Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Homemakers challenge #3 - A New Recipe

Last time I was at the dentist, getting my teeth cleaned, I got a new recipe from my dental hygienist. Her and I love to discuss cooking (we both love to cook from scratch and love to try healthy foods for our families). I had given her a recipe for a wonderful breakfast oatmeal that I sometimes make (I think I'll throw that one in here too!!), and she gave me a recipe for a rolled cabbage (or Gulumpki) casserole. I tried it twice so far, once with my family and once with my church, and got RAVE reviews! It's simple and uses the crock pot, so you can make it in the morning and forget about it til dinner! So here's my first recipe for Gulumki casserole.

1 head of cabbage (you may not be able to fit it all in, so use as much as you can, save the rest for something else) - chopped.

1 small onion, chopped

1 and 1/2 pound ground meat (I have used all beef, tonite I am using 1/2 beef and 1/2 turkey).

1 can tomato sauce (14 oz.)

1 can diced tomatoes (14 oz)

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup vinegar

1 cup brown rice

I put as much of the cabbage as I can fit comfortable in the crock pot first. The onion comes next. Then the cup of brown rice. Then the raw meat (I use a knife and sort of chop it up in the package as I put it in the crock pot). Then in a bowl I combine the brown sugar and vinegar. Add the two cans of tomatoes to the mix. Then pour this mixture over the meat. Cover and cook on high about 5 to 6 hours, or until meat is cooked through, and cabbage is tender. *Note* I stir the dinner once or twice during this 5 to 6 hour period, to make sure it's all getting cooked evenly.

Yum Yum!!

OK, recipe number two. This is oatmeal with apples and peanut butter. Here's what you do...

Core and peel 1 apple. Dice the apple and put it in a greased square baking dish. Then put 1/2 cut old fashioned oats over top of the apple. Pour in 1 cup of milk. (now I usually add wheat bran, ground flax seeds and stuff like that too). Bake this at 375 for 1/2 hour. When it's done, you'll have 2 servings. put half in a bowl and add 1 tablespoon peanut butter (or almond butter, or whatever "butter" you prefer. I also sometimes add walnuts or sesame seeds as well. And there you have it! Delish!!!


  1. They both sound yummy!!
    I would love to make that first one but not sure if my family would go for it or not!! They are a bit more picky then me, ha ha! :)
    Thank you for joining in and sharing!!
    My post will most likely be up a bit later tomorrow--this week has been a busy week here!!

  2. OOh - very yummy!! I'm going to try the second one, but I'm not brave enough for the 1st one - I have picky eaters!! The photos are beautiful!

  3. I have never used cabbage for anything other than coleslaw! Maybe I should give this one a whirl!