Hearty Whole Wheat Oatmeal Cookies With Special Dark Chocolate Chips

These cookies are so rich and scrumptious I just had to share. I decided to make these with whole wheat flour, different from the traditional cookie made with white flour. After they came out of the oven, I couldn't believe how perfect they were. I used and highly recommend you make these with Wheat Mountain Bronze Chief, 100% whole wheat flour. The chocolate chips were the special dark and added just the right dark chocolate bitter sweetness combined with the oatmeal, brown sugar and crushed life cereal which I decided to add in for extra heartiness. I hope you decide to try them. An added bonus is they are healthy. The added fiber combined with the sugar slows down the sugar absorbtion in the body. You can eat all you want and get your fiber and dark chocolate anti-oxidents for the day! A final few words are, you can eat healthy by adding just the right ingrediants to your recipe.

Oatmeal Cookies with dark chocolate chips

1 1/4 c. whole wheat flour
1/4 c. white sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. oatmeal
1/2 c. crushed life cereal
1/2 bag of special dark chocolate chips (or add the entire bag if you like extra chocolate)
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2/3 c. melted butter

Preheat to 350. In a medium sized bowl, whisp the egg, add the white and brown sugar, and vanilla. Mix well. In a large bowl, add flour and baking soda, mix and then add egg and sugar mixture. Mix and then add melted butter and salt. Add oatmeal and life cereal and then mix in chocolate chips. Spoon onto greased baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes.


Dutch Oven Layered Chicken Enchiladas

There is something about cooking outdoors that makes food taste so good. Try these dutch oven enchiladas on your next camping adventure.

You will need (for about 4 people:
corn tortillas
1 can green chili enchilada sauce
5-6 chicken tenders
taco seasoning to taste
1/2 c. sour cream
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/4 c. chopped onion
1/4 c. chopped green pepper or green chilis (optional)
shredded cheese of your choice

cook chicken tenders, recommended crockpot. Add taco seasoning with small amount of water and allow to simmer with chicken. Once chicken is cooked thorougly, shred chicken. Set aside. In bowl, combine cream of chicken soup, onions, peppers or diced chilis(optional) and sour cream. Stir together and then add shredded chicken to mixture.

On the bottom of the dutch oven, pour enchilada sauce and then lay out 4 corn tortillas flat on top of sauce. Top with mixture,

green chili enchilada sauce and shredded cheese.
Next, add four more tortillas and lay flat on top of mixture.
Repeat until you have run out of mixture. Place dutch oven over flames and check on it in 30 min. If it is bubbling and crisp on top with melted cheese sizzling, you are ready to serve it!

If you love dutch oven cooking, here are other ideas for you to make.
Mountain Man Breakfast: Hashbrowns, eggs, sausage, peppers, onions, and melted cheese

Dutch Oven Meals:
Dutch oven potatoes
Pulled chicken, bbq chicken and pork
Pot roast/veggies

Dutch Oven Desserts:
Peach cobbler or any fruit of your choice
Black forest w/cherries
Brownies and fudge
molten chocolate cake
Sweet Rolls
There are many more!


Mango Salsa (see January archive on right for recipe)