Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Oatmeal in the Slow Cooker

There's nothing better than waking up to a hot breakfast-that you didn't have to cook :).
Especially on a school morning when time is tight.

This takes 5 minutes at bedtime and it's done.  Make sure you use the steel cut oats.  I used the old fashioned rolled oats and they were mushy and overcooked by morning.  The steel cut oats were perfect.


Add one cup of steel cut oats to your 1.5 quart slow cooker.  


Add 4 cups of water.


Add 1/2 cup of half and half.


Cook on low for 8-9 hours.


Don't be afraid of the "skin" on the top of oatmeal in the morning.  Just stir it up.


We simply added brown sugar to the hot oatmeal.  You could add fruit, butter, or whatever your crew likes.  

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Easy Sandwich Ring



In my opinion, sandwiches can be boring.  But they're practical and people love them.   A sandwich ring is an easy way to make your sandwiches fabulous.

You need 2 tubes of this Pillsbury Crusty French Loaf-Love me some Pillsbury breads...


Simply form the 2 doughs into a circle.  Pinch the ends together.  Cut slits in every few inches in the top of the dough and sprinkle with oregano.


Bake for 30 minutes and you get this pretty ring.


Cut it open.


Layer with deli meat and cheese.  I used a pound of meat because I want my sandwich to be hearty.  But if you're preparing this for children, you could get away with 1/2 to 3/4 of a pound.


Add lettuce and tomato.  Put some condiments on the side and serve it up!


I was delivering this sandwich ring to my brother's house to feed all the "movers".  But if you're entertaining you would certainly want to put it on a pretty platter.


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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Keurig Iced Mocha

So it's the time of year when I crave iced coffees.  But getting them at fivebucks quickly adds up.  And it seems a shame to not be using my pretty Keurig all summer long.  Here's how to make your own iced coffee at home.
Use the Cafe Mocha coffee that most of us got in the initial variety pack:

Set it for the smallest cup size-6 oz.






Add sugar to the hot coffee so it will dissolve.  (We're anti-artificial sweetener around here-but if you prefer a sweetener, dissolving won't be an issue, so you can add it at the end.)

I only added one teaspoon and it was plenty sweet enough for me.  


Add LOTS of ice.


Add milk.


If you want to be really bad, add a little chocolate syrup.


Mhmmmmmmm.
I am a coffee snob, with that said, I honestly LOVE this coffee as much as a Starbuck's iced coffee!

Enjoy!
Blessings to you, 
Kris


Holly's Corn Casserole Recipe


Holly had to do a fun project for her 2nd grade class.  She had to prepare a recipe.  For extra credit, she could create a cooking show type video.  It was too cute not to share!
Here's the finished product!


Blessings to you,
Kris

Monday, March 5, 2012

Child Training Bible

I'm so excited about our family's new Bible!  I'm excited to use it to train my children, to train my students, and even for myself!   

Watch the video tutorial here.

Blessings to you,
Kris



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