Menu Monday and a snack!

Happy Monday!

13 Days until Christmas. I am so excited. Today i am sharing a great snack to  make. It is super easy and so good. My hubbie mentioned it would be great on vanilla ice cream and I thought next time I won’t form ball shapes but spread it evenly on a cookie sheet and bake. That way it is easy to top on the ice cream or over yogurt. These smell so delicious, they are soft and tasty!

Oatmeal & Fruit Drops

1 ½ c rolled oats

1 c coconut flakes

½ t sea salt

1 t cinnamon

½ t all spice

Mix well then add;

1 c dried raisins, cranberries, blue berries or other dried fruit

Combine the following in a separate bowl and then add to the dry ingredients and mix well.

3 ripe bananas mashed

¼  c canola oil

1 t vanilla

Place by spoonfuls, use a cookie cutter or spread in a pan lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until edges are browned.

So for last weekes menu I prepared….

Chicken n Dumplins and homemade biscuits

Macc & cheese (an all cheddar version)

My favorite tomato cream sauce pasta

We did leftovers twice due to a Christmas Program and then to clean out the fridge to make room for party food. Ou annual Christmas Dinner Party was this past weekend….so fun,

The menu was…


Goat cheese stuffed piquillo peppers with capers

teriyaki shrimp cocktail

Caprese salad on a stick


Cesar salad

Peppercorn marinated steak

Spicy honey chicken

Roasted green beans and mushrooms

Parmesan roasted fries


Cheese Tassies


Cheesecake stuffed strawberries

Peppermint bark


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Categories: Baking & Cooking, Holiday Cooking, Menu Monday, Recipes

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3 Comments on “Menu Monday and a snack!”

  1. Diana Batema
    December 12, 2011 at 11:48 am #

    Thanks for the snack recipe. I’m looking for ward to trying it, but first I have two questions: what could I sub for the banana (migraines)? Can you recommend a brand of certified gluten free oats?

    • Bronwyn
      December 12, 2011 at 1:54 pm #

      Let me look through my “notes” and see about the oats replacements. Also the bananas I think add more stickyness to hold the drops together so any other food that could do that would work. A peanut butter or nutella could work great, pumpkin would be yummy to. I wouldn’t do more than a 1/2 cup…Good luck!

    • Bronwyn
      December 12, 2011 at 5:26 pm #

      Bob’s Red Mill oats are gluten free!

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