Thursday, June 28, 2007

Mmmm, mmm, good!

Check out these two new recipes that we tried over the last week. The breakfast dish is definately not healthy, but super tasty. And the stew is wonderful! My favorite husband feels they're both worth making again.

WifeSaver Blueberry French Toast
1 Loaf Bread
250 g Cream cheese, sliced thin (block of cream cheese)
1C Fresh/frozen blueberries
12 Eggs
2C Milk
1/3 C Syrup

1C sugar
2TB Cornstarch
1C water
1C Blueberries
1TB margarine

Cut crusts off & tear bread into "cubes". Line a 9x13 in pan with 1/2 of the bread cubes. Layer slices of cream cheese over the bread. Top with blueberries. Add remaining bread cubes. Beat eggs, milk and syrup together an pour over the bread. Cover & refridgerate over night.
The next morning bake covered at 350 degrees for 30 min. Uncover and bake 30 min more until the center is set. To prepare sauce, combine sugar, cornstarch and water in a sauce pan. Boil gently until thicken stiring often. Reduce heat, add blueberries an cook until beries burst. Remove from heat and stir in the margarine. Pour over French Toast before serving.

Are you a crockpotter? I love the crockpot. Here's a tasty morsel to try!
North African Beef Stew
1 1/2 lbs lean beef stew meat
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled halved lengthwise & sliced 1/2 in. thick
1 medium onion, cut into wedges
1 cup water
1 tsp instant beef bouillion granules
3/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (adjust depending upon how much heat you like)
1/8 tsp cinnamon
4 cloves garlic (I used 2 tsp garlic powder)
1 14 1/2 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
1/2 cup dried apricots or pitted prunes, quartered (I used prunes)
1/4 cup chopped peanuts (optional)
Hot cooked couscous (used rice)

Cut meat into 1 in pieces. (I skipped cutting the meat because it tends to shred easy once cooked) Place in crockpot with sweet potatoe, & onion. Stir in water, bouillion, cumin, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and garlic.
Cover and cook on low heat for 7-8 hrs or high setting for 3-4 hrs. Stir in tomatoes and dried fruit. Cover and cook 30 min more.
If desired serve meat mixture over hot cooked couscous. Sprinkle each serving with peanuts.


  1. I havent gotten into the crockpot yet but I'm planning on looking for one at a garage sale this summer. Plus a waffle iron I love waffles. I love your breakfast idea I will definetly give it a try. I can't believe you're cooking at all. We did so much take out and pre-prepared food for so long before and after Z was born.

  2. My ever-so-charming hubby gave my crockpot to goodwill when we moved. We were(are) planning on getting a bigger one, but I still don't have it. Not impressed!!!

    Both recipes look delish. I've been making bread pudding lately, which has similar structure to the blueberry french toast dish. We love it.

  3. Some days it's an absolute effort to cook anything, that's why I love the crockpot & why we're trying Dashing Dishes in July. However, a little Chinese ordered in sounds great too!