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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Peanut Butter, Cream & Grape Juice Popsicles

I found something to do with my failed Whipped Topping.

After successfully making Peanut Butter and Yogurt Popsicles, I got the idea to use that failed topping and make peanut butter & cream popsicles. Then, I got the idea to add grape juice.

These are approximate estimates.

2 Tblspns Creamy peanut butter
2 cups cream or milk
1/3 cup grape juice

In a bowl, mix the ingredients. Mash peanut butter with a spoon against the edge of the bowl to mix it with the milk and juice. Continue to stir until mixture is fairly smooth.

The mixture will be like a soup.

Pour mixture into popsicle tray. Insert popsicle sticks or handles, or pour mixture into several small freezer containers with lids.

Freeze for 6-8 hours.

While these popsicles taste good, in the future, I think I will reduce the amount of cream and increase the amount of grape juice. Also, I will probably experiment with other mixtures and flavors.

Friday, March 20, 2015

It's Been a Month of Leftovers and Only One New Recipe - Easy Canned Oyster Sliders with Coleslaw

While I tried several recipes, most need a redo. But, I really enjoyed using three cheeses: mozzarella, feta, and parmesan together in many ways.

Been living off of a variety of leftovers and making quesadillas, grilled cheese sandwiches, wedge & chicken salads, potatoes, meatballs, sliders, chicken soup, rice, cabbage, breakfast & desserts, and experimenting with freezing items, and more. See list below.

  • Peanut butter and apple slices
  • Three-cheeses & mushrooms

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
  • Three cheeses & tomato
  • Three cheeses & mushrooms
  • Three cheeses & avocado slices

Wedge Salads
  • Topped three cheeses, grated carrot, sliced olives, avocado slices, tomato slices, onion slices
  • Topped with leftover shrimp in sauce
  • with a mustard vinaigrette
  • with cucumber-yogurt dressing

  • Baked potato
  • Potato cakes

  • with pasta

Meatballs came out good but I want to redo the recipe.

  • Canned oyster sliders with coleslaw (See recipe below.)
  • Meatball sliders

Slaw & Chicken Salad
  • Chicken salad with rice, lettuce, tomato, grated carrot, diced onion, olives, & cucumber-yogurt dressing. Used frozen diced chicken.
  • Coleslaw

Cucumber-yogurt dressing is good but needs work.

Chicken Soup

Made enough for 9 servings but recipe needs a redo.

Spanish Rice
  • Spanish rice and beans
  • Spanish rice, beans and fried egg

Fried Cabbage and Noodles
  • Plain
  • Topped with leftover carryout shrimp dish

Breakfast and Desserts
  • Apple Betty - failed but gave me an idea for making candy
  • Breakfast Banana Split: Banana, oatmeal, yogurt with nuts & honey
  • PB & yogurt popsicles
  • Whipped topping -- failed
PB & yogurt popsicles came out good but because I made multiple adjustments, I lost track of them, needs a redo.

  • Freezing cabbage
  • Freezing chicken

Tried defrosted chicken in chicken salad. It was good but maybe would be better heated up a bit.
Blanched and froze 1/4 cabbage and now the....

Freezer is full.

Easy Canned Oyster Sliders with Coleslaw Recipe
Make coleslaw (see recipe in RKFNC)
1 can cooked oysters
4 small rolls

In a skillet, add oysters from can and cook away liquid.
Add spoonfuls of coleslaw onto rolls.
Add oysters.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

March 27, 2015 Book Signing Cancelled

This event has been cancelled.

Future signings and readings will be posted soon.

Thanks for your interest.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Book Signing - Gina's Dream / El Sueño de Gina -- Cancelled

So Sorry, this event has been cancelled.
Future readings and listed will be posted soon.

Watch for more of Ria Stone's
Book Tour dates in April 2015