Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Breakfast: During the work week we generally just have a smoothie for breakfast. We have a few standards in rotation. I will list the recipes as we go. On the weekends we'll take time to make oatmeal or egg dishes.
Lunch: I generally eat a salad and left-overs from the previous night's dinner. Robert takes a sandwich or wrap, fruit, veggies and protein bars to get him through his very busy and arduous work days at UPS.
This week's dinners are:
Sunday: Apple, cranberry and chicken sausages from Gibb's Butcher Block and mixed green salad.
Monday: Pasta bake with roasted veggies, ricotta salata, and mixed green salad.
Tuesday: Slow Cooker Cassoulet with wilted garlic spinach
Wednesday: Roasted cauliflower, chickpea and quinoa
Thursday: Crab stuffed flounder (from Trader Joe's), brown rice and steamed broccoli
Friday: Grilled cilantro chicken and sweet potatoes
Saturday: Out to dinner on a date with my honey :)
Monday, February 8, 2010
Friday, September 11, 2009
This is recipe is a breeze with a food processor! I have this Cuisinart Food Processor and love it!
3 cups ham chopped fine
1/2 cup celery chopped fine
1/2 cup sweet pickle relish (I made my own from my homemade Bread & Butter Pickles).
1 cup mayonaise
2 Tbsp. dijon mustard
Put all ingredients in food processor (seperately) and chop fine. Mix with mayo and dijon.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
I had quite a bit of ham left over from a party earlier in the summer and it was taking up my much valuable freezer space. So I finally figured out what to do with it.
Ham, Broccoli and Cheese Quiche - Serves 4
1 Pie/Tart crust
3 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 medium onion chopped
1 cup of diced ham
1 cup of diced broccoli florettes
1 1/2 cups of cheddar cheese
1 cup of milk ( I used skim)
salt and pepper
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
1) For the crust I used the tart crust from the Zucchini, Bacon and Goat Cheese Tart I made last week. I made the crust the night before and refrigerated it overnight. I rolled it into a 14 inch circle and placed it in a 12" tart pan with a removable bottom. You could also use a store bought pie crust for convenience.
2) In a large skillet pour 2 Tbsp. of the butter (reserving 1 Tbsp.), onion, ham and broccoli and saute until they are just heated through. Fill crust with the ham, broccoli and onion mixture.
3) Sprinkle cheese over the top.
4) In a bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, reserved Tbsp. butter salt and pepper.
5) Pour egg mixture over cheese and filling.
6) Bake for 40-45 minutes or until knife comes out clean from center.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Updated Sweet and Sour Meatballs - Makes approximately 50 mini meatballs
2.4 lbs. package of ground turkey (85/15 lean)
4 slices of bread (I used chiabatta) coursely ground into breadcrumbs..approximately 2 cups
1 package lipton onion soup
2 jars heinz chili sauce
2 cups - mixed berry jam
2 tsp. lemon juice (approximately the juice of one lemon)
2 tsp. brown sugar
1) Mix ground turkey, breadcrumbs, onion soup mix and eggs in a mixing bowl..mixing until meat can hold together to form into balls.
2) Using a medium scoop dish out equal portions of the meat onto cookie sheets that have been sprayed with cooking spray or brushed with olive oil. Form each portion into a ball by rolling in your hands.
HINT: keep a bowl of warm water near you to make the rolling easier dip your hands in the water every two or three meatballs.
3) Bake in oven at 3:50 until cooked through (approximately 15 minutes)
4) In a mixing bowl combing chili sauce, jam, lemon juice and brown sugar and combine well with wisk.
5) Add meatballs to a slow cooker, pour sauce over and coat each meatball with the sauce. Cook on high for one hour and turn to low or warm. Serve warm.
(Traditionally the recipe calls for beef, bread crumbs, dry minced onion, a variety of spices, chili sauce, jellied cranberry sauce and the meatballs are fried in oil before going into the sauce..this version is slightly healthier and very tasty.) Feel free to write to me for the original recipe if you would like.