Low Carb Stuffed Cabbage Casserole

This easy casserole is a great comfort food during the long, cold winter!


If you love cabbage rolls but don't like the work that goes with them...boiling the cabbage leaves, the filling, the rolling, ...then try this easy recipe that doesn't fall short on the flavor of traditional cabbage rolls:

Low Carb Stuffed Cabbage Casserole

1 large onion, chopped

2 # lean ground beef

1/2 cup brown rice (cooked)

1 large head cabbage, chopped

2 cups tomato soup

1/4 cup vinegar

1/8 cup Splenda ( or sugar, if desired)


Brown the meat. Drain any fat. Add salt, pepper, onion, and cooked rice. Spray a 13 x 9 dish with Pam. Spread half of the cabbage in the dish. Top with meat mixture. Spread the remaining cabbage over the meat and flatten. Mix soup, vinegar and Splenda and 3/4 cup of water. Pour over casserole. Tightly cover with foil and bake 1 and 1/2 hours @ 350 degrees. Serves eight.


This is an old W.W. recipe that is also acceptable for Southbeach - phase 2.

Not on a diet? You can use sugar in place of the Splenda.

This is really tasty, and no cabbage leaves to roll!!


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Mystery cake?

The recipe for this cake was given to me about thirty years ago by my sister-in-law. She found the recipe on the back of a cake box and I never knew the name of the cake. I can't tell you how may times I've made it and everyone loves the gooey chocolate coconut goodness!!!

It's similar to "Earthquake Cake"

 minus the cream cheese,  powdered sugar and butter. (I can't even imagine how rich that cake would be.) I did a google search of ingredients to try to find the name for it, without success.

Here's the list of my cake's ingredients:

1 boxed German chocolate cake mix
2/3 cup of coconut
2/3 cup of chocolate chips 
1/2 cup of chopped walnuts
 
Directions:
Mix the cake as directed on the box and pour into a 13 x 9 greased pan.

Sprinkle the coconut on top of the cake mixture. Follow with the chocolate chips and third, sprinkle on the nuts. DO NOT MIX.
And that's it!
Heat your oven to 350 degrees and pop it in. Cook for 30 to 35 minutes or when a toothpick comes out clean.


Another easy-peasy dessert...
If anyone out there knows a name for this old recipe, please let me know!

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Quick and Easy Window Lights

Are you tired of the time and work it takes to hang Christmas lights in your windows? Not to mention the mess with tape or hooks?
 I guess I sound like a tv commercial lol!!
But I found a fast and easy way to get the job done.

First, I bought two white adjustable spring tension rods for each window... for less than $2.00 each.

Then for each window, I looped the lights around the rods and placed one at the top and on at the bottom. I used a 100 light string for the window above and placed them in a zigzag pattern. Adjust the tension of the rods for a snug fit.

When the blinds are let down, the rods are hidden, inside and out!


Outside view



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