Marinated CPO/Yogurt Cookies
By Amy Story Larson
Marinated CPO (Cheese, Peppers, Olives)
1/4 c. olive oil
3 c. cheddar cheese, cubed
1 large red bell pepper, cut into pieces
1 14 oz. can black olives
1 c. green olives with pimentos
1 Tbsp. white vinegar
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. minced garlic
1/3 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper (optional)
> Combine ingredients in large bowl.
> Cover and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Toss several times during the marinating time and then serve.
NOTE: Something different from the usual fare, this dish could be eaten as part of a meal or noshed on straight out of the fridge for sustenance while on the go.
Greek Yogurt Cookies
One box vanilla (or other flavor) cake mix
2 c. plain Greek yogurt
> Mix together in a bowl.
> Place teaspoonfuls on baking sheet.
> Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
> Decorate after cooling with icing of your choice, sprinkles, colored sugar granules, etc.
NOTE: Post-holidays, simple does it. Sometimes when my kids were young and in school we had what we called the “Bad Mother Breakfast,” which consisted of the handiest sweet nearby and a glass of whole milk. Some days, it was all I could do to get them out the door fed. And they loved it.