It is an icy, wintry morning here. Sleet and freezing rain during the night and some snow today. So we are homebound - but that's okay. We have power and lots of food - plus a DVR full of movies and lots of yarn for knitting.
I offered to make French Toast for breakfast since eggs, bread and milk are the pre-storm necessities to pick up at the store, but my daughter preferred pancakes.
Since I am on the weight loss challenge - wanted to do something healthier than syrup drenched pancakes. I am not a big syrup eater anyway. I like my French Toast with butter and jelly, or cinnamon sugar - no syrup. Sometimes I eat pancakes with just butter or often with canned fruit filling and whipped cream - no syrup.
This morning I had a couple apples that needed to be eaten so sliced them up and made Fried Apples and added a few dried cranberries. Two pancakes, 1/4 recipe of the fried apples and two slices of turkey bacon - under 300 calories. It sure hit the spot and was not only warm but filling.
Some other 'keeper' recipes I have tried lately.
Blueberry Cobbler - a very simple dessert using fresh fruit. The recipe, from a slow cooker cookbook I have had for years, suggests using blackberries, strawberries or a mixture of berries but I think it would also be good with sliced apples or diced peaches.
Thai Chicken and Orange Glazed Carrots was a big hit with my husband. The chicken was a little spicy so the sweet orange flavored carrots were a great side dish. I did not measure the orange peel I used and I think it was a little more than what the recipe called for. It sure made a difference in the dish.
And this meal did not even use any recipes - just made it up :-) I will be adding it to my recipes blog just so I have it for future reference. That blog is becoming my personal recipe box.
Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs and Stir Fried Vegetables