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Thursday, March 25, 2010

 National Nutrition Month Giveaway *closed*


March definitely came in like a lion, and has zipped by fast as Superman! I wish I could have gotten this up sooner, but I've been extreeemly busy! I've kept it simple for National Nutrition Month. I used a few print outs from some websites:

toothpick got a coloring sheet and a sticker. With the food pyramid, I asked the bull what foods he liked. Later I had him  tell me where they would fit on the pyramid. We finished with a healthy snack of cut apples:)

If you would like to incorporate a lesson around it, here is a good website.

So I've decided to have a small giveaway(YAY) Here is a  handful of coupons that I've had laying around (there all still good), some stickers, bookmarks, and a pyramid chart. The contest starts today and ends next Wednesday morning(March 31st). I'll have Legend send them out that day. Good luck! Click here to enter.

Here is a few recipes that I've been cookin' with this month. I hope you enjoy them:)

Mexican Bake

Legend absolutely loves this! I know want it...lol:)
Prep time: 20 mins Makes:4-6 servings


1/2    onion, chopped
1 lb.  ground beef
1       green pepper, chopper
2tsp   chili powder
2T     cumin
salt and pepper to taste on ground beef (or use about 1/2T each)
1        pkg.(10oz) of corn (I'm a born and raised Iowan, and I gotta  say targets Market Pantry yellow and white frozen corn is the best when you can't get fresh)
3        tortillas
1/2c   sour cream
1c      sharp cheddar cheese, divided
1 1/4c thick salsa ( I love the mild Archer Farms Thick Salsa)

  1. Heat oven to 375.
  2. Brown meat with onions, peppers and seasonings on medium heat. Add salsa and corn; mix well. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Spread 1c of meat sauce onto bottom of 8 or 9 inch square baking dish; next top with layers of 1 tortilla, 1/2c meat sauce, sour cream and 1/4c cheese. Cover with 1 tortilla, 1c of  meat sauce and 1/4c. of cheese; top with remaining tortilla and meat sauce. Cover with foil.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes or until lasagna is heated through. Top with remaining cheese; and bake uncovered for about 5 minutes.
  5. Enjoy!

Homemade Granola Bars

This is a recipe I got from the Frugal Home and Health. Thanks!  They were soooo good and I could really tell the difference between them and store bought!

Mix together in a bowl:
1/3c oil, 1/4c brown sugar, 2T (1/8c) honey, 1t vanilla, 2 eggs

Add and stir:
1c  flour, 1/2t baking powder, 1/4t salt

Add and stir:
1 1/2c oats, 2c crispy rice cereal, 3/4-1c of mini chocolate chips (want a coupon? check this out)

Press evenly into a greased 9x13 cake pan.  Bake at 350 for 25 minutes for more chewy bars, or 300 for 40-50 minutes for a crunchy bar.

Cut when you take it out of the oven, and then again when cooled completely.  I cut mine in half lengthwise first, then in half the other way. This will divide it up nicely into 4 [somewhat] even sections.  Cut each section in half and in half again - you should end up with one lengthwise cut and seven cuts the other way, for a total of 16 bars.  Store in a zip bag in or out of the freezer.

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