Friday, February 19, 2010

Please...........

Can I come in???

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Frozen Peanut Butter Puffs

This recipe is for those of you that need just a touch of sweet for your little ol' sweet tooth! :) They are so, so simple to make and low points too.




Frozen Peanut Butter Puffs


8 oz. ff cool whip
1/2 cup peanut butter {I used creamy but you could use crunchy if you want}
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup

Line muffin pans with liners. with spoon, mix cool whip and peanut butter until well combined. Spoon even portions into muffin liners.

Top each with a swirl of Hershey's chocolate syrup. Freeze 6-8 hours until frozen.

Once solid, remove the pan and place into freezer bag or container.

servings--12
points per serving--2 pts

You could make smaller portions....so instead of 12 you could make 24. This would drop your points down to 1 point per serving. I must tell you...the chocolate syrup remains kind of sticky...even after freezing.






We have been busy with our kids activities.

I have been doing a lot of baking, cooking

and also some painting. Mr. Farmer

has been hauling sunflowers, and more

sunflowers and more sunflowers! :)



Hope you all have a great day. Stop back soon.

Of course, leave me a comment too! :)

Frozen Peanut Butter Fluffs...that's what's for dessert
in Farmchick's Kitchen tonight! :)


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Monday, February 15, 2010

If we had no winter....the spring would not be so pleasant :)

Hello! I am hoping this post finds you happy, healthy and warm! We had a wonderful Valentine celebration here. I made sea scallops and crab legs for my Valentines! It was delish and we all enjoyed the food and time together. Having the day off from school today was just the topping on the cake! :)




I found this poem and I found it to be soooooooo true. I still want spring to come soon {though it's not even in sight yet}. I am ready to be digging around in the dirt but I know that it will come............eventually! :)

If we had no winter,
the spring would not be so pleasant;
if we did not sometimes taste adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
~Abbe Bradstreet


I snapped this picture on a walk one wintry day not too long ago. I think it's pretty but I sure am ready for some green grass, budding leaves and some colorful blooms too! :)


I would love to hear what you did for Valentine's Day. :) Don't forget to stop back on Wednesday for a yummy Weight Watcher's recipe!!!! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your comments --- they all make my day!


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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Weight Watcher Wednesday...Healthy Homemade Pizza Rolls!

On a cold day like today I would like to be making nice ooey and gooey cinnamon rolls or something like that....BUT it is Weigh Watcher Wednesday...these homemade pizza rolls are pretty tasty though! :) I hope you enjoy them.


1 pound Jimmy Dean Italian pork sausage - browned
17 turkey pepperoni
1/2 green pepper - diced
1/2 medium onion - diced
7 oz. can mushrooms
12 black olives
1 14 oz. jar pizza sauce (extra if you want some for dipping)
18 egg rolls

Combine all ingredients except for wrappers.--I like to brown my meat and then throw in the veggies. Cook for a few mins then add sauce.


Place 1/4 cup filling on wrapper. Fold. To see how to fold an eggroll wrapper go here.
Put rolls on baking sheet and spray all sides of roll with canola spray.
Bake at 350 until golden brown.

You can add more cheese, meat or veggies. I just kept things to a minimum to keep the points a bit lower. You can also fry them in oil if you like but the baked version is much healthier and I think they taste great baked! These pizza rolls are SOOOO much healthier for you with out all the added preservatives. Try them....you will like them! Your kids will love them!
4 points per roll
As always....leave me a comment....
Warm winter hugs to you all..............


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Monday, February 8, 2010

Monday!

Well, it's Monday again! Boy how the days fly by. I had intended on posting this on Friday but I just simply ran out of time! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. It has been SNOWING here for the last few days. {spring please come soon} :) Oh, this photo was taken off of our back deck just as the sun was going down. Pretty isn't it?


Remember to stop back on Wednesday...I will have a great recipe for Weight Watcher Wednesday! Please leave me a comment so I know you stopped by!



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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Weight Watcher Wednesday - Slow-Cooked Sirloin

Can you say SPRING FEVER?? That is what this Farmchick has! :0) My seed catalogs have been arriving in the mail and whenever that happens I start dreaming of planting my garden and spending many hours in the warm sunshine. Silly of course...since I actually cannot plant my garden until the end of May! :) It's has been below zero here for days and my gardens are all covered with a thick blanket of snow! Hey..... a girl can dream right? ;)


SLOW-COOKED SIRLOIN





beef top sirloin steak (1-1/2 pounds)
1 medium onion, cut into 1-inch chunks
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) fat free reduced-sodium beef broth
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon dill weed
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Dash crushed red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons water
Directions
In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, brown beef on both sides. Place onion and green pepper in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Top with beef. Combine the broth, Worcestershire sauce, dill, thyme, pepper and pepper flakes; pour over beef. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or until meat reaches desired doneness and vegetables are crisp-tender.
Remove beef and keep warm. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into cooking juices. Cover and cook about 30 minutes longer or until slightly thickened. Return beef to the slow cooker; heat through. Yield: 6 servings.


5 points per serving---



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