Wednesday, June 24, 2009

hearty and yummy bran muffins

1 1/4 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup All-Bran cereal
1 egg, beaten
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/4 milk
1/4 vegetable oil

Combine cereal and milk in a large bowl and let stand for 2 minutes. Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add egg and oil to cereal mixture and beat well. Add dry ingredients all at once, stirring only combined. Spoon into greased muffin cups and bake at 400 degrees for 15-17 minutes. Makes about 1 dozen. This batter may be refrigerated for up two weeks before baking.

** My Mom made these for me in CA and they were SO good. I love that it makes a small recipe, but can also be easily doubled. We added some cut up cherries and reconstituded dried cranberries. I think these would be delish with fresh blueberries. My favorite way to enjoy them has been just plain, fresh out of the oven with butter and jam.

Topsy Turvy Lasagna

Preheat Oven to 350

Boil one 10 oz package of egg noodles

Brown 1lb ground beef in skillet
Drain grease
Add one 28oz jar marinara sauce (or 24 oz and a little water to get every last bit out of the jar)
simmer for 10 minutes

In a large bowl combine beef/sauce mixture and five cups cooked wide egg noodles

add in:
2cups (16oz) low fat cottage cheese
1 cup of mozzarella cheese and a handful of Parmesan cheese.

Mix well and pour into a greased 9x13

Top with another cup of mozzarella cheese and handful of Parmesan

bake uncovered at 350 for 15-20 minutes