Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Feels like Summer Chicken Pitas

I got this recipe from Graham's cousin Kelly. It is so yummy. I love the taste of the curry in this dish and it really does remind me of Summer! Enjoy!

Chicken Pitas
2 c. cooked chicken, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1/2 c. white onion, finely chopped (I didn't use quite this much, more like 1/4 c.)
1/2 c. cashew halves
1/2 c. chopped apple (we used Gala)
1/2 c. chopped red pepper

1/2 c. mayo
6 T. sour cream or plain yogurt
1 T. honey
2 tsp. curry
dash of salt

In a medium bowl, mix the first six ingredients and stir to combine. Mix the dressing ingredients in a smaller bowl and then gently stir over the chicken mixture. We served this in pitas with basil tucked inside. Don't forget the garden chair and a sky full of sunshine!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Baked Oatmeal

I keep meaning to post my baked oatmeal recipe because we love it around our house. I saw a baked oatmeal recipe on another blog today and it reminded me to post this.

2 cups old fashioned oats (I've heard quick-cooking work fine, too.)
1/2 cup brown sugar (I usually only use 2-3 TB. and it is plenty sweet!)
1 tsp baking powder
about 1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
1 1/2 cups milk
1 egg
1/2 cup applesauce (I use unsweetened)
2 Tbsp. butter

Combine the dry ingredients in an 8x8 baking dish. Then mix the wet ingredients together and add to the dry ingredients, mixing until combined. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. I've also had great success substituting the applesauce for the same amount of mashed banana. It just gives variety to the flavor. My 18 month son can eat more of this than I can! He loves it. Sometimes, if needed, we'll add a little milk over the top once it is baked and in our bowls. For a real treat, we add mixed berries.