Tuesday, October 18, 2011

chicken rigatoni

1 lb chicken,sliced 
1/2 onion
1 c frozen peppers
1 T garlic in oil
1 T oil or butter
salt and pepper
add pieces of cooked bacon and cooked green beans (or peas!)
penne or rigatoni per box times, drain and stir in sauteed mix

sprinkle in fresh parmesan and crushed red pepper (can do this as a paste/sauce by sauteeing butter and these ingredients)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

easy bbq chicken dinner

-chicken breasts
-season with a bbq rub lightly (we make our own, many variations are out there!)
-grill til done and brush with a bbq sauce (we did a famous dave's variety)

Serve with green beans and steamed broccoli and carrots and potatoes
potatoes were cut in wedges this time instead of slices...
Our younger one likes her chicken without the sauce...

another way to do the green beans...
frozen green beans laid out in lg piece of aluminum foil
sprinkle with salt, pepper, onion and garlic powders (not salt)
drizzle with honey 
seal aluminum foil and bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

easiest mexican dish...

This is so versatile, so easy, and delicious!  Place a beef roast (or chicken breasts, or a pork loin, etc) in a crock pot, cover with a cup of broth (chicken can take 1 1/2 c) place chopped onion on top and a package of taco seasoning (or use your own seasoning!) put crock pot on low and let cook all day til dinner.  If starting midday, then put temp on high...
Meat will fall apart when you place a fork in, shred it.  Place in taco shells or on salad or chips to make nachos!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

kinda like key lime pie!

key lime pie is VERY difficult to do egg and dairy free and was a favorite!  Dad came up with this and it does have the flavor!
2 "white" oreo cookies crumbled, in bowl
2 scoops almond or soy vanilla ice cream
lime wedge squeezed (generously!) over dessert and placed on top!

chicken pot pie on biscuit

recipe here...

just another way to do this easy dinner!  Serve on open biscuit! I made these dairy and egg free and they were actually good!
biscuit recipe:
2 cups all purpose flour
1 T baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 T sugar
1/4 cup butter (can do veg based)
3/4 cup unsweetened soy or almond milk(can use milk)
mix dry ingredients and cut in butter til looks like coarse meal..slowly add milk mix to form ball of dough
knead and let rest a few minutes...turn out on floured surface and cut biscuits to desired size but 1/2 inch thick.  Cook on ungreased pan in 425 oven for 12-15 minutes

healthy pizza!

everything bagel thin (open)
fresh mozzarella slices
asparagus spears
fresh tomato slices
fresh basil sprigs
sprinkle with crushed red pepper and oregano
bake on pan at 350 until cheese bubbles, about 5 minutes...
(note: can put turkey pepperoni or salami slice under cheese!)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

spaghetti squash

I have always wanted to try this and now wish I would have years ago...my kids even like it!  It is a good substitute...not as heavy as a noodle and really easy to do!
step one (by far the only hard part!)
carefully slice the squash in half
step two...
clean out seeds and strings with a spoon
step three...
place upside down in a casserole dish and fill half way up with water
step four...
place in microwave for 8 minutes, check and start heating again every 4 minutes until the outer part is soft to touch (pushes in)
step five...
remove and drain water...turn halves over
step six...
with a fork, pull out "spaghetti"