Once a month my craft group of about 20 senior citizens ladies has a buffet birthday lunch. I need some recipes that are a little special, thrifty, use common ingredients, and suitable for diabetic diets. Because we have a 2 hour class before the luncheon, the food must be prepared early in the morning or the night before. A refrigerator and microwave is available. If the recipe serves 6 to 8 it would be enough, as one spoonful from each dish soon fills a plate. I prefer veggie or salad recipes, but one using some meat would work for me also.
How about a roasted root veggie casserole?
You can use any combination of the following veggies:
or I s'pose any other root veggie. like turnips or rutabaga would work
Chop all into bite size peices and put into a bowl and add:
olive oil to coat
1-2 cloves of minced garlic
1 tsp. of fresh ginger (or 1/2 tsp. dried)
2-3 tsp. soy sauce
1/2 tsp. coriander
Coat the veggies with the mixture, pour into a glass casserole dish and cover with foil. Bake on 425 for 30 minutes, uncover, stir and cook for an additional 15 minutes or so (uncovered) until veggies are soft consistency.
The measurements here are approximate depending on how many of each vegetable you add. But just make sure they're all covered with the "sauce."
This dish is so delicious, you won't believe the aroma! It's also beautiful especially if you use sweet potatoes and also beets, whose color bleeds over the other veggies.
Quick, easy diabetic cake
Pineapple Angel Food Cake
Heat oven to 350 degrees
Spray 11" x 17" pan with nonstick spray
1 Angel food cake mix
1 7 oz. can of crushed pineapple, drained well
7 oz. of water
1 tub of Cool-whip
Stir together first three indegredients and pour in prepared pan. That's it!
Bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean
Ice with sugar-free Cool-whip
Perhaps decorate with orange zest
Diabetic fruit salad or desert
Pineapple Cherry Fruit Fluff
1 small tub of sugar-free Cool-whip
1 medium size can of crushed pineapple, drained well
1 can of sugar-free cherry pie filling (Walmart's store brand with Splenda is great!)
Combine and chill overnight
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