Sunday, September 28, 2008

Egg Cheesy Raisin Muffin

Hearty nutritious delicious breakfasts have been on my mind! My family enjoyed a quick and an appetizing breakfast this morning. The needed ingredients were Raisin English Muffins, Sliced American Cheese and Eggs.

In a small non-stick skillet fry an egg, turning egg over once. I usually pierce the yolk after the egg is in the pan (less messy to eat later). At the same time lightly toast a Raisin English Muffin. After the muffin is toasted place a slice of American Cheese on one half. The fried egg is placed on top of the cheese. Then, place the muffin’s other half on top. Melted cheese and raisins taste so good surrounding an egg. Yummy!

This breakfast is easy and delicious!


Sunday, September 21, 2008

Fantastic French Toast

At breakfast time on Saturday morning the aroma of cinnamon filled my kitchen. To my family it was a clue that we would be enjoying Fantastic French Toast (click on link). Preparing French Toast with Pepperidge Farm Cinnamon Bread is very easy. Keeping in mind that two egg whites equals one whole egg when cooking, I prepared a breakfast with less cholesterol. It is also one of our favorites.

After we had eaten, the extra slices of delicious Fantastic French Toast were packaged and placed in our freezer. On a busier morning they will be reheated in the microwave.

One year my son had a wonderful suggestion – use Pepperidge Farm Cinnamon Raisin Bread rather than plain cinnamon bread. I used the idea. Ah, that is so tasty!

Does your family enjoy French Toast? Surprise them on a weekend morning with Fantastic French Toast.



Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Oodles of Oats

As fall approaches and the mornings become a little chillier my round container of Quaker Old Fashioned Oats is opened and the contents are used often. Creamy Cranberry Oatmeal is a hearty, nutritious, delicious breakfast. Some mornings I prepare it with Raisins rather than with Craisins. The container empties quickly.

One day as I was walking down the cereal aisle at our local Costco I discovered a very large box of Quaker Old Fashioned Oats. You might ask - would I ever use that many oats? The box just looks so large. Well, that hefty wonderful box contains two individual plastic bags holding a staple of my kitchen. I have learned that purchasing the large box works so well. After I open one of the generous bags, I pour the oats into three smaller containers and place the lid on the top for storing. No longer do I wait for oats to go on sale at our local grocery store and purchase a few containers.

Recently while visiting a family member in NYC we stopped at a Costco in Brooklyn. The two level Costco was fascinating. I never realized that some of the stores were that large!

After peering into other shoppers’ carts a smile appeared on my face. Many consumers had that large box of Quaker Old Fashioned Oats in their carts. Some scrumptious cookies, pancakes (click on links) and muffins require oats. That large box is used quicker than you might believe.


Friday, September 12, 2008

The Season for Cooking with Oats

The mornings are a tad chillier now that September is here. Earlier today a warm bowl of Creamy Cranberry Oatmeal tasted so good for breakfast! After enjoying the leisurely pace of summer, it is time to get back to cooking with oats. Tomorrow morning the aroma of Awesome Oatmeal Pancakes with blueberries will fill my kitchen. Yes, any extra pancakes will be frozen and enjoyed at another breakfast. Have you made them? Oatmeal Pancakes are delicious and with blueberries added to the batter on the griddle – Yummy!


Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Grilled Cheese and Tomato

On our daily walk earlier this week my husband & I stopped to chat with some neighbors. Very generously, they offered us a few large, red tomatoes from their garden. Who can resist fresh tomatoes? The next day’s lunch flashed before my eyes! Thinly sliced pieces of a fresh tomato placed on a grilled cheese sandwich before the sandwich is grilled – that is a great sandwich! The next day the toasted oatmeal bread was delicious containing warm melted cheese and heated tomatoes. Try this great quick scrumptious sandwich on the weekend!