What Ellen’s Lovin
Delicious Treats for Lunches
Practically every day in my house we are packing lunches for school, work or weekend activities. There are many nights that I need to whip up an easy, delicious baked items. Jenn’s
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins are a staple in our house but so is this recipe for Crumble Bars from the @HowtoEat team of Erin and Dara and to make it school friendly, I omit the almonds.
The Crumble Bar recipe was created with fresh peaches but when they are not in season, I have used frozen fruit like peaches or even mangos. But this year, the apple harvest was amazing and I was gifted many apples (thank you Pat Orsak) and made apple butter for the first time. I have replaced the peach filing with my home-made apple butter and it’s delicious!
Watch me on Great Tastes of Manitoba as I make the Peach, Oat and Almond crumble bar. The show airs live on Oct 5 and will be available online afterwards where I will share how to make it at home.
What Lynn’s Lovin
Sheet pan dinners are a cook’s dream come true.
They come together quickly, your oven does the heavy lifting, clean up is a breeze, and you, get the credit for the great meal!
Simply pick your favorite protein, add chopped vegetables, add a drizzle of canola oil and your favorite seasoning; toss together on a parchment lined sheet pan and bake. Simple, tasty, and oh so versatile. Need a tried and true recipe to get started?
Try this delicious vegetarian Sesame Tofu and Broccoli sheet pan meal. Broccoli, sesame and tofu, baked together = yum! Please do share your sheet pan dinner successes – I would love to here what you are cooking tonight!!!
What Jenn’s Lovin
Freezing the taste of summer – Beans & Apples!
I know that canning is all the rage right now but I still believe that you need to make your freezer your best friend. Freezing produce can be simple, safe and delicious!
For no-fail easy frozen beans I follow the steps on Getty Stewart’s site. There is nothing like pulling out the taste of summer in those late fall months or the early months of winter.
For freezing apples, I wash, then cut using my favourite Apple Wedger by Pampered Chef – it’s sharp, fast and easy to clean. I simply bag up the clean, cored and sliced apples (peels on) in large freezer bags to use in the winter for sauce, crisp or as a filling the Crumble Bars Ellen is loving this month.
Eat Well…Ellen, Lynn & Jenn