Recipes and Stories for a Full, Filled Life

John 10:10 - Jesus said, "I came that they (you and me) may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance - to the full, til it overflows.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Oriental Slaw

It's getting warmer outside, so I'm thinking of summer salads! This high-protein salad is delicious and simple to make.

1 pkg. (16 oz.) cole slaw mix, broccoli mix or combination
l c. salted sunflower kernels
5 green onions, sliced
l pkg. ramen noodles--save seasoning for another use
¾ c. slivered almonds

In a dry fry pan, crush ramen noodles and brown until golden. Cool. Set aside.
Brown almonds the same way. Cool. Set aside.
Combine slaw, nuts, onions, noodles and almonds in a large salad bowl. Add dressing and mix together just before serving.

3/4 c. oil
3/4 c. sugar
6 T. white vinegar
¾ tsp. soy sauce
Whisk oil into sugar, vinegar and soy sauce.

A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor. Proverbs 22:9

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Oat Date Bars

Date filling:
1 ¼ c. dates
½ c. water
¼ c. sugar
1 T. lemon juice

Cookie base:
¾ c. butter
1 c. brown sugar
½ tsp. salt
1 ½ c. flour
1 c. old-fashioned oats

Combine filling ingredients in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until dates are soft.

Meanwhile cream butter, brown sugar and salt. Blend in flour and oats until particles are fine. Press 2/3 of crumbs into bottom of greased 13 x 9 inch pan. Spread with filling. Sprinkle with remaining crumbs; press down lightly.

Bake 350˚ 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool. Cut into bars.