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Banana Cream Pie Recipe | Super Spanish Rice Recipe | Apricot Glazed Pork Roast Recipe | Pommes Anna Recipe | Jarlsberg Potatoes Au Gratin Recipe | Amish Onion Fritters Recipe | Potatoes Au Gratin Recipe #2 | Low Calorie Rice  Recipe | Low Calorie Rice Recipe | Bacon Onion Tomato Pie Recipe

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My sister in law once told me this was the best Banana Cream Pie she had ever eaten, and was surprised when I told her it was made with instant pudding.

Banana Cream Pie Recipe

1 baked 9 inch pie shell
1 pkg. (4 serving size) instant vanilla pudding
1 envelope Dream Whip
1-1/2 cups cold milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 bananas, sliced
1 cup (1/2 pint) whipping cream

In small cold narrow bowl, blend pudding mix, Dream Whip,
milk and vanilla and beat on low speed with hand-held electric
portable mixer; gradually increase speed to high and beat until
thick, about 3 minutes. Pour 1/3 of the mixture into the pie crust.

Put 1-1/2 of the sliced banana over and top with remaining pudding. Chill until set, about 1 hour, Whip cream (I add 2 tbsp. powdered sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla to cream as I'm whipping). Put on top of pie and top with remaining 1/2 sliced banana on top and refrigerate.
NOTE: I use 1 banana, sliced on the top.
Judy (in Alaska)
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This is my favorite recipe for Spanish Rice that I've been making ever since we got married (which was a LONG time ago!) but it's one we've always liked so well.

Super Spanish Rice Recipe

1 lb. lean ground beef
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1/2 medium green pepper, diced
Cooking oil
1 cup regular long-grain rice, uncooked
2 (8 oz. each) cans tomato sauce
1-3/4 cups hot water
Salt, & pepper, to taste
1 tsp. prepared mustard
1/2 cup grated Cheddar or American cheese (optional)

Heat cooking oil in skillet and add the beef, rice, onion and green pepper; stir until lightly browned. Add tomato sauce and remaining ingredients, except for cheese. Mix together and quickly bring to boil. Cover tightly and simmer for 25 minutes, until rice is done Can add grated cheese before serving,
if desired. Sometimes I do and other times not.
Makes 4 servings.
Judy (in Alaska)
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I'm not sure if there was a newsletter yesterday (August 2nd) or not, but I know there usually is on Sunday, and I never got one? I've been having trouble accessing the newsletter lately, as I was never able to open the July 30th issue on my computer, and now I can't even get back to the month of July to look up some recipes I wanted to print?
Judy (in Alaska)

This is an excellent way to prepare a pork roast.

Apricot Glazed Pork Roast Recipe

1 can (10-1/2 oz.) chicken broth
1 jar (18 oz.) apricot preserves
1 large onion, chopped
2 tbsp. Dijon style mustard
4 lb. boneless pork loin roast

Mix chicken broth, apricot preserves, onion and mustard in a Crock Pot. Cut roast to fit and add to pot. cover and cook on low for 8 to 9 hours or until is tender. Serves 8. Can remove roast from Crock Pot , keeping warm, and mix together 2 tbsp. cornstarch with 2 tbsp. cold water and add mixture to liquid in pot and cover and cook for 10 minutes on high, until it thickens.

Note: I cut slits in the roast and insert slivers of garlic in it. I also have used a pork shoulder blade roast.
July (in Alaska)
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Pommes Anna Recipe
This is a very pretty dish.

1 tsp. Kosher salt or sea salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
2-1/2 Tbsps. unsalted butter (if using salted, cut back on salt.)
3 lbs. peeled baking potatoes, cut into 1/8 inch slices
1 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and divided
1 Tbsp. fresh minced parsley

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Combine salt and pepper in a small bowl. Mix 2-1/2 Tbsps. unsalted butter in a 10 inch iron skillet or oven proof heavy skillet over medium heat.

Arrange a single layer of potatoes in an overlapping circular pattern. Sprinkle with 1/4 tsp. of salt and pepper mix. Drizzle tsp. of melted butter over.

Repeat layers 5 times ending with butter. Press firmly to pack down. Cover. Bake at 450 degrees for 20 minutes. Uncover. Bake 25 minutes more until golden brown on top. Loosen edges thoroughly with a spatula. Cover with a large plate and flip inverting potatoes onto plate. Sprinkle with parsley. Cut into wedges to serve.
Serves about 4 to 6.
Jody in Texas
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Jarlsberg Potatoes Au Gratin Recipe

6 cups thinly sliced peeled potatoes
1-1/2 tps. salt
3 Tblsps. butter
1-1/2 cups shredded Jarlsberg cheese

1/2 cups fresh bread crumbs
2 Tblsps. butter, melted

Mix together bread crumbs and 2 Tblsps. melted butter and set aside.

