Sunday, January 25, 2009

No Football, but there's food.

Ack. The end of football season is almost here. *sniff*

Two new recipes today. First is baked oatmeal in the crockpot. OMH Does this stuff smell awesome. I can't wait till it's done.

Baked Oatmeal in Crockpot

3 cups rolled oats (not instant)
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup fat free milk
2 eggs (or eggbeaters)
2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup applesauce
3/4 cup dried fruit (I used raisins)

Dump all dry ingredients in crockpot then add the wet, stir well making sure the baking powder is mixed everywhere.

Cover and cook on low 3-5 hours (mine took 5), checking every so often. Done when the edges are brown and inserted knife comes out clean.

Let sit in the cooling crockpot for atleast an hour before cutting. The longer it sets the more brownie like it should be.

And that's where I am, 5 hours are up and the crockpot is off. mmmmmm Can't wait to cut into it. Seriously smells and looks like a huge oatmeal cookie.

Update! OMH just a big oatmeal cookie. So yummy.

From the WW boards here's a little bit less pointy one. The main difference is the sugar.

2 cups uncooked old fashioned oatmeal
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt 1 cup skim milk
1/2 cup Egg Beaters (or 2 eggs or 3 egg whites)
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup Splenda
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 TBS cinnamon or apple pie spice

Preheat oven to 350* Combine wet ingredients and add dry ingredients. Bake in sprayed 8" square pan for 35-45 minutes. Keeps well in refrig. or freezer. It's good cold or warm.

Variations are adding canned pumpkin, mashed bananas or frozen blueberries with 2 oz of fat free cream cheese.

For dinner tonight we're having Heavenly Hamburger Casserole from the WW boards.

Heavenly Hamburger Casserole

1 lb extra lean ground beef
1 clove garlic, minced
25 oz tomato sauce
1 tsp sugar
4 oz ff sour cream
8 oz ff cream cheese
6 green onions, sliced
8 oz egg noodles
1/2 cup ff shredded cheese

Brown burger with garlic, drain. Add tomato sauce, sugar and salt. Simmer 30 minutes. While that is simmering, cook noodles. Layer noodles in bottom of 13x9 pan (spray pan), mix sour cream, cream cheese and green onions and spread over noodles. Spread meat sauce over that and top with shredded cheese. Bake 350 for 40 minutes.

ETA- dinner is over. Phil liked this, I thought it was alright. He likes ghoulash, I do not. So there ya go. It's kind of a ghoulash dish but slightly better. LOL


Bravie said...

I would probably like it then. I like ghoulashy type foods.

Breezy said...

It makes no sense, I love pasta dishes but not ghoulash. Ick.