Wednesday, January 29, 2014

My Healthy Version of Ranch Dip

This is a healthier way to snack on chips or a vegetable tray during the upcoming Super Bowl.  For a creamy ranch dip, I just mix 1 large  container of Walmart's Fat Free Plain Greek Yogurt with a packet ( or couple of TBSP) of Hidden Valley Ranch dry mix.  Chill in the fridge until game time.  You can pair it up with Lays Baked Chips, veggies or wheat pretzels.  More snacking-less guilt!  Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Hot Barley Cereal....mmm-mmm

We're trying to eat healthier here at the Davis house.  It's a challenge because the whole crew lioves pizza(extra cheese!) and BBQ and hubby has a sweet tooth!  So you can see how we're, 'swimming upstream' here!
Last night before bed, I put 2 cups of barley with 8 cups of water and a tablespoon of cinnamon in the crockpot. 
This morning as I checked the pot, I felt it resembled dog food.  First looks can be deceiving, though, because it was delicious!  It is more hearty than Irish oats and has a nutty flavor.  If I hadn't added the spice, I could use the leftovers to make a beef and barley soup;  need to remember that for next time.
Hope you'll give this a try.  Well, I'm off to unpack some more moving boxes.  Justin"s here, so I have extra help today :)

Friday, January 17, 2014

Settling Into Our New Nest

Celebrating my new great niece-Eliana Grace!  Welcome to the world, baby girl!   Congratulations to her proud parents, grands and great grands!
I thought this would be a very positive way to let everyone know that I am moved and will be back to blog posting on a regular basis next week.  Even though life has been busy, I have been buying and reading vintage cookbooks, trying out recipes and putting our home together.  So if you enjoy hearing about any of the above, please join me when I post next week.  I've missed chatting with you!  Stay warm :).   ~Marcia