In a buttered 1-1/2 quart shallow baking dish, arrange 2 cups potatoes. Sprinkle with tsp. salt. Dot with 1 Tblsp. butter. Sprinkle with cup cheese. Repeat 3 times until all ingredients are used. Sprinkle the bread crumbs and butter mixture around the outer edge of baking dish. Cover dish with foil. Bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender when tested with a fork. Makes 4 good servings.
Jody in Texas
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Amish Onion Fritters Recipe

3/4 cup flour
1 Tbsp. cornmeal
1 tsps. sage
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp. salt
1 Tblsp. sugar
2 tsps. baking powder
2 Tblsps. chopped fresh parsley
3 shakes of Red Tobasco Sauce

Blend everything well together. Then add -
2-1/2 cups finely chopped onion.

Mix all together well again.
Ease a tablespoon (a serving spoon, not a measuring spoon) of batter into 1 inch of hot peanut oil. Flatten a little in the pan. Do not crowd pan. Fry 4 or 5 minutes each side, until golden brown. Keep warm on a heated platter in a 200 degree oven until all are done. Can be kept warm up to an hour if necessary.
Jody in Texas
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Potatoes Au Gratin Recipe #2

5 Tbsps. butter
5 Tblsps. flour
1-1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 cups whole milk
1 cup undiluted evaporated milk
2 cups (8 oz.) shredded cheddar
4 really large baking potatoes, diced or shredded
1/4 cup dry minced onions

Melt butter in large pan over low heat. Add flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Add milk gradually and cook to a simmer then simmer, stirring, until thickened. Stir in cheese. Add potatoes and onion. Combine well. Transfer to baking dish or casserole. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Uncover and bake 40 minutes or more until potatoes are tender. Sprinkle with paprika for last 5 or 10 minutes.
Jody in Texas
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Low Calorie Rice Recipe

Add teaspoon coconut oil to boiling water.
Add 1/2 cup rice
Simmer 40 min. or boil 20-25 min.
Refrigerate 12 hours

Athena in DE ( Source: http//
rising-obesity rates.html)

Note: You can make a batch in the morning for dinner or prep some for the next night. Rice tastes the same. Normally, rice is about
240 calories a cup. This reduces to about 120 calories a cup.
This is the result of a study at the College of Chemical Sciences
in Sri Lanka. They experimented with several types of rice.
Oil collides with the starch and makes the starch resistant to
digestive enzymes. Rice and oil must cool down.
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Bacon Onion Tomato Pie Recipe

It may sound strange but believe me it is delicious!

1 (9 inch) pie shell
5 large tomatoes, peeled and sliced
4 slice bacon, cooked and chopped
1 sweet onion, sliced or chopped
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 Tbsp milk
1/2 c mayonnaise
1-1/2 c sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 c Ritz crackers, crushed
2 tsp butter, melted
2 green onions (scallions), sliced

Prick pie shell with fork and bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. Fry bacon. Cook till tender. Drain, set aside. Peel and slice tomatoes to fill bottom of pie shell. Sprinkle with chopped onion and salt and pepper. Layer more tomatoes, salt and pepper (again).

Mix mayo, bacon and cheese and milk. Spoon on top and pat down to cover tomatoes. Sprinkle with Ritz crackers mixed with melted butter. Sprinkle Scallions on top. Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
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Weight Watcher Corner

I got some Yoplait Lite Yogurt. I need recipes that use yogurt that I uaw while on Weight Watchers. I have tried jello and yogurt together. It was really good. I thought about adding fruit to the yogurt. I have only tried it with a couple of flavors and it was good but was thinking of adding a tiny bit of granola to make it crunchy on top. Does anyone in NancyLand have some other ideas you have tried?

I haven't tried any new recipes in the past several days. I did try cooking corn (with husks on) for 3 minutes in the microwave, letting it cool a few minutes. then remove the corn husks. It was quite good. Like it even better than taking the husks off the corn, wrapping husked corn in a paper towel. Run a little water on the paper towel after it is wrapped. Put it in the microwave for three minutes. Use tongs to remove it and to remove the hot wet paper towel.

I have really enjoyed the recipe for the baked sweet onion cut open enough to add a little butter and put a beef bullion cube in it. Bake it. It is so good as a side dish. This recipe was in a recent newsletter.

I tend to eat my bigger meal at lunch. It leaves supper for a lot of veggies and fruits that are power foods and low in points. When I go on errands I tend to take a sliced apple to eat. This keeps me from wanting to eat high point food items while away from the house.

I don't why everything sounds so good when out and about. Eating before going grocery shopping is necessary for me. The bakery always smells so good when I am hungry.

Tomorrow, when I play bridge, I plan to take some apple slices that have been sprinkle jello (dry from the package). I may sprinkle part of it with cinnamon and a tiny bit of sugar. At bridge we always have candy, cake, cookies and other things. If I don't have an alternative I will eat everything in sight and be mad at myself from not staying away from the treats.

So far the only thing I don't like about Weight Watchers is chocolate is not considered a power food, LOL.

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