Thursday, April 29, 2010

Cilantro Lime Chicken

First off, I'm sorry there's no picture to go with this recipe, we ate it too fast ;)

You need:
Reynolds Oven Bags
1 whole chicken
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
4-6 limes, wedged

Preheat your oven to 350. Remove all the guts from the inside of the chicken. Very carefully separate the skin from the meat. Pour about a tablespoon of salt into your hand and rub the salt into the cavity of the bird. Squeeze lime juice from the lime wedges on to the cilantro and stuff the cilantro under the skin of the chicken. Use the leftover wedges and cilantro to fill the cavity of the bird. Put the bird with any leftover cilantro and limes in the Reynolds oven bag, (psssst, right now there are coupons inside the Reynolds boxes). Bake for about 1/2 hour per pound, check the chicken when there's about half an hour left.

We serve this with spanish rice, black beans, salad and steamed corn tortillas. It is unbelievably easy and so super yummy! Enjoy!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Chicken Caesar Wraps

The very first time I had these was in a hospital cafeteria. I know for a fact that on Tuesdays they serve this, so I have been trying to keep all my appts on Tuesdays! Hahaha. But seriously. Good.

Wrap Shells or Tortillas (I like the green ones, super thin)
Caesar salad (I used bag salad and dressing, really complex I know)
Chicken Strips (or grilled but come on, the deli makes it for you)

Pretty complex really. You toss together your salad. I used Ken's litehouse dressing. They make a lite caesar that is delish! Chop up your chicken strips and toss into sald, make sure to stir. Lay out shell. Pour salad and chicken mix onto wrap shell, sprinkle with cheese and wrap it up. I cut mine in half, it's easier to devour that way.....Also, this would be good with bacon too.

St Patty's Oreos

These are simple and I don't know anyone that doesn't like an oreo, for real!

Double Stuffed Oreo's (I wanted mint but husband doesn't likey)
White Chocolate melty disks
Milk Chocolate melty disks
Sprinkle of choice
Wax paper or alluminum foil works too

Lay out a long piece of wax paper. In a bowl (cereal) pour out the sprinkles you plan on using and have ready by wax paper near. Take a mug and pour in a handful of melty disks. Put in microwave for 25 seconds, take out and stir. Put back in for another 25 seconds. Take out and stir, just do this until your chocolate is melted, but MAKE SURE YOU DON'T COOK TOO LONG. It was scald the When melt take Oreo and dip into the chocolate, I do about half way. Then roll edge into sprinkles. Lay on wax paper to harden and cool. And repeat. Make sure you lick the mugs clean..I did. And enjoy!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Veggie Pizza

This is really simple and quick.

Pizza Dough (you can buy them already made at the store, or use pillsbury, or from scratch)
Whatever veggies you like (the sky is the limit!)
Mozzerella Cheese (don't be shy)
Olive Oil
Garlic salt or powder
Small can of tomatoe sauce

Roll out pizza dough onto a pizza pan and drizzle with olive oil. Cut tomatoes paper thin and layer onto the dough, sprinkle with garlic and add a little tomatoe sauce on top Bake this for about 5 minutes. Pull out and pile on your cheese, then the rest of your ingredients, finish the baking time according to the pizza dough directions. Enjoy.

Mexican Lasagna

Suuuuuper easy and delightful.

6 flour tortillas (you may use whole wheat if you want)
1 lb ground hamburger or ground turkey
! packet of knorr or any kind of spanish rice
1 taco seasoning packet
1 can green chillies
1 can black or refried beans
Lots of cheese

Brown meat and then stir in taco packet seasoning according to directions. Add green chillies and black beans. While browning meat you should make your mexican rice. Take a lasagna pan and layer 2 tortillas in the bottom pile on ingredients first meat/bean mixture, then rice, then cheese. 2 more tortillas meat, rice, cheese then pile 2 more tortilla's on top, sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until heated through.

Chicken Pillows

These are a favorite.

Cresent rolls in the can
Canned Chicken
4 OZ of Cream Cheese
2 Tablespoons of melted butter
Seasoned breadcrumbs
Cream of chicken soup

Mix cream cheese and chicken together, salt and peper to taste. Roll out each cresent roll flat, place a generous spoonfull onto each roll. Fold all corners in one at at time as if to make a "pillow". Turn over and dip smooth side into melted butter then into bread crumbs. Place on a cookie sheet. Bake according to the directions on the cresent roll package. You can serve with gravy or cream of chicken soup, either way you'll be sure to enjoy.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Summer Salad

I call this pasta "Summer Salad" after my good friend Summer who introduced me to it. I will never like another pasta salad again!

INGREDIENTS: (None of these are measured...sorry!)
About 3 cups of cooked bowtie noodles
Big handful of baby spinach
1 can drained of olives
Sundried tomatoes (or not, sick!)
4 string cheese's cut into pieces
1/2 Pinenuts
a few drizzles of olive oil
basil flakes
garlic powder
Salt to taste

Cook noodles and drain, but while these are cooking. Cut up string cheese, and throw olives spinach, tomatoes, pine nuts in a big bowl. Drain noodles and let them cool. When cooled mix all together in a bowl and add oil salt and garlic first...taste to your liking, then add a ton of basil flakes. YUMAROONI!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Chicken cor-dawn-blue

Warning: you may love this, and eat a lot...just sayin

Chicken breast beaten flat
Deli ham slices
swiss cheese
1/4 cup of melted butter
Corn flakes, smashed but not groud to a powder

Preheat oven to 350. Trim all fat from chicken breast and "tenderise" til fairly thin. Wrap 2 slices of ham and 1 slice of cheese in a chicken breast and toothpic shut. Roll in butter, and quickly roll in corn flakes. Some may not stick as well so I will sprinkle more on top just prior to getting in the oven. We only made 3, so repeat as necessary. Bake for 30 minutes.

Such a salt tastey meal. I served with salad, and milk. Enjoy!

Indian Tacos!

This is one of my FAVS! Yummy. And it makes excellent leftovers.

1 can of biscuits
1 lb ground beef or ground turkey
1 can chili
Whatever you like to garnish your tacos...I used:
Salsa, sour cream, avacados, lettuce, and cheese.

Brown hamburger or turkey in a pan at medium high heat, along with the onion. Salt and pepper well. When brown add can of chili and stir well. Set aside on low heat. Roll biscuits flat, as if you were frying scones, and fry in grease (I suck at this, so this is husband's job). After out of grease I set on paper towels so catch excess grease. Now pile accordingly. Biscuit, meat/chili mix, cheese, avacado's, sour cream, and salsa. What do you get? Yum! Enjoy!

Brinner Egg Bake

This is a tweaked version of a recipe I had tried. Here is how it goes:

1/2 breakfast sausage (I used hot)
3 gold potatoes (I used the smallest ones) cubed
3 tablespoons of butter or you could use olive oil
2 scallions
1 roma tomatoe
6 eggs
2 "glug glugs" of milk
3 shakes of hot sauce
Handful of Cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 325. Peel and cube potatoes small. Heat a pan to medium high with butter and fry potatoes til soft, and in a seperate pan brown sausage. When both are finish put in a pan together. Mix together all the rest of the ingredients...all of them. When mixed well pour over sausage and potatoes. Bake for 15 minutes and serve!

I smothered mine in salsa and fat free sour cream. I would either do this in a little lasagna pan or our teflon pan had a metal handle....wouldn't want you to ruin the plastic handles!