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The Trading Jar

My neighbor gave us this jar last week filled to the brim with his delicious home-made vegetable soup. It was hearty and filling. This man likes to cook and does it very well. As a lot of you know I do not like to cook but every once in awhile I am inspired to try something. I have always made chocolate oatmeal cookies just not in many many years. So I made some yesterday and put some in the jar. I dressed it up with a ribbon and after taking the picture I added a matching tag that said, The Trading Jar. So I will let you know what I get back in the jar.

Salad?

I saw this in a magazine at the doctor’s office. I don’t remember the name of the magazine but I think it was the one with a photo of Michelle Obama sitting at a picnic table full of produce. I don’t have┬áthe exact recipe of course but this is the jist of it:
Fresh green beans, trimmed.
Onion,diced or sliced.
Peaches or Nectarines, diced.
Carmalize the onion in olive oil. Then throw in the green beans until they soften, then the fruit. Plate and squeeze some lime juice on it. It was wonderful.

My Rice Krispies Patty

Yes it looks like a giant hamburger because why mess another dish. Here is my recipe:
1. 1 stick of salted sweet cream butter, melted.
2. 1 bag of marshmallows melted and stirred a lot.
3. A cereal bowl full of Rice Krispies.
4. A smattering of some other kind of cereal. I used organic chocolate O’s.
5. Whatever nuts you have lying around.
6. More cereal.
7. 1 bag of shredded coconut.
8. 2 pouches of Quaker Maple and Brown Sugar Instant Oatmeal.
9. Stir all together.
10. Remove from heat and add whatever chocolate chips are left in the bag from sitting around the house in front of your taste buds for the last few days.
11. Plop it out onto the non-stick aluminum foil and squash into shape with a piece of press n seal over your hand.
12. Sample as much as you can while cruising the internet.
13. Wrap it up nice and tight and hope the cat doesn’t want any.
Be very careful, the measurements are precise. Oh and have a glass of milk with it. Fat free milk. Then ­čÖé

Groovy Smoothie

After reading the recipe for the Avocado-Banana Smoothies that I found on Lindsay Maitland Hunt’s blog, Lindsay Cooks, I decided to give it a try. It turned out pretty well. I’m not a huge smoothie fan but I love the nutritional aspects of it. I like one dish food. No silverware needed. I did leave out the ginger as I do not care for ginger at all. Also I used vanilla-honey and peach flavored yogurt.