Greek Pasta Salad
12 oz bag of Tri-colored spiral pasta
15 oz can three bean salad (with liquid)
4 oz can black olives (drain liquid)
5 or 6 artichoke hearts cut into bite-sized pieces (add 1/2 tsp. of the oil that the artichokes come in)
Sprinkle with a dash of Parmesan or Romano cheese. Use feta cheese if available. Cook pasta according to directions. Add rest of ingredients.
2 cans of any vegetables you like
2 packages of Ramen (we prefer Chicken flavor)
Drain the liquid from the cans into a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the Ramen noodles and sauce packets. Stir until Ramen is soft. Add all of the vegetables and heat thoroughly.
Preparation and cooking time is less than ten minutes. This feeds two adults and three children.
Variations using different flavors of Ramen combined with different canned ingredients are easy.
Peanut Butter Balls
Remember: 1/4, 1/3, 1/2 and increase proportionally.
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup powdered milk
Can add 1/3 cup coconut, if you like.
"All you do is mix these ingredients together and shape into balls and EAT!! Great for the sweet tooth and nutritious. I've also experimented and added protein powder for some of the powdered milk."
Before starting recipe for cookies, cake, etc., combine 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin with 3 tablespoons cold water & 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon boiling water. This mixture will substitute for 1 egg in a recipe