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Prunes Poached in Red Wine and Cinnamon

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Sometimes I think we need to concentrate on the funny foods. Like prunes. Prunes are the laughing stock of the food world, and such a pity. Prunes are delicious, available in your pantry at all times (unless you forgot them at the store) and make for great foods, both sweet and savory?

Today I am making Prunes Poached in Red Wine, for our Sunday dinner.



Prunes in Red Wine
adapted from Kitchenography

1 pound pitted prunes (about 40)
1 1/4 c sugar
3 cinnamon sticks
2 1/2 c dry red wine

Prunes Poached in Red Wine and Cinnamon
Prunes in Red Wine and Cinnamon

2 8oz containers Mascarpone cheese

Combine in a large covered pan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer, cover and simmer 45 minutes. Transfer to a dish, cover and chill until serving time.



To serve place a large spoonful of the cheese on a rimmed plate or shallow dish, add prunes and drizzle syrup over.

Enjoy!

Serves 8

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The worlds best Oatmeal Muffins


 Breakfast anyone?

These muffins are tasty and the recipe is a starting point for so many delicious muffin varieties, just stir in your favorite flavor. Today I choose to make the basic recipe, they are that good. Especially with homemade jam, and I just happen to have some in the pantry.

Oatmeal Muffins
adapted from: original recipe source believed to be U.S. Army - scaled way back!
400-degree oven

3/4 c flour
3/4 c whole wheat flour - I use spelt (you can also use all whole wheat flour)
1 c oats
1 T baking powder
1/4 t salt
1/4 c brown sugar
2 T sugar
1 c milk
1/4 c oil
1 egg

if desired: 1 c of any of the following, berries, diced fresh banana, chopped dates, walnuts, chocolate chips, raisins, etc.

Combine dry ingredients in medium bowl, whisk well to combine.


Beat together milk, egg and oil. Pour over dry ingredients and stir gently to combine, take care to not over mix, batter should be lumpy.


Divide into 12 prepared muffin cups.


Bake 15 minutes or until done. Serve immediately.


Enjoy!


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Graham Cracker Crumb Cake

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Today we are offering another delicious recipe from our kitchen. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did…

Graham Cracker Crumb Cake
Graham Cracker Crumb Cake
 
Deciding what to make this morning, did not come easy. I have been stricken with little appetite, a very rare occurrence for me! Usually I cook more than two people can eat, and then eat more than one person should! But I am sure my old appetite will return momentarily, it always does!

This morning, I have once again turned to my little black book, deciding on the Graham Cracker Crumb Cake. I think this originally was clipped out of a Sunset magazine, many years ago. I always keep graham crackers in the pantry. Granddaughter loves them and I have had a fondness for them for years, not in the usual "milk and graham crackers" way, but as little peanut butter sandwiches. I still take little graham cracker and peanut butter "sandwiches" as my lunch. Oh and lets not forget buttered. Crisp, lightly sweet cracker with creamy, mild salty butter, yum. Cake anyone? Lets get started.....

 The easiest way to make the crumbs, is to use the grater disk on your processor.

Graham Cracker Crumb Cake
adapted from Sunset Magazine (I believe)
350 degree oven

1/2 plus 1 T flour
1 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1 1/2 c graham cracker crumbs
1/2 t cinnamon
1/2 c butter
2/3 c brown sugar
2/3 c sugar
3 eggs
1 t vanilla
1 c buttermilk



Combine all dry ingredients, stirring well and set aside. Cream butter, add sugars, beat until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, mixing well after each. Add vanilla, 1/2 dry ingredients and 1/3 of the butter milk. Mix well. Repeat with remaining dry ingredients and 1/3 of the buttermilk, mixing well. Mix in remaining buttermilk bringing any drier ingredients up from bottom of the bowl.



Pour into a prepared 9 inch square pan.
Bake 35-40 minutes.
Serves 8-10

Enjoy!

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Cheeseburger Scalloped Potatoes, a slow cooker recipe

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Today we are offering another delicious recipe from our kitchen. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did…

Some days/weeks are better than others. And along that same thought, some days/weeks are busier than others. I had one of those weeks! How about you?

That seems to be the constant theme; across the blogsphere, myself included. I am (hopefully) on the brink of many changes, change I have worked for and hope will culminate in a final outcome that is, recognizable to my "blueprint" of the original thought. I know I am not alone in the change lane, for one thing is absolutely true. Change is going to happen, regardless of our own personal opinion. We change or are left behind in the change.

Cheeseburger Scalloped Potatoes, simple, easy and good!
Cheeseburger Scalloped Potatoes.

Now you might ask, what on earth does that have to do with dinner? Well as the title suggests, some days a dinner like this will do. The focus is on feeding the family a good meal; and sometimes that needs to be a simple affair, so that other tasks can be completed as well. Often I have landed on a blog or article that talks about simple meals, and that author is brave enough to put it out there. By that I mean they tell you what they are eating, and give you the nitty gritty details. Sometimes it is not pretty, but when you look at the sum of the parts, why would it not taste good when put together? Today I took a step toward brave!


Cheeseburger Scalloped Potatoes
by the seat of my pants
a slow cooker meal - I used a 6QT

1 pound ground beef, browned and drained of excess fat
6 potatoes, scrubbed and sliced thin (peel if that is your preference)
3 T flour
2 T dried onion
rounded 1/2 t thyme leaves, crushed
garlic salt
pepper
1 1/2 c beef stock
1/2 c milk
2 c grated cheddar cheese - divided

Slice 3 of the potatoes and place in the bottom of a slow cooker, sprinkle with garlic salt, pepper and half of  the flour. Add the ground beef, sprinkle with the thyme and dried onions. Slice the remaining 3 potatoes and layer over the beef. Sprinkle with the remaining  flour, more garlic salt and pepper. Bring stock to a boil, add milk and pour over the mixture. Sprinkle with half (1 c) of the cheddar cheese, cover and cook on high, 4 hours. 

Remove cover, pierce top potato layer. If tender, cover with the remaining cheese, recover and let rest 30 minutes before serving. If potatoes are not tender cook addition 30 minutes then sprinkle with cheese, cover and let rest. Serves 4 - 6


Serve with something green and something fruit and dinner is done! Simple,tasty, yes a brave dinner!

Enjoy!

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