Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Apple French Toast

(My SIL shared this recipe with us at a family reunion - so good!)
(forgot to take a picture - this is all that was left!) 
This is so yummy and easy - plus you make it the night before so you just pop it in the oven the next morning!

1 c. brown sugar
1 cube butter/margarine
2 TBS. light corn syrup
4 c. peeled and sliced granny smith apples
2 TBS. Tapioca
4 eggs
1 c. milk
French Bread slices (slice thick)
Mix together sugar, butter and corn syrup.  Heat in microwave for 2 minutes.  Put in a 9x13 pan sprayed with Pam.  Cover with peeled, sliced apples.  Sprinkle with Tapioca.  Beat eggs and milk together.  Dip bread into mixture and put on top of apples.  Sprinkle with cinnamon.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 - 40 minutes.  Serve with syrup and whipped cream.  (It doesn't really need any syrup - it makes it's own!)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Wheat-Black Bean Chili

Here is a very healthy recipe that is also very tasty! I know it sounds crazy, but the wheat is actually very tasty in this recipe. You can change this recipe any way you want - I looked at several different recipes on the internet and used what sounded good from different ones.


2 c. wheat berries (wheat berry - meaning the whole wheat kernel)
1 onion, diced
4 or 5 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 bell pepper, diced
4 tsp. beef bouillon granules
3 c. water
3 cans black beans
2 tsp. garlic salt (or more)
28 oz. crushed tomatoes
2 tsp. cumin
handful of cilantro, chopped into small pieces
(and maybe more cilantro for garnish if you want)

Soak wheat berries in water overnight in fridge. The next morning, drain water off of wheat berries and put in crockpot. Saute onion, garlic, and bell pepper in a little bit of oil until tender, and add to crockpot. Stir beef bouillon granules into water and add to crockpot. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir. Cook on high 1 hour, and on low until dinnertime.