Saturday, February 21, 2009

Make your own trail mix

I love to make homemade trail mix and keep it in a clear jar on the counter. It helps curve snack attacks, and keeps James happy when dinner is not quite ready yet!

The best thing about it is you can use what you find on sale and mix it together and there you go!

Here is what I like:
raisins or crasins
dried aprocots, apples, dates or anykind you find on sale
almonds, peanuts, and or cashews
spoon sized shredded wheat or any othe cereal
M&M's ( chocolate chips or Carob chips)
Pumpkin Seeds

Mini Meat loaves

This idea came from the magazine Kraft Food & Family. I subscribe to their quarterly magazine and it’s FREE! It has great easy recipes with lots and lots of pictures (every recipe book needs pictures!) They do advertise using almost all Kraft products, but I just use whatever I’ve got at home already.

Mini Meatloaf Recipe:

Favorite Meatloaf recipe
bbq sauce
salt & pepper
cheese - cheddar, or something stronger would be yum
(Source: Makeandtakes)
Spray your muffin tin with cooking spray. Place in a handful of prepared meatloaf into each muffin tin. Press your thumb into each meatloaf ball, making a space for toppings. Squirt a dollap of bbq sauce into the space and salt and pepper. Bake in a pre-heated 375* oven for 30 minutes or until cooked through (160F). Add your favorite cheese and bake for another 5 or so minutes.