Monday, November 24, 2014

Honey Nut Snack Bites

 With the holidays fast approaching and lots of time on my hands, I needed a snack that was satisfying and somewhat healthy. I'll admit, the cereal may not be the best choice, but you could use an organic brand that is better.

I have been enjoying these and my son, who is a sugar-aholic like his mom, has been eating the heck out of these things.

Quick to make, no baking required, chances are you have the ingredients and nut free.

A few years ago I developed an allergy to peanuts. Being someone who literally ate peanut butter everyday of their life, this was a big deal. Other nuts do not bother me but the price of other nut butters did. It is outrageous what they charge.

I tried the sunbutter and even made my own but it just was missing something. Then one day at the store I saw this... WOWbutter, it said it was nut free. I thought why not, it won't be the first $3 I ever wasted and come on, it was $3. So I bought it, took it home, opened it up and read the label again. Yep, nut free. MAN it smelled JUST like peanut butter. I took a taste, whaaat?? I read the label again, yep nut free. I was thrilled! I could again enjoy "peanut butter" but without getting sick! I have used it in cookies, brownies, pies, fruit dip, etc... and no one knows it is not real peanut butter. So if you miss out eating peanut butter due to someone in your family having an allergy, give the WOWbutter a try and no I'm not paid for this endorsement. I'm just sharing what I like and why.

Honey Nut Snack Bites
2 TBSP Greek Yogurt, I used salted caramel
1/4 cup honey
1 cup coconut
1 cup mini chocolate chips or cocoa nibs
2/3 cup WOWbutter (this is a plant based butter that taste and smells like peanut butter)
3 cups crushed Honey Nut cheerios (or whatever cereal you like)

Crush the cereal in a large bag or your food processor. I did not crush mine as much the first time as I will the second time. The smaller the pieces, the easier it bonds together.
Stir together your honey, nut/soy butter and yogurt. In a bowl combine all the dry ingredients and mix well with the wet.
Form ball or bite size pieces (however small you prefer - mine were golf ball size) and place them on a cookie sheet, then place in the fridge until they are firm. Store in an air tight container for a week if they last that long.
Because of the size, I was able to get 24 bites. This may vary depending on your cereal and bite size.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Fly On The Wall - November 2014

First I have to say this:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOEY!!! My youngest son is 21 today.
 21 on the 21st
Oh how I love and miss this kid. sigh... He is proudly serving in the USAF and far from home but I'm super proud.
Last year I shared some of his favorite recipes, you can see that HERE

Today is the monthly "Fly On The Wall" post and I know y'all look forward to reading about Little Miss Sassy Pants, Little Man and other crazy stuff in my life.
Well, this month it's just not happening.
My life has been turned upside down. My son, J2 and I are living with friends. All our stuff is in storage, I have enrolled in school (starts in January) and the holidays are looming. BUT God is faithful to provide and I refuse to be depressed. However, not a lot going on that I can "Share" on this post as my friend (where I'm staying) is SUPER private.
So I'm just going to share random stuff with you. Hope that's okay.

However, don't feel too bad, I get to look at this view everyday. It's a 3.4 mile walk from where I live. So round trip is almost 7 miles. YES I have done it, NO I won't be doing the whole trip again this week. WHEW
While typing a text to someone I tried, okay I was tired, to text the word "anything" and auto correct changed it to: antler huna ? WTH

I said this one night when we were having a discussion about crazy family members and how years ago everyone went to a facility. I said not us, we put our crazy on the front porch and let them wave at the traffic.

My cousin says " aww wee" instead of awe when something is cute. She said "well that's how it's spelled. aww we. SMH lord help us
My  reply, when you are in "awe" of someone or something, it is great, awesome, wonderful. WHY would you say aww we?
See where phonics has taken us?!
thank you

I want to paint my chest of drawers and I'm thinking a nice dark steel grey. Similar to this.

I say 'boot' for the trunk of the car, grew up with it and no I'm not English. (found the photo online and someone has a soda addiction)

I miss my little man, he just turned 2 and I wasn't there for his party, broke my heart. Some of the cute things he says:
ooh duh cycle for motorcycle
eye sickle for bicycle
Dad-den for Daddy
And everything is "bite" if he wants food or something to drink

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Citrus Chicken Patties - CIC November

Another month has flown by and it's time for the...
For the month of November our ingredients are:
For the last several months the ingredients are chosen by vote. I give the group two list and they pick one of each list. The two items with the most votes and wins and those are what we have to work with.

When these two won, citrus and bread crumbs, I had several ideas in my head but what I decided to go with was a winner. I hope you will agree.

Citrus Chicken Patties
14 oz chicken, leftover about 1 1/2 cups
juice and zest of 1 large Meyer lemon
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1 TBSP parsley flakes
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp garlic powder
1 green onion
2 TBSP butter

Mix all the ingredients (except the butter)in a food processor, until it is all crumbly and comes together. Heat a skillet and melt the butter, take your mixture and form patties, then saute your patties in the butter. Serve on a bun with lettuce, tomato, and a dab of mayo or with a nice salad.
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