Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Romaine & Iceberg Lettuce
Red Bell Pepper
Can of Corn (drained)
Can of Black Beans (drained and rinsed)
Can of Fried Onions
1 part BBQ Sauce
2 parts Ranch Dressing (I use Fat Free)
Marinate chicken in BBQ sauce during the day. Combine the corn, beans, tomato, onion, and cheese. Keep fried onions and lettuce seperate until ready to serve/eat. Combine the bbq sauce and ranch dressing. Dress the salad and top with bbq chicken.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Blake HATES meatloaf, but I love it. I figured why not just change the shape and put it on french bread...he'll never know the difference! I was right...he LOVED IT! I used my mom's meatloaf recipe as a base recipe and changed it up a bunch.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Super easy and one of Blake's favorites...there are few.
Friday, July 18, 2008
5 large ripe peaches
1 cup sugar (I use 1/2 cup splenda, 1/2 cup sugar)
3 tbsp constarch
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp vanilla (recipe calls for almond flavoring)
2 tbsp butter (I use low fat)
Frozen pie shell
Bake 1 pie shell per instructions. Mix together the sugar and corn starch (make sure to blend corn starch in completely). While to pie shell is cooking, slice 3 large peaches and set aside. Mash 2 more peaches with a fork and combine with the following in a small saucepan: mashed peaches, sugar, cornstarch, water. Cook for 5 minutes, until it boils. Add the vanilla and butter. Stir until the butter is melted and the consistency is thick and gluey. Place the sliced peaches in the pie shell. Pour the mixture over the top, let it get in every nook and cranny. Chill in the refrigerator. The longer it chills, the better it tastes!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
1 chicken breast (biggest one in the bag)
1 (13.5 oz) can reduced fat coconut milk (the real stuff is TONS better)
1/2 cup golden raisins
1 medium yellow onion (cut into wide slices)
1 medium tomato (cut into thick 1 inch pieces)
1 bunch asparagus or green beans (ends cut off and then cut into thirds)
1 1/2 tbsp Thai red curry paste
1-2 tsp curry powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp sugar
1/4 cup water (with this many vegetables, I want more sauce! if you add water, add more salt & curry powder)
INSTEAD OF CURRY PASTE: 1 tbsp fresh ginger, 1 tsp curry powder, 1 tsp chili powder, 1/4 tsp cayenne
Cut chicken into thin strips. Season with curry and broil on low, DO NOT overcook as it will simmer later. Heat vegetable oil in a large pan. Saute onions first, add asparagus, then add tomatoes. Add the following ingredients one at a time and taste it as you go: raisins, curry paste, coconut milk, curry powder, salt, pepper, chicken. Simmer and taste and reseason until you can't wait anymore. Serve with steamed rice.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Sam is giving me a round of applause!
Monday, July 14, 2008
How can one resist making "the best turkey burger in the entire world!" I didn't do the pear chutney the right way and totally forgot the raisins. Doesn't matter how many times I read instructions, I always miss something. We ate this with corn on the cob, carrots/cucumbers with ranch dressing and chips/salsa.
Pear Chutney Ingredients:
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
1/2 Cup White Vinegar
1/2 Cup Sugar (I use Splenda)
Fresh Ginger (peel and grate - as much as you want)
Salt and Pepper
Combine and shake. If you plan ahead, make this earlier in the day...the longer it sits refrigerated, the better the flavors will blend.
Bag of Baby Spring Mix
Won Ton Wraps (in the refridgerated section of the produce)
Lightly toast the pine nuts in a small frying pan. Cut the won tons into desired shape (I do triangles) and fry in a small frying pan of vegetable oil. Do one or two at a time, it doesn't take long...place on paper towel to soak up extra oil. Freeze the unfried won tons...you'll only use a bit of the package. Tear into the chicken...the goal is bitesize pieces (no skin, no bones). I don't like to dress the whole salad because it will last a couple days and makes for a great lunch the next couple of days. Piece it together and enjoy!
Sam did not participate in dinner today...salads are just not her thing. So, here is a clip of her eating Lo Mein (which is another Blake and Sam favorite...maybe another night).