Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Spiced Oatmeal Mix

I received this recipe from a co-worker and am excited to try it!  It makes a lot of oatmeal, so you might want to only make half a batch.

8 c quick-cooking oats
1 1/2 c chopped mixed dried fruit (I usually just use raisins)
1/2 c white sugar (I use 10 Trivia packets instead of the sugar)
1/2 c brown sugar
2 1/2 teas cinnamon
1 teas salt
1/2 teas nutmeg
1/2 c chopped pecans (optional)
Mix all ingredients and store in an airtight container for up to 1 month.
To prepare oatmeal, measure 1/2 cup oatmeal mix in a bowl and add 1 cup water (I actually use a little less because I like it a bit thicker).  Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1-2 minutes. Add milk if desired.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Thai Pork Wraps

2T vegetable oil
3/4 # boneless pork chops, cut with the grain, 1/4inch by 2 inch
1 bag (16oz) cole slaw mix
2 cups shredded carrots
1 bunch green onions, sliced thinly
4 cloves garlic, minced
½ cup sweet red chili sauce
10 large bibb lettuce leaves
½ cucumber, cut into matchsticks
Fresh mint, lime wedges as desired

Heat 1T oil, cook pork until cooked through.  Remove from pan.  Add 1T oil, cook veggies until tender.  Stir in sweet chili sauce and pork, heat through.  To serve, place about 1/3 cup filling in center of lettuce leaf.  Add some cucumber, lime juice and fresh mint if desired.  Roll up and serve.  Can also be wrapped in tortillas.   

PER WRAP:  142 calories

Happy Cooking!