It is Monday again and once again I am pondering what to write, what to eat, and what needs to be done this week. As I said in late August this is my busy season. What does that mean exactly? I am not sure, but I keep thinking it as it just seems that between all the back to school stuff, holidays, and family celebrations, I lose focus because I have so many things going on. Whereas each year late winter, spring I find myself pining for things to do, such as this project: starting a blog. Well my post may be more sporadic for the next few months, but I do not want to bore my readers so when I do post, I want it to be a recipe or something that I feel is worthwhile sharing.
Over the past few years, we have become parfait people. I say we, but really it is Little Miss Mixture who can eat this daily. There are recipes for beautiful yogurt parfaits all over the internet, but really a parfait does not need to be beautiful and you can make a single serving very easily. A parfait by definition is a a dessert containing layers of ice cream, fruit, etc. served in a tall glass, so by definition maybe what we eat is not exactly a parfait, but yet a yogurt sundae. A sundae is defined as a dish of ice cream with added ingredients. Regardless of what you choose to call it a breakfast like this is simple, healthy, and balanced. An excellent way to start your day.
With the burst of cool air and storms that were expected this weekend if finally started to feel like fall. Fall to me is about apples. In years past I have baked apples and I remembered Ihad a recipe for a simple microwaved apple dish. Using the basis of this but making some changes so as to use honey rather than sugar, I came up with this healthy breakfast.
Baked Apple Yogurt Parfait ( Serves 4)
3 Apples, Chopped
1/4 cup Dried Cranberries
1/4 Cup Chopped Walnuts
2 Tbsp. Ground Cinnamon
1/4 Cup Honey
1/4 cup Water
Combine all ingredients in a glass or ceramic baking dish. Microwave for about 6-8 minutes or until apples are soft and water has evaporated.
Serve with yogurt of choice ( Vanilla, Plain, or Greek yogurt works best)
What We Are Eating ( September 7 – September 13)
Sunday – Grilled Chicken and Biscuits, Grilled Okra, and Corn
Monday – Calypso
Tuesday – Pasta and Sausage Bake
Wednesday – Mexican Casserole
Thursday – BBQ Chicken Pizza
Friday – Sandwiches on the Go
Saturday – Night Out / My night off, but not really as I prepared a plate of desserts for a get together we attended.