Thursday, October 29, 2009

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Shaped Cookies

2 rolls Pillsbury refrigerated peanut butter cookies
2 eggs
1 c flour
2 sm containers of orange sugar crystals

Pretzel sticks, broken in half

350F oven, spray cookie sheets with cooking spray
. In a medium bowl, stir cookie dough, eggs and flour until well mixed. Pour sugar crystals into a small bowl. Shape dough into 1 inch balls; roll in sugar crystals. Insert 1 pretzel piece into each ball for stem. Using a toothpick or tip of a butter knife, make lines around side for pumpkin ridges. Place balls on cookie sheets. Bake 9 - 11 minutes or until just set in center when touched with fingertips. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely before serving.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Beth's Quick and Easy Stew

2 pkg Hormel Beef Roast
1/2 onion
1 can sliced carrots
1 sm bag russet potatoes
1/2 c flour
2 c water
1 pkg stew seasoning

Cook both packages of beef roast as directed (4 min in microwave). Slice onion. Cut potatoes into small bite sized pieces. Boil the potatoes until tender (check with a fork). Add onion, cooked potato, carrots, seasoning, beef and juices, flour, and water into a large pot. Cook on medium-low for 15-20 minutes or until sauce is thick and hot. Serve and enjoy! The whole meal takes less than 30 minutes!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Beth's Low Sugar High Protein Breakfast Shake

I am not a breakfast person and loath the idea of eating meat so early in the morning, even though I know it will give me energy and stave off hunger for the first part of the day. Cereal, toast, or other "breakfasty" type products never last me until lunch, so I whipped up this recipe as a tasty, quick breakfast treat that is loaded with all the good protein, without all the carbs and sugar.

1 scoop Jillian Michaels (Biggest Loser) Whey Protein Powder (triple chocolate, available at Wal-mart)
2 sm scoops Breyers Low Carb Vanilla Ice Cream
1.5 c skim milk or soy milk
1 heaping tbs of Smucker Natural Creamy Peanut Butter

Put all of this in a blender or food processor and blend thoroughly. Drink and enjoy!

More milk or soy makes it more watery, less makes it more like a thick milkshake - YUM!