Successful Together: September 2011

September 19, 2011

Creamed Corn Bread

Love this recipe. I may never make another type again!

1 14.7 oz can cream corn
1/2 + 1/8 cup yellow corn meal :)
1 tablespoon sugar
1 egg

 Preheat oven to 425. Combine above ingredients in a mixing bowl, then pour into a 9 inch round pan. Bake for about 15-25 minutes or until cooked through. Serve and Enjoy!

Ed and I both LOVED this. Super Yummy. The consistency is definitely a corn bread and not a corn pudding but still moist.
Makes 8 servings @ 2 Points+ each or 4 servings @ 5 Points+ each


Secret Recipe Club: Maple Ginger Pork Loin

Good Morning and welcome to my 4th installment of the Secret Recipe Club. If you are unfamiliar, each month, we are assigned a "secret" blog from which we pick  a recipe and make it. Who's blog you have stays secret to them until the reveal date. It is so much fun!

For September, I was assigned Glenda's Blog Busy At Home. She has so many great tips and tricks for all sorts of things all over the house as well as great recipes. I chose to make her Maple Glazed Pork Loin. She prepped her's to freeze and cook in the crockpot. I did the same thing, but then discoverd my baby crock pot had a crack in the bottom of it, so I baked it in the oven instead. So I pulled the loin out of the freezer and allowed it to thaw and marinade before baking.This was such a great hit! My hubby enjoyed the mash up of all the flavors!

1.5 lb Boneless Pork Loin
1/2 cup BBQ sauce ( I used Kraft light)
1 tsp ground ginger
1/4 cup sugar free maple syrup
1/2 tsp orange extract
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 sweetner packets ( I used splenda)

Mix all of the ingredient, except the loin) until well combined. Place loin in a ziplock and pour the marinade over it. Freeze to cook in the crock pot, or bake later. Or you can allow it to sit in the fridge and marinade over night.

When you are ready to bake, preheat oven to 375. Spray an oven safe pan and pour the meat and marinade, coating the meat well. Bake covered for about 1 hour -1 hour 15 minutes. Uncover, baste and continue baking for another 15 minutes or internal temp is safe.

Allow meat to rest for about 10-15 minutes, then slice while still hot, allowing the chops to rest in the remaining marinade. Serve and enjoy!

Makes 6 servings @ 5 Points+ Each.

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September 01, 2011

Choco-Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

When I made the original version of this I envisioned it with chocolate, so I finally went and bought some baking cocoa powder. Totally Rad. Totally!

1/8 cup oats
2 tablespoons dry PB2
2/3 cup 1% milk
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 frozen banana.
1 tablespoon water

In a blender, dump in the oat and blend til powdery. add in remaining ingredients and blend til smooth.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this. Not over the top sweet. Fabulous!

1 serving at 4 Points+