Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Apple Breakfast Lasagna

This is a guest post by Dennis Consorte

Apple Breakfast Lasagna is a fun, fresh take on breakfast that’s part breakfast and part dessert. It has all the calcium and vitamin A you need plus some iron, vitamin C and protein. It’s a popular kid-friendly favorite that adults will enjoy as well. Easy to prepare in under an hour, this dish is definitely worth a try. To make this “lasagna” you’ll need several sweet and savory ingredients including 1 cup of sour cream, 1/3 a cup of packed brown sugar, 2 pkg. (12 slices) frozen French toast, ½ lb. sliced boiled ham, 2 cups (8 oz.) Colby-Jack Cheese, divided, 1 can (20 oz.) apple pie filling and 1 cup of granola with raisins.  This unique mix of ingredients complement each other nicely from the ham and the cheese to the brown sugar and French Toast.

This delicious dish is easy to prepare, so feel free to enlist the help of children for a fun family project. Start by blending the sour cream and brown sugar in a small bowl and refrigerating the mix. Then, place 6 French toast slices in the bottom of a greased 13x9 inch baking pan. Layer your ham, 1-1/2 cups of cheese and the remaining French toast. Next, spread your apple filling over the top and sprinkle with granola. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and when it’s ready, bake the breakfast lasagna for 25 minutes.  Finally, top with the remaining cheese and bake 5 minutes more or until cheese is melted and the casserole is hot.  Once again, spread apple filling over the top and sprinkle with granola. Now, your whimsical breakfast treat is complete. This lovely layered delight is perfect for special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries and makes a perfect breakfast in bed.  The apple breakfast lasagna serves six and easily can go beyond breakfast as a dinnertime dessert or indulgent snack. You can serve it with whipped cream or fruit for an added sweet treat.

Polvoron/Short Bread

Here they are. I made these a few times now. And until now, I can still fine the molder here in the US. Amazon actually suggested to use the mini-muffin pan but how do you actually remove it after being mold? Drop really hard upside down? Then the mold will go back to powder. I have to ask my parents to pick one up for me back home. DH still complain that I still make it very dry. He likes it with a lot of butter, way more than the recipe was calling for.

Oh yea, I wrapped them in different color tissue wrapper. They are the same flavor.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Next To Nature

My family's lifestyle change dramatically in the last ten years or so. I am more careful on what kind or brand of products to buy for the whole family to consume. I even started to make my own laundry detergent. There are no product in my cupboard that has high-fructose corn syrup in them. It is hard, but I had to keep reminding the whole family that everything I do is for the better.

My husband and I are looking for grapes to plant in our backyard. We would like to make our own spreadable grape and wine. Have you read that grape wines contains flavonoids which have antioxidant? Any antioxidant is a friend of mine, and a glass of wine a day, keeps the doctor away, I always say.

I am not a wine drinker; I think of drinking wine as taking a multivitamins. They are far better than some of multivitamin in the market these days. You need to be very careful and stay on course of what you think is healthy. Furthermore, let me clarify that not all natural ingredients are nourishing. Knowledge is the key factor when deciding and the credibility of the leading or independent manufacturer.

Please check the add to learn about organic wines. Enjoy!

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