Monday, January 16, 2012

Easy Workday Oatmeal in a Jar

Love Pinterest.  Are you on there?  This one come from there and here specifically.

I did this last night and today's morning oatmeal was topped with frozen mixed berries. Yum!

1 2/3 cups steel-cut oats
4 cups water
Large pinch salt
5 pint-sized Mason jars with lids (I used wide-mouth jars)
Large saucepan
Bring the oats, water and salt to a boil. Simmer for about 3 minutes then turn off the heat. Ladle the oats and water into the jars. Cover the jars tightly with their caps and rings. Leave on the counter overnight. (I did this, you can put in fridge if you want but see her notes on her post) The next morning, put all but one of the jars in the refrigerator. Take the cap off one jar and stir up the oatmeal inside. Microwave for 2 to 3 minutes, or until quite hot. Add any milk, raisins, or other mix-ins. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Healthy Nachos for Football Playoff Weekend

Chicken & Black Bean Nachos
6 oz tortilla chips (round chips are preferable)
1 can (16 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
11/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 red onion, diced
Juice of 2 limes
1/2 cup light sour cream
Chopped cilantro Salsa (either fresh or your favorite bottled salsa)
Pickled Jalapenos
How to Make It:
* Preheat the oven to 425°F. Arrange the chips in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Spoon the beans evenly over the chips, then top with the cheese, chicken, and onion. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the cheese is fully melted and bubbling. Remove.
* Combine the lime juice, sour cream, and cilantro. Spoon over the nachos. Top with the salsa and jalapenos.

Who's ready for some football!!!!! Go Pack Go!