Category: Snack

Tofu U from Nasoya

I have to admit I’m afraid to cook tofu.  I’ve never been very fond of it….but I really don’t know how to use it correctly either.  I have a son who is a vegetarian and I would like to learn how to use tofu to cook him some more interesting meals.  When I saw Tofu U from Nasoya, I thought this is the perfect challenge for me.  When you sign up, you are given coupons for $1 off any Nasoya Tofu.  Each week they will email you additional coupons. The challenge is to create 4 meals at home and they will give you  an official Nasoya Tofu U t-shirt or Nasoya gym shorts. The Tofu U website is full of how to videos and recipes.  I think this will be a fun project for me and the kids.

I already signed up and got my coupons.  Now…what should I cook first?  I’ll post updates weekly.  Please share your favorite recipes or let me know if you are joining too!

Homemade Applesauce

Has anyone taken advantage of all the apple picking that is going on this month?  I haven’t got to go picking apples yet, but I got a great deal at the grocery store at $.99 a pound.

While at camp this weekend I decided to try making applesauce in the crock pot.  It came out
wonderfully.  The smell was amazing and everyone kept asking what we were cooking.

The recipe couldn’t be simpler.  I cut up a bunch of apples, a few varieties, into bit size pieces.  Put them in the crock pot with cinnamon and brown sugar.  That was it.  I didn’t measure
anything.  I did add water, but then needed to take some out at the end because it was to soupy.  I let it cook until I was able to mash with a fork.  If we had been at home I would have used my food processor to make it smooth, but homestyle was perfect for an afternoon snack.

I can’t wait to make this again.

Frosting Covered Apples

This weekend the kids had fun at camp making frosting covered apples.  We got the idea from the back of a Pillsbury frosting can.  With apples in season we were able to grab some for $.99 a pound making this a cheap and fun project.

All you do is slid  a popsicle stick in each apple.  Microwave frosting for about 30 seconds (make sure to remove the metal lid). We used chocolate frosting, but any flavor would work.  When the frosting is melted, simply spoon over the entire apple.  We then sprinkled crushed Oreos on each one.  The original recipe called for Sprinkles, but we didn’t have any.

Warning…these make a MESS, to make and eat.  That was okay with us, sometimes its fun making a mess.  The kids thought this was a great treat.  I didn’t think they tasted that great, as long as they were happy with it we might do it again one day.