September 23, 2009 · 2:05 pm
Low calorie, easy and delicious!
Another day at home with little water. I am clean though. Just took a bath in about 2 inches of water. Brought me back to the days of staying at my grandmother’s farm with no running water. It was fun when I was 5 years old , but now you could say I am spoiled! The news is that it could be into next week before our water is back to normal. It could be worse.
I usually grill pork tenderloin , but with all the rain I pulled out an old recipe from pork The Other White Meat. Pork is so versatile. I serve this with Hashbrown Casserole ( I will share the recipe later ) or a baked potato and something green like asparagus, broccoli, or green salad. All of this is quick and easy to do. Here is the recipe.
Cajun Pork Roast
- 2 lb. boneless pork loin roast
- cooking oil
- 3 Tbs. paprika
- 1/2 tsp. red pepper
- 1 Tbs. garlic powder
- 2 tsp. oregano
- 2 tsp. thyme
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. white pepper
- 1/2 tsp. cumin
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
Combine all the seasonings
Brush the roast with oil using Le Creuset silicone brush
Rub seasoning over roast
Place in pan and roast 350 degrees
Roast until internal tempt. is 155 degrees
Your prep time is only about 5 minutes and the oven does the rest. After taking out of the oven let it rest for about 10 minutes. This serves 6 at 196 calories each. ENJOY!!
The Teacher Cooks
August 13, 2009 · 12:25 am
This is the first full week of school. I am so excited. That is just crazy! After 30 years- Did I just type that? – It will be just another day, but NO. 56 high school students are walking through my classroom door every day hoping that it will be a fun class. Most days it will but after all it is school. We will use a textbook and take tests. They will have fun though, they will learn how to COOK!!! Better yet they are going to EAT. SOOO I have a captive audience, they will eat ANYTHING that I put before them . Most of them do not eat breakfast. They are starving.
Just so you will know I am no culinary expert. I am just a Nutrition and Wellness teacher that loves to teach and loves to cook. With that said let’s start with something easy for breakfast.
Yogurt Fruit Parfaits – YUMMY
My first experience with these cute little things was in PC (Panama City, Fla). GI Joe and I were attending a destination wedding for one of my best friend’s daughter’s wedding. The morning of the wedding we had breakfast at the Bay Point Marriott restaurant where we were staying . The Parfait was a feast for your eyes as well as scrumptious to eat. As most hotels, the cost was HIGH. I am so cheap in some ways. As a Family and Consumer Science Teacher aka. Home Economics teacher anything that you can
Yogurt and Fruit Parfait
make at home and buy elsewhere is HIGH!! When we returned home I started making some of those high priced PARFAITS. They are sooo easy and sooo good. Here ya go.
Use any fruits that are in season ( or Frozen) for example blueberries and peaches or strawberries and bananas
Layer in a pretty glass. PAY ATTENTION TO SERVING SIZE Read the labels and do not use your eyes as a guide. Until you get a feel for serving sizes USE measuring cups. You will be surprised.
That’s it for today!
The Teacher Cooks