Friday, July 11, 2008
Healthy Muffins, Fettuccine Alfredo and Chicken Fried Rice: My Original Recipes
Since I started cooking from scratch I have been doing some experimenting.

I thought I would share with you the recipes I made up that turned out really good.

They were even a hit with my very picky children.


These muffins are SO healthy and they taste really good. This makes a lot of muffins- store them in the fridge or freezer for up to six weeks.

Healthiest Muffins

2 c. wheat bran cereal in small bowl.

Pour 2 c. boiling water over the bran. Set aside.

In another bowl add (mix after each ingredient is added)

4 c. whole wheat flour

5 t. baking soda

2 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 c. flax seed meal (in baking section near the flour)

1 c. wheat germ

1 1/2 c. oat bran
(found in the cereal section)

2 1/2 c. wheat bran cereal

Mix together

Then add the wet bran mixture to this bowl.

Next add

1/2 c. oil

1 c. honey

4 eggs

1/2 c. applesauce

3 c. buttermilk (add more if needed)

Pour into muffin tins- sprayed with no-stick spray or with liners

400 degrees F 15-20 minutes

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Fettuccine Alfredo
(So much better then the store bought jar variety)

Cook fettuccine noodles as directed on package

Meanwhile mix together (with an electric mixer)-

1 c. butter, softened

1 pkg. cream cheese, softened

1 pint half and half

4 garlic cloves

lots of lemon pepper

Transfer to a pan and simmer 20 minutes

then add

1 c. freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Toss with fettuccine noodles

Adding cooked broccoli or peas is a great addition.

Sauce will store well in freezer to use again later.

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Chicken Fried Rice

Make rice as directed on package. Serving for 6 people.
Hint:
White, long grain - 1 3/4 cups of water per 1 cup of rice
White, medium grain - 1 1/2 cups of water per 1 cup of rice
White, short grain - 1 1/2 cups of water per 1 cup of rice
Brown, long grain - 2 1/4 cups of water per 1 cup of rice

Make scrambled eggs (about 5 eggs) and set aside.

New larger pan combine:

1 can of white breast chicken

1 clove garlic

2 1/2 c. raw shredded carrots and broccoli mix

2 1/2 Tbl dried onion

Mix together, cover and heat.

Meanwhile combine in a bowl

2 c. chicken broth

1/2 tsp. ginger

1/2 tsp. salt

2 Tbl brown sugar

2 Tbl vinegar

1/4 c. soy sauce

Pour this sauce over the chicken and vegetable mixture.

Stir over medium high heat until liquid evaporates, then combine with eggs and rice.

Serve!

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4 Comments:
Blogger kate said...
Jenn, so many of those things we simply don't have here! It's interesting that you can still get them. Is it from shopping at the PX?

They sound yummy!

Blogger Dreamer girl said...
The fettucinni sounds good. Does it taste like alfredo? Because I am so busy during the school year, I want to start freezing meals so that I have more time with my kids while driving them to their activities. The muffins might be a good thing to try.

Blogger jeneflower said...
Yeah- it is an Alfredo recipe. I changed the title to reflect that. It is REALLY good. Try it. Thanks.

Blogger jenny said...
I may have to try some of these! I am thinking I have everything needed for the last one . . .yum.

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