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I have not used the special microwave steaming bags yet, but I do steam broccoli in the regular Ziplock bags and it's delicious.
I really like the idea of doing an omelet in a steaming bag. "No clean up" fits right in with my plans.
I don't have any trouble with prepackaged shredded cabbage. I wouldn't buy it any other way. That reminds me that I haven't made cole slaw since the warm weather season. Myabe we should post our favorite slaw recipes.
My favorite recipe is the JoAnna recipe called Classic Creamy Slaw found in Cooking Healthy with Splenda on p. 62. If you don't have the book and would like me to post it on the recipe forum, I'd be happy to do that.
If you are like me and can't find fat free Western Dressing in your area (can't even find the "LIGHT" version here!) here are some recipes:
AUNT RUTH'S WESTERN SALAD DRESSING
1 c. sugar or 1 tbsp. sweetener
2/3 c. catsup
1 tsp. salt
1/2 c. oil
1/2 c. vinegar
2 tbsp. finely diced onion
Put in bottle, shake well and refrigerate.
There are other versions but every one calls for lots of oil. Some call for as little as 1/4 cup but that's up to you. You can also sub Splenda or Splenda Blend but I'd use a lot less.
Thanks for the tip about only using 1/2 what the recipe calls for with the splenda brown. I did not know that.
380 lbs. - starting weight 6/2/10
I love the brown splenda! I wish it was all splenda and not sugar but when I contacted them about it they pretty much said no one would want a all splenda one. Uh ME!!!!!!!!!!
I hate the brown sugar twin as well. YUCK! I thought the first few times I bought a bad batch, no it's just yucky! lol
I always use the preshredded cabbage and never had a problem with it.
Thanks about the western dressing, I always wondered what it was, and never found it here! lol haha
Your Western Dressing sound like our Kraft Catalina Dressing. It is sweeter and redder.
Don't forget if you use Splenda Brown in a recipe you only use 1/2 what the recipe calls for.
Ann in San Diego
I will have to look for the Western Dressing and try it. Sounds good.
I am doing laundry today. I am making a sausage and veggie casserole for supper tonight.
I have not tried the new steaming bags for the microwave yet, but I have wanted to see how they work. I will have to get them and try them since now you have said you love them. I have also not tried the Splenda Brown Sugar. I have been wondering how it would work with my diabetes. I guess the only way to find out is to try it. I don't use a whole lot of brown sugar any way, but it would be nice to have an option besides the sugar twin brown sugar... it is terrible!!!!
I have noticed the same thing with the already shredded slaw mix. It does seem dry to me also. I have tried different things and can never get it right.
Have a great day!
380 lbs. - starting weight 6/2/10
First things first.....Western Dressing is a red version of French dressing and to me it is sweeter and more tomatoey than french. I prefer it to French dressing personally. Just Too Good Dressings use to have Western Dressing and the brand I've used is Western Dressing The Original. Hope that helps.
So what is everyone up to today? I'm crockpotting today LOL I think that might be a new word
I like to cook smoked turkey legs ahead of time, I use them for seasoning in beans, greens etc, so I can chill them and skim off any collected fat. So they are bubbling up a storm in the crockpot and tomorrow I will freeze the meat and broth in containers so I'm ready to have seasoning.
Yesterday my shopper got me some fresh strawberries. Ours are starting to come in and they are so sweet this year. At the veggie market she also got me some yellow squash, zucchini, sweet potatoes, cabbage, apples and oranges. I truly love veggies!!!
Which makes me think...have you tried the new microwave steaming bags? I LOVE them! So easy to use and no cleaning the big steamer. I made omelets in them too. Super easy and no clean up. Now that's my kind of kitchen find!
Another new to me product I'm just now trying is the Splenda brown Sugar. So good but this one has sugar in it, I can't remember off hand but it is something like 1/2 calories or something, I'm not sure how it would work for diabetics.
I have a question for ya'll. Have you ever used the already shredded slaw mix and what is your opinion of it? I use it in soups and casseroles but when I use it for slaw the cabbage seems dry, the cabbage tastes dry no matter how I dress it. Do you have that problem?
I hope everyone is feeling better! It is so good to hear from ya'll I sure missed everyone!
Catch Ya Later