Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Protein Shake

1 scoop Whey Protein
1/4 cup yogurt
1 banana
1/2 cup berries (optional)
3-4 ice cubes
water (depending upon what thickness you prefer)
1/2 cup cooked Old Fashion Oats (optional)

OK! So I haven't placed a recipe on here forever so I thought to share my morning protein shake. I love this shake it is filling and healthy.

Smore Bars

from Kim's friend Sheri Ottesen
6 cups mini marshmallows
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
5 Tbsp butter
1/3 cup karo syrup
1 tsp vanilla
8 cups golden grams cereal

Melt 5 cups marshmallows, chocolate chips, butter and karo syrup. when all melted add the vanilla, stir. Add golden grams and mix until coated. Add the last 1 cup of mini marshmallows. Pour into a greased pan. (I sprinkled on a handful of extra mini marshmallows on top while still warm). Cut and enjoy!!!

Stuffed Shell (a freezer meal)

40 jumbo pasta shells
32 oz cottage cheese
2 cups mozzarella cheese
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
3/4 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
3 eggs
2 jars spaghetti sauce, keep on hand for when needed

Cook shells for half of the cooking time, just until limp. Drain and rinse with cold water. Lay on cookie sheet in a single layer to cool.

Combine cheeses, eggs, oregano, salt and pepper in a bowl. Mix well. Using a spoon add cheese mixture into each shell/ Flash freeze for about 30 minutes. Put 20 shells into a freezer bag and freeze until ready to use. (i wrote the cooking intrusions on the bag first)

To use: pour 1/3 of the sauce onto the bottom of a 9x13 pan. add shells and the rest of the sauce. Thaw in fridge. Bake at 350 for 30-36 minutes until hot and bubble. Can add more mozzarella cheese on top before baking.
I'm not a big fan of freezer meals, but this was yummy! I still have a big in my freezer now for those busy night!