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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Food Storage Recipes Sept Oats

Today is a day to share Food Storage Recipes. Now Food Storage is anything you have have in your pantry, cupboards, etc on a regular basis. Sometime we buy things that we know we need to have but really do not know how to use that ingredient. Today I will post some Oatmeal recipes. A really good source is the companies that make and sell oatmeal. Here is a link www.quakeroats.com . Now just go to your favorite producer of the Oats you purchase and see what recipes they have. Of course there are generally recipes on the packages to try also.

This is a great time of year to buy and use Apples. Here is arecipe using both:

3 C. sliced apples, (Yellow Delicious, Granny Smith, Gala, Honey Crisp)
3 Tbsp. flour
1/4 C. sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. water
1/2 C. rolled oats
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 C. butter
1/3 C. brown sugar
Combine apples, flour, 1/4 cup sugar, cinnamon, 1/8 tsp. salt and water. Place in a greased casserole dish (I doubled the recipe to fill the 9 x 13 pan).
Cut the remaining ingredients together with a pastry blender and sprinkle over the top of the apple mixture in pan. Bake 35 minutes in 375 degree oven.

Oatmeal Bread - By Hand
Ingredients: 5-3/4 to 6-1/4 cups all-purpose flour, 2-1/2 cups Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked) 1/4 cup granulated sugar, Two 1/4-ounce packages (about 4- 1/2 teaspoons) quick-rising
yeast, 2-1/2 teaspoons salt, 1-1/2 cups water, 1-1/4 low-fat milk, 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) margarine or butter. Preparation Steps: In large bowl, combine 3 cups flour, oats, sugar, yeast and salt; mix well. In small saucepan, heat water, milk and margarine until very warm (120ºF to 130ºF).

Add to flour mixture. Blend on low speed of electric mixer until dry ingredients are moistened. Increase to medium speed; beat 3 minutes. By hand, gradually stir in enough remaining flour to make a stiff dough.
Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Knead 5 to 8 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Shape dough into ball; place in greased bowl, turning once. Cover; let rise in warm place 30 minutes or until doubled
in size. Punch down dough. Cover; let rest 10 minutes. Divide dough in half; shape to form loaves. Place in two greased 8 x 4 or 9 x 5-inch loaf pans. Cover; let rise in warm place 15 minutes or until nearly doubled in
size. Heat oven to 375ºF. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until dark golden brown. Remove from pans to wire
rack. Cool completely before slicing. Cook Tips and Variations: If desired, brush tops of loaves lightly with melted margarine or butter and sprinkle with additional oats after placing in pans. 2 Loaves

Chewy Chocolate No-Bakes
1 cup (6 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips, 5 tablespoons margarine or butter, 16 large marshmallows, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 2 cups Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked).1 cup (any combination of) raisins, diced dried mixed fruit, shredded coconut, miniature marshmallows or chopped nuts.
In large saucepan melt chocolate chips, margarine and large marshmallows over low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Stir in vanilla. Stir in oats and remaining ingredients.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper. Cover and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours. Let stand at room temperature about 15 minutes before serving. Store tightly covered in refrigerator. 3 dozen

So here are a few Recipes i use all the time for using my Oats in my food Storage. A simple way to use Oatmeal is use it and it is not just a breakfast food. by a few key strokes you can be find great recipes on the net and using Oatmeal, Oats, and the like in your daily cooking.

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