredded coconut
1 C. slivered almonds
Mix with 1 C. honey
and 1/2 C. oil

Spread thin on a cookie sheet. Bake at 250 for 20 minutes. Then at 350 for 5 minutes. Then broil for 30 seconds. Let cool.

I was reminded of this one at Girls Camp.... MMMMM!

Buttermilk Syrup (or as my kids call it, Caramel Syrup)
From My Neighbor Karen Bell

Make in a big Pot:
Melt 1 cube butter
1 1/2 C. sugar
1 C. buttermilk
dash salt
Boil for 1 minute. Watch closely or it will boil over!!Remove from heat.
Whisk in 1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. maple flavor
1 tsp. baking soda

When you add the soda, the syrup amount will triple.

July 16, 2010

Cool Down with these!

Orange Julius
6 oz. Frozen orange juice concentrate
1 C. cold milk
1 C. cold water
1/4 C. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
12 ice cubes

Blend in blender and enjoy!

Chocolate Malt Peppermint Cooler
3 C. chocolate milk
1 qt. vanilla or chocolate ice cream
1/4 C. malted milk powder
1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
crushed peppermint sticks

In a blender, place chocolate milk, 1/2 of the ice cream, malted milk powder, peppermint extract, and cinnamon. Cover and blend until smooth. Pour into chilled glasses. Top each drink with a scoop of remaining ice cream and sprinkle with crushed candy.

Ice Cream in a Bag
1/4 C. sugar
1/2 tsp.vanilla
1 C. milk
1 C. half and half
crushed ice
rock salt

Put into a 1-Qt. bag and seal. Fold a piece of tape over the seal. Place the bag in a gallon size bag. Pack 1 C. or more of crushed ice around the bag with the ingredients. Pour 1 C. rock salt evenly over the ice. Seal the bag and shake for about 10 minutes. Wipe off inner bag to be sure salt water doesn't get in the ice cream. Cut a corner off the bag and squeeze into cups.
*This is great for Family Home Evening treats. Pass the bag around during the lesson and let everyone have a turn shaking it!