Wednesday, August 24, 2011
These smoothies mix peanut butter, frozen banana, milk and oats. Don't worry. The oats get ground up before you start so you'll hardly even realize they're in there. My 6 year old said that this smoothie is so good that I should open an ice cream store :) After giving up refined sugar (excluding my weekly dessert) it seems like nature's "sweets" have grown to have a whole new level of flavor and depth that I never quite appreciated before. You could add a little bit of honey to these if you want to, but I recommend that you try it without the honey first. In my opinion it is just perfect without any extra sweetness added. It feels like you're indulging in a treat, but they're actually chock full of good for you stuff.
2 bananas sliced and frozen
1/4 cup oats
1/4 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup milk
Put oats in blender and blend until they're powdery. Add remaining ingredients and blend until there are no more chunks of frozen banana. Garnish with fresh banana slices if desired.
3 T. creamy peanut butter
30 large marshmallows
6 c. Cap'n Crunch Cereal
1 1/2 c. M&M's
Spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray, set aside.
In a large pot on the stove melt butter, peanut butter and marshmallows on medium low heat, stirring occasionally. Once mixture is melted and all combined, remove from heat. Add cereal and M&M's quickly and stir quickly to well coat. As the marshmallow mixture cools it will become harder to mix.
Pour into prepared pan. Coat your hands with a little extra butter and press down the mixture into the pan to get it as even as possible. Allow to cool completely and cut into squares.
1 (17.5 oz) bottle buffalo wing sauce (I used Buffalo Wild Wing Sauce)
1 oz. pkg of dry ranch salad dressing mix
6 sandwich or hoagie rolls
Put the chicken in the crockpot. Pour 3/4 of the bottle of the hot sauce over the top of the chicken and then sprinkle the salad dressing mix over that. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-7 hours.
Once the chicken has cooked, shred it right in the crockpot and let it continue to cook for a few minutes to soak up the sauce.
Pile chicken onto rolls and splash with some of the remaining wing sauce if desired. Cover with provolone cheese and stick under the broiler until the cheese melts.
• 1 c. sugar
• 1 c. corn syrup
• 1 c. creamy peanut butter
• 1 t. vanilla
• 5 c. Cheerios (I used Honey Nut Cheerios)
In a large sauce pan, combine sugar and corn syrup. Bring to boil over medium heat.
Allow mixture to boil for one minute and remove from heat.
Add peanut butter and vanilla to mixture and mix until smooth.
Add Cheerios and mix until all coated.
Drop mixture by spoonful onto waxed paper and allow to cool.
Makes approximately 2 dozen.