Simple and Delicious Wednesday

8 Dec

How about a couple new recipes to spice up this dreary Wednesday? I’m so tired and my brain is fried, so I figured, instead of two night’s in a row of no writing, I’d at least give you a couple good recipes. I can’t leave my loyal readers hanging now can I? 

Sam’s Super Simple Sweet and Salty Trail Mix
Makes approximately 16 cups (Don’t be alarmed, it goes fast)

  • 3 apples – peeled, diced, and dehydrated. I used two honey crisp and one granny smith.
  • 1 cup shelled walnuts
  • 1/2 cup shelled pecans
  • 2 cups roasted, salted sunflower kernels
  • 1 1/4 cups dried cranberries
  • 1 1/4 cups raisins
  • 3 cups pretzel sticks
Combine all ingredients, except for the pretzels, mix well. Gently mix in pretzel sticks. Dig in!
Variation: Mix all ingredients together, except for the pretzels. Serve mixed in yogurt – it’s fantastic. 
Black cherry Chobani and trail mix “granola”
Quick and Easy Rice and Beans
Makes approximately (4) 1-cup servings
  • 1 box Rice-a-Roni Spanish Rice Mix
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes (undrained)
  • 1 14.5 oz can black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 2 cups water
  • Tortilla chips (optional)
Prepare rice mix according to package directions

When the rice mix is browned, add in tomatoes, beans, peppers, and water. Bring to a boil. 

Once boiling, reduce heat to medium, and simmer until most of the liquid is absorbed. Serve with tortilla chips, if desired. 

I hope you guys enjoy my simple and delicious recipes!


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