Monday, October 25, 2010

Weekly Menu - 10/24/2010

Mom's Meatloaf - T&T with Slow Cooker Mac & Cheese *New Recipe (a la Trisha Yearwood again)
Grilled Ribeye and Potatoes - T&T
Chili w/Corn Dumplings - *New Recipe - I can't wait to try this one!
Grilled Pork Chops - I'm not ready to let the warm weather go!
Loaded Potato Soup - I'll be using the Clam Chowder Recipe from HERE as a base.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Dying to Try

On the menu this week...Chili with Corn Dumplings!  YUM!  This recipe and photo were posted on the Full Bellies, Happy Kids Blog weeks ago and we're really looking forward to trying it out!
What about you?  Anyone up for dumplings in their chili?
Recipe - Chili with Corn Dumplings

Bruschetta Chicken Rolls

Uninspired.  Still cooking, nothing very impressive.  The recipe below is a "dressed-up" version of the Bruschetta Chicken that is in our regular rotation (link to that recipe here).
This recipe uses the same ingredients (except the salad dressing) and puts it in a fancy-shcmancy roll.  It also makes the whole dish pretty mushy and wet.  I'll be going back to the casserole version.

Recipe from: Kraft Food and Family
1 can Italian Diced Tomatoes
1 1/4 c Mozzarella Cheese (shredded)
1/4 c Fresh Basil (chopped)
1 box Stuffing Mix
2 lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts - I used 2 large breasts
1/2 c Roasted Red Pepper Italian with Parmesan Salad Dressing (Kraft, since it's their recipe)

  1. Combine tomatoes, 1/2 c cheese, basil, and stuffing mix.  Stir until moistened.
  2. Using meat mallet, pound chicken breasts to 1/4" thick.  (Wrap in plastic wrap to minimize mess.)
  3. Spread filling mixture evenly over chicken pieces.
  4. Roll chicken tightly and place seam-down in 13"x9" casserole dish.  Drizzle evenly with dressing.
  5. Bake 40 minutes at 350.  Sprinkle chicken with remaining cheese and bake 5 minutes more until cheese is melted.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Chess Dump Cake

Super rich and very yummy.

1 Butter Recipe Golden Cake Mix
1 Egg
1 Stick Butter (melted)
Combine and press into bottom of 9x13 casserole dish (sprayed lightly with nonstick)

1 Box Confectioner's Sugar (3 3/4 cups)
2 Eggs
1 Cream Cheese (8 oz package)
Combine all ingredients and mix for 5 minutes (should be thin and smooth).  Pour over crust.

Bake at 350 for 35 minutes, let cool until set.

Buck-Fifty Dinner

Tonight we ate dinner for $

1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs ($1.07/lb)
Pantai Chili Garlic Sauce
Low Sodium Soy Sauce
Garlic Salt (to taste)
Taco Rice (1/2 a package $1.00/pk)

Cut fat from chicken, season with garlic salt and a few drops of Low Sodium Soy Sauce.
Grill on low heat until juices run clear, brush both sides with Chili Garlic Sauce.
Serve with rice or noodles.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Broiler Chicken with Peppers and Onions

Super simple, super delicious.

1-2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 bell peppers
2 onions
Seasoning - I use 1 packet of fajita season + garlic powder, cumin, chipotle, soy sauce...etc
1 T oil
1/4 - 1/2 c water

Cut chicken, peppers, onions into 2" square pieces
In large plastic zip-top bag combine oil, water, and seasoning.
Add meat and vegetables and toss to coat.
Spread over large cookie sheet or broiler pan.
Broil at 425 (use convection broil if you have it) until done to your liking.  10-20 minutes.

Weekly Menu - 10/10/2010

Chicken with Peppers and Onions - T&T
Mixed Greens with Sausage and Tomatoes - T&T
Salisbury Steak - T&T
Grilled Steaks - T&T
Bruschetta Chicken Rolls - *New Recipe (scheduled last week)