Sunday, April 4, 2010

For Will. . . and Marla Sue---Easter recipes

Oven Roasted Asparagus

1 lb. asparagus--thin stalked is always best.
salt--I prefer sea salt
fresh ground pepper
aluminum foil
1 T. olive oil
1-2T. lemon juice

Preheat oven to 425. Wash and dry asparagus. Cover cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Place asparagus on foil in single layer. Drizzle olive oil over all. Salt and pepper generously. With hands mix together well so each piece is covered with goodness. Place in oven for 7ish minutes--depending on width of stalk. Immediately upon removing from oven, drizzle with lemon juice. Mix again--not with hands this time---, so each piece is coated with lemon juice. Delicious and SO good for ya!

Really Good "Fluff" and so good for ya

2 small packages sugar free strawberry jello
1 small container whipped topping--I used light
16 ish oz cottage cheese--I used 1 percent
1 can crushed pineapple, drained and rinsed
1 can mandarin oranges, drained and rinsed

Mix together cottage cheese and jello. Add fruit, stir. Fold in whipped topping.
Simply delicious. So good and so easy. Chill for 2-3ish hours.

Elvis Presley breakfast

bread--any kind--great way to use up aging/old bread!
peanut butter--I like a mix of crunchy and creamy

Make sandwiches with peanut butter and sliced bananas-desired amounts of each.
Melt butter in medium heat skillet. (About 1/2 T. per sandwich). Add sandwich. Increase heat to medium high. I usually do about 1 sandwich at a time. Its easier this way. Cook about 1-2 minutes per side, until bread is nice and toasty and pb melty. This is so good. Be sure and move sandwich around skillet so bread gets nice and buttery. Get that butter on the sides of the skillet. WE DON'T WANT TO WASTE GOOD BUTTER. And please do not insult Mrs. Cheek by using MARGARINE of any sort. Butter only! Serve with honey. My kids and hub love this.

More later. This is going to be fun. Real fun.


  1. Love it! I'm going to love the Elvis breakfast!

  2. The asparagus recipe sounds yummy Elizabeth! I have roasted them before but never have used lemon juice! You should try roasting carrots (chopped) in a similar fashion (minus the lemon juice)...they are yummy!