Back to School

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Well folks it’s that time of year again- I hope you all had a fabulous summer and remember we do still have 1 more month let of summer season before,  its BACK TO SCHOOL! Continue reading “Back to School”

Overnight Oats

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If you ever get time to visit Pinterest you have probably see Overnight Oats. Delicious and healthy morning breakfast ideas, made at night to enjoy in the morning. Simply layer 1/2 cup of Quaker Old Fashioned Oats and 1/2 cup of low-fat milk or juice, that will do the trick and the rest is just whatever else you want to eat with your oatmeal in the morning. Below are four delicious Overnight Oats recipes for you to try. Give ’em a shot and let us know what you think, or let us know what other combinations you have tried and enjoyed.

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Simple Summer Meals on the Run

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We’re getting into my favorite season of the year: lake season! For those who are lucky enough to live on the water year round, perhaps the excitement doesn’t overcome them quite like it does me. This is the time of year when my family gives up dusting and vacuuming for the summer, doesn’t invite company to visit our home, and perpetually leaves the suitcases out on the coffee tables in our family room – always in packing and unpacking mode throughout the week – all summer long until the new school year starts. When each Thursday night comes, we tuck the kids into bed, then load up the car so that at 5:00 on Friday, we can hit to the road!

During particularly hectic weeks, I order groceries for the weekend menu and a bag of ice from CobornsDelivers and have them deliver my order to my office. I meet them in the parking lot with a cooler in my trunk and voila! I’m all set for the weekend.

In order to survive the madness of constantly being on the go, we plan our weekend meals to be as simple as possible. Yes, sometimes we bring a box of cereal for breakfast or PB&Js for a boat ride, but we honestly eat pretty delicious food by simply planning smart. For instance, we don’t ever bring loaves of bread – they always get smooshed; instead we use pitas, tortillas or sandwich rounds. And there’s nothing wrong with the occasional meat/cheese/crackers combo or veggie tray on the boat if it’s too nice to come in to shore for a meal.

This year for Memorial Day weekend, here’s what we are bringing.

Friday Dinner – BLT Wraps & Grapes

Simple Summer Meals on the Run - BLT Wraps

Time- Saving Tip: Use precooked bacon.


Saturday Breakfast – Campfire Omelets & Sliced Watermelon

Simple Summer Meals on the Run - Campfire Omelets

Time- Saving Tip: At home, mix eggs, cooked sausage, chopped peppers and onions, milk and cheese and bring along in a Ziplock.


Saturday Lunch: Tacos in a Bag

Simple Summer Meals on the Run - Tacos in a Bag

Time- Saving Tip: At home, brown taco meat and simply reheat before filling chip bags. Have kids help chop olives, avocado, lettuce and tomatoes.


Saturday Dinner: Pie Iron Pizza Pockets, Lettuce Salad & S’mores

Simple Summer Meals on the Run - Pie Iron Pizza Pockets

Time- Saving Tip: Use pizza sauce in a squeeze bottle and Deli Flats for the crust


Sunday Brunch: Campfire Oatmeal, Skewered Bacon & Cut Watermelon

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Time- Saving Tip: At home, combine all the dry ingredients for the oatmeal and bring along in a Ziplock.


Sunday Lunch: Tabbouleh Salad in Pitas, Celery and Hummus

Simple Summer Meals on the Run - Tabbouleh Salad in Pitas

Time- Saving Tip: At home, prepare Tabbouleh – the longer it marinates, the better the flavor.


Sunday Dinner: Sausage Hobo Dinners, Jiffy Pop & Fruit Pies on the Fire

Simple Summer Meals on the Run - Sausage Hobo Dinners

Time- Saving Tip: If you’ve caught some fish, you can easily sub fish for the sausage.
Use biscuits in a tube for pie crust – simply flatten one out inside each pie iron side, then scoop in some pie filling and close them tightly before cooking on the fire.


Monday Breakfast: Cereal, Milk, Yogurt & Leftover Fruit


Monday Lunch: Leftovers!

It never hurts to resort to PB&J if you run out of leftovers; although, I’ve never once had that happen. Ever.


 

The key to all of this is to relax and go with however the weekend flows. You might have an impromptu potluck with neighbors or a rainstorm that sends you to a nearby restaurant. Or maybe you’ll get lucky like we once did and find a fantastic wild blueberry patch and eat an entire lunch of blueberries. Wherever your summer weekends take you, make some memories without having to spend your weekend in the kitchen!

Rebecca
Coborn’s, Inc. Communications Manager

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Weekly Ad Recipe – Simply Caramel Apple Bars

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Nothing says fall like a huge variety of fresh apples. This is one of my favorite recipes because it is so simple to make. I love adding caramel to the recipe but it is also great adding some ice cream to the warm bars along with a drizzle of caramel on top. Enjoy….I did!

Jayne
Coborn’s, Inc. Meat and Seafood Merchandiser

Simply Caramel Apple Bars
Serves: 36
 
Ingredients
  • ½ Cup Cold Butter
  • 1 Pouch Oatmeal Cookie Mix (1 lb. 1.5 oz.)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup Apples, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 Cup Caramel Topping
  • ¼ Cup Flour
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spray bottom of 13 x 9 inch pan with cooking spray.
  3. In large bowl, cut butter into cookie mix using fork or pastry blender.
  4. Stir in egg until mixture is crumbly.
  5. Reserve 1-1/2 cups cookie mixture.
  6. Press remaining cookie mixture into bottom of pan.
  7. Bake 15 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle apple evenly over crust.
  9. In small bowl, mix caramel topping and flour; drizzle over apples.
  10. Sprinkle reserved cookie mixture over apples.
  11. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  12. Cool completely, about 2 hours.
Notes
Suggested Wine Pairing: Riondo Spago Nero Prosecco

 

Steel-Cut Oats

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How to cook steel-cut oats

January is National Oatmeal Month – no surprise since many of us have set goals to get healthier and eat better in the New Year.

Oatmeal is a good source of fiber, can lower cholesterol and blood glucose levels as well as give you a good dose of the vitamins and minerals you need each day.

Last year we talked about toppings for your oatmeal and we hope you’ve tried some of these delicious recipes! This time we’re tackling steel-cut oats. Continue reading “Steel-Cut Oats”