Orange Hot Chocolate
2 cups milk
1/4 cup chocolate milk mix
Wash the orange with water. Using a vegetable peeler, remove four strips of the orange peel, each about 4″ (10 cm) long and 1″ (2.5 cm) wide.
Heat the milk and the orange strips in a saucepan over medium heat until bubbles form around the edge.
Stir in the chocolate milk mix, then remove the orange strips and pour into mugs.
Roll the marshmallows flat with a rolling pin. With small cookie cutters, cut the marshmallows into shapes and place them in the drink.
Ham ’n’ Pineapple Bites
pineapple, cut into 1″ (2.5 cm) cubes
ham, cut into 1″ (2.5 cm) cubes
Place a cube of ham on a cube of pineapple, then pierce both with a toothpick. (Optional: use fancy toothpicks for a party effect.)
1 cup milk
1 cup flour
4 tablespoons butter/margarine, melted
pinch of salt
Combine all but the last ingredient in a blender and blend for about 1 minute. (Or use a mixer or an egg beater for at least 5 minutes.)
Melt about 1 teaspoon of butter/margarine in a 7″ (18 cm) frying pan until it sizzles. Pour in about 3 tablespoons of the batter.
Tilt the pan from side to side so that the bottom of it is covered with a thin layer of batter.
Cook the crepe on medium heat for about 1 minute; flip it over and cook for 10 more seconds.
Spread jam, scrambled eggs, yogurt, or another filling (recipes follow) on crepe, then fold or roll it up.
Repeat steps 2 to 5 with remaining batter.
8 ounces (225 g) Gruyère or other hard cheese, grated
8 ounces (225 g) smoked ham, diced fine
Mix the cheese and ham together; spoon 2 to 3 tablespoonfuls into a warm crepe.
Cream and Fruit Filling
your choice of soft fruit, washed and sliced
2/3 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
Whip the cream and confectioners’ sugar together until stiff.
Spread the cream mixture over the crepe, then fill the middle of it with the sliced fruit.
Fruit Pudding Filling
1/2 cup applesauce
2 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tablespoons honey
dash of cinnamon
Stir all ingredients together until smooth; spoon 2 to 3 tablespoonfuls into the crepe.
Strawberry Whip Filling
1 cup strawberries, washed and cut into small pieces
1 carton (8 ounces/227 g) lowfat vanilla yogurt or 1 cup whipped cream
Mix the strawberries with the yogurt or whipped cream; spoon 2 to 3 tablespoonfuls into the crepe.
Tasty Tip: Substitute other kinds of soft fruit for the strawberries.