Friday, January 07, 2011

Winter Time Comfort Meal



Winter Time Comfort Meal


Food For Thought: If we falter in
times of trouble, how small is our
strength? Proverbs 24:10 paraphrased

Tip: Decorate with snow flake napkins.


Winter Time Comfort Meal

Vegetable and Beef Soup
Cornbread
Chocolate Cookies

Recipes

Vegetable and Beef Soup

2 cups cooked mixed vegetables
1 cup cooked meat
2 cans tomatoes without salt
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 Tablespoon cocoa

Use left over vegetables and meat or precook. Use food blender or processor to make tomato juice with 1 can of tomatoes. Mix juice, 1 can of chopped tomatoes, vegetables and meat with chili powder, cumin and cocoa. Pour into a slow cooker and cook for at least one hour. The longer the better. Serve with cornbread.

Cornbread

2 cups corn meal mix
1 container of vanilla or plain yogurt
1 egg
1/4 cup oil

Heat a black skillet with the oil. Preheat over to 350 degrees. Mix cornmeal, yogurt, egg well. Add hot oil and mix. If too thick add enough milk to make a bread batter. Pour into the hot skillet. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until brown on top.

Kissie Cookies

1 vanilla flavored cake mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
30 chocolate or white kisses

Mix cake mix, eggs and oil in a food processor or mixer. make a cookie dough. Drop by teaspoons into mini cupcake pans. Insert a Kissie or Mini Reese Cup into the center of each. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Allow to cool in pans for approximately 5 minutes.

From the Nutritionist: The soup has protein needed for bones and teeth. The vegetables and tomates provided vitamin A and C for general good health and mental attitude. The yogurt in the bread adds Vitamin D to the carbohydrates.
This is a well balanced meal for heart healthy people and over-all comfort foods for people with cabin fever. Diabetics should omit the chocolate cookie and substitute fruit. Any left over soup and bread may be placed in air tight containers and giver to shut-ins or homeless people. The cookies may be placed in decorative baskets with snow flake napkins and given as gifts to someone sick
on a snowy, wintery day!

Have a fun day over coming winter blues by cooking and eating these comfort foods!







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