Cook It Quick Newsletter - February 2011
Questions or Comments? Email Alice Henneman, MS, RD, Extension Educator
Serve a "red-hot and healthy" meal on Valentine's and throughout the year.
A serving of "Old Fashioned Bread Pudding" is a delicious way to add whole grain breads to your meals!
Better Baking Mix pdf
A rice crust gives a different spin to this versatile quiche recipe from Texas Agrilife Research & Extension Center. Choose from a variety of your favorite vegetables and meats to make this quiche.
(Image is screen shot from video webpage)
Quick and easy ideas from eXtension for fitting a healthy breakfast into your day.
Try this quick 3-ingredient recipe for a Breakfast Burrito from Joy Suits, University of Illinois Extension.
Enjoy this bean dip recipe from Iowa State University Extension Spend Smart, Eat Smart program. It takes just 3 ingredients and is made in your microwave.
Check here for directions for cooking your own beans and more recipes.
|Make half of plate fruits & veggies|
Your plate should contain about half fruits and vegetables. Divide the other half between a protein and a grain source. Eat a variety of vegetables, especially dark-green and red and orange vegetables and cooked dry beans and peas. Make half your grains whole grains.
Here's another burrito idea -- think "veggies under wraps!"
For more yummy, healthy recipes visit our Youth / 4-H pages.
Try this with measuring spoons
Why wash several measuring spoons when you didn't use them all. Or hassle with holding on to the remaining spoons while using just one?
Take measuring spoons apart; store individually. Designate a section in a drawer just for the spoons. Buy an extra set (or two) to avoid washing spoons during the middle of recipe preparation.
A "Fruit"- ti-ful Dessert!
Rather than spend time preparing a "fancy" fruit dessert (to which sugar and/or fat often is added), simply serve fruit in a "fancy dish." This versatile dish was bought on sale and stacks for easy storage.
Adding lots of fruit and going easy on the ice cream makes this dessert more colorful and nutritious!
A small piece of chocolate may be the only "diet pill" you need. Read on for more delicious details.
Keeping Wrapping Paper Wrapped
Ever read a "Now, why didn't I think of that?" idea.
If opened boxes of foil, waxed paper, plastic wrap, etc. are jamming kitchen drawers, here's a simple solution from Cook's Illustrated magazine: Turn the box upside down!
We added to the idea by lining the drawer with an anti-slip drawer liner to keep boxes from shifting when the drawer is opened and shut.